Problem setting up Wi-Fi on a desktop to 4GEE

I have just got myself a 4GEE Mini WiFi and a Netgear Ac1200 High Gain WiFi USB Adapter and I am having trouble setting it up.
Anyone out there able to offer any help…

I set one of these up for someone a while ago, but can’t remember how it went

What exactly are you having problems with … connecting the black square thing to the net, or connecting to it ?

IIRC the sim card was bit fiddly … I had to reinsert it a few times before it would connect.

I’m having problems with the settings in kubuntu to connect to WiFi.
i had no problems inserting the sim as they supplies a nifty little tool to help insert it, a small piece of plastic :o and I’ve connected 2 laptops to WiFi, Kubuntu & Win7

what’s the output from

sudo lshw -C network

and

sudo iwlist scan
sudo lshw -C network

[sudo] password for jennybunny:
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 02
serial: 00:24:8c:bc:10:83
size: 10Mbit/s
capacity: 1Gbit/s
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp mii 10butonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=II speed=10Mbit/s
resources: irq:41 ioport:e800(size=256) memory:fafff000-faffffff memory:fafe0000-fafeffff mem

sudo iwlist scan

eth0 Interface doesn’t support scanning.

lo Interface doesn’t support scanning.

Was the USB wireless adapter plugged in when you ran those ?

if so, can you unplug the USB wireless … wait 10 seconds … replug the USB wireless … then run:

dmesg | tail -n 40

and post the output.

If it wasn’t plugged in, plug it in then send the output from the commands in my last posting again.

Yes, it was

dmesg | tail -n 40

[ 27.716560] NET: Registered protocol family 31
[ 27.716562] Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
[ 27.716573] Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
[ 27.716576] Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
[ 27.716580] Bluetooth: SCO socket layer initialized
[ 27.722189] Bluetooth: BNEP (Ethernet Emulation) ver 1.3
[ 27.722193] Bluetooth: BNEP filters: protocol multicast
[ 27.722205] Bluetooth: BNEP socket layer initialized
[ 27.725213] Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized
[ 27.725229] Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer initialized
[ 27.725237] Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.11
[ 28.254280] type=1400 audit(1467803733.156:11): apparmor=“STATUS” operation=“profile_replace” profile=“unconfined” name=“/sbin/dhclient” pid=951 comm=“apparmor_parser”
[ 28.254292] type=1400 audit(1467803733.156:12): apparmor=“STATUS” operation=“profile_replace” profile=“unconfined” name=“/usr/lib/NetworkManager/nm-dhcp-client.action” pid=951 comm=“apparmor_parser”
[ 28.254297] type=1400 audit(1467803733.156:13): apparmor=“STATUS” operation=“profile_replace” profile=“unconfined” name=“/usr/lib/connman/scripts/dhclient-script” pid=951 comm=“apparmor_parser”
[ 28.254821] type=1400 audit(1467803733.156:14): apparmor=“STATUS” operation=“profile_load” profile=“unconfined” name=“/usr/lib/lightdm/lightdm-guest-session” pid=950 comm=“apparmor_parser”
[ 28.254833] type=1400 audit(1467803733.156:15): apparmor=“STATUS” operation=“profile_load” profile=“unconfined” name=“chromium” pid=950 comm=“apparmor_parser”
[ 28.254843] type=1400 audit(1467803733.156:16): apparmor=“STATUS” operation=“profile_replace” profile=“unconfined” name=“/usr/lib/NetworkManager/nm-dhcp-client.action” pid=951 comm=“apparmor_parser”
[ 28.254848] type=1400 audit(1467803733.156:17): apparmor=“STATUS” operation=“profile_replace” profile=“unconfined” name=“/usr/lib/connman/scripts/dhclient-script” pid=951 comm=“apparmor_parser”
[ 28.425941] init: cups main process (855) killed by HUP signal
[ 28.425956] init: cups main process ended, respawning
[ 29.661301] r8169 0000:02:00.0 eth0: link down
[ 29.661348] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[ 29.661782] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[ 29.709226] init: Failed to spawn hybrid-gfx main process: unable to execute: No such file or directory
[ 30.145300] init: kdm main process (1062) killed by TERM signal
[ 39.495811] init: plymouth-upstart-bridge main process ended, respawning
[ 39.504996] init: plymouth-upstart-bridge main process (1339) terminated with status 1
[ 39.505017] init: plymouth-upstart-bridge main process ended, respawning
[ 57.738621] audit_printk_skb: 78 callbacks suppressed
[ 57.738627] type=1400 audit(1467803762.640:44): apparmor=“STATUS” operation=“profile_replace” profile=“unconfined” name=“/usr/lib/cups/backend/cups-pdf” pid=2335 comm=“apparmor_parser”
[ 57.738636] type=1400 audit(1467803762.640:45): apparmor=“STATUS” operation=“profile_replace” profile=“unconfined” name=“/usr/sbin/cupsd” pid=2335 comm=“apparmor_parser”
[ 57.739139] type=1400 audit(1467803762.640:46): apparmor=“STATUS” operation=“profile_replace” profile=“unconfined” name=“/usr/sbin/cupsd” pid=2335 comm=“apparmor_parser”
[ 511.576050] usb 2-1: reset high-speed USB device number 2 using ehci-pci
[ 4039.911723] usb 1-5: USB disconnect, device number 4
[ 4053.240051] usb 1-5: new high-speed USB device number 14 using ehci-pci
[ 4053.373544] usb 1-5: New USB device found, idVendor=0846, idProduct=9053
[ 4053.373557] usb 1-5: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[ 4053.373563] usb 1-5: Product: A6210
[ 4053.373568] usb 1-5: Manufacturer: NETGEAR
[ 4053.373573] usb 1-5: SerialNumber: 100

Looking around the web suggests you’re not going to get that adapter working.

These are supposed to be the driver
http://cdn-cw.mediatek.com/Downloads/linux/MT7612U_DPO_LinuxSTA_3.0.0.1_20140718.tar.bz2

but they fail to compile against more recent kernels.

You mentioned that you previously helped someone, can you possibly find that post?

If it wasnt sucessfull, what WiFi adapter would you reccomend?

Been to PCW and swapped it for a Netgear N600

dmesg | tail -n 40

[ 23.818082] EXT4-fs (sda1): re-mounted. Opts: errors=remount-ro
[ 24.562636] EXT4-fs (sdb1): recovery complete
[ 24.576034] EXT4-fs (sdb1): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null)
[ 30.873503] init: plymouth-upstart-bridge main process ended, respawning
[ 30.876368] init: plymouth main process (175) killed by ABRT signal
[ 30.914144] init: failsafe main process (773) killed by TERM signal
[ 31.217418] Bluetooth: Core ver 2.17
[ 31.217463] NET: Registered protocol family 31
[ 31.217465] Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
[ 31.218010] Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
[ 31.218018] Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
[ 31.218031] Bluetooth: SCO socket layer initialized
[ 31.230462] Bluetooth: BNEP (Ethernet Emulation) ver 1.3
[ 31.230467] Bluetooth: BNEP filters: protocol multicast
[ 31.230477] Bluetooth: BNEP socket layer initialized
[ 31.232955] Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized
[ 31.232970] Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer initialized
[ 31.232982] Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.11
[ 31.503064] type=1400 audit(1467831044.404:8): apparmor=“STATUS” operation=“profile_load” profile=“unconfined” name=“/usr/lib/cups/backend/cups-pdf” pid=892 comm=“apparmor_parser”
[ 31.503075] type=1400 audit(1467831044.404:9): apparmor=“STATUS” operation=“profile_load” profile=“unconfined” name=“/usr/sbin/cupsd” pid=892 comm=“apparmor_parser”
[ 31.503646] type=1400 audit(1467831044.404:10): apparmor=“STATUS” operation=“profile_replace” profile=“unconfined” name=“/usr/sbin/cupsd” pid=892 comm=“apparmor_parser”
[ 31.512111] init: cups main process (893) killed by HUP signal
[ 31.512131] init: cups main process ended, respawning
[ 32.295473] type=1400 audit(1467831045.196:11): apparmor=“STATUS” operation=“profile_replace” profile=“unconfined” name=“/sbin/dhclient” pid=956 comm=“apparmor_parser”
[ 32.295486] type=1400 audit(1467831045.196:12): apparmor=“STATUS” operation=“profile_replace” profile=“unconfined” name=“/usr/lib/NetworkManager/nm-dhcp-client.action” pid=956 comm=“apparmor_parser”
[ 32.295491] type=1400 audit(1467831045.196:13): apparmor=“STATUS” operation=“profile_replace” profile=“unconfined” name=“/usr/lib/connman/scripts/dhclient-script” pid=956 comm=“apparmor_parser”
[ 32.296040] type=1400 audit(1467831045.200:14): apparmor=“STATUS” operation=“profile_load” profile=“unconfined” name=“/usr/lib/lightdm/lightdm-guest-session” pid=955 comm=“apparmor_parser”
[ 32.296052] type=1400 audit(1467831045.200:15): apparmor=“STATUS” operation=“profile_load” profile=“unconfined” name=“chromium” pid=955 comm=“apparmor_parser”
[ 32.296071] type=1400 audit(1467831045.200:16): apparmor=“STATUS” operation=“profile_replace” profile=“unconfined” name=“/usr/lib/NetworkManager/nm-dhcp-client.action” pid=956 comm=“apparmor_parser”
[ 32.296080] type=1400 audit(1467831045.200:17): apparmor=“STATUS” operation=“profile_replace” profile=“unconfined” name=“/usr/lib/connman/scripts/dhclient-script” pid=956 comm=“apparmor_parser”
[ 32.593302] r8169 0000:02:00.0 eth0: link down
[ 32.593340] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[ 32.593603] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[ 32.772249] init: Failed to spawn hybrid-gfx main process: unable to execute: No such file or directory
[ 32.933177] init: kdm main process (1041) killed by TERM signal
[ 61.635823] audit_printk_skb: 78 callbacks suppressed
[ 61.635829] type=1400 audit(1467831074.536:44): apparmor=“STATUS” operation=“profile_replace” profile=“unconfined” name=“/usr/lib/cups/backend/cups-pdf” pid=2316 comm=“apparmor_parser”
[ 61.635838] type=1400 audit(1467831074.536:45): apparmor=“STATUS” operation=“profile_replace” profile=“unconfined” name=“/usr/sbin/cupsd” pid=2316 comm=“apparmor_parser”
[ 61.636464] type=1400 audit(1467831074.540:46): apparmor=“STATUS” operation=“profile_replace” profile=“unconfined” name=“/usr/sbin/cupsd” pid=2316 comm=“apparmor_parser”
[ 1458.772041] usb 2-1: reset high-speed USB device number 2 using ehci-pci

I helped them with the 4G thing … not the wireless … and it wasn’t a “post”, it was someone local.

What’s the output from

lsusb

and

sudo lshw -C network

and

iwlist scan

Sorry, just me assuming/missreading :wink:

lsusb

Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0bda:0151 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. Mass Storage Device (Multicard Reader)
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 006 Device 003: ID 046d:c52f Logitech, Inc. Unifying Receiver
Bus 006 Device 002: ID 046d:c52b Logitech, Inc. Unifying Receiver
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 013: ID 0bc2:ab2a Seagate RSS LLC
Bus 001 Device 012: ID 0bc2:ab2a Seagate RSS LLC
Bus 001 Device 011: ID 0480:d010 Toshiba America Inc External Disk 3TB
Bus 001 Device 010: ID 2109:2812 VIA Labs, Inc. VL812 Hub
Bus 001 Device 009: ID 0480:d010 Toshiba America Inc External Disk 3TB
Bus 001 Device 008: ID 0bc2:ab34 Seagate RSS LLC
Bus 001 Device 007: ID 0bc2:ab34 Seagate RSS LLC
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 2109:2812 VIA Labs, Inc. VL812 Hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0846:9014 NetGear, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 03f0:7212 Hewlett-Packard
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 1a40:0101 Terminus Technology Inc. Hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 1a40:0101 Terminus Technology Inc. Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

sudo lshw -C network

*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 02
serial: 00:24:8c:bc:10:83
size: 10Mbit/s
capacity: 1Gbit/s
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=half latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=MII speed=10Mbit/s
resources: irq:41 ioport:e800(size=256) memory:fafff000-faffffff memory:fafe0000-fafeffff memory:fbff0000-fbffffff

iwlist scan

eth0 Interface doesn’t support scanning.

lo Interface doesn’t support scanning.

Looks like you’ve done it again pooky and swapped it for another adapter with the same chip.

Someone over at Gentoo
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-1006508-start-0.html

suggests this driver might compile and work

IMHO Netgear wireless adapters have been a royal pain in Linux for as long as I can remember … it’s almost as though they specifically choose chips known to not work in Linux.

I did a little searching myself and found THIS

I wrote it down and took it to PCW and the guy looked through the website and he sold me the one I have got. Looks like I’ll be going back for a refund.

I’ve come up with a workaround, me and Mrs Pooky have just got new contract sims with unlimited data (with a 1Tb fair usage limit).
We can tether the desktop together of the mobiles.

It’s not the solution we were after but it’s a solution, so what would you mark this thread as, Mark!

Your call mate … I guess the issue in the title is solved, but it would also be nice to see a proper wireless solution

So you can eiter leave it open until you get a working wireless dongle
or
Close it, but preferably come back with an addendum when you get a working dongle

Your call pooky :wink:


If I were to guess, I’d guess you have version 3 not version 2 … I gather they changed the chip in version 3 of that dongle.

The only reason I got the EE WiFi and dongle was were currently between 2 properties and the one were at has no internet, the other one has Sky. The other property was Mrs pookys parents which was left to her in their will, which her sister is contesting, so we are still paying the rent for where we are currently.
When it’s all sorted, we wont need the wifi.

Wills … destroying family unity since the beginning of time ::slight_smile: