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Tommy1
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Cannot Connect To Wifi

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I just downloaded the latest KDE version and am running the live dvd on my Dell 6410 laptop.
The wifi light is lit on the laptop though after selecting my network from the connections
menu and entering my key, it will not connect. It keeps asking for the key/password. But I
know it by heart and even so... I double checked it and tried once again and again. It will
Not connect.

Can anyone shed some light on the subject?

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Re: Cannot Connect To Wifi

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It may be a driver for the card. Does the wifi manager recognize the router/server before the password?

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Re: Cannot Connect To Wifi

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a. Please generate an overview of your system like this:
- Launch a terminal window (this is how to launch a terminal window);
- make the terminal window full screen, to avoid chopped lines;
- copy/paste this command into the terminal:

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inxi -Fxz
(if you type: the letter F is a capital letter)

Press Enter.

Copy/paste the output in your next message.

b. Do the same with the following three commands:

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rfkill list all
and:

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iwconfig
and:

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inxi -Nn
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Re: Cannot Connect To Wifi

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Tomgin5 wrote:It may be a driver for the card. Does the wifi manager recognize the router/server before the password?

Yes. It's after I enter the PW that it subtracts the listed connection and does not log me in. Never thought MINT would be lacking a common driver.
I'm running Linux Lite in order to be online right now. NP with LL getting me on.
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Re: Cannot Connect To Wifi

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Just to mention... I am running Linux Lite so I could get online. But I am
obviously attempting to run Mint IF I can get my wifi working.


System: Host: linux Kernel: 4.4.0-45-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 (Gtk 2.24.28) Distro: Ubuntu 16.04 xenial
Machine: System: Dell (portable) product: Latitude E6410 v: 0001
Mobo: Dell model: 07XJP9 v: A03 Bios: Dell v: A07 date: 02/15/2011
CPU: Dual core Intel Core i7 M 640 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 11172
clock speeds: max: 2800 MHz 1: 1466 MHz 2: 1199 MHz 3: 1199 MHz
4: 1199 MHz
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA GT218M [NVS 3100M] bus-ID: 01:00.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nouveau (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1440x900@60.00hz
GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on NVA8
GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.0 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card-1 Intel 5 Series/3400 Series High Definition Audio
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
Card-2 NVIDIA High Definition Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-45-generic
Network: Card-1: Intel 82577LM Gigabit Network Connection
driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: 8040 bus-ID: 00:19.0
IF: em1 state: down mac: <filter>
Card-2: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200
driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 03:00.0
IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: NA (-)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD2500BEKT size: 250.1GB temp: 38C
Partition: ID-1: / size: 1.9G used: 48M (3%) fs: overlay dev: N/A
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 58.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 61.0
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 211 Uptime: 53 min Memory: 632.8/3877.4MB
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.461) inxi: 2.2.35

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

0: hci0: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
1: phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
2: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
3: dell-bluetooth: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

wlp3s0 IEEE 802.11abgn ESSID:"CenturyLink1032"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: 40:8B:07:E1:53:F5
Bit Rate=144.4 Mb/s Tx-Power=15 dBm
Retry short limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Power Management:on
Link Quality=70/70 Signal level=-39 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:1 Invalid misc:71 Missed beacon:0

em1 no wireless extensions.

lo no wireless extensions.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Network: Card-1: Intel 82577LM Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e
IF: em1 state: down mac: 5c:26:0a:3a:7b:95
Card-2: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 driver: iwlwifi
IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: 18:3d:a2:25:c1:14

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Re: Cannot Connect To Wifi

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So, I posted the info requested of me... and now I get no more help?

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Re: Cannot Connect To Wifi

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Tommy1 wrote:So, I posted the info requested of me... and now I get no more help?
What use is that info when generated on Linux Lite instead of Mint? :wink:
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Re: Cannot Connect To Wifi

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Pjotr wrote:
Tommy1 wrote:So, I posted the info requested of me... and now I get no more help?
What use is that info when generated on Linux Lite instead of Mint? :wink:
Well, I CAN'T get online under Mint. Whatever... I've already installed LinuxLite. Cya!

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Re: Cannot Connect To Wifi

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I just had to add this to the mix...

I just got a DELL 5368 and tried running Mint KDE on it and it too will NOT connect to wifi -
Also, cannot use trackpad gestures. How ridiculous!!

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Re: Cannot Connect To Wifi

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What you would need to do is to install Mint, run the

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inxi -Fxz
terminal command, collect the output and then post it back here. This way, we will know what's the problem with your system and Mint. We will be happy to help you but you must help us, help you.

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