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#1 Timmi

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 06:08 AM

Bodhi 4.1

eeePC 1000he  (802.11b/g/n)

 

I click on the network icon in the shelf, select my wireless connection from the list, and it tries to connect right away without even prompting for a password. So it fails. 

 

I know the wireless circuitry works just fine, as this same netbook has connected easily in winXP,  peppermint, easypeasy, leenux, and some other live distros no problem. They'd just work out of the box. (the only one that was pain in the ass was puppy, but that's a bit antiquated anyways) 

 

As a workaround, I tried selecting connect to hidden wireless network, and entered the parameters there. 

But that didn't connect either. 

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#2 Jayan Tashi

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 05:42 AM

Have a look at this: https://help.ubuntu....ity/EeePC/Fixes

Might help, I won't know.

This too: https://help.ubuntu....ootingProcedure


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#3 Timmi

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 04:32 AM

Have a look at this: https://help.ubuntu....ity/EeePC/Fixes

Might help, I won't know.

This too: https://help.ubuntu....ootingProcedure

 

Those refer to Ubuntu 9.10 and say that particular issue has been resolved since 2010.

 

As evidenced 22/04/2010 regarding eeepc 700 and 1000he (my daughter has the 1000he)

https://bugs.launchp...ver/ bug/232173



#4 Timmi

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 01:17 AM

Would anyone have the fix for this? 

 

(I am re-awakening the thread, just in case someone may have had the perception that it was answered)

 

Or might anyone else here use an eeePC1000he by chance, and have this working? 

 

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 11:23 AM

Might help to know the exact chipset you for wifi.

sudo lshw -C network

Please post the outcome of that command. There might be known issues with fixes.

 

Enjoy,

Charles



#6 Timmi

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 07:09 PM

Might help to know the exact chipset you for wifi.

sudo lshw -C network

Please post the outcome of that command. There might be known issues with fixes.

 

Enjoy,

Charles

Ralink RT2790 

on wlan0

 

PS: A bridge I'll have to cross when I get to it: on that page they refer to a throughput issue in power-saving mode... 

atm I am running Bodhi x64 apppack live and connected through ethernet on my quadcore Gateway(Acer) with 6GB of RAM, and I must say that I have never seen such a slow throughput for the internet on Midori. So for Bodhi I am getting the impression that I will need to learn how to tweak networking/internet settings regardless of connection type and regardless of the computer I'm using. 



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Posted 24 May 2017 - 03:52 PM

Hey Timmi,

first off you need to find the system name for the wireless device. That usually was simple wlan0 or something comparable, but nowadays it is less easy.

Rightclick on the network applet and choose Connection Information. That will bring up something like this:

 

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The expression between brackets for the wireless interface is your name for the following command:

iwconfig interfacename power off

(Replace interfacename with the result you just found)

 

Now you have disabled the powersaving setting which should prevent drops or slow connections. But there might be another reason of course.

 

Hope this helps you.

 

Enjoy,

Charles



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Posted 24 May 2017 - 04:06 PM

Seems there are two versions for the wireless in the 1000HE. So you will need to check that machine when lay hands on it again.

Either of them is well supported in linux though.

 

Enjoy,

Charles



#9 Timmi

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 05:53 PM

Charles, you are right.  I have made correction above. 

 

Ralink

RT2790 is the wifi chipset

 

it works flawlessly in Peppermint-6 (and 7), (and other OSes), which are also based on the same Ubuntu. 

 

btw, thanks for the tips/terminal instructions. 



#10 Timmi

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 05:20 PM

Sadly, there are things that don't quite appear to be finished/completed in 4.1

I was really hoping I could make this my main distro, on both my computer and my daughter's. 

Between this, and the menus, and other minor things... I am beginning to wonder if that would be a wise move. 







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