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overthere 03-18-2010 11:33 AM

Fedora 12 and Intel WiFi 5100 not working
 
I upgraded to Fedora 12 and lost the connection to the INTEL WireLess WiFi Link 5100 card. Also, when I plug in an Ethernet cable and fire up Firefox and try to add a second tab to the display the Ethernet connection disconnects.

The following is information on my computer -

/sbin/lspci -vnn

0e:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Wireless WiFi Link 5100 [8086:4232]
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:1201]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 31
Memory at f2100000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
Capabilities: [c8] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [d0] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
Capabilities: [e0] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
Capabilities: [140] Device Serial Number 00-22-fa-ff-ff-2f-d9-8e
Kernel driver in use: iwlagn
Kernel modules: iwlagn

14:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8168] (rev 02)
Subsystem: COMPAL Electronics Inc Device [14c0:0031]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 30
I/O ports at 4000 [size=256]
Memory at f2010000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=4K]
Memory at f2000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=64K]
[virtual] Expansion ROM at f2020000 [disabled] [size=64K]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [50] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/2 Maskable- 64bit+
Capabilities: [70] Express Endpoint, MSI 01
Capabilities: [b0] MSI-X: Enable- Count=2 Masked-
Capabilities: [d0] Vital Product Data
Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
Capabilities: [140] Virtual Channel
Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
Kernel driver in use: r8169
Kernel modules: r8169

Regards

business_kid 03-19-2010 05:13 AM

The firefox error is weird. But don't use eth0 & wlan0 together unless you are sure no network switching is set in the bios. Often, using the nic will turn off wifi and vice versa. Even tweaking it on startup is sometimes enough to lose you wifi.

overthere 03-20-2010 10:23 AM

Thanks. I'll keep working on stuff and hopefully post a nifty update/reply soon.

business_kid 03-21-2010 04:59 AM

The basic process for an open network by hand is
ifconfig wlan0 up
iwlist wlan0 scan and copy themac address of your intended AP
iwconfig essid<your_essid> ap <mac address>

At his point you should see "associated" in the first few lines of the iwconfig wlan0 o/p

Then go for dhcp.
Let us know where you come unstuck.

lupusarcanus 03-21-2010 05:42 AM

Also, it may be useful to note that many wireless Intel cards use proprietary drivers to run.

I am not sure if it's quite the problem you are having or not, or if this applies to your card, but it's useful to know since Fedora follows strict license policies.

overthere 03-27-2010 10:14 AM

update on stuff
 
Hey,

The iwlist wlan0 scan returns -

wlan0 Scan completed :
Cell 01 - Address: 00:13:46:AA:76:74
Channel:6
Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
Quality=70/70 Signal level=-33 dBm
Encryption key:on
ESSID:"DI-624_WIRELESS"
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
12 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
Bit Rates:9 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
Mode:Master
Extra:tsf=0000003ab7246036
Extra: Last beacon: 385ms ago
IE: Unknown: 000F44492D3632345F574952454C455353
IE: Unknown: 010882848B960C183048
IE: Unknown: 030106
IE: Unknown: DD0600032F010001
IE: Unknown: 2A0100
IE: Unknown: 32041224606C
IE: Unknown: DD0900037F010100170000
IE: Unknown: DD0C00037F0201010A0002A34000
IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101000003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00

The iwconfig return is -
iwconfig essid<"DI-624_WIRELESS"> ap<00:13:46:AA:76:74>
bash: syntax error near unexpected token `newline'

I'm not sure what that means.

Then an iwconfig wlan0 returns
wlan0 IEEE 802.11abgn ESSID:""
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Tx-Power=15 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:off
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

On a side note, using the Gnome menu shows the following -
system ; preferences ; startup applications ; network manager

command 'nm-applet --sm-disable

My mistake reporting the ethernet connection not working - it does work. It's firefox that shuts down if I try to open more than one tab. Opera seems to work OK.

Regards

business_kid 03-28-2010 05:53 AM

iwconfig essid<"DI-624_WIRELESS"> ap<00:13:46:AA:76:74>">

Sorry for confusion; my bad.
remove all the < & > from the line, and add in wlan0

iwconfig wlan0 essid "DI-624_WIRELESS" ap 00:13:46:AA:76:74

IO don't know if the "" are necessary around the essid.

overthere 05-09-2010 11:51 AM

Hey,
The following is the latest attempt to activate things -

root@Georges David]# ifconfig wlan0 up
[root@Georges David]# iwconfig wlan0 essid "DI-624_WIRELESS" ap 00:13:46:AA:76:74
[root@Georges David]# iwconfig wlan0 essid DI-624_WIRELESS ap 00:13:46:AA:76:74
[root@Georges David]#

The wireless netwrok icon shows 'device not ready'.

Regards

business_kid 05-10-2010 04:38 AM

Shut whatever network manager that is running. There's nothing ore confusing than two things trying to set up the same card. Let's try it the long way by hand

ifconfig wlan0 up
ifconfig (should show details of wlan0)
iwconfig (should show details of wlan0)
iwlist wlan0 scan |less (should see your base and perhaps other channels. copy your ap mac address)
If you have wpa_encryption, do check that your psk has been run through wpa_passphrase - man wpa_passphrase & man wpa_supplicant.conf. If you need that a line try
wpa_supplicant -B -c/etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf -iwlan0 -Dwext
then
iwconfig wlan0 essid DI-624_WIRELESS ap 00:13:46:AA:76:74

Now you're not getting online, so you won't get that far. Tell us what command gives the error.

overthere 05-11-2010 08:02 PM

Hi,

wpa_supplicant -B -c/etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf -iwlan0 -Dwext

wpa_supplicant: error while loading shared libraries: libssl.so.8: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory


I've had trouble updating software, and I tried using yum and am getting a similar error message

yum check -update

There was a problem importing one of the Python modules
required to run yum. The error leading to this problem was:

libssl.so.8: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

In the lib subdirectory there is no libssl.so.8 file so I tried

yum install libssl.so.8

There was a problem importing one of the Python modules
required to run yum. The error leading to this problem was:

libssl.so.8: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Please install a package which provides this module, or
verify that the module is installed correctly.

It's possible that the above module doesn't match the
current version of Python, which is:
2.6.2 (r262:71600, Aug 21 2009, 12:22:21)
[GCC 4.4.1 20090818 (Red Hat 4.4.1-6)]

I'm not sure how to get the libssl.so.8 file downloaded and installed.

Regards

business_kid 05-12-2010 05:07 AM

libssl is probably part of the openssh package. If yum won't run, get your install cd and try to install openssh from your install cd using rpm -ivh openssh-whatever.rpm

I also have a libssl in the 32 bit libs (this is a 64 bit box) and you may need a 32 bit version if you are in a similar spot. That one came in a general aaa-elflibs32. You might have something similar

overthere 05-13-2010 11:56 AM

Hey

I went to the kindly folks at
http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat...ch/libssl.so.8

and downloaded the file
Fedora/i386/os/Packages/openssl-0.9.8k-1.fc11.i686.rpm

The file is now located on a thumb drive -
Erickson/libssl/openssl-0.9.8k-1.fc11.i686.rpm

I would like to try to install the file to the subdirectory "lib"

Could you provide a script to install?

Regards

lupusarcanus 05-13-2010 12:14 PM

It's an rpm. Install it with the Package Manager...

overthere 09-10-2010 07:48 PM

It seems that the problem was with the settings for the D-Link wireless router and had nothing to do with Fedora 12 or the wireless card. Thanks for your patience and time.


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