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#1 2018-06-09 03:59:02

r3v01t
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[SOLVED] Problems with wifi

not sure whats going on. couldnt get wifi to work during install either. any help would be appreciated

r3v01t@sin:~$ uname -r
3.16.0-6-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.56-1+deb8u1 (2018-05-08)

r3v01t@sin:~$ lspci  -knn | grep -EiA2 net
00:14.3 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:a370] (rev 10)
	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:02a4]
00:16.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:a360] (rev 10)
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02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Qualcomm Atheros QCA8171 Gigabit Ethernet [1969:10a1] (rev 10)
	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device [1462:1219]
	Kernel driver in use: alx

r3v01t@sin:~$ dmesg|grep -Ei 'wlan|firmw|dhc'
[   73.739422] usb 1-2: Product: 802.11n WLAN NIC
[   74.809630] r8188eu 1-2:1.0: firmware: direct-loading firmware rtlwifi/rtl8188eufw.bin
[   74.809639] R8188EU: Firmware Version 11, SubVersion 1, Signature 0x88e1
[   75.137593] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
[   75.140474] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
[   76.553776] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan0: link becomes ready

r3v01t@sin:~$ sudo rfkill list
0: hci0: Bluetooth
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no

Last edited by r3v01t (2018-06-10 00:30:58)

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#2 2018-06-09 08:27:29

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Re: [SOLVED] Problems with wifi

also output of

lsusb
ping -c5 8.8.8.8
ping -c5 google.com

please.

and a proper problem description.

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#3 2018-06-09 13:16:41

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Re: [SOLVED] Problems with wifi

hi sorry, long day. wifi is not detetected. there is no option for wifi in network manager. im sure its a driver issue. ive installed firmware-realtek but no dice. thanks.

r3v01t@sin:~$ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0bda:0129 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTS5129 Card Reader Controller
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 8087:0aaa Intel Corp.
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 1770:ff00 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

r3v01t@sin:~$ ping -c5 8.8.8.8
connect: Network is unreachable
r3v01t@sin:~$ ping -c5 google.com
ping: unknown host google.com

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#4 2018-06-09 13:47:44

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#5 2018-06-09 13:49:49

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Re: [SOLVED] Problems with wifi

ive got that installed. still doesnt work.

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#6 2018-06-09 19:01:56

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Re: [SOLVED] Problems with wifi

Wait...what's this?

Intel [8086:a370] (rev 10)

The Google says that's a  new Jefferson Peak Intel 9560 wi-fi adapter like the one in my new laptop I'm using right now:

00:14.3 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless-AC 9560 [Jefferson Peak] (rev 10)

So if you're trying to work around that not working by using the Realtek USB adapter, I think the rest of the machine is also bleeding edge hardware, and you're going to run into a LOT of issues trying to using an antique 3.16 kernel and drivers on brand-new bleeding-edge hardware.  If you don't have any Net connection so you could install hardware ID tools like inxi, could you at least tell us the model and date of your machine, along with whatever hardware info you have? My thoughts are that you will probably need Helium along with the newest kernel, mesa stack, and firmware you can get, depending on your GPU.

FWIW, Debian's non-free firmware packages are sadly aging, and even the upstream versions lack the firmware for the 9560.  I had to get it from the kernel repo and put it into lib/firmware/iwlwifi.

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#7 2018-06-09 23:24:45

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Re: [SOLVED] Problems with wifi

i was able to install inxi and have also re-installed to helium and the newest kernel. here is the output of inxi -N

Network:   Card-1: Intel Device a370
           Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA8171 Gigabit Ethernet driver: alx

is there any other info i can give that would help?

Last edited by r3v01t (2018-06-09 23:30:46)

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#8 2018-06-10 00:30:09

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Re: [SOLVED] Problems with wifi

i downloaded the firmware for the 9560 and put in it /lib/firmware and it worked. thanks so much!

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#9 2018-06-10 00:50:20

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Re: [SOLVED] Problems with wifi

You can update your PCI and USB ID databases so that you can get a better result like mine.  As root or with sudo:

update-pciids
update-usbids

What does "inxi -G" say about your graphics situation after the ID updates?

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#10 2018-06-10 01:41:30

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Re: [SOLVED] Problems with wifi

here ya go

Graphics:  Card-1: Intel Device 3e9b
           Card-2: NVIDIA GP107M [GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile]
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.2 drivers: modesetting,nouveau (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.02hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.9, 256 bits)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 13.0.6

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#11 2018-06-10 21:55:50

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Re: [SOLVED] Problems with wifi

r3v01t wrote:

here ya go

Graphics:  Card-1: Intel Device 3e9b
           Card-2: NVIDIA GP107M [GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile]
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.2 drivers: modesetting,nouveau (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.02hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.9, 256 bits)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 13.0.6

OK, you have an Optimus system with a discrete Nvidia card that can do the 3D rendering in the background if you install Bumblebee and update your graphics stack enough, but where a fully functioning Intel GPU should report something like:

OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics (Coffeelake 3x8 GT2) v: 4.5 Mesa 18.0.4 

you're showing crippled acceleration with

GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.9, 256 bits)

All Intel GPUs sixth generation or higher require non-free firmware that's in firmware-misc-nonfree, but if you have eight-generation, you will also need to upgrade to the mesa stack that's stretch-backports, and I'm unsure if that will also support Bumblebee, or if the firmware is recent enough.  I downloaded the whole firmware repo with git and ran the make install command to make sure I was updated on my eighth-generation MSI laptop.  I had Bumblebee working for a while on it, but broke it somehow and am still hunting for a fix.

A little searching shows that you do have the same 8th gen Intel GPU as my MSI, one that's on the i7 8750H and possibly more i7 chipsets, so you face the same troubles as I have had.  Hopefully Debian updates their firmware packages soon.

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#12 2018-06-10 22:12:33

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Re: [SOLVED] Problems with wifi

damn that sucks. im happy i got the distro to work though. ive tried several others with no luck.i have bunsenlabs on my desktop and im quite happy with it so im fine with my setup at the moment. one question, though. have you had problems with your wifi card being slower than it should? i should at least be getting 100mbps and im only getting 18.

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#13 2018-06-11 01:50:05

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Re: [SOLVED] Problems with wifi

I have to use a shared wi-fi that limits the maxiumum to 36 mbps, but don't have any problems hitting that.

Last edited by stevep (2018-06-12 19:33:37)

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#14 2018-06-11 03:56:16

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Re: [SOLVED] Problems with wifi

well this is frustrating. i can only hit 22 mbps max and when i plug in ethernet i get 150.

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#15 2018-06-12 04:06:11

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Re: [SOLVED] Problems with wifi

maybe it's the difference between mebabits per second and megabytes per second?

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#16 2018-06-13 02:24:33

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Re: [SOLVED] Problems with wifi

i have 26mbps on wifi now, which for cable is apparently normal. so its all good. i just misunderstood what normal downloads were. thanks all.

Last edited by r3v01t (2018-06-13 12:09:51)

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