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No internet, despite WFi connecting, new Mint SOLVED

Post by Paul3490 » Wed May 02, 2018 1:52 am

Hi.
This my first post and my first day with Linux... not a good day. I tried Mint from a usb memory stick and all seemed okay. Now, when I have installed it properly (18.3, Cinnamon, 64 bit), it will not connect to the Internet. I've read other posts about this, but I don't have a problem connecting to WiFi or ethernet it's just that Mint will not connect to the Internet.
I'd appreciate any help - you know how frustrating this sort of thing can be. I've said goodbye to Windows and really want to start learning Linux, but this isn't a happy start.
By the way, my Internet connection is fine - I'm doing this after all - as my Chromebook and 'phone have no trouble.
Thanks.

UPDATE
Mystery! My new Mint system will connect to the internet via my mobile 'phone hotspot, but not via my home wifi. I used this to update the kernel and whatever the driver manager wanted to do, but it still won't connect via my home wifi.
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Re: No internet, despite WFi connecting, new Mint

Post by AZgl1500 » Wed May 02, 2018 2:54 am

we need to know what system you have, please go to Terminal and give us the results of:
inxi -Fn and copy the results, then paste them after you click on the </> link above the editor.

mine look like this when you do that:

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Host: john-TP500LA Kernel: 4.13.0-39-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7  Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine:   System: ASUSTeK (portable) product: TP500LA v: 1.0
           Mobo: ASUSTeK model: TP500LA v: 1.0
           Bios: American Megatrends v: TP500LA.203 date: 06/11/2014
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i3-4030U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB 
           clock speeds: max: 1800 MHz 1: 890 MHz 2: 917 MHz 3: 909 MHz
           4: 902 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.01hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Mobile
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.2.8
Audio:     Card-1 Intel 8 Series HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-2 Intel Haswell-ULT HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.13.0-39-generic
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169
           IF: enp2s0f1 state: down mac: ac:9e:17:97:7b:df
           Card-2: MEDIATEK MT7630e 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter
           driver: mt7630e
           IF: wlp3s0f0 state: up mac: 10:08:b1:45:12:3b
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (21.3% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: TOSHIBA_MQ01ABF0 size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 455G used: 96G (23%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.17GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 38.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 2600
Info:      Processes: 202 Uptime: 3:51 Memory: 1381.8/3829.2MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35 
john@john-TP500LA ~ $ 

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Re: No internet, despite WFi connecting, new Mint

Post by Paul3490 » Wed May 02, 2018 3:14 am

I hope this is okay. It meant copying it to my Chromebook and then copying & pasting.

Thanks for answering so quickly. As I said above my new Mint will connect to the Internet via my mobile 'phone's hotspot, but not with my home wifi. paul@paul-Compaq-Presario-CQ71-Notebook-PC ~ $ inxi -Fn
System: Host: paul-Compaq-Presario-CQ71-Notebook-PC Kernel: 4.13.0-39-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.6 Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine: System: Hewlett-Packard (portable) product: Compaq Presario CQ71 Notebook PC v: Rev 1
Mobo: Quanta model: 306B v: 21.12
Bios: Hewlett-Packard v: F.11 date: 08/21/2009
CPU: Dual core Pentium T4300 (-MCP-) cache: 1024 KB
clock speeds: max: 2100 MHz 1: 1214 MHz 2: 1297 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel Mobile 4 Series Integrated Graphics Controller
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1600x900@60.00hz
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Mobile Intel GM45 Express
GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 17.0.7
Audio: Card Intel 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.13.0-39-generic
Network: Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)
driver: ath9k
IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: 00:26:5e:76:0f:a0
Card-2: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
driver: r8169
IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: 00:26:9e:2b:24:49
Drives: HDD Total Size: 320.1GB (2.9% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD3200BEVT size: 320.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 291G used: 5.8G (3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
ID-2: swap-1 size: 3.15GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 39.0C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 177 Uptime: 2 min Memory: 495.5/2933.1MB
Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35
paul@paul-Compaq-Presario-CQ71-Notebook-PC ~ $

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Re: No internet, despite WFi connecting, new Mint

Post by lsemmens » Wed May 02, 2018 8:37 am

Hi Paul, I am no expert in things Linux, being a relative newbie, too. I'm wondering if the firewall is turned on and blocking your internet traffic. There is a menu option to to turn it on or off. It can be done quite quickly from terminal, but I can't remember the command.
Kernel: 4.15.0-24-generic x86_64 bits: 64
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.7
Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara

Laptop T4500 Dualcore 4Gb RAM
Server AMD Phenom 9650 - GEForce 9400GT 6Gb RAM
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Re: No internet, despite WFi connecting, new Mint

Post by AZgl1500 » Wed May 02, 2018 11:51 am

Below are references I have found, not my words:
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viewtopic.php?t=244614#p1309094

It has ufw installed by default, if you want a GUI to use, install Gufw ! :-)

man ufw in the terminal will give some good info. ufw enable will start it with default settings.

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https://www.hiroom2.com/2017/07/16/linuxmint-18-ufw-en/
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https://itsfoss.com/things-to-do-after- ... x-mint-18/

4. Firewall

Although I haven’t had any problems using Linux Mint 18 without the firewall, I suggest you turn it on. Better safe than sorry right?

Open Firewall configuration from the menu and just flick the off switch to on. The default configuration should be good to go.
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Re: No internet, despite WFi connecting, new Mint SOLVED

Post by Paul3490 » Wed May 02, 2018 7:46 pm

Thank you to everyone for trying to help me - I need it!

I went to the Community Centre where I volunteer, working amongst other things to solve peoples' computer problems... pretty funny in a way. Anyway, my newly Minted laptop connected to the internet okay and I let it install all the updates it wanted to. I was then able to install Chromium which I want to use to drive my ancient printer from my Chromebook via my laptop.

I came home and once again I couldn't connect to the Internet... except... Firefox couldn't but Chromium could and Software Manager could. Previously nothing on the laptop could connect to the 'net. I think my problem is solved, but I don't really know why. I guess I'll try reinstalling firefox.

I reinstalled firefox and it still won't connect.

Once again, thank you for trying to help me. If I can solve the problem of why firefox won't connect when everything else will I'll let you know what it was.

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Re: No internet, despite WFi connecting, new Mint SOLVED

Post by Paul3490 » Wed May 02, 2018 8:06 pm

Now, about 15 minutes later, it's all working. The only thing I did was remove Yahoo and the other default search engines and use google. Could be a coincidence...

I can get on with my life again now.

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Re: No internet, despite WFi connecting, new Mint SOLVED

Post by AZgl1500 » Wed May 02, 2018 8:37 pm

you had one of the "ReDirect" varmints...

first thing I do with Firefox installs, delete all of the other search engines, go to "other Search Engines" way down at the bottom of the page, find the Google logo, and click on that, and then click on "Make it my Default Search Engine".

Job 1 done. :D

I will Donate $$$ direct to the Mint folks, they don't need no stinking advert $ from me.

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Re: No internet, despite WFi connecting, new Mint SOLVED

Post by Paul3490 » Thu May 03, 2018 2:45 am

I feel like I'm taking up too much space here but I want to be complete in case anybody else has this problem.

Later in the day neither update manager nor firefox could connect to the 'net. Then they could. I suspect that it's my poor internet connection (rural Australia, satellite connection) and sometimes it's just not good enough for Mint.

But ... Windows never had a problem; Chrome never has a problem even on Mint; my Chromebook and three different Android devices never have a problem. By the way, when I was trying to connect Mint at first, I didn't have anything else connected.

If anything, maybe I need to reset things like timeout defaults and the number of times it'll try again. I'll get to that eventually but for now I'll just use Chrome/Chromium.

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Re: No internet, despite WFi connecting, new Mint SOLVED

Post by Moem » Thu May 03, 2018 5:30 am

Paul3490 wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 2:45 am
I feel like I'm taking up too much space here
You're not. You are contributing information to the forum. If anything, you may be helping others.
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If your issue is solved, kindly indicate that by editing the first post in the topic, and adding [SOLVED] to the title. Thanks!

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