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Old 11-17-2009, 06:39 PM   #1
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Gloria with b43legacy 4306 dell wireless not working.


My wireless card seemed to be recognized and I enabled the b43 legacy driver. It seems to see my SSID, but will not connect. I ran a script to provide you with, what's hopefully useful information (below). Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm running WPA2 with MAC address-limiting (that is only those MAC addresses will be allowed). My system is dual boot, and the wireless works in windows, so I know the MAC address is registered correctly.

Code:
============ lspci ============
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to I/O Controller [8086:3340] (rev 03)
	Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
	Kernel modules: intel-agp
00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to AGP Controller [8086:3341] (rev 03)
	Kernel modules: shpchp
00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:24c2] (rev 01)
	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:24c4] (rev 01)
	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:24c7] (rev 01)
	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:24cd] (rev 01)
	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev 81)
	Kernel modules: shpchp
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:24cc] (rev 01)
	Kernel modules: iTCO_wdt, intel-rng
00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE Controller [8086:24ca] (rev 01)
	Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller [8086:24c5] (rev 01)
	Kernel driver in use: Intel ICH
	Kernel modules: snd-intel8x0
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon RV250 [Mobility FireGL 9000] [1002:4c66] (rev 02)
	Kernel modules: radeonfb
02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5705M Gigabit Ethernet [14e4:165d] (rev 03)
	Kernel driver in use: tg3
	Kernel modules: tg3
02:01.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ711EC1 SmartCardBus Controller [1217:7113] (rev 20)
	Kernel driver in use: yenta_cardbus
	Kernel modules: yenta_socket
02:01.1 CardBus bridge [0607]: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ711EC1 SmartCardBus Controller [1217:7113] (rev 20)
	Kernel driver in use: yenta_cardbus
	Kernel modules: yenta_socket
02:03.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4320] (rev 02)
	Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
	Kernel modules: ssb

============ lsusb ============
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
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

============ lsmod ============
Module                  Size  Used by
rfkill_input           12800  0 
binfmt_misc            16776  1 
radeon                342816  2 
drm                    96296  3 radeon
bridge                 56340  0 
stp                    10500  1 bridge
bnep                   20224  2 
lp                     17156  0 
joydev                 18368  0 
arc4                    9856  2 
ecb                    10752  2 
snd_intel8x0           37532  3 
snd_ac97_codec        112292  1 snd_intel8x0
ac97_bus                9856  1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm_oss            46336  0 
snd_mixer_oss          22656  1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm                82948  3 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
b43legacy             127004  0 
pcmcia                 44748  0 
snd_seq_dummy          10756  0 
snd_seq_oss            37760  0 
mac80211              217208  1 b43legacy
snd_seq_midi           14336  0 
snd_rawmidi            29696  1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event     15104  2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq                56880  6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_timer              29704  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device         14988  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
cfg80211               38032  1 mac80211
psmouse                61972  0 
led_class              12036  1 b43legacy
yenta_socket           32396  4 
rsrc_nonstatic         19328  1 yenta_socket
pcmcia_core            43540  3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
ppdev                  15620  0 
serio_raw              13316  0 
dcdbas                 15264  0 
pcspkr                 10496  0 
snd                    62628  16 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
soundcore              15200  1 snd
snd_page_alloc         16904  2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
iTCO_wdt               19108  0 
iTCO_vendor_support    11652  1 iTCO_wdt
input_polldev          11912  1 b43legacy
intel_agp              34108  1 
agpgart                42696  2 drm,intel_agp
shpchp                 40212  0 
video                  25360  0 
output                 11008  1 video
parport_pc             40100  1 
parport                42220  3 lp,ppdev,parport_pc
ssb                    41220  1 b43legacy
tg3                   131204  0 
fbcon                  46112  0 
tileblit               10752  1 fbcon
font                   16384  1 fbcon
bitblit                13824  1 fbcon
softcursor              9984  1 bitblit

============ dmesg-firmware ============
[   24.144107] b43legacy ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43legacy/ucode4.fw
[   24.222715] b43legacy ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43legacy/pcm4.fw
[   24.240274] b43legacy ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43legacy/b0g0initvals2.fw
[   24.368049] b43legacy-phy0: Loading firmware version 0x127, patch level 14 (2005-04-18 02:36:27)

============ kernel version ============
2.6.28-11-generic

============ ifconfig ============
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:14:22:ce:00:da  
          inet addr:192.168.1.68  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::214:22ff:fece:da/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:16658 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:15108 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:22562666 (22.5 MB)  TX bytes:1373721 (1.3 MB)
          Interrupt:11 

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:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:12 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:12 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:720 (720.0 B)  TX bytes:720 (720.0 B)

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:90:4b:2e:52:ae  
          inet6 addr: fe80::290:4bff:fe2e:52ae/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:1 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:108 (108.0 B)

wmaster0  Link encap:UNSPEC  HWaddr 00-90-4B-2E-52-AE-32-61-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00  
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING 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)


============ iwconfig ============
wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:""  
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.417 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated   
          Tx-Power=20 dBm   
          Retry min limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr=2352 B   
          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
=========== iwlist wlan0 scanning ========
wlan0     Scan completed :
          Cell 01 - Address: 00:1F:33:DD:97:5A
                    ESSID:"Valhalla"
                    Mode:Master
                    Channel:2
                    Frequency:2.417 GHz (Channel 2)
                    Quality=65/100  Signal level:-61 dBm  Noise level=-67 dBm
                    Encryption key:on
                    IE: Unknown: 000856616C68616C6C61
                    IE: Unknown: 010882848B962430486C
                    IE: Unknown: 030102
                    IE: Unknown: 2A0104
                    IE: Unknown: 2F0104
                    IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                        Group Cipher : CCMP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (1) : CCMP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    IE: Unknown: 32040C121860
                    IE: Unknown: 2D1A1C181AFFFF000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: 3D1602001700000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: 7F0101
                    IE: Unknown: DD7C0050F204104A00011010440001021041000100103B0001031047001007A8853FD962AEE031F156752DD67E751021000D4E4554474541522C20496E632E10230009574E5238333442763210240009574E523833344276321042000230311054000800060050F204000110110009574E52383334427632100800020084
                    IE: Unknown: DD090010180204F0010000
                    IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101800003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00
                    IE: Unknown: DD1E00904C331C181AFFFF000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: DD1A00904C3402001700000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                              24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
                              12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
                    Extra:tsf=000000010dd95fec
                    Extra: Last beacon: 52ms ago
 
Old 11-19-2009, 04:10 AM   #2
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OKay - I would take a few hours at it.
1. Stop tying your own shoelaces. get rid of mac recognotion and encryption and get online. Once you can see yourself in iwlist wlan0 scan, use something like

iwconfig wlan0 essid "Valhalla" ap 00:1F:33D:97:5A
and a plain 'iwconfig wlan0' shoul have the magic word 'associated'

Then kill dhcpcd/dhclient and restart
dhclient wlan0 to get an IP.

2. Add back your security stuff. wpa2 is quite enough. Remember to run wpa_passphrase on the password which gives you the saucy details for /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
 
Old 11-19-2009, 08:08 AM   #3
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I'll set up my other wireless router and give an open network a try.
(Or I could use my neighbor's unprotected one.) Regardless, I'll check it out and let you know.

To answer your questions:
1) As you can see from my attachment, I can already see my SSID with iwlist: Valhalla

2) I'm not sure what this means:
"Remember to run wpa_passphrase on the password which gives you the saucy details for /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf"

What does wpa_passphrase do for me?

Do I need to disable the network manager that comes with Mint?
Kurt
 
Old 11-19-2009, 04:46 PM   #4
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well, I created a separate wireless network that's unsecured and with no MAC filtering, and I can connect to that on my linksys router.

I disabled MAC filtering and left WPA2, but still, it cannot connect to that SSID on my netgear router.

Any thoughts? I'm still using the MINT network tool.
Kurt

Last edited by petersk; 11-19-2009 at 09:07 PM.
 
Old 11-19-2009, 08:57 PM   #5
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well, this is crazy, but the card will actually connect to my Linksys WRT300N router with WPA2 personal AES encryption set up. But it will NOT connect to my netgear router with "WPA2-PSK [AES]". Nor "WPA-PSK [TKIP] + WPA2-PSK [AES]".

When connecting to the netgear wnr834b with NO encryption, it did not set the nameserver either. I had to manually go to /etc/resolv.conf to add it.

I wonder what could be SO different between the two encryption methods or routers.
K

Last edited by petersk; 11-20-2009 at 08:55 AM.
 
Old 11-20-2009, 03:46 AM   #6
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Maybe it's your wpa_supplicant.conf. Here's a few lines from mine.

proto=WPA
key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
pairwise=CCMP TKIP
group=CCMP TKIP WEP104 WEP40

That works for me. Add as many options as you can there. I should go to WPA2, but haven't bothered.
 
Old 11-20-2009, 08:56 AM   #7
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I'll look at that tonight.
 
Old 12-19-2009, 09:40 PM   #8
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OK, I still have the same problem. I can connect to the linksys with my b43legacy, but cannot connect to essentially the identical setup in my netgear router. Any thought -- anyone think outside the box of what it could be. I just upgraded to Mint 8, and still have the same problem.


My /etc/dbus-1/system.d/wpa_supplicant.conf file has the following in it ( I have no file wpa_supplicant.conf in any other directory):
<code>
<!DOCTYPE busconfig PUBLIC
"-//freedesktop//DTD D-BUS Bus Configuration 1.0//EN"
"http://www.freedesktop.org/standards/dbus/1.0/busconfig.dtd">
<busconfig>
<policy user="root">
<allow own="fi.epitest.hostap.WPASupplicant"/>

<allow send_destination="fi.epitest.hostap.WPASupplicant"/>
<allow send_interface="fi.epitest.hostap.WPASupplicant"/>
</policy>
<policy group="netdev">
<allow send_destination="fi.epitest.hostap.WPASupplicant"/>
<allow send_interface="fi.epitest.hostap.WPASupplicant"/>
</policy>
<policy context="default">
<deny own="fi.epitest.hostap.WPASupplicant"/>
<deny send_destination="fi.epitest.hostap.WPASupplicant"/>
<deny send_interface="fi.epitest.hostap.WPASupplicant"/>
</policy>
</busconfig>

</code>
Kurt

Last edited by petersk; 12-19-2009 at 09:44 PM.
 
Old 12-20-2009, 02:50 AM   #9
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There should be a file /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf, or maybe /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf, with all the details in it. Look at the man page for that mint tool you're using, as it could be doing the job for you, calling wpa_supplicant with commend line options. I don't know it at all.
 
  


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