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Title: wifi card [ SOLVED ]
Post by: Gordon on January 14, 2021, 11:48:55 AM
Hi Folks
I need a wifi card and am considering buying a " intel AX 200 M.2 fenvi pcie next gen wifi 6  card " has anyone got one and are the drivers available for this distro ? or can you recommend a wifi card
Title: Re: wifi card
Post by: VastOne on January 14, 2021, 02:32:28 PM
That card has had built in support into the kernel since kernel 5.1

Here is a review that talks about it working on linux

(https://imgur.com/NNSC88hl.png)
Title: Re: wifi card
Post by: Gordon on January 14, 2021, 02:43:34 PM
Hi VastOne,

Thanks for the reply and info.
I did try to find  out if it was in the distro but didn't realize that it was already built it in so now I can go ahead and buy it Cheers  :) :)
Title: Re: wifi card
Post by: Gordon on January 20, 2021, 07:40:58 PM
Ok Folks
I have myself the wifi card from fenvi which is installed but noy working. What else do you expect from me. The worst part is neither is my hardwired working either. Something has changed enp2s15 to enp3s15 and i can't locate where to change it back. As far as he wifi side of things go i have been doing loads of searching on the net and located loads of how to's but none of them seem to apply to our version of debian. A lot of the commands they say to use don't work on this version and i haven't managed to find any  site that has all of the commands that work. Lspci does find the card and i have tried to alter the sbin/network/interface by adding iface wlan0 inet dhcp or iface wifi inet dhcp and wpa_sub ? and .... sky..... + password which didn't work either. Will have a otherbash at trying again tomorrow. Ceni doesn't seem to find it by itself. Can i install wicd as it seemed to work previously?
Title: Re: wifi card
Post by: PackRat on January 21, 2021, 01:28:11 AM
You can use ceni to re-establish your wired connection.It will overwrite the /etc/network/interface file with the new ethernet designation.

Ceni should also be able to establish your wired connection.

What does:

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ip addr
output now? You should see the wireless. Normally it will be something like wlp1s0 not wlan0.

Have you set up a wireless network? You will need to access your router and give the wireless a name and password before you can connect.
Title: Re: wifi card
Post by: Gordon on January 21, 2021, 02:51:40 PM
Hi PackRat
All i get from ip addr is ( 1 ) lo and ( 2 ) enp3s15.
I've been reading up on ceni but not understanding it all as it mention scan but doesn't appear in ceni when i run it does that mean that I have to install a different version or something else
Title: Re: wifi card
Post by: PackRat on January 21, 2021, 07:06:42 PM
 What is your kernel version?

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uname -a
Your wireless card isn't showing up. If you have a pre 5.1 kernel, the support isn't built in. I don't know if there is an intel-firmware package for that card.

Get your wired connection working again? You will need to access your router and set up a wireless network. See your router's documentation for that.

Once your network and card are set up, you can use ceni to select the wireless card and go from on there. Scan for networks, select yours etc ....
Title: Re: wifi card
Post by: Gordon on January 21, 2021, 07:40:43 PM
Hi PacRat,
I did an upgrade a couple of days ago and if I remember correctly the kernel is 5.19.something but I'll check tomorrow.
I have a fenvi card and according to VastOne  the driver is inbuilt. My router is provided by SKY and I don't know if I can access it. I'll  try to get the wired network working tomorrow and see how it goes.
Title: Re: wifi card
Post by: Gordon on January 22, 2021, 12:19:17 PM
Hi PackRat
Just checked up on the kernal version and this is
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5.10.0-1-amd64 #SMP Debian 5.10.4-1 ( 2012-12-31 ) x86_64/linux
Title: Re: wifi card
Post by: Gordon on January 22, 2021, 02:49:24 PM
Hi

ip addr not even finding enp2s15 now

Massive help needed now. Only solution yhat I can think of mow is a complete reinstall
Title: Re: wifi card
Post by: PackRat on January 22, 2021, 05:50:24 PM
If you remove the fenvi card, do you get your ethernet back? You may have a bad card messing everything up.
Title: Re: wifi card
Post by: Gordon on January 22, 2021, 10:26:59 PM
Hi PackRat
No I don't get the network back.
Title: Re: wifi card
Post by: PackRat on January 23, 2021, 01:54:56 AM
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ip addr not even finding enp2s15 now

It only shows the loopback interface?

Does -

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lspci
recognize the ethernet card being there?

Title: Re: wifi card
Post by: Gordon on January 23, 2021, 11:25:11 AM
Hi PackRat
Yes lspci does recognise that the card is present, at least I think it does.
The line says ( 02:00.0 network controler : intel corporation Wi -Fi 6 AX200 ( rev 1a ) )
Title: Re: wifi card
Post by: PackRat on January 23, 2021, 03:53:00 PM
That's the wifi card.
Does lspci no longer see your eternet card - this one

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02:0f.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8110SC/8169SC Gigabit Ethernet (rev 10)
That wifi card may be messing you up - bad card or something.

1. Remove that wifi card and make sure the ethernet card is properly seated
2. Edit you /etc/network/interfaces file so that only the loopback interface remains. The file will look like:

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# The loopback network interface
auto lo                         
iface lo inet loopback

3. Reboot (you may or may not have internet/network) and re-run ceni with the wired interface and see if you get your internet/networking back.
Title: Re: wifi card
Post by: Gordon on January 23, 2021, 06:21:01 PM
Hi PackRat
Sorry to say that didn't work
Lspci new that the card had been removed also
Title: Re: wifi card
Post by: PackRat on January 23, 2021, 08:24:13 PM
Not sure what happened to you.

Should you go the reinstall route, get both network cards installed and connect with the wired ethernet. Boot the live image and see if lspci at least finds both cards. I don't know if the kernel will be new enough for the wifi card to work. If everything is working you can reinstall and the upgrade should get the newer kernel that will have support for your wifi.
Title: Re: wifi card
Post by: Gordon on January 24, 2021, 05:50:39 PM
Hi PackRat
Well I finally got the wired network working  so tomorrow I will do a reinstall and see if that sorts out the wifi card.
Title: Re: wifi card
Post by: VastOne on January 24, 2021, 05:56:37 PM
Before doing a reinstall I would investigate if it is a module or mod pak of some kind that may be not installed.. Let me research this a bit later today
Title: Re: wifi card
Post by: Gordon on January 24, 2021, 07:17:22 PM
Hi VastOne
 Ok will do. Won't do anything else till you post again  :)
Title: Re: wifi card
Post by: VastOne on January 24, 2021, 08:07:55 PM
We need to make sure firmware-iwlwifi is installed : Run this

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sudo apt-get install firmware-iwlwifi

If it is then check out this page for more detail and info (https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005511/wireless.html)

Get back with us if you need a hand with installing from a tar file
Title: Re: wifi card
Post by: Gordon on January 25, 2021, 11:22:54 AM
Hi VastOne

I ran the command and this is the reply
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Err:1 http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian sid/non-free amd64 firmware-iwlwifi all 20201022-1
  404  Not Found [IP: 141.76.2.4 80]
E: Failed to fetch http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/non-free/f/firmware-nonfree/firmware-iwlwifi_20201022-1_all.deb  404  Not Found [IP: 141.76.2.4 80]
Back again
Just done an upgrade to 5.10.0-2-amd64.
ran the command again and it installed the firmware.
while I'm on i alerted the network interface and added a line
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allow-hotplug enp2s15
which then let me onto my wired connection, don't know if I should have or not but it seems to have worked. now to try my new card again
Title: Re: wifi card
Post by: Gordon on January 25, 2021, 01:11:15 PM
Hi Folks
Still no luck in geting it working. It knows that the card is there but won't connect on either wired or wieless if they are both plugged in or if I disconnect the wired line.
The command iw wlp2s0 info gives
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Interface wlp2s0
Ifindex 3
Wdev 9x1
Addr 9c:fc:e8:f3:1c:22
Type managed
Wiphy 0
Tx power 0.00 dBm
Multicast TXQ:qsz-byt qsz-pkt flows drops marks overlmt hashcol tx-byts tx-packets
All with 0 beneath them
No idea what else to try.
Added wlp2s0 to the network interfaces folder configured to init dhcp
Title: Re: wifi card
Post by: VastOne on January 25, 2021, 03:42:06 PM
Post the contents of file /etc/network/interface please

Also, what does ceni show?  I know it may seem as if ceni is not showing a way to configure it, but when you run ceni it should show your two cards on the right hand lower side of the app.. If you select wlp2s0 and hit enter you should be able to modify it as long as you have the wifi information needed

Are you able to install wicd now and use it to configure since you have used it before?
Title: Re: wifi card
Post by: VastOne on January 25, 2021, 03:44:53 PM
Also you most likely will not see both working at the same time.. You must have either or connected and not both at the same time, Debian is not smart enough to arc both together as one without special commands
Title: Re: wifi card
Post by: Gordon on January 25, 2021, 04:26:49 PM
Hi VastOne

First of all I have been doing loads of reading about Ceni and am completely baffled as what the how to says and snap shots show are the same as what I get when I launch it
Right etc/network/interfaces
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auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
allow-hotplug eth0

allow-hotplug enp2s15



# The primary network interface
iface eth0 inet dhcp

iface enp2s15 inet dhcp

# iface wlp1s0 init dhcp

Ceni

I hashed out the wlp2s0 to get onto the net, although I don't know if I needed to

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┌ Network Interfaces ──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┐
│                                                                              │
│   Choose a network interface to configure:                                   │
│                                                                              │
│ ┌ Hardware interfaces ─────────────────────────────────────────────────────┐ │
│ │- no values -                                                             │ │
│ │                                                                          │ │
│ │                                                                          │ │
│ │                                                                          │ │
│ └──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘ │
│ ┌ Interface Actions ─────────────────────┐┌ Logical interfaces ────────────┐ │
│ │ Configure new logical interface ...    ││ enp2s15                        │ │
│ │ Configure all wpa-roam mappings ...    ││ eth0                           │ │
│ │                                        ││                                │ │
│ │                                        ││                                │ │
│ └────────────────────────────────────────┘└────────────────────────────────┘ │
│                              ┌──────────┐                                    │
│                              │[  Exit  ]│                                    │
│                              └──────────┘                                    │
│                                                                              │
│                                                                              │
│                                                                              │
│                                                                              │
└──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘

I will download and install wicd and see how that goes  :)
Title: Re: wifi card
Post by: Gordon on January 25, 2021, 04:33:26 PM
Hi VastOne
Am unable to download install wicd is now obsolete
Title: Re: wifi card
Post by: VastOne on January 25, 2021, 05:24:42 PM
Wait... So lspci is no longer showing the wlp1s0 card?

ceni should be showing it on the bottom right half no matter what

And so you know, whatever has changed in ceni, that no longer shows anything in the top portion, is what I was referring to earlier.. the only way you can configure now from ceni is selecting what is in the bottom right portion.. But if it is not even there, it is impossible

I am concerned that with the right firmware installed and correct kernel why this is not showing in ceni
Title: Re: wifi card
Post by: PackRat on January 25, 2021, 06:36:32 PM
Unless ceni is also depracated now. May need to go with NetworkManager and nm-applet.

@gordon - how many network cards do you have attached to this computer? You are showing both the older eth0 and newer enp2s15 designations in your /etc/network/interfaces file. Usually not done that way.

Post the current output of "lspci" and "ip addr".
Title: Re: wifi card
Post by: PackRat on January 25, 2021, 06:39:23 PM
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I hashed out the wlp2s0 to get onto the net, although I don't know if I needed to

So you could set up a wireless network on your router?
Title: Re: wifi card
Post by: Gordon on January 25, 2021, 08:36:48 PM
Hi PackRat

No couldn't set it up as it wouldn't connect. I have an idea what the router name and password are but it won't let me set them. That s to say I dont know what to do or find out where I can ediit them.
Iwconfig does find the card and come up with a load of info but I haven't found where I can edit them or how to
Title: Re: wifi card
Post by: PackRat on January 25, 2021, 08:55:47 PM
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My router is provided by SKY

So the router is owned by your internet provider? You may need to get with them about setting up a wireless connection.
Title: Re: wifi card
Post by: Gordon on January 27, 2021, 02:22:19 PM
Hi PackRat
Been in contact wit SKY but no use could not help or didn't want to. Can't find out ip address or anthing else from them. Only concerned  about providing broadband and nothing else
Title: Re: wifi card
Post by: PackRat on January 27, 2021, 03:53:32 PM
That was nice of them.....not!

When you get your wired network back up and running, you can run this command from a terminal:

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ip route | grep default
That will give results similar to:

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default via 192.168.0.1 dev wlan0
That ip address is your router/gateway. Don't actually post the results, but once you have that ip address and your wireless card recognized, it's straightforward to set up the wireless network. What brand is the modem? You can check their site for the model number and there should be a step-by-step How To. Or at least the operators manual.
Title: Re: wifi card
Post by: VastOne on January 27, 2021, 03:58:37 PM
Quick question Gordon.. Is there anything in this place already connecting to a wifi setup? A phone or tablet or laptop perhaps?
Title: Re: wifi card
Post by: PackRat on January 27, 2021, 04:11:56 PM
^ this; good question.

Gordon, I am assuming you have a physical router in your home and are set up something like:

Computer ---> Router ---> Modem ---> Internet.

Someone with a similar issue did not actually have the hardware, his isp only allowed the modem and controlled the rest.
Title: Re: wifi card
Post by: VastOne on January 27, 2021, 04:35:19 PM
^ this; good question.

Gordon, I am assuming you have a physical router in your home and are set up something like:

Computer ---> Router ---> Modem ---> Internet.

Someone with a similar issue did not actually have the hardware, his isp only allowed the modem and controlled the rest.

This is why in my area we tell the ISP's to shut the wifi completely down on their modems and we handle the wifi with our routers, because theirs are known disasters

I am concerned that lspci is not showing this card.. and if it is not I am further concerned that it is a firmware issue... to be clear also, ceni has changed in such a way that it appears not to see anything but it is completely different now. Below is a screenshot of what you see now. Notice how it says No Value under Hardware Interfaces? But I can go to the logical interface of eth0 and select it there and ceni works as it always has giving the options to reconfigure it

(https://imgur.com/JdvvazXl.png)
Title: Re: wifi card
Post by: Gordon on January 28, 2021, 03:27:16 PM
Hi VastOne, PackRat
Yes there are several items connected to my WiFi.
There are Samsung phone ,two Samsung tablets and an iPhone 8 plus several other items when the grand children are here, all have no problem
My router is provided by SKY.
That is the screen I get when I run Ceni. the only difference is when I have the WiFi card in I get wlp2s0 in place of enp2s15
Title: Re: wifi card
Post by: VastOne on January 28, 2021, 03:48:50 PM
Gordon, do you mean your modem is provided by SKY? 

My setup:

Computer --> My Router (handles all wifi) --> My Internet Service Provider (Spectrum) Modem --> Internet

In that scenario and just like you, the only thing I can do with the Spectrum / Sky modem is turn it off or on

Now one thing I cannot get clear.. Why is it that you cannot have both the wifi card and ethernet together on the same pc at the same time?  There shouldn't be a network conflict with either until both were configured but from a hardware setup they should be able to both be installed until that setup

Is it that each require the same slot in the computer? If that is not the case, there should be no reason why both cannot be installed at the same time

Now that you have confirmed that we you have wifi setup on other phones and tablets, we should be able to get you going using even ceni now .. We are going to need the settings for wifi connectivity from one of those devices , the name of the wifi and it's password to connect to it

Now we need that card installed so that ceni can see it and you connected to the internet and access to VSIDO from another device so we can walk you through it ..   
Title: Re: wifi card
Post by: Gordon on January 28, 2021, 04:24:58 PM
Hi VastOne
Yes my router/modem is provided by SKY.
I have only one WiFi card on my computer, the one that I  have just bought. the wired connection is built into the motherboard. The only other cards I have are a graphics card and an audio card.
here is my latest lspci output.
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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
00:14.3 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 don't know why both won't work at the same time but if both are connected neither of them works, I have to take the WiFi card out to get the wired one to connect to the internet.
No idea how to find out the WiFi name and password the other things use
Title: Re: wifi card
Post by: PackRat on January 28, 2021, 05:34:24 PM
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There are Samsung phone ,two Samsung tablets and an iPhone 8 plus several other items when the grand children are here, all have no problem

Are they connected to the wireless service provided by your cell phone service? That wifi is usually different from the wifi provided by your isp/ router. I have Verizon cell service that the phones and ipad use. The wireless on my router that the computers use, I set up myself; the isp is Atlantic Broadband.

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I don't know why both won't work at the same time but if both are connected neither of them works, I have to take the WiFi card out to get the wired one to connect to the internet.

That sounds like a BIOS issue. How old is this computer, and what brand/model.
Title: Re: wifi card
Post by: VastOne on January 28, 2021, 05:42:10 PM
Gordon, can you please put the wifi card in and do an lspci, capture the information and then get back connected and send the info?
Title: Re: wifi card
Post by: Gordon on January 30, 2021, 11:39:26 AM
Hi PackRat, Vastone

Sorry for not getting back yesterday, was rather busy.
No not connected by cell phone provider.
age of computer bios date 3/3/2008, so I have had this board at least from then

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spci
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)
00:04.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Device 7914
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
00:14.3 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)
02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (rev 1a)
03:07.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs EMU10k2/CA0100/CA0102/CA10200 [Sound Blaster Audigy Series] (rev 04)
03:07.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy Game Port (rev 04)
03:07.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Creative Labs SB Audigy FireWire Port (rev 04)
03:0e.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB23 IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
03:0f.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8110SC/8169SC Gigabit Ethernet (rev 10)

i have been wondering if
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02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (rev 1a)
and
03:0f.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8110SC/8169SC Gigabit Ethernet (rev 10)

are conflicting with each other and if they are can I delete or somehow stop the realtek  line from working without causing any problems
Title: Re: wifi card
Post by: VastOne on January 30, 2021, 05:01:57 PM
First run ceni and post post a screenshot or diagram of what is there, then unplug the ethernet cable post the screenshot of what you see?
Title: Re: wifi card
Post by: Gordon on January 30, 2021, 08:53:44 PM
Hi VastOne

Both versions of Ceni appear the same
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┌ Network Interfaces ──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┐
│                                                                              │
│   Choose a network interface to configure:                                   │
│                                                                              │
│ ┌ Hardware interfaces ─────────────────────────────────────────────────────┐ │
│ │- no values -                                                             │ │
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Title: Re: wifi card
Post by: VastOne on January 30, 2021, 11:18:47 PM
Based on that information, we should be able to get you going but we will need to know the wifi access information...

When your grandkids come over, do they or did they ever have to get wifi password from you or is it setup that anyone in your house can get free wifi?

To get the name of your wifi access point should be easy with a cell phone.. Just go into the Network / wifi settings on the phone and select wifi and it should show you the wifi network that you all connect to.. that is the name we need
Title: Re: wifi card
Post by: Gordon on January 31, 2021, 11:43:52 AM
Hi VastOne

My router's name is SKY4.... and I know what the password is
Forgot to add that everyone has to login using the router's name and password
Title: Re: wifi card
Post by: VastOne on February 01, 2021, 09:32:14 PM
All right Gordon, let's get this solved..

First of all I used this page to siolve this (https://wiki.debian.org/WiFi/HowToUse#Using_IWD)

I had a wireless card that I inserted and ran into some of the same issues you were... Assuming you have both Ethernet and the wireless card still installed this is what you should run this first in terminal

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iw dev
and it should show something similar to this (this is what mine shows) but with your wlp2s0

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phy#0
Interface wlan0
ifindex 3
wdev 0x1
addr 00:12:17:66:73:91
ssid VastOne
type managed
channel 6 (2437 MHz), width: 20 MHz (no HT), center1: 2437 MHz
txpower 20.00 dBm

Next (and as long as that is there) let's run this

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sudo medit /etc/network/interfaces
and add this and save it

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# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The primary network interface
allow-hotplug enp2s15
#iface enp2s15 inet dhcp

# The wifi network interface
allow-hotplug wlp2s0
iface wlp2s0 inet dhcp
        wpa-ssid SKY4
        wpa-psk YOURPASSWORDFORSKY4

A couple of things about this ... this setup will not let your primary network load the enp2s15 as a network but we can still see it in ceni and with network commands, this is fine.. If you ever need to go back to the ethernet, just pop back on here and I will show you how

If you have this setup just like this and you have the correct password added, you should be able to reboot into your wifi setup

I am setup and connected now on wifi doing what I just laid out for you...

let me know how it goes
Title: Re: wifi card
Post by: Gordon on February 02, 2021, 10:52:20 AM
Hi VastOne

Thanks for that, I can now connect wireless to the net  :) :)
Title: Re: wifi card [ solved ]
Post by: Gordon on February 02, 2021, 10:57:34 AM
Hi PackRat , VastOne
Thank you both for all your help in solving my problem with the internet. It is very much appreciated.
I still have another problem but I will try again to sort it out myself. Wish me luck and again thanks for all your assistance  :) :)
Title: Re: wifi card [ solved ]
Post by: VastOne on February 02, 2021, 04:32:56 PM
Hi PackRat , VastOne
Thank you both for all your help in solving my problem with the internet. It is very much appreciated.
I still have another problem but I will try again to sort it out myself. Wish me luck and again thanks for all your assistance  :) :)

I may have just got in RatMan's way on the way to getting this solved..

Glad you got it sorted... Cheers
Title: Re: wifi card [ SOLVED ]
Post by: PackRat on February 02, 2021, 06:13:56 PM
No problem. It's all good.