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 Post subject: (some) wifi connects in windows but not Peppermint (SOLVED)
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:59 pm 
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At home, I have had no wifi problems at all during my few weeks of experience with linux.

But recently I tried connecting to the wifi at my mother's assisted living facility using peppermint 4. I put in the correct password but it then tells me it was unable to authenticate. If I boot to windows it connects to the network with no issues, after I enter the password.

Oh, also before peppermint I had tried MInt 13/Maya for a week or two and I was able to connect to the assisted living center wifi while using that.

I read the WiFi trouble shooting "how to".
(all of the information below was generated while connected to wifi at home)

The output from: lspci | grep Net is:
04:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM43224 802.11a/b/g/n (rev 01)

lsmod | grep rt2870st returns nothing

and lsmod returns:
Module Size Used by
vesafb 13828 1
arc4 12615 2
brcmsmac 550698 0
cordic 12574 1 brcmsmac
brcmutil 14755 1 brcmsmac
snd_hda_codec_conexant 62000 1
bnep 18036 2
mac80211 606457 1 brcmsmac
snd_hda_codec_hdmi 36906 1
rfcomm 42641 12
snd_hda_intel 39619 8
snd_hda_codec 136498 3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_conexant,snd_hda_intel
joydev 17377 0
parport_pc 28152 0
ppdev 17073 0
snd_hwdep 13602 1 snd_hda_codec
cfg80211 511019 2 brcmsmac,mac80211
kvm_amd 59717 0
thinkpad_acpi 81222 0
kvm 443165 1 kvm_amd
snd_pcm 97451 3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel
nvram 14362 1 thinkpad_acpi
snd_page_alloc 18710 2 snd_pcm,snd_hda_intel
snd_seq_midi 13324 0
snd_seq_midi_event 14899 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_rawmidi 30180 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 61554 2 snd_seq_midi_event,snd_seq_midi
fglrx 5201161 98
snd_seq_device 14497 3 snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_midi
btusb 22474 0
microcode 22881 0
snd_timer 29425 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
bluetooth 228808 22 bnep,btusb,rfcomm
snd 68876 27 snd_hwdep,snd_timer,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_conexant,snd_pcm,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel,thinkpad_acpi,snd_seq_device
psmouse 95905 0
k10temp 13126 0
serio_raw 13215 0
wmi 19070 0
sp5100_tco 13735 0
video 19390 0
soundcore 12680 1 snd
lp 17759 0
bcma 41051 1 brcmsmac
parport 46345 3 lp,ppdev,parport_pc
i2c_piix4 13266 0
amd_iommu_v2 19068 1 fglrx
mac_hid 13205 0
ahci 25731 2
libahci 31364 1 ahci
r8169 67466 0


Here is the other drivers window. I did previously have the Broadcom 802.11 selected, but changed that to see if it would then connect, but it did not. At home it connects to wifi either way, with Broadcom selected or not.
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 Post subject: Re: (some) wifi connects in windows but not Peppermint
PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 3:17 pm 
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BCM43224 is supposed to work with any of these 3 drivers "wl" "b43" and "brcmsmac"
That last one is what's loaded now :shock:

Try connecting to your router with an ethernet cable, then running:
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sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer

then
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sudo modprobe -r brcmsmac

then
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sudo modprobe b43

did wireless spring to life ?

If not .. reboot, and post the output from:
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lspci -vnn | grep -i net

and
Code:
lsmod

and
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rfkill list

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 Post subject: Re: (some) wifi connects in windows but not Peppermint
PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:40 am 
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Thanks I am doing this at home, so do have wireless.

I plugged in network cable and followed the instructions. Wireless went off when I did "sudo modprobe -r brcmsmac"

then came back with "sudo modprobe b43"

I will see if wireless now also works at my mother's assisted living.
It's not really a concern there specifically, but I thought this would indicate that it might not work other places.

On the additional drivers tab, should I leave it as it is or set it to use Broadcom 802.11...?


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 Post subject: Re: (some) wifi connects in windows but not Peppermint
PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:18 pm 
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I may have been misunderstanding the issue here ..

Are you sure you're entering the password correctly ?

When creating a wireless network connection networkmanager will prompt you for 2 passwords ..

The first one to "Authenticate" wants your Linux password.

The second one is the "Wireless Key".

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 Post subject: Re: (some) wifi connects in windows but not Peppermint
PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 2:34 pm 
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Ahh, that's gotta be it, I did not do 2-steps.

You know what, I just remembered that when I was playing around with mint I had eliminated my password, so that would be why this did not happen then.


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 Post subject: Re: (some) wifi connects in windows but not Peppermint
PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 3:17 pm 
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Yep, I had not been reading that first pop-up...just assumed it was the network.

I must have tried it about 10 times, without ever noticing :oops: .

Sorry about that.


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 Post subject: Re: (some) wifi connects in windows but not Peppermint (SOLV
PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:26 pm 
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I'll give you one guess how I knew ;)

Thanks for marking the topic solved

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 Post subject: Re: (some) wifi connects in windows but not Peppermint (SOLV
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I wanted to mark it "nevermind user error", but that would not fit...though, I could just replace the subject with that.

I am guessing tat the hint was "unable to authenticate", that the wifi would not say that.


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 Post subject: Re: (some) wifi connects in windows but not Peppermint (SOLV
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Actually no, though that *should* have jumped out at me :oops: .. it was because I've done it myself ;)

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 Post subject: Re: (some) wifi connects in windows but not Peppermint (SOLV
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Thank you, that makes me feel much better about it.
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