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chuckn
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No wireless connection recognized

Post by chuckn » Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:35 pm

I really appreciate how easy Linux Mint is for those of us who know next to nothing about linux! Great job.

Since the latest update, my wireless card is not configured unless I go in the terminal and type "sudo modprobe ndiswrapper." What am I doing wrong? Thanks for your help.

Here is the output of /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintWifi/mintWifi.py

* I. scanning WIFI PCI devices...
-- Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
==> PCI ID = 14e4:4320 (rev 02)
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* II. querying ndiswrapper...
Installed drivers:
bcmwl5 driver installed, hardware present
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* III. querying iwconfig...
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"normans"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: 00:13:10:E5:DC:63
Bit Rate:54 Mb/s Tx-Power:13 dBm
RTS thr:2347 B Fragment thr:2346 B
Encryption key:662A-FEEF-DB76-E475-88BE-4B0C-1AFA-387F-1D7D-D9CA-D33F-7187-2C48-C626-C52B-9062 Security mode:restricted
Power Management:off
Link Quality:100/100 Signal level:-32 dBm Noise level:-256 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

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* IV. querying ifconfig...
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0F:20:21:B2:B4
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Interrupt:11 Base address:0x4000

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:90:4B:61:A2:42
inet addr:192.168.1.101 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:8662 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:9093 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:8066213 (7.6 MiB) TX bytes:1372747 (1.3 MiB)
Interrupt:10 Memory:d0000000-d0002000

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* V. querying DHCP...
Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.0.4
Copyright 2004-2006 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/

Listening on LPF/eth0/00:0f:20:21:b2:b4
Sending on LPF/eth0/00:0f:20:21:b2:b4
Listening on LPF/wlan0/00:90:4b:61:a2:42
Sending on LPF/wlan0/00:90:4b:61:a2:42
Sending on Socket/fallback
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 3
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 5
DHCPOFFER from 192.168.1.1
DHCPREQUEST on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
DHCPACK from 192.168.1.1
bound to 192.168.1.101 -- renewal in 36151 seconds.
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* VI. querying nslookup google.com...
Server: 205.152.37.23
Address: 205.152.37.23#53

Non-authoritative answer:
Name: google.com
Address: 72.14.207.99
Name: google.com
Address: 64.233.167.99
Name: google.com
Address: 64.233.187.99

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Post by clem » Thu Feb 15, 2007 6:51 am

Try "sudo ndiswrapper -m" and reboot..

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Post by chuckn » Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:36 am

Try "sudo ndiswrapper -m" and reboot..
Thanks. I tried that. I am not even showing a wireless network at all now.

Chuck

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