So yesterday I decided to install Linux Mint 18 on my desktop. Everything went as planned, but unfortunately I can't figure out how to connect to a WiFi network (and I am saying "a" WiFi cause simply it's not mine and I don't have access to the router either).
Here I am copy pasting the info provided in the terminal by "inxi -Fxz" command.
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sucrelinux-mint sucrelinux # inxi -Fxz System: Host: sucrelinux-mint Kernel: 4.4.0-21-generic i686 (32 bit gcc: 5.3.1) Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 (Gtk 2.24.28) Distro: Linux Mint 18 Sarah Machine: Mobo: Foxconn model: G31MVP v: FAB:1.0 Bios: Phoenix v: 6.00 PG date: 09/11/2008 CPU: Dual core Pentium E5300 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB flags: (lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 ssse3) bmips: 10443 clock speeds: max: 2600 MHz 1: 2000 MHz 2: 2000 MHz Graphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Juniper PRO [Radeon HD 5750] bus-ID: 01:00.0 Display Server: X.org 1.18.3 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) tty size: 158x62 Advanced Data: N/A for root Audio: Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Juniper HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 5700 Series] driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1 Card-2 Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-21-generic Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: ce00 bus-ID: 03:00.0 IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: <filter> Card-2: Realtek RTL8187 Wireless Adapter driver: rtl8187 usb-ID: 001-007 IF: wlx00871c0c035a state: N/A mac: N/A Drives: HDD Total Size: 250.1GB (3.2% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST9250320AS size: 250.1GB temp: 28C Partition: ID-1: / size: 143G used: 4.4G (4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5 ID-2: swap-1 size: 3.49GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda6 RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 40.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 39.0 Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A Info: Processes: 186 Uptime: 56 min Memory: 255.6/3277.6MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.3.1 Client: Shell (bash 4.3.421) inxi: 2.2.35
I haven't installed ANY updates neither in Windows nor in Linux Mint. With that said I probably haven't installed some needed drivers for the Wireless Adapter. With that adapter I can connect to another WiFi network, that is my Hotspot from my smartphone without problem (WPA and pass needed, not open). Also the WiFi network I am trying to connect to is also WPA.
The problem I get from Linux is that I click on the WiFi network to connect to, I am prompted to enter the password, I do so (which is correct), and after that the circle just turns around a couple of times till a message pops telling me "WiFi network disconnected". Btw, I can still connect to that specific WiFi network from my other devices, like my smartphone & my LAPTOP (that's why the pass is correct).
I guess is a driver problem and I have to download one or two of them... Any ideas?
Thanks a lot for any help!