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linux mint wireless connection

by tapashc / May 28, 2015 6:06 AM PDT


My down loaded linux mint was not working, so I bought a copy of linux mint and installed on a windows machine , It worked after couple of try , now I've problem connection internet, before installation while trying mint , it was connection to internet (wifi) , but after installation
it is not connecting to internet.

I've 2 network available, my mint is able to connect to both the networks, but firefox is showing server not found, not sure linux mint issue or firefox issue.

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sounds like WEP or WPA issue
by James Denison / May 28, 2015 6:12 AM PDT

It connects, but can't go further because it's looking for authentication before allowing that. Make sure you have the correct SSID, proper password, passkey, or hex code for the WEP or WPA encryption setup for the wifi (router) you are trying to connect to. Above assumes a "side by side" installation.

If instead this is installed to a virtual system, other steps can be applied.

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by James Denison / May 28, 2015 6:14 AM PDT
"My down loaded linux mint was not working,"

Either run the md5sum on the downloaded ISO file and then compare to what it's supposed to be as given by linux mint site, or burn to the DVD, boot to it, and choose the "integrity check" to insure you achieved a successful download without file corruption. When doing integrity check using the DVD, if there's a problem it will say so, if not, will then present the choices again for booting into linux mint.
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Can't tell what's up.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 28, 2015 6:15 AM PDT

There is some trick to connecting on hotel wifi. Instead of you try and it's one of those hotel tips that you learn about.

There are so many details about what it takes to make it work that I can't begin to ask them all. Keep writing what's different about your WiFi hotspot (is it yours) and your gear.

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are you able to update?
by renegade600 / May 28, 2015 6:24 AM PDT

were you able to update your linux mint after installing? if not then it is a system problem not firefox. exactly what computer model are you using and if you are using one what wifi adapter are you using.

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Can you hook up an ethernet cable ?
by itsdigger / May 28, 2015 6:32 AM PDT

Hook it up temporarily with ethernet and get updates and reboot , try to connect to wireless again


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by tedtks / June 17, 2015 1:57 PM PDT

if you are going to use ethernet, make sure you dont have it set for DSL
delete the DSL profile - took me a week to figure that one out.

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he may not be able to reply
by James Denison / May 28, 2015 6:42 AM PDT
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by theNetnest / June 22, 2015 11:55 AM PDT

The most basic function to establish if there is connectivity is not the browser, its ping.
ping tests to see if you have a DNS response or listing for google.
ping tests to see if you can actually reach that specific google server.
Two different animals.

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