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walo 02-17-2009 08:26 AM

Acer Aspire 6930 wifi with WIFI Link 5100 help please
 
hi! my father has just bougth a new acer aspire 6930 with an intel WIFI LINK 5100 wifi card. i started installing fedora 10, but i realised that the kernel did'nt recognise it.

After 2 weeks i decided to intall a newest version od fedora, Fedora 11 Alpha, and my wifi adapter started to shine (the led). NOw the kernel recognise it.

I get connected to my wireless network, and when i rebooted, i couldnt got connected against.

I've tried with mandriva one spring 2009 and the same.

any sugestions? is the kernel having any errors?

NOTE: i always see my wifi network, an the WEP password for the network is configured, but it does not connect. (i've tried with WICD and NETWORKMANAGER, but always the same)

THANKS!!!

Simon Bridge 02-17-2009 09:27 AM

Which distro are you using now?

Please tell us output of iwconfig.

Looking up your laptop:
http://www.linlap.com/wiki/acer+aspire+6930
... reports the wifi as i5100 - working with f10. Nothing special needed.

Note: enter

dmesg

to see the main log - look for mention of your wireless card.
you'll find most important error messages there too.

walo 02-17-2009 10:20 AM

hi, this is the result of typing dmesg into konsole:


X:2583 conflicting memory types d0000000-e0000000 write-combining<->uncached-minus
reserve_memtype failed 0xd0000000-0xe0000000, track write-combining, req write-combining
X:2802 freeing invalid memtype d0000000-e0000000
X:2583 conflicting memory types d0000000-e0000000 write-combining<->uncached-minus
reserve_memtype failed 0xd0000000-0xe0000000, track write-combining, req write-combining
X:2824 freeing invalid memtype d0000000-e0000000
netfilter PSD loaded - (c) astaro AG
IFWLOG: register target
iwlagn: index 0 not used in uCode key table.
psmouse.c: TouchPad at isa0060/serio4/input0 lost synchronization, throwing 3 bytes away.
hda-intel: IRQ timing workaround is activated for card #0. Suggest a bigger bdl_pos_adj.
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: PCI INT A disabled
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 19
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: restoring config space at offset 0x1 (was 0x100002, writing 0x100006)
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: irq 1274 for MSI/MSI-X
Registered led device: iwl-phy0:radio
Registered led device: iwl-phy0:assoc
Registered led device: iwl-phy0:RX
Registered led device: iwl-phy0:TX
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
iwlagn: index 0 not used in uCode key table.
wlan0: direct probe to AP 00:22:15:30:60:2b try 1
wlan0 direct probe responded
wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:22:15:30:60:2b
wlan0: authenticated
wlan0: associate with AP 00:22:15:30:60:2b
wlan0: RX AssocResp from 00:22:15:30:60:2b (capab=0x401 status=0 aid=1)
wlan0: associated
wlan0: direct probe to AP 00:c0:a8:b4:a3:88 try 1
wlan0 direct probe responded
wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:c0:a8:b4:a3:88
wlan0: authenticated
wlan0: associate with AP 00:c0:a8:b4:a3:88
wlan0: RX AssocResp from 00:c0:a8:b4:a3:88 (capab=0x411 status=0 aid=2)
wlan0: associated
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan0: link becomes ready
phy0: failed to restore operational channel after scan
phy0: failed to restore operational channel after scan
NET: Registered protocol family 17
iwlagn: index 0 not used in uCode key table.
psmouse.c: TouchPad at isa0060/serio4/input0 lost synchronization, throwing 2 bytes away.
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: PCI INT A disabled
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 19
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: restoring config space at offset 0x1 (was 0x100002, writing 0x100006)
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: irq 1274 for MSI/MSI-X
Registered led device: iwl-phy0:radio
Registered led device: iwl-phy0:assoc
Registered led device: iwl-phy0:RX
Registered led device: iwl-phy0:TX
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready




this is the result of iwconfig

[root@localhost angel]# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wmaster0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11abgn ESSID:"Walo-Wireless"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Tx-Power=15 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr=2352 B
Encryption key:6C61-7261-6361-6E6F-3132-3334-35 Security mode:open
Power Management:off
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0




any idea? i'm using now mandriva one 2009. with kde 4.2. but i've tried fedora 10 , ubuntu 8.10, fedora 11 alpha and ubuntu 9.04 alpha

walo 02-17-2009 11:09 AM

it seems that in linux mint 6 works, thanks

if i've any problem, i'll tell you

Simon Bridge 02-18-2009 01:17 AM

Cool - and the Ubuntu based distros do have more autodection/autoconfiguration. There is a price for this ... but when you start out it is nice not to struggle through custom configurations.

Note - Mint 6 is the older of the distros you tried ... sometimes the latest is not the best.
There is a bug against fedora and ubuntu with similar symptoms to yours - I'd hold off upgrading mint for a bit.
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...ux/+bug/286285

maddog42 07-10-2009 09:08 AM

I'm running Gentoo with the 2.6.31-rc2 kernel on my 6930G.

Make sure your access point is set up for 11b or 11g mode; I can't connect to my (SMC) access point in 11n mode with the iwlagn driver with or without encryption using the native intel 5100 chipset from my Gentoo build. I have the same behavior under Vista on this laptop - if I set the access point to 11n mmode only, I see it but never authenticate. As soon as I switch to 11g/n or 11b/g, everything works fine...

If I remember correctly, though, when I first bought it (~Oct 2008), I brought it up on the Kubuntu 8.10 beta, and the wifi worked ok...


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