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Title: Wireless Printer
Post by: Gordon on January 09, 2021, 04:19:11 PM
Hi folks
Still struggling with my printer and been doing loads of reading.
There in no wireless extension on enp2s15 and I have been trying to find out how to add one with no luck. my card is a Realtek RTL-8110SC/8169SC Gigabit Ethernet GA-MA69G-S3H.
The only thing I have managed to find so far is various people recommending removing the driver r6189 saying that it worked and it then appeared in " nmcli ".
My question Is that the best thing to do and if it doesn't work will I be able to reinstall it.
I have just updated to the latest kernel and done the latest update, read all the info and as usual have no idea what is being talked about  :D  :D
again help is required please and thank you
Title: Re: Wireless Printer
Post by: PackRat on January 09, 2021, 06:47:05 PM
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There in no wireless extension on enp2s15

The enp* is usually the hard wired interface not the wireless. What is the output of:

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ip addr
that will list your network interfaces.  You should see the lo (loopback) enp2s15 for the wired, and the wireless - usually begins with "wl"

Also use:

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lspci
to get a list of the network controllers.

Normally, if you uninstall a driver, you can reinstall it if needed. Especially if it's a debian package. If that is the fix for other users, it should work for you.
Title: Re: Wireless Printer
Post by: Gordon on January 10, 2021, 11:51:26 AM
Hi PackRat

Thanks for the reply
Here is the first
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ip addr
1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN group default qlen 1000
    link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
    inet 127.0.0.1/8 scope host lo
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
    inet6 ::1/128 scope host
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
2: enp2s15: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast state UP group default qlen 1000
    link/ether 00:1f:d0:57:a5:e9 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    inet 192.168.0.17/24 brd 192.168.0.255 scope global dynamic enp2s15
       valid_lft 86198sec preferred_lft 86198sec
    inet6 2a02:c7f:9025:f400:21f:d0ff:fe57:a5e9/64 scope global dynamic mngtmpaddr
       valid_lft 3227sec preferred_lft 3227sec
    inet6 fdc6:a69:3d9e:0:21f:d0ff:fe57:a5e9/64 scope global dynamic mngtmpaddr
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
    inet6 fe80::21f:d0ff:fe57:a5e9/64 scope link
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
and the second
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lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS690 Host Bridge
00:02.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Graphics Port 0)
00:12.0 SATA controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 Non-Raid-5 SATA
00:13.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 USB (OHCI0)
00:13.1 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 USB (OHCI1)
00:13.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 USB (OHCI2)
00:13.3 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 USB (OHCI3)
00:13.4 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 USB (OHCI4)
00:13.5 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 USB Controller (EHCI)
00:14.0 SMBus: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 14)
00:14.1 IDE interface: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 IDE
00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 PCI to LPC Bridge
00:14.4 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK107 [GeForce GT 740] (rev a1)
01:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation GK107 HDMI Audio Controller (rev a1)
02:07.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs EMU10k2/CA0100/CA0102/CA10200 [Sound Blaster Audigy Series] (rev 04)
02:07.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy Game Port (rev 04)
02:07.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Creative Labs SB Audigy FireWire Port (rev 04)
02:0e.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB23 IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
02:0f.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8110SC/8169SC Gigabit Ethernet (rev 10)
I can see the lo on the first one but nothing seem to mention wi as far as I can see and no idea what I am supposed to do

Title: Re: Wireless Printer
Post by: PackRat on January 10, 2021, 04:16:23 PM
No wireless ethernet device listed. Are you sure you have one? You'll need to get the firmware for it before you can use it.

Don't worry about the lo - that's the loopback interface (https://askubuntu.com/questions/247625/what-is-the-loopback-device-and-how-do-i-use-it) - virtual device on all linux machines.

Can you connect this printer via USB? At least get it working until you get the wireless figured out.
Title: Re: Wireless Printer
Post by: Gordon on January 11, 2021, 11:47:22 AM
Hi PackRat,

Yes e printer itself works via usb  but not the scanner part which is one of the reasons I am trying to get it working wireless to see if it works then.
Ceni can,t find any wireless connection either.
is there some firmware that i need to download from the repositories ?
Title: Re: Wireless Printer
Post by: PackRat on January 11, 2021, 01:51:09 PM
 You will need to know what brand your wireless card is before you get the firmware. There is nothing listed with those terminal commands. I assume you are not using wireless to connect to the internet.

Check your computer specs in the operator's manual or find the model online and read the specs there. Once you know the brand you can get the firmware package.
Title: Re: Wireless Printer
Post by: Gordon on January 11, 2021, 03:20:38 PM
Hi PackRat,

At the moment my PC is hardwired to the router.
The system info says that my Ethernet controller is a
Realtek Semiconductor Co., LTD RTL-8110SC/8169SC Gigabit Ethernet (rev 10)
I assume that is what you mean
Title: Re: Wireless Printer
Post by: PackRat on January 12, 2021, 01:22:48 AM
That ethernet controller is the one listed by the lspci command:

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02:0f.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8110SC/8169SC Gigabit Ethernet (rev 10)
So that's your wired network.

In the documentation for your specs you see something like:

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Wireless    Dell Wireless-N 1705 and Bluetooth 4.0
or something like this in your lspci -

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01:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter (rev 01)
If it's not in the specs for the computer, you probably don't have wireless. You would need to buy  a wireless network adapter of some sort.
Title: Re: Wireless Printer
Post by: Gordon on January 12, 2021, 11:35:19 AM
Hi PackRat

Thanks for the clarification

As far as I  can see I'm going to have to  buy a wireless card as i can't find any mention of wireless in the online manual or for that matter Bluetooth but i have a Bluetooth adapter so that's working anyway