View Full Version : [other] wireless help?

April 19th, 2009, 02:56 PM
Ok just installed linux mint 6 (I know it's not ubuntu but it might as well be..) on my mums laptop but for some reason I cant turn the wireless on normally you press the button at the top until the light turns blue but unfortunately when I press it nothing happens...

I've tried the command iwconfig and I get the following:

sally@sallys-laptop ~ $ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wmaster0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11abg ESSID:""
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Tx-Power=0 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr=2352 B
Power Management:off
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

pan0 no wireless extensions.

April 19th, 2009, 03:07 PM
what's the wireless device you have?

lspci -v | grep Network

Check if that particular device has some issues with ubuntu and thus with mint.

April 19th, 2009, 03:10 PM
sally@sallys-laptop ~ $ lspci -v | grep Network
02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection (rev 02)

April 19th, 2009, 03:13 PM
it's ok now for some reason it works...0_o

April 19th, 2009, 03:38 PM
awesome. Computers are sometimes a little funky...I had the same issue when I installed hardy for the first time on my laptop. I had everything I needed for the wireless to work and nothing happened...I started screwing around and checking the programs installed. Then I decided to click on network manager and suddenly my wireless network appeared and has never dissapeared ever since...

This is another, yet unrelated, story. I installed Debian lenny briefly but I decided to go back to ubuntu 8.10, so I reinstalled (I reformatted the hard drive). When booting for the first time, Debian's wallpaper appeared briefly on screen for a few seconds and then dissappeared (never to return) and ubuntu theme was visible...that was weird!

April 19th, 2009, 04:07 PM
Computers can be strange sometimes =]

Thanks for your help!