I'm running Linux Mint 15 Xfce on a Compaq Presario desktop from 2009. I can't seem to get the wifi working. Rather than ask a general question, here's a simple question:
$ iwlist wlan0 scanning
returns all the wireless networks available, that means that my wifi card is working?
So, if that's true, then the problem is that I'm just not setting it up properly, isn't that so?
I've tried to configure it using the tools that Mint provides -> Failure. I've tried to configure it the same way I configured my Slackware laptop -> Failure. ( My Slackware config parameters fail on Mint, even though it's the same network)
Looking over 2 or 3 unanswered questions on this site, I can see that others have had similar problems.
So, is it a mistake to try to set up a wireless connection on Mint by configuring files, rather than use their GUI wireless system (which seems not to work properly)? Does anyone know whether the Mint developers have set it up so that the usual Linux/Unix way of doing things is disabled (to make things easier for the user, no doubt).