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Paolopd 09-01-2012 10:24 AM

Netgear WiFi Usb Connectors WNA3100
 
I am an user with Debian Stable version and I am try to use one pendrive to connect with my router Netgear DG834G v2, but I can't connect and here is what I have done:

Ok, we start again from scratch
-HARDAWARE:
  • Notebook: Acer Aspire 1640
    Router: Netgear DG834G
    Chiavetta Usb: Netgear WNA3100 Adapter N300
- SOFTWARE -
  • Linux: Debian kernel 2.6.32-5-686

The pendrive is recognized and the light is on, not blinking. The driver is installed:
Code:

bastho@debian:~$ sudo dmesg | grep bcmwlhigh5
    [sudo] password for bastho:
    [ 6296.601787] ndiswrapper: driver bcmwlhigh5 (Netgear,11/05/2009, 5.60.180.11) loaded
    [ 6297.216755] wlan0: ethernet device 2c:b0:5d:6f:7b:91 using NDIS driver: bcmwlhigh5, version: 0x53cb40b, NDIS version: 0x501, vendor: 'NDIS Network Adapter', 0846:9020.F.conf

Code:

    bastho@debian:~$ sudo iwconfig
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    pan0      no wireless extensions.
    wlan0    IEEE 802.11g  ESSID:"NETGEAR"
              Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.462 GHz  Access Point: 00:0F:B5:DA:48:D2 
              Bit Rate=54 Mb/s  Tx-Power:32 dBm 
              RTS thr:2347 B  Fragment thr:2346 B 
              Encryption key:off <------------------------don't understand why
              Power Management:off <-----------------  "          "            "
              Link Quality:82/100  Signal level:-43 dBm  Noise level:-96 dBm
              Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
              Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0  Missed beacon:0

Code:

    bastho@debian:~$ sudo iwlist scan
    lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.
    eth0      Interface doesn't support scanning.
    wlan0    Scan completed :
              Cell 01 - Address: 00:0F:B5:DA:48:D2
                        ESSID:"NETGEAR"
                        Protocol:IEEE 802.11g
                        Mode:Managed
                        Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
                        Quality:85/100  Signal level:-41 dBm  Noise level:-96 dBm                                                                                                     
                        Encryption key:on                                                                                                                                             
                        Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s                                                                                                           
                                  11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s                                                                                                         
                                  48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s                                                                                                                                   
    Extra:bcn_int=100                                                                                                                                             
        Extra:atim=0
        IE: WPA Version 1
        Group Cipher : TKIP
        Pairwise Ciphers (1) : TKIP
        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK

As you can see above everything appears to be right, but there is not connection with router. I have supposed that the problem is Kde Network Manager and for that reason I have removed and installed wicd, but in that case I get an error as while the wicd is looking to get connection with router it tells me that the password is incorrect (this is absurd, because the password is the same as I have in the wireless section of the router).
The last option is one doubt. I have niticed that my notbook has one wireless drive included in the hardware and I found this:
Code:

    bastho@debian:~$ sudo dmesg | grep Network
    [    7.863359] ipw2200: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200/2915 Network Driver, 1.2.2kmprq
    [    7.872899] ipw2200: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
    [    8.926009] wlan0: ethernet device 2c:b0:5d:6f:7b:91 using NDIS driver: bcmwlhigh5, version: 0x53cb40b, NDIS version: 0x501, vendor: 'NDIS Network Adapter', 0846:9020.F.conf
    [ 2503.868665] wlan0: ethernet device 2c:b0:5d:6f:7b:91 using NDIS driver: bcmwlhigh5, version: 0x53cb40b, NDIS version: 0x501, vendor: 'NDIS Network Adapter', 0846:9020.F.conf
    [ 6297.216755] wlan0: ethernet device 2c:b0:5d:6f:7b:91 using NDIS driver: bcmwlhigh5, version: 0x53cb40b, NDIS version: 0x501, vendor: 'NDIS Network Adapter', 0846:9020.F.conf

Therefore I suppose that maybe there is one conflict when there is a sharing access to the router between my pendrive and the wirless driver of the notebook. Am I right? Is there a way to disable this driver? Or could also be a problem for my debian version. Must I switch to Testing (wheezy?)
I really don't know what I can do for that problem...very frustated. :(

PS. I have read other 3d similar to my problem, exspacially what was suggested on this one, but no way, at all.

abrinister 09-01-2012 12:39 PM

So you have two network cards: the Intel one and the Netgear one, correct?

Why are you using ndiswrapper? There are Linux drivers for Broadcom cards.

Alex Brinister

Paolopd 09-01-2012 04:38 PM

Yes, I know, but not for my device that is a Broadcom 43231:

1) http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43
2) http://bcm43xx.berlios.de/
3) http://www.broadcom.com/products/Wir...-LAN-Solutions

In any part there is that product BCM43231, for that reason I have used ndiswrapper.

abrinister 09-01-2012 08:28 PM

Quote:

Encryption key:off <------------------------don't understand why
If you use WEP, then you could do:
Code:

iwconfig <interface> key <wepkey>
If you use WPA/2, look here on how to set up keys.

Or make your life easier and use netcfg.

Alex Brinister

jim_p 09-02-2012 12:50 AM

How does lsusb identify your card? Just in case...

Paolopd 09-02-2012 11:16 AM

This is what I have:

Code:

lsusb:
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 1bcf:000a Sunplus Innovation Technology Inc.
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0846:9020 NetGear, Inc. WNA3100(v1) Wireless-N 300 [Broadcom BCM43231]
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub


abrinister 09-02-2012 11:17 AM

Did you try what I posted before?

Alex Brinister

Paolopd 09-03-2012 03:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by abrinister (Post 4770667)
Did you try what I posted before?

Yes, I have wpa-psk in my router and the accesspoint is checked correctly.
In my distro I have used wpa_supplicant. I don't have tried with netcfg yet, because it doesn't exist in Sqeeze repository, but I 've installed wicd and it doesn't resolve anything. All these problems take me frustrated. What the hell I've bought!

abrinister 09-03-2012 06:51 AM

Netcfg should already be installed.

http://packages.debian.org/squeeze/netcfg

Alex Brinister

Paolopd 09-03-2012 09:42 AM

That's my sources list from the installation and searching with aptitude I don't find netcfg:
Code:

sabtho@debian:~$ sudo cat /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://ftp.it.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main
deb-src http://ftp.it.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main

deb http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                                                   
# squeeze-updates, previously known as 'volatile'                                                                                                                                 
deb http://ftp.it.debian.org/debian/ squeeze-updates main                                                                                                                         
deb-src http://ftp.it.debian.org/debian/ squeeze-updates main                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                                                   
# Debian Squeeze (testing)
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian squeeze main contrib non-free


abrinister 09-03-2012 10:49 AM

You are right, sorry for the misinformation. netcfg is part of the debian-installer metapackage. It shouldn't be installed on a normal sysetm.

That said, have you tried wpa_gui?

Alex Brinister

Paolopd 09-03-2012 05:30 PM

But do you think that the problem is on the network-manager???

jim_p 09-03-2012 11:09 PM

Can you switch the encyption to wep or disable it, so as to check if it can really connect?
I used to use ndiswrapper on my brother's old laptop and it did have problems with some encryption keys, eg it would not connect on wpa2.

Paolopd 09-04-2012 04:11 AM

Yes, I have done all the possibilities as I can, but no way.


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