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Old 11-03-2008, 10:45 AM   #1
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my wireless internet won't work.


I have an acer aspire 5520 with Ubuntu 8.10 installed I need help getting the wireless to work i don't get how to connect is there a way to search for networks near to you? Tell any more info I need to post for you to help me.
 
Old 11-03-2008, 10:55 AM   #2
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I have an acer aspire 5520 with Ubuntu 8.10 installed I need help getting the wireless to work i don't get how to connect is there a way to search for networks near to you? Tell any more info I need to post for you to help me.
Well,
Have you load module for your card??
What kind of card is it??
If you go to shell and write as root this command, "iwconfig", what happen??

Have you got any wireless extension??

Quote:
JohnD530Linux:/home/john/downloads/boomerang-linux-alpha-0.3 # iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wmaster0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"MyAccessPoint"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.452 GHz Access Point: 00:14:C1:10:8D:40
Bit Rate=54 Mb/s Tx-Power=27 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thr=2352 B
Encryption keyff
Link Quality=48/100 Signal level=-80 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
Best regards

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Old 11-03-2008, 10:59 AM   #3
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Well,
Have you load module for your card??
What kind of card is it??
If you go to shell and write as root this command, "iwconfig", what happen??

Have you got any wireless extension??

Best regards
This what i got when i entered iwconfig

jordan@jordan-laptop:~$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

pan0 no wireless extensions.
 
Old 11-03-2008, 11:03 AM   #4
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This what i got when i entered iwconfig

jordan@jordan-laptop:~$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

pan0 no wireless extensions.
Well,

eth0 -> network cable
pan0 -> is a bluetooth network, I think.

And more important, you have not wireless extension, so you kernel do not load module for your wireless card.

I do not remember well, could you try this command "dmesg" and look for some about wireless.

Best regards

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Old 11-03-2008, 11:05 AM   #5
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Well,

eth0 -> network cable
pan0 -> is a bluetooth network, I think.

And more important, you have not wireless extension, so you kernel do not load module for your wireless card.

I do not remmenbder well, could you try this command "dmesg" and look for some about wireless.

Best regards
How do I load the module I really want this to work because linux is great but I need the wireless internet.
 
Old 11-03-2008, 11:07 AM   #6
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Well,

eth0 -> network cable
pan0 -> is a bluetooth network, I think.

And more important, you have not wireless extension, so you kernel do not load module for your wireless card.

I do not remember well, could you try this command "dmesg" and look for some about wireless.

Best regards
sorry i did not read it all i put that in and i get alot of stuff
 
Old 11-03-2008, 11:15 AM   #7
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What kind of distro are you use?

Suse, Ubuntu, etc etc
 
Old 11-03-2008, 11:18 AM   #8
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What kind of distro are you use?

Suse, Ubuntu, etc etc
I have ubuntu 8.10.
 
Old 11-03-2008, 11:23 AM   #9
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could you put output of lspci???

For example with dmesg, you must look for something like this:

Quote:
iwl3945: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG/BG Network Connection driver for Linux, 1.2.23ks
iwl3945: Copyright(c) 2003-2007 Intel Corporation
This is my card.

And with lspci:
Quote:
0c:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (rev 02)
Have you got something like this???

Last edited by webquinty; 11-03-2008 at 11:25 AM.
 
Old 11-03-2008, 11:25 AM   #10
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could you put output of lspci???
jordan@jordan-laptop:~$ lspci
00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Memory Controller (rev a2)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP67 ISA Bridge (rev a2)
00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP67 SMBus (rev a2)
00:01.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Memory Controller (rev a2)
00:01.3 Co-processor: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Co-processor (rev a2)
00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a2)
00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev a2)
00:04.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a2)
00:04.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev a2)
00:06.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP67 IDE Controller (rev a1)
00:07.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP67 High Definition Audio (rev a1)
00:08.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP67 PCI Bridge (rev a2)
00:09.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP67 AHCI Controller (rev a2)
00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Ethernet (rev a2)
00:0c.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP67 PCI Express Bridge (rev a2)
00:0d.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP67 PCI Express Bridge (rev a2)
00:12.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 7000M (rev a2) (rev a2)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:04.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05)
01:04.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
01:04.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 12)
01:04.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev 12)
05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)
that is the output
 
Old 11-03-2008, 11:27 AM   #11
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and dmesg???
and ifconfig??
 
Old 11-03-2008, 11:32 AM   #12
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and dmesg???
and ifconfig??
this is dnesg
jordan@jordan-laptop:~$ lspci
00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Memory Controller (rev a2)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP67 ISA Bridge (rev a2)
00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP67 SMBus (rev a2)
00:01.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Memory Controller (rev a2)
00:01.3 Co-processor: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Co-processor (rev a2)
00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a2)
00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev a2)
00:04.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a2)
00:04.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev a2)
00:06.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP67 IDE Controller (rev a1)
00:07.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP67 High Definition Audio (rev a1)
00:08.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP67 PCI Bridge (rev a2)
00:09.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP67 AHCI Controller (rev a2)
00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Ethernet (rev a2)
00:0c.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP67 PCI Express Bridge (rev a2)
00:0d.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP67 PCI Express Bridge (rev a2)
00:12.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 7000M (rev a2) (rev a2)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:04.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05)
01:04.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
01:04.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 12)
01:04.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev 12)
05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)

here is ifconfig
jordan@jordan-laptop:~$ ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1b:38:4c:ff:65
inet addr:192.168.1.100 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::21b:38ff:fe4c:ff65/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:33862 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:26785 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:40784640 (40.7 MB) TX bytes:4728032 (4.7 MB)
Interrupt:220 Base address:0xa000

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:240 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:240 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:15040 (15.0 KB) TX bytes:15040 (15.0 KB)
 
Old 11-03-2008, 11:38 AM   #13
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No, that is not output of dmesg.

Type dmesg in console in try to look for your card or something about wireless card.
If you can not find it, your kernel do not load module for your card.

best regards
 
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No, that is not output of dmesg.

Type dmesg in console in try to look for your card or something about wireless card.
If you can not find it, your kernel do not load module for your card.

best regards
I looked for it I did not find anything about my card.
 
Old 11-03-2008, 12:10 PM   #15
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I am not a expert about UBUNTU, but I can tell you some steps to startup your card:

1.- go to menu, SYSTEM-> ADMINISTRATION -> DRIVERS HARDWARE or something like this.
Check if there is some driver for your card, disable it and restart.

2.- SYSTEM -> ADMINISTRATION -> SYNAPTIC or something like this and install this packet: linux-backports-modules-intrepid-generic.
Restart PC.

After restart, check if wireless card is OK.

Best regards
 
  


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