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Old 01-31-2010, 01:03 PM   #1
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Kubuntu Wireless Issue


Hi Everyone.

I installed Kubuntu 9.10 this morning and haven't been able to get my wireless working properly. I can connect to my network (WEP 128bit key) and acquire an IP address without any problems. But as soon as it connects it stops talking to the router (about 4 pings after it connects). The pings then change from a reply to saying "Destination host unreachable", even though it works fine on the Windows box I'm sending this from.

I'm using an external USB dongle (D Link DWL-G122) and the drivers listed are rt73usb. The output from iwconfig is:

Code:
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

wmaster0  no wireless extensions.

wlan1     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:"homenetwork"
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.462 GHz  Access Point: 00:19:5B:1D:B9:B6
          Bit Rate=24 Mb/s   Tx-Power=12 dBm
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:on
          Link Quality=42/70  Signal level=-68 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
The output from ifconfig is:

Code:
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:16:d4:da:c0:35
          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)
          Interrupt:21

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:22 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:22 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:1100 (1.1 KB)  TX bytes:1100 (1.1 KB)

wlan1     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:19:5b:35:1c:d9
          inet addr:192.168.1.2  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:11 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:42 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:1460 (1.4 KB)  TX bytes:6756 (6.7 KB)

wmaster0  Link encap:UNSPEC  HWaddr 00-19-5B-35-1C-D9-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
          UP RUNNING  MTU:0  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)
Does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks!
 
Old 02-02-2010, 09:51 AM   #2
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The only thing I see, is your receive signal level is -68 dBm. That looks low, you can try moving the system closer to the wireless access point, and see if the receive level improves ( it should ) and see if it will then work.

If it does work with a stonger Rx level, you may need to 1. move the access point closer, 2. use the system closer to the access point.

If that doesn't help, there is nothing I can see in what you posted. My wireless Rx level runs about -50 dBm, as a comparison.
 
  


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