mystery wireless network available overpowers local wireless on mint 17.3

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mystery wireless network available overpowers local wireless on mint 17.3

Post by TalosIV » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:17 pm

newbie here, I think my machine has been hjiacked somehow but thought I'd ask about this before destroying this install. my home wireless connection is has become weaker however a mystery wireless network appears to be available to only this machine running linux mint 17.3. no windoze pc here of which there are 5 see this network as an available wireless net to connect to, nor do any of my neighbors.

The device mac address for this network is the local wlan0 interface on this pc and wireless net availability shows 100% signal strength on this pc alone when available wireless networks are viewed. there is also an sister network showing availability on only the linx mint pc and its called DIRECT-SFMOUSEmsMU. exactly the same as the image just change the connection name. Wireless activity is greatly diminished and I need to maintain a wired connection if there is to be any stability in the inet connection

if you try to edit the phantom connection it shows a ssid = DIRECT-UzMOUSEmsMR
MODE = INFRASTRUCTURE
mac address = wlan0


eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr a0:1d:48:0f:9f:ea
inet addr:192.168.1.13 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::a21d:48ff:fe0f:9fea/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:8467 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:4590 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:4583417 (4.5 MB) TX bytes:744413 (744.4 KB)

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:65536 Metric:1
RX packets:4190 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:4190 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:566691 (566.6 KB) TX bytes:566691 (566.6 KB)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 54:35:30:b9:e8:55
inet addr:192.168.1.8 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::5635:30ff:feb9:e855/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:60085 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:30338 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:31284973 (31.2 MB) TX bytes:4877856 (4.8 MB)

Been looking around here and you folks are way over my head so I hope this babble makes some sense.

thanks if you read this far... any thoughts?

Lanny

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Re: mystery wireless network available overpowers local wireless on mint 17.3

Post by Pierre » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:16 pm

Hi Lanny,
that's a strange one, but there is no need to zap the LinuxMint installation, just because of this one issue,
as long as everything else is working okay.

"" if you try to edit the phantom connection it shows a ssid = DIRECT-UzMOUSEmsMR "".
- - do you have a WiFi MOUSE in use ? - - one that doesn't need it's own Usb Dongle - to work ?
Image
Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] - when your problem is solved!
and DO LOOK at those Unanswered Topics - - you may be able to answer some!.

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Re: mystery wireless network available overpowers local wireless on mint 17.3

Post by TalosIV » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:40 am

negative - no wifi mouse - what really gets me is the visibility to only the Linux pc

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Re: mystery wireless network available overpowers local wireless on mint 17.3

Post by TalosIV » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:00 pm

thanx for the interest Pierre. I was wondering if this would be better under the wireless topic here; I naturally went to newbie questions before looking around throughly.

and to be clear this system is not working ok if you want wireless internet connectivity. it seems to me and this is obviously rank speculation that the wireless driver has been hijacked/corrupted as the very strong available signal from the mystery wireless network seemingly jams out the conventional signal on this pc only. I take this machine and hold it over the wireless router and it hauls in about 70-75% while the phantom net holds strong at 100 or 95% and service is slow!

Been looking for rtl8188ee issues in futile so far.

does this dump turn any locks for you?
~ $ inxi -Fxz
System: Host: junk Kernel: 3.19.0-32-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 4.8.2)
Desktop: Cinnamon 2.8.8 (Gtk 3.10.8~8+qiana) Distro: Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa
Machine: System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP 15 Notebook PC v: 0975100000405F00001620180
Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 21F7 v: 52.16 Bios: Insyde v: F.05 date: 01/03/2014
CPU: Quad core AMD E2-3800 APU with Radeon HD Graphics (-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm) bmips: 10380
clock speeds: max: 1300 MHz 1: 1100 MHz 2: 800 MHz 3: 800 MHz 4: 950 MHz
Graphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Kabini [Radeon HD 8280 / R3 Series]
bus-ID: 00:01.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.17.1 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1366x768@60.0hz
GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD KABINI
GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 10.5.9 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2
Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Kabini HDMI/DP Audio
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:01.1
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k3.19.0-32-generic
Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8188EE Wireless Network Adapter
driver: rtl8188ee port: 3000 bus-ID: 03:00.0
IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
Card-2: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 2000 bus-ID: 04:00.0
IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 320.1GB (53.3% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST320LT012 size: 320.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 290G used: 156G (57%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
ID-2: swap-1 size: 3.72GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 54.6C mobo: 20.0C gpu: 54.0
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 170 Uptime: 8 min Memory: 659.9/3353.9MB
Init: Upstart runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.8.4 Client: Shell (bash 4.3.111) inxi: 2.2.28

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Re: mystery wireless network available overpowers local wireless on mint 17.3

Post by JeremyB » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:34 pm

See the wireless script link in my signature and post results

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Re: mystery wireless network available overpowers local wireless on mint 17.3

Post by TalosIV » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:53 pm

wget -N -t 5 -T 10 https://github.com/UbuntuForums/wireles ... eless-info && chmod +x wireless-info && ./wireless-info

@junk ~ $ wget -N -t 5 -T 10 https://github.com/UbuntuForums/wireles ... eless-info && chmod +x wireless-info && ./wireless-info
--2018-06-14 19:46:05-- https://github.com/UbuntuForums/wireles ... eless-info
Resolving github.com (github.com)... failed: Connection timed out.
wget: unable to resolve host address ‘github.com’

cat wireless-info.txt | nc termbin.com 9999

@junk ~ $ cat wireless-info.txt | nc termbin.com 9999
cat: wireless-info.txt: No such file or directory

crappy

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Re: mystery wireless network available overpowers local wireless on mint 17.3

Post by TalosIV » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:50 pm

weird. we all know github works.

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Re: mystery wireless network available overpowers local wireless on mint 17.3

Post by TalosIV » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:16 pm

color this somewhat solved as neighbor with mac can see this broadcaster also at about 40%. why windows can't see it and why so strong on this is unresolved.

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