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Mint18 Sony Vaio

Post by kszan » Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:48 pm

Hi all,
I am new here.
I installed Mint 18 on an old Sony Vaio VGN-FE770G. The OS is working great on the laptop but I cannot seem to use the internal wifi card. I bought a TP-Link TL-WN725N and plugged it in.
I followed instructions on this forum from several posts but I can't seem to get anywhere.
The Ethernet is working great, when I turn on WIFI it says it is working yet no wireless networks are detected.

I would appreciate help to resolve this issue.

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Re: Mint18 Sony Vaio

Post by JeremyB » Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:47 pm

Does the Vaio have a slider switch on the front edge? If not you may have to remove the internal card to see if it will allow the USB to function
https://sonyeu1.i.lithium.com/t5/image/ ... =1.0&px=-1

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Re: Mint18 Sony Vaio

Post by Joe2Shoe » Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:55 pm

What version is the wifi chipset inside the TLWN725N? It should be listed on the label on the adapter. V1, V2, or V3?

TP-Link TLWN275N 150MBs WiFi Nano USB Adapter
V1: Realtek RTL8188CUS
V2: Realtek RTL8188EUS
V3: Realtek RTL8188EUS

Post the output for: (with the TLWN725N plugged in)
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Re: Mint18 Sony Vaio

Post by kszan » Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:12 pm

JeremyB wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:47 pm
Does the Vaio have a slider switch on the front edge? If not you may have to remove the internal card to see if it will allow the USB to function
https://sonyeu1.i.lithium.com/t5/image/ ... =1.0&px=-1
Thank you, that solved it. I feel pretty stupid right about now lol.
The slider switch was off.

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Re: Mint18 Sony Vaio

Post by Joe2Shoe » Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:15 pm

My Vaio has a wifi on/off switch on the front left edge which I bump now and then.
Glad it's working.
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Re: Mint18 Sony Vaio

Post by kszan » Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:19 pm

Now I am getting "activating failed error, active connection removed before it was initialized"

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Re: Mint18 Sony Vaio

Post by JeremyB » Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:31 pm

I would try a reboot and attempt to connect

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Re: Mint18 Sony Vaio

Post by kszan » Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:19 pm

Everytime I restart I have to sudo service NetworkManager start and I am still getting the same error from the wifi "activating failed error, active connection removed before it was initialized"

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Re: Mint18 Sony Vaio

Post by JeremyB » Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:36 am

See the wireless script link in my signature and post results

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