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Old 01-03-2010, 07:18 PM   #1
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fedora wireless question


I have installed fedora 12 a few weeks ago, and the wireless worked out of the box. Now, when I go to the network icon in the top right and click on it, it comes up with "Network Disabled". I don't know why it would just do that. How can I enable it?

output of lspci:
Code:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub (rev 07)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
00:1a.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 (rev 03)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 93)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation ICH9M LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation ICH9M/M-E SATA AHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.6 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) Thermal Subsystem (rev 03)
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5001 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
I also tried:
Code:
chkconfig network on
but that didn't work. Please HELP!
 
Old 01-03-2010, 08:01 PM   #2
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I see you have two adaptors, one ehternet and one wireless. Open a konsole, and run the command 'ifconfig' ( without the quotes ). That will list all interfaces on the system.

In the left column, you will see some names. eth0 is probably your wired ethernet card, ( the Realtek hardware ).

There will be another name, possibly ath0, that is just a guess. What ever that name is, in the konsole run the command 'ifconfig nameyoufind up' ( without quotes ). Cut and paste the results here.

Also run the command 'iwconfig nameoftheadapteryoufind' and post the results.

If things are not working after you run the commands, please also tell us about the wireless access point ( your router)... make model etc. Can you connect to it with another system and look at the status of things from there?
 
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I see you have two adaptors, one ehternet and one wireless. Open a konsole, and run the command 'ifconfig' ( without the quotes ). That will list all interfaces on the system.

In the left column, you will see some names. eth0 is probably your wired ethernet card, ( the Realtek hardware ).

There will be another name, possiblify ath0, that is just a guess. What ever that name is, in the konsole run the command 'ifconfig nameyoufind up' ( without quotes ). Cut and paste the results here.

Also run the command 'iwconfig nameoftheadapteryoufind' and post the results.

If things are not working after you run the commands, please also tell us about the wireless access point ( your router)... make model etc. Can you connect to it with another system and look at the status of things from there?
Well, I know it is wlan0. I'll go and try that. I am posting from my ubuntu live cd which works just fine.

iwconfig wlan0:
Code:
wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:"2WIRE167"  
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.422 GHz  Access Point: 00:1B:5B:11:75:D1   
          Bit Rate=18 Mb/s   Tx-Power=20 dBm   
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=31/70  Signal level=-79 dBm  Noise level=-98 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
I'll be back with the output of ifconfig wlan0 up
 
Old 01-03-2010, 08:23 PM   #4
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Ok, I just ran ifconfig wlan0 up, and there was no output. I went up to the network icon and it still said disabled.
 
Old 01-03-2010, 08:25 PM   #5
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Also run the command 'ifconfig nameoftheadapteryoufind' and post the results.
There has to be some output, if you have to correct name of the adapter, whether it is up or down. Do an 'ifconfig' all by itself. There may be several names listed.

Please also post the results of this command, and about your access point.

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Old 01-03-2010, 08:28 PM   #6
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Please also post the results of this command, and about your access point.
I posted it before

EDIT: Oops, I did iwconfig.

Here is ifconfig wlan0:
Code:
wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:24:2b:92:82:f0  
          inet addr:192.168.1.68  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::224:2bff:fe92:82f0/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:5757 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:4831 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:4396529 (4.3 MB)  TX bytes:1084426 (1.0 MB)

Last edited by itsbrad212; 01-03-2010 at 08:32 PM.
 
Old 01-04-2010, 10:48 AM   #7
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This is interesting. You get an IP address, so you have talked to the access point, and iwconfig shows the name of the access point.

Have there been any changes to the access point?

If you open a browser, and type http://192.168.1.1 can you connect to the access point? BTW, I'm guessing the IP address of the access point ends in a .1, change that to match if it does not.
 
  


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