[SOLVED] wireless does not show in the Network connections menu. Only Wired is shown

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jimisbell
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Re: wireless does not show in the Network connections menu. Only Wired is shown

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I am giving up, its not worth it. Mint does not allow me to use Google Search, It is not friendly to WiFi, And I am not able to control text size GLOBALY and with my poor eyesight I need to make larger text that doesnt change with every whim of the operating system. I think it still needs more devewlopment. I have been using it off and on for over 20 years. Its better than MOST Win, but Win 10 is finally getting to be an operating system, Linux has a while to go.
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Re: wireless does not show in the Network connections menu. Only Wired is shown

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jimisbell wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:18 am
Yes, I DID copy and paste it.....three times.....no keyboard entry.
Ok, just checking. Wait for JeremyB to reply, he is the best at wifi issues.

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Re: wireless does not show in the Network connections menu. Only Wired is shown

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jimisbell wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:23 am
I am giving up, its not worth it. Mint does not allow me to use Google Search, It is not friendly to WiFi, And I am not able to control text size GLOBALY and with my poor eyesight I need to make larger text that doesnt change with every whim of the operating system. I think it still needs more devewlopment. I have been using it off and on for over 20 years. Its better than MOST Win, but Win 10 is finally getting to be an operating system, Linux has a while to go.
Probably best to start a different thread for those issues. But, I use Google search & control text size within browser settings.

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Re: wireless does not show in the Network connections menu. Only Wired is shown

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See if this works better

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dmesg | grep mt76 > error.txt; cat error.txt | nc termbin.com 9999
Post termbin URL

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Re: wireless does not show in the Network connections menu. Only Wired is shown

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What was it supposed to do? Didnt see anything??? AND no pages of error messages so that is good.
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Re: wireless does not show in the Network connections menu. Only Wired is shown

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It should have put a termbin.com URL in the terminal window

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Re: wireless does not show in the Network connections menu. Only Wired is shown

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No, it didnt.

im@Jims:~$ dmesg | grep mt76 > error.txt; cat error.txt | nc termbin.com 9999
jim@Jims:~$

this was all it did, just paused for a couple of seconds as though it was doing something then returned the cursor.
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Re: wireless does not show in the Network connections menu. Only Wired is shown

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Remove the device, reinsert and do

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dmesg | tail -30
Post results

Is this some cheap USB dongle from ebay?

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Re: wireless does not show in the Network connections menu. Only Wired is shown

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Yes it is. But not to worry, I just stomped it to death. Maybe you heard it scream. That was such a pleasant sound.
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Re: wireless does not show in the Network connections menu. Only Wired is shown

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I do have a fix for some problems on the cheap dongles using that chipset, but I have to see the errors to be sure my fix works with your device

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Re: wireless does not show in the Network connections menu. Only Wired is shown

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I killed it in a fit of passion. I will get another and if I have similar problems I will be back for your advice. It was very expensive $3.88 including the shipping. I can afford to kill a few more of them to help keep my blood pressure down. Thank you.
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Re: wireless does not show in the Network connections menu. Only Wired is shown

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Get an adapter that will work out of the box on LM. Panda & Atheros have been mentioned here before, but I have no experience with any. You might want to ask here in a new thread before you purchase any.

Came across this too:
https://www.wirelesshack.org/top-linux- ... pters.html

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Re: wireless does not show in the Network connections menu. Only Wired is shown

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This is the dongle I was using.....before I beat it to death.......

https://www.mediafire.com/file/ht9tl323 ... 0.zip/file
Brand new
Material: ABS,PC
Color: Random
Dimension:Approx. 4.9 * 1.9 * 0.81cm(L * W * H)
Plug into the computer after the free sharing of the network for a mobile phone or tablet using WIFI Internet.
Wireless wifi rounter adapter
Low energy consumption
Mini size and light weight
Support 20 MHz / 40 MHz bandwidth
QoS support-wmm, wmm-ps
Cisco CCX support.
Support Infrastructure and Ad-Hoc.
Standard protocol: IEEE 802.11n / g / b.
Automatic network detection rate and adjust transmisson.
Easy to use,connect computers,mobile phones will be able to access.Just one step,WiFi stand now! Complex set of routers are still being tortured.Set up a wireless router can be so easy: You simply a "network cable has been connected with the" computer,insert the 60 players WiFi,you can immediately experience the convenience of wireless networks .

Package Included:
1pc * Wireless WiFi 300Mbps Mini Router
Notice: macOS is not support
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Re: wireless does not show in the Network connections menu. Only Wired is shown

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jimisbell wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:22 pm
I killed it in a fit of passion. I will get another and if I have similar problems I will be back for your advice. It was very expensive $3.88 including the shipping. I can afford to kill a few more of them to help keep my blood pressure down. Thank you.
jimisbel

I have a (about 10 years old) USB) Buffalo "Air Station Wireless G" which works in my Acer One netbook running Mint 19.0 Tara. I bought it originally for an old (P3) desktop.
( :oops: It also works on my 2 year old Lenovo Win 10 laptop as well :oops: )

I'm using it now, as an alternative to my Acer's internal WiFi card, to connect and post this reply.

So Buffalo adapters would be on my shopping list if I needed a new one.

HTH's

Peter - 73

Edit. I should have mentioned, it connects to my home network. P

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Re: wireless does not show in the Network connections menu. Only Wired is shown

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Thanks. For now, the wife has gotten used to the cable across the livingroom floor. After I calm down I will look for a Buffalo. I have a 45-70 that should be able to handle a Buffalo if things dont work out...... :lol:
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SOLVED wireless does not show in the Network connections menu. Only Wired is shown

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SOLVED. There was apparently something wrong with the USB modem, even though the computer could find it, because I now have another one plugged in and it is working fine and it restored the WiFi option to the menu. I have both the wired and WiFi option working now. Thanks everyone.
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