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Originally Posted by jayd512 Is anything listed there marked with a "yes"? All no's: Code: rfkill list all 0: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayd512 View Post
    Is anything listed there marked with a "yes"?
    All no's:

    Code:
    rfkill list all
    
    0: phy0: Wireless LAN
    	Soft blocked: no
    	Hard blocked: no

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    This is your kernel version that you reported:
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    Linux Mint 11 2.6.38-11-generic
    After digging around, there was a bug report for Ubuntu that mentioned similar issues with obtaining/retaining an IP.
    It seems that some folks were able to fix this by updating the kernel.
    Are you able to get a physical connection to this computer long enough to try that?
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    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
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    We might have a little bit of luck here. This guy ( wildmanne39 ) says that the rt2800pci is the wrong driver and he should be using the rt3562sta driver instead.
    [ubuntu] Can't see wireless network on Ubuntu 11.04 - Ubuntu Forums
    Follow his link in post #9 and decide for yourself if you want to attempt this yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayd512 View Post
    This is your kernel version that you reported:
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    Linux Mint 11 2.6.38-11-generic
    After digging around, there was a bug report for Ubuntu that mentioned similar issues with obtaining/retaining an IP.
    It seems that some folks were able to fix this by updating the kernel.
    Are you able to get a physical connection to this computer long enough to try that?
    Unfortunately, I don't have a ethernet card on this machine only a wireless card. If I download the latest Mint and re-install (I can move my files to a slave drive partition) would that get me the new kernel?
    Last edited by ClayDough; 12-03-2011 at 04:52 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    We might have a little bit of luck here. This guy ( wildmanne39 ) says that the rt2800pci is the wrong driver and he should be using the rt3562sta driver instead.
    ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1780136][ubuntu] Can't see wireless network on Ubuntu 11.04 - Ubuntu Forums
    Follow his link in post #9 and decide for yourself if you want to attempt this yourself.
    Yes, I'd like to give this a go. It's all new ground for me, any tips before I dig in? It seems straight forward enough. I just have to get all the right downloads with Win XP first.

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    Well, Mint 12 should have the new kernel. You might try installing that.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Upgrading to 12 would probably be the easiest way to get everything worked out.
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    Installed Linux Mint 12, and the problem remains.

    Tried the instructions MikeTBob directed me to, and the fix requires "gcc build-essential". It's not on the CD and even if I could find a way to download it, there are a LOT of supporting packages which would have to be found as well.

    Is there another way to install the right driver?

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    Offline installs can be troublesome, no matter the OS.
    I'm going to assume that you can download a file in Windows, and use a USB flash drive to copy the file over to Mint.
    Go to this site: Ralink-A MEDIATEK COMPANY
    It will ask for a name and email address, but I've never had to put one in.
    Save the file and move it to your Mint install. Then you'll need to compile it.
    Open a terminal window and, from the directory that you have the file saved to, do the following:
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    tar -zxvf <filename>
    This will create a new directory that you should cd into.
    Then, typically the steps should be as follows:
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    ./configure
    make
    su -       <enter root password>
    make install
    If any errors pop-up, post them here.
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    Ok, followed your instructions Jay and everything went just fine. No errors.

    I'm ready for step 2...

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