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Re: No Wi-Fi?
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2014, 09:19:04 pm »
Sorry, been meaning to answer, no it didnt work even with the live usb. Idk what my other options are.
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Re: No Wi-Fi?
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2014, 09:42:10 pm »
No, it didn't work in the live usb.  :'(
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Re: No Wi-Fi?
« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2014, 05:30:52 am »
Would this neighbour be amenable to temporarily letting you connect by cable or temporarily switching off wireless security, or possibly switching to AES encryption rather than TKIP ?
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Re: No Wi-Fi?
« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2014, 08:39:58 pm »
Honestly, I don't know if they would, but it doesn't hurt to ask i guess. If i was connected to the wired ethernet connection and had my wlan adapter connected, would I then be able to download the appropriate drivers for my wifi adapter? Where would i go to start to download the drivers? Thanks in advance.  :)
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Re: No Wi-Fi?
« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2014, 08:17:10 am »
If you can somehow get the PC connected to the interweb, then whilst connected, open a terminal and run these commands in sequence:
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sudo apt-get update
then
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sudo apt-get upgrade
then
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sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
then REBOOT (this is important)

then after the reboot re-open the terminal and run:
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sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential dkms linux-firmware-nonfree linux-firmware
Then we can probably do the rest offline by downloading the necessary drivers on the PC you're using now.

In a short while, I'll post what you need to do next to download and install the drivers .. but in the meantime if you get te chance to do the above .. DO IT.



Can you answer a few questions.....

Is the PC you're using now connected wirelessly ?

Which OS is it running ?

Would it be possible to get the 2 PC's in close proximity (length of an ethernet cable) ?

Have you got an ethernet cable ?

The reason I ask is we may be able to share it's internet connection with the Peppermint PC whilst we fix things
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Re: No Wi-Fi?
« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2014, 01:17:33 pm »
I've been mainly using my tablet to post on this forum, I do have a laptop that is connected to the same wireless network, the laptop that is connected to my wireless network is running os windows 7,yes i can get them in close proximity, with in a few feet, I don't know if i have an ethernet cable, I may , but may not. I will have to check and get back to you!! Thanks!!  :D ;D :D
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Re: No Wi-Fi?
« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2014, 11:32:07 pm »
If you can somehow get the PC connected to the interweb, then whilst connected, open a terminal and run these commands in sequence:
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sudo apt-get update
then
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get upgrade
then
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
then REBOOT (this is important)

then after the reboot re-open the terminal and run:
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential dkms linux-firmware-nonfree linux-firmware
Then we can probably do the rest offline by downloading the necessary drivers on the PC you're using now.

In a short while, I'll post what you need to do next to download and install the drivers .. but in the meantime if you get te chance to do the above .. DO IT.



Can you answer a few questions.....

Is the PC you're using now connected wirelessly ?

Which OS is it running ?

Would it be possible to get the 2 PC's in close proximity (length of an ethernet cable) ?

Have you got an ethernet cable ?

The reason I ask is we may be able to share it's internet connection with the Peppermint PC whilst we fix things
Hey,
just wondering what the next step would be as I now have a wired connection?
Please respond!!
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Re: No Wi-Fi?
« Reply #22 on: May 23, 2014, 12:52:49 pm »
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mkdir ~/Desktop/8192cu-temp
then
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cd ~/Desktop/8192cu-temp
then
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wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/11876059/rtl8188C_8192C_usb_linux_v4.0.2_9000.20130911.tar.gz
then
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tar xvf rtl8188C_8192C_usb_linux_v4.0.2_9000.20130911.tar.gz
then
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cd ~/Desktop/8192cu-temp/rtl8188C_8192C_usb_linux_v4.0.2_9000.20130911
then
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make
then
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sudo make install
then
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sudo modprobe -r rtl8192cu
then
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sudo modprobe 8192cu
Does wireless spring to life .. if so, check it survives a reboot.
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Re: No Wi-Fi?
« Reply #23 on: May 23, 2014, 02:35:49 pm »
Seems to work even after a reboot, but does take a couple of tries to connect, but at least it works!! :D
Thanks!!
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Re: No Wi-Fi? (Solved)
« Reply #24 on: May 23, 2014, 05:58:04 pm »
You're welcome .. thanks for marking the topic solved :)
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