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Default DELL Inspiron Mini 10n Wireless Problems - 08-30-2012, 06:06 PM

My DELL Inspiron Mini 10n (Ubuntu) has the following problems:

1). Will not recognize any wireless networks in the vicinity and I can't get it to no matter what I try.

2). Using WPA2 security protocol with my wireless router. Whenever I go to edit connections or network settings for my wireless connection and enter the password, somehow it always seems to get changed to something else when I go back to check for this and select 'show password'.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated as I see very little use in using this NETBOOK if I can't connect to the internet.
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Default 08-30-2012, 08:32 PM

do you have a 1010 or 1011 or 1012 or 1018? and which wireless card is installed in it?


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Default 08-30-2012, 09:59 PM

Sorry, thought it was clear: 10n (don't know if that makes a 1010, 1012 or whatever).

If not, is there anyway, in an UNCONNECTED way I could find out which of the models my DELL is that you are referring to (on Ubuntu)? As I am unfamiliar with this Windows-imitation of Linux, I also require guidance on how to find out what the card is, as well - if you tell me what menus to look up, I'd be more than happy to provide you with that information.
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Default 08-30-2012, 11:39 PM

well, in a CONNECTED way (use a different PC) and go to the Dell Site and enter your Service Tag#, (its on the bottom of your Mini), that will tell you the model and exactly what the system has in it (Originally), wireless card included


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Default 08-31-2012, 01:12 AM

I see - when I enter my service tag, I get Inspiron Mini 10v (1011) - which is news to me, as I thought it was a 10n.

However, when I click on the various submenus of the product on the DELL site, I get references to very general attributes of DELL software and hardware - no specific outline of the make of wireless card installed. Any suggestions? Would there be anything untoward in publishing the service tag number here?
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Default 08-31-2012, 01:39 AM

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My DELL Inspiron Mini 10n (Ubuntu) has the following problems:

1). Will not recognize any wireless networks in the vicinity and I can't get it to no matter what I try.

2). Using WPA2 security protocol with my wireless router. Whenever I go to edit connections or network settings for my wireless connection and enter the password, somehow it always seems to get changed to something else when I go back to check for this and select 'show password'.
Type ifconfig in your terminal. That will give you info if you wireless is working. Have you considered just connecting via Ethernet cable to make sure you can connect? Are you unable to see any wireless
networks that are open for public use?

The 2d part sounds like a router issue but it can wait until you get your Mini connected.


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Default 08-31-2012, 03:03 PM

Hi,

Thanks for your response.

Okay, this is really strange because until recently my connection was working when I plugged a cable in directly but now it doesn't appear to work anymore.

When I try this now, I see the attempt is made to connect but eventually I just get a message saying for the default label of Auto Ethernet saying: 'Wired - disconnected'.

This is really quite strange behavior, indeed - any idea how I might diagnose what's going on?
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Default 08-31-2012, 03:23 PM

"10n" simply indicates it was a Linux model - doesn't say which of the three "Mini 10" models it is.


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Default 08-31-2012, 03:32 PM

Indeed - any advice on my issue?
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Default 08-31-2012, 07:24 PM

Do you have a network icon on your panel? If you do, click on it & select connect when you have your Ethernet cable connected. Then type ifconfig in the terminal you should get something similar to this;

lowell@ubuntu:~$ ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:21:70:f6:55:bc
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
Interrupt:27 Base address:0x2000

eth2 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:23:08:4f:80:da
inet addr:192.168.1.2 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::223:8ff:fe4f:80da/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:40018 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:14622
TX packets:36818 errors:6 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:35377575 (35.3 MB) TX bytes:10693493 (10.6 MB)
Interrupt:17

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:28 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:28 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:2064 (2.0 KB) TX bytes:2064 (2.0 KB)

I forgot that you wanted to know your network card. Type lspci in your terminal (you will get a lot more that I have pasted below). This just shows my network card.

lowell@ubuntu:~$ lspci
03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g (rev 01)
04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)


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