How to tell if a driver is working

dos2unix

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@dos2unix do you think ucode has any baring or not ?
I suppose it's possible, but I've never seen it. Usually the Intel stuff is pretty stable.
I haven't really seen any ucode updates in a couple of years.
Now you have me curious... what is the kernel version?
 


captain-sensible

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from the OP output they are using
4.4.0-189-generic x86_64

i checked intel the latest for Op card is :

iwlwifi-6000g2b-ucode-17.168.5.1.tgz

it looks like OP is using Peppermint 7 ? There is i beleive Peppermint 9 ; maybe @msfox99 try 9
 

msfox99

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Sorry for the delay in responding.

@captain-sensible I am running Peppermint 7.

I did:
Code:
$ sudo apt-get install intel-microcode
and it says already installed.

Code:
sudo apt-cache pkgnames linux-firmware

gives

linux-firmware


@dos2unix here is what you requested:

Code:
nmcli dev show

gives

GENERAL.DEVICE:                         wlp2s0
GENERAL.TYPE:                           wifi
GENERAL.HWADDR:                         00:26:C7:A2:6F:CE
GENERAL.MTU:                            0
GENERAL.STATE:                          30 (disconnected)
GENERAL.CONNECTION:                     --
GENERAL.CON-PATH:                       --

GENERAL.DEVICE:                         enp1s0
GENERAL.TYPE:                           ethernet
GENERAL.HWADDR:                         88:AE:1D:9D:DF:AF
GENERAL.MTU:                            1500
GENERAL.STATE:                          20 (unavailable)
GENERAL.CONNECTION:                     --
GENERAL.CON-PATH:                       --
WIRED-PROPERTIES.CARRIER:               off

GENERAL.DEVICE:                         lo
GENERAL.TYPE:                           loopback
GENERAL.HWADDR:                         00:00:00:00:00:00
GENERAL.MTU:                            65536
GENERAL.STATE:                          10 (unmanaged)
GENERAL.CONNECTION:                     --
GENERAL.CON-PATH:                       --
IP4.ADDRESS[1]:                         127.0.0.1/8
IP4.GATEWAY:                           
IP6.ADDRESS[1]:                         ::1/128
IP6.GATEWAY:
and then:

Code:
nmcli dev wifi list

gives

*  SSID       MODE   CHAN  RATE       SIGNAL  BARS  SECURITY
   BornToRun  Infra  5     54 Mbit/s  100     ▂▄▆█  WPA2     
   BornToRun  Infra  5     54 Mbit/s  100     ▂▄▆█  WPA2     
   BornToRun  Infra  5     54 Mbit/s  94      ▂▄▆█  WPA2     
   BornToRun  Infra  5     54 Mbit/s  55      ▂▄__  WPA2
next:

Code:
netstat -i 5

gives:

Kernel Interface table
Iface   MTU Met   RX-OK RX-ERR RX-DRP RX-OVR    TX-OK TX-ERR TX-DRP TX-OVR Flg
enp1s0     1500 0         0      0      0 0             0      0      0      0 BMU
lo        65536 0      5822      0      0 0          5822      0      0      0 LRU
wlp2s0     1500 0       509      0      3 0           352      0      0      0 BMU
@dos2unix:

Code:
 lsmod | grep "iwlwifi"
 
gives
 
iwlwifi               200704  1 iwldvm
cfg80211              565248  3 iwlwifi,mac80211,iwldvm
next:

Code:
dmesg |grep firmware

gives

[   21.655741] iwlwifi 0000:02:00.0: loaded firmware version 39.31.5.1 build 35138 op_mode iwldvm
[ 4893.313603] iwlwifi 0000:02:00.0: Loaded firmware version: 39.31.5.1 build 35138
To recap - all of the above (in this specific post) were done with only the internal Wifi adapter. The USB one is not connected at this time. It seems like the driver is installed and working?

I have a very strong Wifi signal where I am doing this testing. I did do some testing previously with booting to a thumb drive with Peppermint 10, but as I recall, the system ran quite a bit slower, and it didn't seem related to running from the thumb drive, but I can do some more testing with that.

This laptop has been running for 2-3 years with this install of Peppermint 7 and the Wifi was fine.

Thanks again for any help you can provide.
 

captain-sensible

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having a quick look, i'm no network guy though. Others on here more able but..
firewall ?


wlp2s0 another name for wlan0

GENERAL.STATE: its not connected

IP4.ADDRESS[1]: 127.0.0.1/8

127.0.0.1 is local host , would have expected something like :


IP4.ADDRESS[1]: 192.168.0.102/24
IP4.GATEWAY: 192.168.0.1

you don't have any gateway






nmcli dev wifi list : i think that shows that wifi card has module and firmware because it an see possible
ssids to use

lsmod | grep "iwlwifi" : looks about right

don't know if you should look into configuring network ?

output of :

cat /etc/sysconfig/network

//assuming there is such as file

Also if you boot Peppermint 9 from a usb stick , how is connecting to the INternet ?
 
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dos2unix

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Sorry, was out all last week. Where are we here? Your drivers are definitely working.

wlp2s0 is your wifi interface. It sees a bunch of "BorntoRun" SSIDs you could connect to.

Try this...

nmcli dev wifi connect BornToRun password myS3cr3t

Change "BornToRun" and "myS3cr3t" to the correct SSID and password.

If this works, we can make this permanent.
 

captain-sensible

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dos2unix what about
IP4.ADDRESS[1]: 127.0.0.1/8
IP4.GATEWAY:

i would have thought a gateway might be configured, or can be configured dhcp settings ?


here is one thing that i will throw in on wifi - i spent nearly 10 minutes trying to connect my wifes Windows 10 laptop to the wifi with no joy. I then remembered i activated mac address on the router and she was not listed as one of the allowed ones!
 
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