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WiFi Connection Disappears
« on: January 06, 2020, 08:43:22 pm »
I'm running Peppermint 10 in VMware Player on a Win10 host. Previously, this VM was able to go online via WiFi without difficulty. It also appears willing to go online via Ethernet, but Ethernet is not an option in this location.

Suddenly Peppermint offers no WiFi option. When I right-click on the networking icon in the system tray, there is no WiFi option. The memory of the WiFi option is still there: right-clicking on that icon > Edit Connections brings up an indication that the WiFi connection was last used some days ago.

This problem is specific to the Peppermint VM: I have run the VM on two different computers, both of which are able to go online in their Win10 hosts and also in a Win10 guest. Running iwconfig produces "no wireless extensions" for both ens33 and lo. The WiFi adapter is a USB dongle. Running lsusb produces this:

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Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 005: ID 0e0f:0002 VMware, Inc. Virtual USB Hub
Bus 003 Device 004: ID 0e0f:0002 VMware, Inc. Virtual USB Hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0e0f:0003 VMware, Inc. Virtual Mouse
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

At present, as usual, I have this Peppermint VM running in a separate VMware Player instance. The Player instance running the Win10 VM, using a different dedicated WiFi USB adapter, is able to go online as usual.

Any ideas?

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Re: WiFi Connection Disappears
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2020, 09:40:25 pm »
For posterity, here's the post that describes what I was up to. The Internet connection issue comes at the end.

https://raywoodcockslatest.wordpress.com/2020/01/23/peppermint-vm/