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phantommaggot
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no net, no matter what

Post by phantommaggot » Thu Jan 25, 2007 6:52 pm

ok
so i really like bea so far.. but i cant get my wireless card to work at all
its a netgear wg311t

i use the drivers from the cd,
i tried the ones for xp and the ones for 2000

it sees the device on the driver tool thing, but it still wont show up anywhere else..

pls help

thanks alot!
-j

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Post by phantommaggot » Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:41 am

Ok
so heres how it went.
i finally got some internet on the live disk....
i was excited. as there was NO OS on my computer..
after that i decided that i should install

so i did, after the install. the internet worked after the restart.
i got automatix2 and only installed a few things

but now it wont list a wireless connection in network manager..

the admin>netoworking has my wireless connection there
and the driver thing has my driver loaded..
i tried reloading it.. nothing
i restarted the pc like 4 times.. nothing

i dont get it.. why would it work and then not..
anyways.. any tips to keep my internet working would be awsome..
im at school, so ill be online all day :)

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Post by frank392 » Fri Jan 26, 2007 11:04 am

Hi Networkmanager is not working very goog with wireles connections I had the sane problem so I install mint 2.0 but I gues you can just get rid of the packages network-manager and network-manager-gnome
reboot.
then setup your network the usual way.
good luck

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Post by phantommaggot » Fri Jan 26, 2007 11:08 am

so just go throu synaptic and just toss them..

i acutally liked network manager on dapper.. so i hate to toss it..
it works sooo good on the live cd..
but what the hell.. i need a working computer lol

thanks
-J

if 2.0 is still based on 6.10
then wouldnt it still have the same problems..

cause im having the same net problems in edgy
i get no internet even tho it says all my stuff is good... :(

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Post by phantommaggot » Mon Jan 29, 2007 12:56 am

id really like Mint to be my primary OS
but i still cant get wireless access
nothing i do works
i uninstalled network manager
thinking it would work just as good the copy of edgy im on now
but it still just wont connect
i installed the driver from the windows xp folder on my driver cd
it says the hardware is there..

i had enough internet to update it, and then after the restart bam
nothing

come on folks
make me a solid user :)

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Post by glas » Mon Jan 29, 2007 1:25 pm

I followed the directions on this thread :

http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=458

and managed to get my broadcom wireless network card working on my Acer Aspire 3003 laptop. Yeah!

Funny thing however is that sometimes the connection cuts out for no (apparent) reason and I have to reactivate it with Wireless Assistant. Is this a bug in the distro? And what can I do to make the connection more stable and reliable?

But having said that, let me make it clear that Mint is one of, if not the best Gnome based Linux distros I have tried - and I've tried a lot over the years.

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Post by phantommaggot » Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:49 pm

i gave up
the new version is coming out soon enough for me..
(cant wait!)

im good with ubuntu and sabayon for now

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Post by frank392 » Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:33 pm

could you describe your computer, that will help a lot.
other thing try ro turn on and off the router, then restart your computer, I had a similar problem with suse, and that way it worked.
I was not able to fix it the problem that's why a move to a ubuntu base distro,
Good luck
Have a great Week!

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Post by phantommaggot » Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:18 pm

so i waited for the stable version of bianca before i posted here again.

i installed it, and bam... internet worked great.. then.. it did the same thing after install.. didnt work anymore.

so i tried uninstalling the network manager again, and it still didnt work.

i read in another post where a guy said he reinstalled network manager and that made it work fine.. but i need the internet to get it from synaptic.

or if someone could point me to a deb of the latest version that would be great too. ill just download it, and get it with mint disk.

i went to
http://www.gnome.org/projects/NetworkManager/
and then went to the ftp server, but i had no idea what to download, or how to make it work. so information there would be nice as well.

frank392
what do you want to know about my computer.

-asus a8n-sli deluxe motherboard
-amd athlon 64 3500+
-1GB corsair XMS 2-2-2-5 ram
-BFG G-Force 6600gt
-netgear 311T wireless card (i know it works, it works great in ubuntu, and it woked amazing in mint untill i restarted.....
-2 sata 3GB/s drives
-dvd rom
-dvd r/w
-floppy

ill get any information about my system you ask me for.

please help, i really like mint. hate to go back to ubuntu.

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Post by JohnH » Sat Feb 24, 2007 2:43 am

G'day there,

I had a problem with network manager noticing my wireless. I did an an update and upgrade (though Synaptic rather than apt -too lazy) and that fixed a few of the kernel extras. My card now boots in the latest kernel.

Just a thought...

John

PS once you get connected try Wifi Radar for "on the road" connections away from home. Network manager just doesn't cut it for this kind of thing on my HP.

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Post by phantommaggot » Sat Feb 24, 2007 6:46 pm

so, you did the update, upgrade offline?

if so.. how.
im fairly new to linux.

heres what mintWifi had to say


josh@mint:~$ sudo /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintWifi/mintWifi.py
Password:
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* I. scanning WIFI PCI devices...
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* II. querying ndiswrapper...
No drivers installed
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* III. querying iwconfig...
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

eth1 no wireless extensions.

wifi0 no wireless extensions.

ath0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"NETGEAR1"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate:0 kb/s Tx-Power:18 dBm Sensitivity=0/3
Retry:off RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:off
Power Management:off
Link Quality=0/94 Signal level=-95 dBm Noise level=-95 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

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* IV. querying ifconfig...
ath0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0F:B5:4F:76:0B
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:11:D8:25:06:74
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Interrupt:217 Base address:0x8000

eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:11:D8:25:07:3C
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Interrupt:66

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:2 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:100 (100.0 b) TX bytes:100 (100.0 b)

wifi0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-0F-B5-4F-76-0B-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:39 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:117
TX packets:124 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:199
RX bytes:4817 (4.7 KiB) TX bytes:6200 (6.0 KiB)
Interrupt:66 Memory:f8ac0000-f8ad0000

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* V. querying DHCP...
Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.0.4
Copyright 2004-2006 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/

wifi0: unknown hardware address type 801
wifi0: unknown hardware address type 801
Listening on LPF/ath0/00:0f:b5:4f:76:0b
Sending on LPF/ath0/00:0f:b5:4f:76:0b
Listening on LPF/wifi0/
Sending on LPF/wifi0/
Listening on LPF/eth1/00:11:d8:25:07:3c
Sending on LPF/eth1/00:11:d8:25:07:3c
Listening on LPF/eth0/00:11:d8:25:06:74
Sending on LPF/eth0/00:11:d8:25:06:74
Sending on Socket/fallback
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 5
DHCPDISCOVER on wifi0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 5
DHCPDISCOVER on ath0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 4
DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 3
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 12
DHCPDISCOVER on wifi0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 14
DHCPDISCOVER on ath0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 6
DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 4
DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 7
DHCPDISCOVER on ath0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 13
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 17
DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 15
DHCPDISCOVER on wifi0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 17
DHCPDISCOVER on ath0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 13
DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 8
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 11
DHCPDISCOVER on wifi0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 18
DHCPDISCOVER on ath0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 12
DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 18
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 14
DHCPDISCOVER on ath0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 12
DHCPDISCOVER on wifi0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 7
DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 6
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 2
No DHCPOFFERS received.
No working leases in persistent database - sleeping.
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* VI. querying nslookup google.com...
;; connection timed out; no servers could be reached

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