Newbie having trouble setting up wifi - suspect no drivers

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sillycat41
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Newbie having trouble setting up wifi - suspect no drivers

Post by sillycat41 » Fri May 04, 2018 9:16 am

Just installed Linux Mint Cinnamon on an old Windows XP laptop the other day. Wired connection worked so did the updates. However cannot figure out how to set up the wireless. I suspect that the drivers aren't installed but don't know how to do that in Mint. Searched this forum and found instructions confusing... code language that I have no idea where to enter it! I did try to toogle the little tower icon on the F key... no luck. If you offer instructions please make them simple as I have no clue where stuff is in Linux... used Windows for many years. :wink:

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Re: Newbie having trouble setting up wifi - suspect no drivers

Post by richyrich » Fri May 04, 2018 9:50 am

Any wireless devices showing up in the Driver Manager program?

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Re: Newbie having trouble setting up wifi - suspect no drivers

Post by sillycat41 » Fri May 04, 2018 10:16 am

No, that's the problem... nothing shows up. :(

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Re: Newbie having trouble setting up wifi - suspect no drivers

Post by kc1di » Fri May 04, 2018 1:32 pm

Hello sillycat41 and Welcome to Linux Mint Forums,

Please go to a terminal and type this command

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inxi -Fxz
and post the output back here use code tags please.
also this command

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rfkill list
The first one give an overview of your system and the other one tells us if you have any soft are hardware block enabled.
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