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I've installed mint on my old laptop and I'm having issues connecting via wireless adapter. I'm hoping that there is a distro that will do this with a fresh install. ...
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    I've installed mint on my old laptop and I'm having issues connecting via wireless adapter. I'm hoping that there is a distro that will do this with a fresh install. I've seen a few threads where lenovo is stated to need a "3494 driver" or something similar that install leads me to more issues asking to install a "EEE" driver. I apologize for my lack of specifics, but I hope someone can lead me to a distro or possibly a simple apt-get that i could use to get this running.

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    Take a look through this link: http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/wir...tart-here.html
    Post back here with all of the requested info.
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    What version of Mint did you install? In any case, the definitive source for Linux wireless information, drivers, etc. is Linux Wireless
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    I went to the link and was able to get this file. I really appreciate the help.
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    Sorry about the delay... I didn't see that you had replied.
    Anyways... It looks like all needed firmware is loaded.
    Does your laptop happen to have an on/off toggle switch? Make sure that it's turned on.
    If it's already on, open a terminal and do the following:
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    sudo rfkill unblock all
    Then try to connect to your network.
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    The answer was the switch. Sometimes we can't see the forest for the trees. Thanks so much for your help Jay.

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    lol... sometimes it really is the simplest of things
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