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WiFi Connected but no Internet

Post by GEFAFWISP » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:21 pm

Hi Guys!

After a long holiday from Linux, I've decided to install Mint 18.3 on a spare desktop I had laying around.

Installation went fine, established connection to my wireless router, however I have no internet connectivity. After trawling through some similar questions on the forum, I haven't been able to find a situation that matches mine so I decided to post this topic to ask for assistance!

Key Points:
  • WiFi is showing as connected (so wireless adaptor drivers must be working?)
  • Unable to ping my router or Google.
  • Only response is "connect: Network is unreachable".
  • PC shows as connected to my router, however does not have an IP address assigned (Router states "This device either does not support or is not configured for IPv4 addressing."
  • IPv4 is enabled on Mint.
  • Disabled firewall to ensure nothing is blocking outgoing traffic.
If any other information is required please let me know, very keen to get up and running!

Thanks in advance.

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Re: WiFi Connected but no Internet

Post by Pjotr » Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:17 pm

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 four commands:

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rfkill list all
and:

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iwconfig
and:

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inxi -Nn
and:

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lsusb
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Re: WiFi Connected but no Internet

Post by GEFAFWISP » Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:58 pm

Thanks for your response Pjotr, please see below for my outputs:

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inxi -Fxz

System:    Host: xxxx-M68MT-S2P Kernel: 4.10.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.6 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine:   Mobo: Gigabyte model: M68MT-S2P v: x.x Bios: Award v: F1 date: 12/24/2010
CPU:       Dual core AMD Athlon II X2 215 (-MCP-) cache: 1024 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4a svm) bmips: 10849
           clock speeds: max: 2700 MHz 1: 2700 MHz 2: 1500 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Park [Mobility Radeon HD 5430] bus-ID: 02:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz, 1024x768@75.03hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD CEDAR (DRM 2.49.0 / 4.10.0-38-generic, LLVM 4.0.0)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.7 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 NVIDIA MCP61 High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:05.0
           Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Cedar HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 5400/6300 Series]
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 02:00.1
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-38-generic
Network:   Card-1: NVIDIA MCP61 Ethernet driver: forcedeth port: f000 bus-ID: 00:07.0
           IF: enp0s7 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Ralink RT2501/RT2573 Wireless Adapter driver: rt73usb v: 2.3.0 usb-ID: 001-004
           IF: wlx002586eb0753 state: N/A mac: N/A
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 368.1GB (3.5% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST3360320AS size: 360.1GB
           ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: Cruzer_Fit size: 8.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 328G used: 5.7G (2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 3.22GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 17.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 44.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 191 Uptime: 3:53 Memory: 1110.3/3004.4MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35 

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rfkill list all

0: phy0: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no

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iwconfig

wlx002586eb0753  IEEE 802.11  ESSID:"BTHub6-F5X5"  
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.412 GHz  Access Point: A4:08:F5:90:59:B8   ¬¬
          Bit Rate=54 Mb/s   Tx-Power=20 dBm   
          Retry short limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:on
          Link Quality=50/70  Signal level=-60 dBm  
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:18   Missed beacon:0

lo        no wireless extensions.

enp0s7    no wireless extensions.

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inxi -Nn

Network:   Card-1: NVIDIA MCP61 Ethernet driver: forcedeth
           IF: enp0s7 state: down mac: 1c:6f:65:bd:3b:9f
           Card-2: Ralink RT2501/RT2573 Wireless Adapter driver: rt73usb
           IF: wlx002586eb0753 state: N/A mac: N/A

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lsusb

lsusb

Bus 001 Device 004: ID 148f:2573 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT2501/RT2573 Wireless Adapter
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 0781:5571 SanDisk Corp. Cruzer Fit
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0000:0538  
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0e6a:02c0 Megawin Technology Co., Ltd 
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
One thing I have noticed from that information is that the Network card is showing as NVIDIA MCP61, however, this is not what I am using as my network adapter. I am using a TP-Link dongle which when unplugged the PC loses WiFi connectivity.

Thanks.

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Re: WiFi Connected but no Internet

Post by Pjotr » Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:05 pm

First try this:

1. Install the latest kernel of the 4.13 series (should be a level 4 update). After installing it, reboot.

2. Then disable power management for your wifi:

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sudo sed -i 's/3/2/' /etc/NetworkManager/conf.d/*
3. Reboot again.
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Re: WiFi Connected but no Internet

Post by GEFAFWISP » Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:26 pm

Unfortunately still does not appear to be working - even attempting to ping my router I still just receive the Network is Unreachable response.

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Re: WiFi Connected but no Internet

Post by hrmcrm » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:49 pm

Does your router use MAC filtering to allow connections from only listed devices? If so, is the TP-Link dongle listed?
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Re: WiFi Connected but no Internet

Post by asinoro » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:38 am

Use the WPS button if your router has one.

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Re: WiFi Connected but no Internet

Post by GEFAFWISP » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:59 pm

Success! I'm now posting from my Mint device.

Thanks to all for your assistance, strangely the issue seemed to rectify itself when I change the Addresses setting from DHCP to Link-Local Only and then back again, under the IPv4 settings.

In any case, all is working now but thanks again!

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Re: WiFi Connected but no Internet

Post by asinoro » Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:45 pm

Put [SOLVED] at your initial title to help other future users.

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