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If you need to post a question on the forum about non working wireless, please be sure to include the following information so people can help you:-

Open a terminal, and post the output from the following six commands:-

For a USB wireless adapter:-
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lsusb
and
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sudo lshw -C network
and
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iwconfig
and
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ifconfig
and
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sudo iwlist scan
and
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rfkill list

For a PCI (or PCIe) wireless adapter:-
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sudo lspci -vnn | grep -i net
and
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sudo lshw -C network
and
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iwconfig
and
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ifconfig
and
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sudo iwlist scan
and
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rfkill list



If necessary, either:-

a) use an ethernet cable to connect to your router to post the output to this forum.
or
b) copy the output to a text file .. copy the text file to a USB stick .. move the USB stick to another PC that has working internet .. and post the output to this forum.
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While we're twiddling our thumbs who wants to help me triage Wifi Dongle
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2020, 10:07:15 pm »
Now that I know my wifi dongle is not dead, I'd really like to figure out why my main default install of PMX Respin refuses to allow it to work with it's RealTek drivers. Some of you here may ask why am I bothering since I have several other partitions where the wifi is already working? Well mostly because with 20 some customized SSBs, it's quite a lot of work to recreate them all. They have their individual sets of addons and bookmarks... Besides, I'd really like to figure this out.

 ;)

First let me follow @PCNetSpec's request:


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If you need to post a question on the forum about non working wireless, please be sure to include the following information so people can help you:-

Open a terminal, and post the output from the following six commands:-

For a USB wireless adapter:-
Code: [Select]
lsusb
and
Code: [Select]
sudo lshw -C network
and
Code: [Select]
iwconfig
and
Code: [Select]
ifconfig
and
Code: [Select]
sudo iwlist scan
and
Code: [Select]
rfkill list
[close]

And my output here:

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spence@antex ~ $ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 1058:25e2 Western Digital Technologies, Inc. My Passport (WD40NMZW)
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 25a7:fa23 
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0bda:0811 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 04d9:1702 Holtek Semiconductor, Inc. Keyboard LKS02
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 07cc:0501 Carry Computer Eng., Co., Ltd Mass Storage
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

spence@antex ~ $ sudo lshw -C network
  *-network                 
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: Ethernet Connection (2) I219-V
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 1f.6
       bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.6
       logical name: enp0s31f6
       version: 00
       serial: 70:85:c2:29:10:c2
       size: 1Gbit/s
       capacity: 1Gbit/s
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=e1000e driverversion=3.2.6-k duplex=full firmware=0.2-4 ip=192.168.1.4 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=1Gbit/s
       resources: irq:136 memory:df100000-df11ffff

spence@antex ~ $ iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

enp0s31f6  no wireless extensions.

spence@antex ~ $ ifconfig
enp0s31f6: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
        inet 192.168.1.4  netmask 255.255.255.0  broadcast 192.168.1.255
        inet6 fe80::fd67:457b:f630:355b  prefixlen 64  scopeid 0x20<link>
        ether 70:85:c2:29:10:c2  txqueuelen 1000  (Ethernet)
        RX packets 1275295  bytes 1111246385 (1.1 GB)
        RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
        TX packets 524603  bytes 86677814 (86.6 MB)
        TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0
        device interrupt 16  memory 0xdf100000-df120000 

lo: flags=73<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING>  mtu 65536
        inet 127.0.0.1  netmask 255.0.0.0
        inet6 ::1  prefixlen 128  scopeid 0x10<host>
        loop  txqueuelen 1000  (Local Loopback)
        RX packets 57458  bytes 6026150 (6.0 MB)
        RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
        TX packets 57458  bytes 6026150 (6.0 MB)
        TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0

spence@antex ~ $ sudo iwlist scan
lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.

enp0s31f6  Interface doesn't support scanning.

spence@antex ~ $ rfkill list
spence@antex ~ $
[close]

I am scanning the terminal outputs before posting, but most of this may as well be Greek or Ukrainian...Anything leap out at you @VinDSL?

 



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