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Post by bugjuice2000 » Sun Dec 03, 2006 8:44 pm

i use ubuntu, and i have just tried linux mint live cd. my linksys wireless-g pci card works with 2.0 but not with 2.1 beta live cd. will this card work with the stable install of bea?

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Post by clem » Sun Dec 03, 2006 8:54 pm

Well... this is a bit weird. As far as wifi is concerned, there is no difference between Barbara and Bea BETA 023... and there won't be any difference between the beta and the stable release either.

The only thing I see is, maybe, a problem caused by the introduction of the Network Manager.

- Are you using DHCP ?
- Are you using encryption on your network ?
- If you're using DHCP, does your router propagate DNS information ?

In the terminal, does your wifi card appear when you type sudo iwconfig ? does it when you type sudo ifconfig ?

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Post by bugjuice2000 » Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:23 pm

i dont use encryption, it is a linksys router, running dhcp. with 2.0 i went to the network in admin disabled the cable and activated the wireless card,it worked fine. i tried that with 2.1 and it kept going back to the cable (ethernet) card. the desktop pc is one i have built so i'll have to get the stats on in a bit. thanks for the reply

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Post by bugjuice2000 » Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:37 pm

these are the spects.
AMD Sempron 2800+ 1.99 GHz
512 MB
NVidia Geforce fx 5200 (vid card)
Linksys wireless-g pci
TE100-pcbusr 32 bit carbus pc card
the router has never been setup jsut power up and connected.
it is a linksys router model BEFW11S4.
hope this helps.

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Post by bugjuice2000 » Mon Dec 04, 2006 12:10 am

i am using mint2.0 live cd to post this. i tried to get the 2.1 to connect to the net again, it will not accept the admin settings. with 2.0 after i disabled the ethernet card and enabled the wireless card it had a graphic display that poped up and showed the changes then connected right away. 2.1 never accepted the changes. sorry for the typeo's just tired. thanks for the help. i really do like the way mint 2.0 works, it saves me a lot of time getting automatix2 then every thing else. way to go.

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Post by jonpackard » Mon Dec 04, 2006 12:30 am

I had trouble using Network Manager to configure my wireless in Bea, but I have had the same problem in every other distro that uses Network Manager. I use a Ralink RT2500 PCI wifi card. I just use the System -> Administration -> Networking to set my settings and then run "sudo dhclient" to grab an IP address. I'm actually borrowing a neighbor's wifi until I get settled into my new apartment. With my Linksys router I never had to manually use dhclient. You might try right-clicking Network Manager and unchecking "Enable Wireless" and just configure it the normal way.

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Post by clem » Mon Dec 04, 2006 5:56 am

Alternatively, once you've installed Linux Mint, get rid of the packages network-manager and network-manager-gnome, and reboot.. then setup your network the usual way.

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Post by bugjuice2000 » Tue Dec 05, 2006 12:45 am

after i tried the live 2.1 on the desktop, i tried it on the laptop. the laptop is older hp pavilion xf328 with the linksys wpc11 (ver. 4) card it worked with very little to do to it. the processor for the laptop is the amd equal to a 800 MHz. i forgot to say that as far a linux goes i still consider my self a new user. thanks for the help. by the way mint is cool.

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Post by bugjuice2000 » Tue Dec 05, 2006 12:15 pm

Thanks for the help but i think i will use what works easiest that is 2.0 i installed it to my laptop. wireless works great. 2.1 kept hanging on install. thanks for the great distro.

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Post by BobBrrz » Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:04 pm

With Bea, I have to specify dhclient. Network manager and gnome network manager seem to be useless. With Barbara, this was not the case.

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Post by clem » Thu Jan 11, 2007 6:30 am

with Barbara there was no Network Manager :)

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