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[SOLVED!!] M11 Wireless network problems - broadcom adapter 
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have you tried as root in the terminal to run > ifup wlan0 :snail: Jerry

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Thanks Jerry,

"ifup wlan0" tells me "ifup: interface wlan0 already configured"

Still no success :(


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erican wrote:
Thanks Jerry,

"ifup wlan0" tells me "ifup: interface wlan0 already configured"

Still no success :(


what happens now when you try to start your browser? it may just work or give you a server not found error or prompt you for your passkey. If it doesn't work you might try a reboot and then try them again. The interface is working and the drivers are present so it may have to do with wpa now and that sometimes resolves on a reboot. :p Jerry

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restarting the browser had no effect...

and a reboot had no effect on the connection, but rerunning "ifup wlan0" now gives "Ignoring unknown interface wlan0=wlan0"


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Disable encryption in your router.

Reboot your router.

Reboot your computer

Try and connect.

If successful, re-enable encryption in your router, reboot your computer, try and connect, and feed it the passkey when prompted.

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Thanks Mark...

No luck I'm afraid.

FWIW, from wicd I now get "Connection failed: unable to get IP address", and if I try to use a static IP I get "Connection failed: Could not contact the wreless access point".


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Have you tried after disabling KWallet? May take a reboot.

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Ok, I think you are experiencing what I dealt with while back when I had the same ring around the rosie problem. At boot press whatever key is called for (esc,del,F1) and enter your bios. In the bios look for stuff related to network and be sure it is set to start the wireless network at boot.... mine was not and changing it to start at boot fixed it. Also be sure your wireless is turned on if your computer has a switch for it. A google search for specs on your model should lead you to info about accessing the bios and/or whether it has a switch or not. It sounds like a bios setting at this point. :cool: Jerry

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I have now tried disabling kwallet (including the reboot... no success.

I can't seem to find anything "network-y" in the BIOS, beyond a simple enable/disable switch for the WLAN device - which was already enabled. I do have a hardware wireless switch, and yes it is definately on!

Thanks for the suggestions....


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look here> http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.php? ... _utilities and try a few things suggested then post back results. There are several different quirks that can create this type of issue which is why the suggestion about the bios and the switch.... simple stuff that can cause trouble. Beyond that now so recapture some network info and start over. On one laptop I had to disable ndiswrapper and delete all windows drivers before I had success... on another it was the bios thing that was doing it. Another thing you might post is the exact model and serial or code number of it as several searches I did indicated it to have an intel wireless card.... that doesn't mean alot unless it might have both and they could be conflicting with each other if so. The more info the better. :crossfingers: Jerry

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