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can't find asus wifi after wiping W10 for mint

Dave Stevens

my friend said sure go ahead and wipe windows 10 and install mint just
so you save my files and put them back on. all of that was routine and
worked ok except that the wifi quit. I plugged a little usb wifi radio
in and it was recognized and works fine. I've looked in dmidecode and
in dmesg for hints. in dmesg is this line:


 19.227601] input: Asus Wireless Radio Control as
/devices/LNXSYSTM:00/LNXSYBUS:00/ATK4002:00/input/input14

The manufacturer's model number is X555L.

after booting and when inserting the usb radio I get this in dmesg:

182.236130] usb 2-1: new high-speed USB device number 5 using xhci_hcd
[  182.384969] usb 2-1: New USB device found, idVendor=0bda,
idProduct=8179
[  182.384976] usb 2-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2,
SerialNumber=3
[  182.384979] usb 2-1: Product: 802.11n WLAN NIC
[  182.384983] usb 2-1: Manufacturer: Realtek
[  183.430520] cfg80211: Loading compiled-in X.509 certificates for
regulatory database
[  183.430786] cfg80211: Loaded X.509 cert 'sforshee:
00b28ddf47aef9cea7'
[  183.435667] r8188eu: module is from the staging directory, the
quality is unknown, you have been warned.
[  183.436901] Chip Version Info:
CHIP_8188E_Normal_Chip_TSMC_D_CUT_1T1R_RomVer(0)
[  183.462956] usbcore: registered new interface driver r8188eu
[  183.466950] r8188eu 2-1:1.0 wlx0013ef8a37a2: renamed from wlan0
[  183.491094] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlx0013ef8a37a2: link is not
ready
[  183.928176] MAC Address = 00:13:ef:8a:37:a2
[  183.929477] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlx0013ef8a37a2: link is not
ready
[  183.988651] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlx0013ef8a37a2: link is not
ready
[  186.737865] R8188EU: assoc success
[  187.746447] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlx0013ef8a37a2: link
becomes

which seems ordinary enough. But no on-board wifi, which was working
ok before.


Searching for "Asus Wireless Radio Control" gives one possible
relevant hit:

https://lwn.net/Articles/667892/ from 2015 but that does not suggest
anything to me.

ifconfig shows:
enp2s0    Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr f0:79:59:17:96:76
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:65536  Metric:1
          RX packets:6834 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:6834 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:1114001 (1.1 MB)  TX bytes:1114001 (1.1 MB)

wlx0013ef8a37a2 Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:13:ef:8a:37:a2
          inet addr:192.168.1.121  Bcast:192.168.1.255  
Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::653d:ca63:17ac:ad4d/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:98127 errors:0 dropped:3920 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:70831 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:95245983 (95.2 MB)  TX bytes:11717925 (11.7 MB)


where the bottom interface is the usb wifi.

uname -a
Linux soby-X555LA 4.15.0-46-generic #49~16.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Tue Feb 12
17:45:24 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux



Does anyone have a suggestion where to look? I've followed the
instructions for turning airplane mode on and off to no effect.


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Re: can't find asus wifi after wiping W10 for mint

Liam Proven
On Sun, 24 Mar 2019 at 23:55, <[hidden email]> wrote:

>
> Does anyone have a suggestion where to look? I've followed the
> instructions for turning airplane mode on and off to no effect.

Update the firmware. It's a bit of a long shot but worth a try.

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Re: can't find asus wifi after wiping W10 for mint

Peter Flynn
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On 24/03/2019 22:52, [hidden email] wrote:
>
> my friend said sure go ahead and wipe windows 10 and install mint just
> so you save my files and put them back on. all of that was routine and
> worked ok except that the wifi quit.

Oh dear. I'm sorry about that. Somewhere at the entrance to Linuxland
there should be a large sign which says never to do this with Asus. A
lot of their stuff is designed specifically to be Windows-only, and will
either never work with Linux or only after a few years when enough is
known about the devices for one of the driver gurus to be able to write
the necessary code.

As Liam said, it's possible that that has now happened, so a firmware
upgrade may fix the problem.

Asus machines should come with a warning label.

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Re: can't find asus wifi after wiping W10 for mint

Mike Marchywka
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>________________________________________
>From: ubuntu-users <[hidden email]> on behalf of Peter Flynn <[hidden email]>
>Sent: Sunday, March 24, 2019 7:17 PM
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>Subject: Re: can't find asus wifi after wiping W10 for mint
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>On 24/03/2019 22:52, [hidden email] wrote:
>>
>> my friend said sure go ahead and wipe windows 10 and install mint just
>> so you save my files and put them back on. all of that was routine and
>> worked ok except that the wifi quit.
>
>Oh dear. I'm sorry about that. Somewhere at the entrance to Linuxland
>there should be a large sign which says never to do this with Asus. A
>lot of their stuff is designed specifically to be Windows-only, and will
>either never work with Linux or only after a few years when enough is
>known about the devices for one of the driver gurus to be able to write
>the necessary code.


What ever happened with ndiswrapper? Can you wrap a 'dohs driver?


>
>As Liam said, it's possible that that has now happened, so a firmware
>upgrade may fix the problem.
>
>Asus machines should come with a warning label.
>
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Re: can't find asus wifi after wiping W10 for mint

Dave Stevens
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On Sun, 24 Mar 2019 23:57:41 +0100
Liam Proven <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Update the firmware. It's a bit of a long shot but worth a try.

yes, good. thanks!

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Dave Stevens
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On Mon, 25 Mar 2019 00:10:55 +0000
Mike Marchywka <[hidden email]> wrote:

> >
> >________________________________________
> >From: ubuntu-users <[hidden email]> on behalf
> >of Peter Flynn <[hidden email]> Sent: Sunday, March 24, 2019 7:17
> >PM To: [hidden email]
> >Subject: Re: can't find asus wifi after wiping W10 for mint
> >
> >On 24/03/2019 22:52, [hidden email] wrote:  
> >>
> >> my friend said sure go ahead and wipe windows 10 and install mint
> >> just so you save my files and put them back on. all of that was
> >> routine and worked ok except that the wifi quit.  
> >
> >Oh dear. I'm sorry about that. Somewhere at the entrance to Linuxland
> >there should be a large sign which says never to do this with Asus. A
> >lot of their stuff is designed specifically to be Windows-only, and
> >will either never work with Linux or only after a few years when
> >enough is known about the devices for one of the driver gurus to be
> >able to write the necessary code.  
>
>
> What ever happened with ndiswrapper? Can you wrap a 'dohs driver?

good point, I'll try the firmware first, that is pretty routine and
with a several years old machine it might work.

d

>
>
> >
> >As Liam said, it's possible that that has now happened, so a firmware
> >upgrade may fix the problem.
> >
> >Asus machines should come with a warning label.
> >
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Re: can't find asus wifi after wiping W10 for mint

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On Sun, Mar 24, 2019 at 4:19 PM Peter Flynn <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
:

>
> Oh dear. I'm sorry about that. Somewhere at the entrance to Linuxland
> there should be a large sign which says never to do this with Asus. A
> lot of their stuff is designed specifically to be Windows-only, and will
> either never work with Linux or only after a few years when enough is
> known about the devices for one of the driver gurus to be able to write
> the necessary code.
>
> As Liam said, it's possible that that has now happened, so a firmware
> upgrade may fix the problem.
>
> Asus machines should come with a warning label.
>
I only had one experience with an ASUS laptop.  I installed Xubuntu,
but it never worked properly.  In fact, I don't thik I ever got it to
boot.

I installed Mint and ti functioned for a few days, but ultimately I
gave up, bought an HP (which works just fine with Linux).  Then I
reinstalled Win 7 and sold the ASUS.  At a significant loss, I might
add, but just to have the cursed thing out of my sight was worth the
loss.

Their support group was totally unhelpful.

I'll never buy one of their machines, of any kind or configuration, again.

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Bob
** Reply to message from MR ZenWiz <[hidden email]> on Sun, 24 Mar 2019
19:34:08 -0700

> On Sun, Mar 24, 2019 at 4:19 PM Peter Flynn <[hidden email]> wrote:
> >
> :
> >
> > Oh dear. I'm sorry about that. Somewhere at the entrance to Linuxland
> > there should be a large sign which says never to do this with Asus. A
> > lot of their stuff is designed specifically to be Windows-only, and will
> > either never work with Linux or only after a few years when enough is
> > known about the devices for one of the driver gurus to be able to write
> > the necessary code.
> >
> > As Liam said, it's possible that that has now happened, so a firmware
> > upgrade may fix the problem.
> >
> > Asus machines should come with a warning label.
> >
> I only had one experience with an ASUS laptop.  I installed Xubuntu,
> but it never worked properly.  In fact, I don't thik I ever got it to
> boot.
>
> I installed Mint and ti functioned for a few days, but ultimately I
> gave up, bought an HP (which works just fine with Linux).  Then I
> reinstalled Win 7 and sold the ASUS.  At a significant loss, I might
> add, but just to have the cursed thing out of my sight was worth the
> loss.
>
> Their support group was totally unhelpful.
>
> I'll never buy one of their machines, of any kind or configuration, again.

I have an ASUS motherboard in a system that I am very happy with.  So I got an
ASUS laptop, big mistake, it is not expandable, I could not believe I could not
add more memory than the 4gb that is installed. For what it is worth It does
run Ubuntu without any problems.

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24 March 2019  at 15:52, [hidden email] wrote:
can't find asus wifi after wiping W (at least in part)

>all of that was routine and

Ok my Asus may be a bit older and runs Ubuntu (17.04 Aardvark for now), but
Wifi works fine, you may have hit an old problem that many may have thought
gone

The Wifi card could be a Broadcom (my card is a BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g])

could you try

Sudo lshw -c network

if it turns out to be a Broadcom it will (probably) work fine

post results, I have a script that sorts this,  many of my lappies have
Broadcom cards



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Liam Proven
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On Mon, 25 Mar 2019 at 07:07, Bob <[hidden email]> wrote:

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> I have an ASUS motherboard in a system that I am very happy with.

In the late 1990s ASUS was definitely one of the desktop motherboard
vendors of choice.

I rarely go near non-name-brand laptops, though.

I don't like HP or Dell laptops much. I have had 2 Toshibas, one of
which died quite spectacularly, the other of which was slightly
problematic for many years but did keep working until I sold it, over
a decade old.

I currently have a very Sony Vaio that I recently bought cheap. It's a
sub-netbook:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony_Vaio_P_series

(No, not subnotebook, they're common. This is an Atom netbook that's
about half the usual size.)

It won't boot Haiku or ReactOS. Win10 is too slow to be usable.
Xubuntu worked fine but was slow. Over the weekend, in bed with a bad
cold, I reformatted it with Devuan, which was hard work but it's now
working well.

All of which confirms my belief that Thinkpads are the only way to go.

>  So I got an
> ASUS laptop, big mistake, it is not expandable, I could not believe I could not
> add more memory than the 4gb that is installed.

That's shocking.


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