wireless configuration

Questions about networking
Forum rules
Before you post please read this
mohit
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 5
Joined: Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:18 am

wireless configuration

Postby mohit » Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:22 am

Linux mint: stuck on “configuring Wi-Fi network connection”! What to do?

User avatar
kc1di
Level 10
Level 10
Posts: 3377
Joined: Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:44 pm
Location: Maine USA

Re: wireless configuration

Postby kc1di » Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:54 am

Hello mohit and Welcome to Linux Mint Forums,
First you need to give us a little more info on your system.
Which version of Mint? , Which Desktop? What wireless card if know. Computer make and manufacturer would help also.
What exactly do you mean stuck WI-FI network? does the wireless find networks which you can not access?
Things like that will help us to help you.

mohit
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 5
Joined: Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:18 am

Re: wireless configuration

Postby mohit » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:38 am

I am using LMDE betsy on hp pavilion-g6-2136tx. I am trying to connect it to Lava V2 3GB hotspot. Sometimes its automatically connecting as i’ve set “connect automatically” but it keep showing “configuring” message as i hower mouse on the Wi-Fi icon. And also internet doesn’t work.

User avatar
kc1di
Level 10
Level 10
Posts: 3377
Joined: Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:44 pm
Location: Maine USA

Re: wireless configuration

Postby kc1di » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:06 pm

I'm not too familiar with LMDE but could you go to a terminal and type this command and post the results here.

Code: Select all

inxi -nn
Last edited by kc1di on Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:13 am, edited 1 time in total.

mohit
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 5
Joined: Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:18 am

Re: wireless configuration

Postby mohit » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:19 pm

Here's the output! :?

mohit@mohit-pc ~ $ inix -nn
No command 'inix' found, did you mean:
Command 'inxi' from package 'inxi' (main)
Command 'init' from package 'systemd-sysv' (main)
inix: command not found
mohit@mohit-pc ~ $

Penn
Level 5
Level 5
Posts: 660
Joined: Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:12 pm

Re: wireless configuration

Postby Penn » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:45 am

That wasn't the correct command. It should be "inxi" and the portion after the dash should have a "z" to filter out the mac address. However more possibly relevant info can be found with

Code: Select all

inxi -Fxz


Also, is this an already installed LMDE orare you running on the live version on an installation medium?

User avatar
kc1di
Level 10
Level 10
Posts: 3377
Joined: Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:44 pm
Location: Maine USA

Re: wireless configuration

Postby kc1di » Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:15 am

Penn wrote:That wasn't the correct command. It should be "inxi" and the portion after the dash should have a "z" to filter out the mac address. However more possibly relevant info can be found with

Code: Select all

inxi -Fxz


Also, is this an already installed LMDE orare you running on the live version on an installation medium?

Thank Penn (Typo got me) the -nn tag gives just the network card info. but Fxz will give it also.

mohit
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 5
Joined: Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:18 am

Re: wireless configuration

Postby mohit » Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:41 pm

Here's your output:
Screenshot at 2017-11-02 20-14-04.png



This is the problem:
Screenshot at 2017-11-03 09-07-02.png

Penn
Level 5
Level 5
Posts: 660
Joined: Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:12 pm

Re: wireless configuration

Postby Penn » Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:55 am

You didn't say if it is installed or if you are running from a live session (disc/usb). I will assume LMDE is installed. I don't even know if this can be fixed for a live session.

It appears that Broadcom card is an issue in Linux in general. Non-free drivers and all that.

Try an internet search for the terms "Debian Jessie Broadcom 4313" and I'm sure you'll find directions to get the right drivers. If the instructions include adding "non-free" to any file in /etc/apt you can skip that part since LMDE already has the non-free sources included (this could end up being important since 2 lines for non-free sources can mess up apt).

edit - I glanced at a search result and found this page https://wiki.debian.org/brcm80211 You can skip step 1 on LMDE for reasons mentioned above.

mohit
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 5
Joined: Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:18 am

Re: wireless configuration

Postby mohit » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:25 am

Okay!
Thanks.. :D :D :D


Return to “Networking”