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Wifi with Fujitsu Siemens Amilo 1720 [SOLVED]
« on: August 17, 2014, 02:31:35 pm »
Hello there,

I recently discovered Peppermint OS and found it would be a great option for my old Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo 1720 laptop. I went through the install without any problem, but am now struggling to get the wifi to work. I installed WiFi Radar and can see my networks, so it seems that I'm getting close, but still I can't connect... Can anyone help me to sort this out?

Thank you in advance!
« Last Edit: August 23, 2014, 07:36:28 am by bidule »

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Re: Wifi with Fujitsu Siemens Amilo 1720
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2014, 04:25:35 pm »
Hi bidule, welcome to the Peppermint forums  ;).  As this is a new installation, have you run an update and upgrade?  If not, please open a terminal window with the following keystrokes: Ctrl+Alt+t.  Enter the following commands. 

Tip: To reduce typographical errors, use the, Code: [Select] function below to highlight the command.  Click on the center mouse button while in the terminal to paste.

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apt update && apt upgrade -yHit enter and enter your password if asked, (you will not see your password being entered).  Hit enter again.  Test your connection. 

Could you provide a little more information about your machine.  Enter the following commands into the terminal window.
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inxi -FPost the output encapsulated using the, "spoiler" function Sp that is found above the crying   :'( emoticon.  Next, enter into the terminal window:
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lspciHit enter and as the output can be rather long.  Post that also using the, "spoiler".  Many thanks and good luck  ;)!!

Edit: Its good to see another Fujitsu Siemens user here.  I'm using an AMILO Li 3710.  It works beautifully with Peppermint.  A real sweetheart of a laptop  ;D!
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Re: Wifi with Fujitsu Siemens Amilo 1720
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2014, 01:32:40 am »
Hi Andy,

Thanks for your reply and your help, this is much appreciated. I ran the update & upgrade, but still no visible difference.

Here is the output of the commands you suggested:

inxi -F:
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and lspci:
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By the way, thank also for the shortcut ctrl+alt+t, I'm sure I will use it a lot!

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Re: Wifi with Fujitsu Siemens Amilo 1720
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2014, 09:24:08 am »
Can you post the output from:
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sudo lshw -C networkand
iwconfig
and
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sudo iwlist scanningand
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rfkill listand
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lspci -vnn | grep -i net
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Re: Wifi with Fujitsu Siemens Amilo 1720
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2014, 12:44:02 am »
Hi there PCNetSpec,

Thanks for your reply, here is the output of your commands. I just had to run first
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ifconfig wlan0 up as the card is apparently initially down.

lshw:
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iwconfig:
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iwlist:
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rfkill:
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lspci:
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Thanks again!

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Re: Wifi with Fujitsu Siemens Amilo 1720
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2014, 06:34:04 am »
Can you post the output from:
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lsmod | grep acer
Can you also try running these commands in sequence:
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sudo modprobe -r acer-wmithen
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sudo modprobe -r ath5kthen
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sudo modprobe at5kthen
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sudo rfkill unblock alldid wireless spring to life ? .. ie. are you now able to make a connection to your router in the normal way ?

Be aware if that works, it will NOT survive a reboot .. but if it works, we can  make it permanent.
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Re: Wifi with Fujitsu Siemens Amilo 1720
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2014, 08:05:09 am »
lsmod:
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I ran then the list of commands you suggested
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Then I left-clicked on the network icon in the task bar and I noticed that all three wifi networks were shown, which is a major progress! Unfortunately, I still cannot connect: when I select any of the listed networks, the network icon turns to a busy state for a while (saying "Configuring Wi-Fi network connection '...'), then a message box pops up saying "Disconnected - you are now offline". So it's getting better, but we're apparently not there yet...

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Re: Wifi with Fujitsu Siemens Amilo 1720
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2014, 09:52:55 am »
OK, let's do this properly
run:
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sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.confand add a single NEW line at the bottom that reads:-

blacklist acer-wmi

SAVE the file and REBOOT

Once rebooted, right-click on the networkmanager icon in the system tray (by clock) and select "Edit Connections" .. now delete any wireless connections that are already there.

Now left-click on the networkmanager icon and select your network and attempt to connect .. if it prompts for your password for authentication, enter your Peppermint password, then it should ask for the wireless key.
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Re: Wifi with Fujitsu Siemens Amilo 1720
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2014, 07:35:37 am »
Excellent, it worked and the connection even survived the next reboot.

Thanks a lot

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Re: Wifi with Fujitsu Siemens Amilo 1720 [SOLVED]
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2014, 07:52:49 am »
You're welcome .. thanks for marking the topic (SOLVED) :)
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