Wifi and Linux

jef s

New Member
Hello Everyone, I,m Nearly New to Linux, I hav'nt quite Fully Switched Yet from Windows.

Linux Looks like a wonderful Operating sytem and would love to use it all the time.
Just Wondering Why Wifi is so hard to setup, This is the only reason why i hav'nt Fully Switched Over yet.
Or Maybe Someone could Point me in the right Direction, I would love to say that i only run Linux but Sadly not

I have a Alternative Linux program/app for every other one of my Windows Progs but its just the Wifi or Lack of it that holds me back
I do use a Wired Connection but it would be helpful have Wifi

Heres Hoping, Jef
 


dos2unix

Active Member
Many people (including myself) use wifi on Linux everyday.
Having said that. It's not always as easy as doing it "the windows way".

A lot of it depends on two things.
1. Which distro of Linux do you want to use?
2. Which wifi card do you have in your computer?
(As a rule Intel based wifi chipsets seem to be the most compatible).
 

jef s

New Member
Many people (including myself) use wifi on Linux everyday.
Having said that. It's not always as easy as doing it "the windows way".

A lot of it depends on two things.
1. Which distro of Linux do you want to use?
2. Which wifi card do you have in your computer?
(As a rule Intel based wifi chipsets seem to be the most compatible).
i,m using linux mint 19.2 cinnamon
i have a atheros wifi i think ?
 

dos2unix

Active Member
I would think you should be fine. I have a fedora box running with an atheros 9k chip.
What many people do, is try booting from a "live" USB or DVD version of the distro they want
to use. Then just connect to your local wifi the way you normally would. 95% of the
time, it really is that easy.
 
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alkion

Member
A desktop computer or laptop. Built-in or USB card?
These commands in the terminal as root :
Code:
lspci -k
Code:
lsusb
Code:
ip a
Code:
rfkill list all
 

alkion

Member
See if it goes to Mint:
Code:
apt-get update
Code:
apt-get upgrade
Code:
apt-get install firmware-atheros
What do these commands tell me ?
The commands show what equipment you have and how it works.
 
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