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Old 11-12-2009, 12:57 PM   #1
kiruja
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how to make my wi-fi work and detect other the wireless internet!!!!


how do i activate my wireless internet in my debian operating system, i have tried but there have been no fruits. Or rather is there anybody who has is using debian operating system and has his or her wireless internet working.
 
Old 11-12-2009, 02:39 PM   #2
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can you post the output of lspci, lsusb, ifconfig, iwconfig, ifconfig -a
 
Old 11-15-2009, 11:34 AM   #3
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this is what i got

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev f3)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA IDE Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5787M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (rev 02)
04:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection (rev 02)
0f:06.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): O2 Micro, Inc. Firewire (IEEE 1394) (rev 02)
0f:06.2 SD Host controller: O2 Micro, Inc. Integrated MMC/SD Controller (rev 02)
0f:06.3 Mass storage controller: O2 Micro, Inc. Integrated MS/xD Controller (rev 01)
Kiruja:/home/eric# lsusb
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 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
Bus 004 Device 007: ID 1221:3234
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Kiruja:/home/eric# ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1d:72:2e:6f:62
inet addr:10.2.11.114 Bcast:10.255.255.255 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: fe80::21d:72ff:fe2e:6f62/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:275890 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:5142 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:22953853 (21.8 MiB) TX bytes:977407 (954.4 KiB)
Interrupt:16

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:271 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:271 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:26681 (26.0 KiB) TX bytes:26681 (26.0 KiB)
Kiruja:/home/eric# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wmaster0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11 ESSID:""
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Tx-Power=0 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thr=2352 B
Encryption keyff
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

vboxnet0 no wireless extensions.
Kiruja:/home/eric# ifconfig -a
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1d:72:2e:6f:62
inet addr:10.2.11.114 Bcast:10.255.255.255 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: fe80::21d:72ff:fe2e:6f62/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:280854 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:5169 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:23307248 (22.2 MiB) TX bytes:990404 (967.1 KiB)
Interrupt:16

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:271 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:271 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:26681 (26.0 KiB) TX bytes:26681 (26.0 KiB)

vboxnet0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 0a:00:27:00:00:00
BROADCAST 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)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1f:3c:37:1b:5e
BROADCAST 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)

wmaster0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-1F-3C-37-1B-5E-65-74-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
BROADCAST 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)
 
Old 11-15-2009, 11:49 AM   #4
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Hello,

In a terminal you could use these commands:
Code:
iwlist wlan0 scan
That will show you the available wireless networks near you in a form like this:
Code:
wlan0     Scan completed :
          Cell 01 - Address: 00:23:F8:A0:EF:36
                    ESSID:"WLAN_81"
                    Mode:Master
                    Channel:9
                    Frequency:2.452 GHz (Channel 9)
                    Quality=69/100  Signal level:-64 dBm  Noise level=-127 dBm
                    Encryption key:on
                    IE: Unknown: 0007574C414E5F3831
                    IE: Unknown: 010582848B962C
                    IE: Unknown: 030109
                    IE: Unknown: 2A0100
                    IE: Unknown: 32080C1218243048606C
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 22 Mb/s
                              6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s
                              36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Extra:tsf=00000010a52201b6
                    Extra: Last beacon: 595ms ago
Yours will show different data of course.

Next the following commands, putting in your data of course. Your key is of course only needed if you have some form of protection enabled on your wireless. Like shown below the key must be in hex if I'm not mistaking, to put it in ascii you'll need to add -s switch:
Code:
iwconfig wlan0 essid "Your ESSID"
iwconfig wlan0 key "Your_key"
iwconfig wlan0 ap 00:00:00:00:00:00 (the 00 address must be substituted by the address of your wireless access point)
iwconfig wlan0 up
dhclient
That should get you connected from the command line.

If using a GUI there should be a network manager. If not you can install wicd. That would do it.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 11-15-2009, 12:15 PM   #5
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http://wiki.debian.org/iwlwifi Should get your wireless going.
 
Old 11-15-2009, 02:40 PM   #6
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it seems that your wlan0 isnt turned on
Code:
ifconfig wlan0 up && iwconfig wlan0 essid <your-router> && dhclient
you mite need to be root.

Last edited by schneidz; 11-16-2009 at 07:48 AM.
 
Old 11-25-2009, 12:01 PM   #7
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how do on wi-fi and make it search for wireless internet

how do i turn on the wi-fi in debian linux
 
Old 11-25-2009, 12:21 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kiruja View Post
how do i turn on the wi-fi in debian linux
Give this a try.
Code:
ifconfig wlan0 up
You might have to precede that with SUDO.
 
  


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