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Greetings all, I am a total linux newb and have poor computer literacy. That being said, I am trying! I have Mint 15 and I have recently had an issue ...
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    Wireless network not connection


    Greetings all,

    I am a total linux newb and have poor computer literacy. That being said, I am trying!

    I have Mint 15 and I have recently had an issue connecting to wireless networks that are public. It has no problem connecting to networks that are WPA but anytime the connection is public it says 'detecting IP' but does not connect. After sometime it disconnects.

    I confirmed this is a problem with the OS as other users connected with ease and I am now connected to a WPA network. Help?

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    which release of mint are you using? debian release or ubuntu release?

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    Fischer - Using Ubuntu release

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    what's your network card?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fischer View Post
    what's your network card?
    Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)

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    do

    sudo apt-get update

    and

    sudo apt-get upgrade

    if that didn't fix it, then follow the second answer from here

    11.04 - What driver should I use for BCM4313? - Ask Ubuntu

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    thanks. ill try it tomorrow, i'm now out of the wifi zone. will update tomorrow!

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    ok let me know if it works or not, i had similar issues and there are some other solutions, this one should do the job

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fischer View Post
    ok let me know if it works or not, i had similar issues and there are some other solutions, this one should do the job
    thanks, so the problem was resolved when i visited an internet cafe the next day. unsure if it was the router or what. a bit confused but i visit the place often and this wasn't the first time i had issues connecting to a wifi network so ill keep you posted. ill try the suggestion you made if i have trouble again! thanks so much!

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    For info purposes for future reader of this thread. Open a terminal and type in

    Code:
    mintwifi
    Halfway down the report it is going to ask for your password. Type it in (you won't see it) hit the enter/return key. Let it finish making a report (may take a few seconds). Post output in between code tags (hash mark in reply toolbar)

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