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Old 01-01-2011, 04:55 PM   #1
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Debian Squeeze (2.6.32-5-686) wicd can't find networks


Hey, I'm running Debian Squeeze now, just did an upgrade yesterday. I had wl for my wireless and it was all working fine in Lenny. Now that I'm upgraded, wicd can't find anything at all.

lspci:
Code:
09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller (rev 13)
0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)
iwconfig:
Code:
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

eth1      IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:""  
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.412 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated   
          Bit Rate:54 Mb/s   Tx-Power:off   
          Retry min limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Managementmode:All packets received
          Link Quality=5/5  Signal level=0 dBm  Noise level=0 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

pan0      no wireless extensions.
wicd-curses just tells me there's no wireless networks found.

I followed this guide to no avail: http://wiki.debian.org/wl

It looks like my card has a driver running, or at least is being recognized because eth1 is shown under iwconfig, so I can't figure out the problem.

Help please? I'm ripping my hair out trying to figure this out. I've spent literally all day from the time I woke up to now googling and frantically typing in terminal :P
 
Old 01-01-2011, 05:04 PM   #2
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http://wiki.debian.org/bcm43xx#b43-b43legacy-squeeze

I just tried this, and now iwconfig says:

Code:
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

pan0      no wireless extensions.

wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:off/any  
          Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=0 dBm   
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
EDIT: Rebooted, now it's back to

Code:
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

eth1      IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:""  
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.412 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated   
          Bit Rate:54 Mb/s   Tx-Power:off   
          Retry min limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Managementmode:All packets received
          Link Quality=5/5  Signal level=0 dBm  Noise level=0 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

pan0      no wireless extensions.

Last edited by apt-get; 01-01-2011 at 05:08 PM.
 
Old 01-01-2011, 08:38 PM   #3
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Does 'iwlist scan' show anything?
 
Old 01-01-2011, 08:55 PM   #4
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Thanks for the reply! I'm really freaking out here haha

Code:
lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0      Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth1      Failed to read scan data : Invalid argument

pan0      Interface doesn't support scanning.
Here's the output of that
 
Old 01-01-2011, 09:38 PM   #5
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Solved :P

I checked psmod and wl was definitely running, so it should have been okay. I booted into Windows to see if it would work in there, and it wasn't loading, so I hit the wireless button off then back on, and booted back into Debian. Then wicd-curses found the networks.

Kinda weird, but hey. It works!

I feel silly.
 
  


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