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Old 11-09-2008, 02:27 PM   #1
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Thumbs down No wireless extensions found?


Hi,im fairly new 2 linux,and have never setup a wireless card in linux before,so im haveing all kinds a probs.
my setup is a ibm thinkpad T30,or a A/T/X/ i see in some outputs.
backtrack3 final is the only op system installed on it right now.which is slackware.kernel version 2.6.21.5,im fairly new 2 wireless also.i have setup a network on my home modem/router,but the laptop does not see it,i dont think i have a network controller installed,or a wireless card internal.i have a SoftGate ASW2201 802.11b Wireless LAN card,that i believe has waveplus drivers on it,which i hear are not supported by linux......
in my lspci read out i do not see a wireless card nor network device of any kind,just the Ethernet controller:Intel Corporation 82801CAM (ICH3) Pro/100 VE (LOM) Ethernet controller rev 04.

if anyone can help me id be greatly thankfull,iv been at this 4 about a week with no success,like i said i think the prob is no internal wireless card.but i dont know..........
thanks again.........
 
Old 11-09-2008, 04:58 PM   #2
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!

Whew! Paragraph, punctuation and structure makes the read of your post rather hard.

What's the output of 'lspci -vv' for your machine? Post the output in the vbcode tag '#' for code at the top of your reply window.
 
Old 11-09-2008, 07:31 PM   #3
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lspci -vv
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82845 845 [Brookdale] Chipset Host Bridge (rev 04)
        Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
        Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort+ >SERR- <PERR-
        Latency: 0
        Region 0: Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
        Capabilities: [e4] Vendor Specific Information
        Capabilities: [a0] AGP version 2.0
                Status: RQ=32 Iso- ArqSz=0 Cal=0 SBA+ ITACoh- GART64- HTrans- 64bit- FW+ AGP3- Rate=x1,x2,x4
                Command: RQ=1 ArqSz=0 Cal=0 SBA+ AGP+ GART64- 64bit- FW- Rate=x4

00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82845 845 [Brookdale] Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 04) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
        Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
        Status: Cap- 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
        Latency: 96
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=64
        I/O behind bridge: 00003000-00003fff
        Memory behind bridge: d0100000-d01fffff
        Prefetchable memory behind bridge: e8000000-efffffff
        Secondary status: 66MHz+ FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort+ <SERR- <PERR-
        BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- NoISA+ VGA+ MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B-

00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM USB Controller #1 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
        Subsystem: IBM ThinkPad A/T/X Series
        Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
        Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
        Latency: 0
        Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
        Region 4: I/O ports at 1800 [size=32]

00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM USB Controller #2 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
        Subsystem: IBM ThinkPad A/T/X Series
        Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
        Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
        Latency: 0
        Interrupt: pin B routed to IRQ 11
        Region 4: I/O ports at 1820 [size=32]

00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM USB Controller #3 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
        Subsystem: IBM ThinkPad A/T/X Series
        Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
        Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
        Latency: 0
        Interrupt: pin C routed to IRQ 11
        Region 4: I/O ports at 1840 [size=32]

00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 42) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
        Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
        Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
        Latency: 0
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=08, sec-latency=64
        I/O behind bridge: 00004000-00008fff
        Memory behind bridge: d0200000-dfffffff
        Prefetchable memory behind bridge: f0000000-f7ffffff
        Secondary status: 66MHz- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort+ <SERR- <PERR-
        BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- NoISA+ VGA- MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B-

00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801CAM ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02)
        Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle+ MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
        Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
        Latency: 0

00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801CAM IDE U100 Controller (rev 02) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
        Subsystem: IBM ThinkPad A/T/X Series
        Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
        Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
        Latency: 0
        Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
        Region 0: I/O ports at 01f0 [size=8]
        Region 1: I/O ports at 03f4 [size=1]
        Region 2: I/O ports at 0170 [size=8]
        Region 3: I/O ports at 0374 [size=1]
        Region 4: I/O ports at 1860 [size=16]
        Region 5: Memory at 30000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]

00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM SMBus Controller (rev 02)
        Subsystem: IBM ThinkPad A/T/X Series
        Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
        Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
        Interrupt: pin B routed to IRQ 11
        Region 4: I/O ports at 1880 [size=32]

00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
        Subsystem: IBM ThinkPad T30
        Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
        Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
        Latency: 0
        Interrupt: pin B routed to IRQ 11
        Region 0: I/O ports at 1c00 [size=256]
        Region 1: I/O ports at 18c0 [size=64]

00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [Generic])
        Subsystem: IBM ThinkPad A/T/X Series
        Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
        Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
        Interrupt: pin B routed to IRQ 11
        Region 0: I/O ports at 2400 [size=256]
        Region 1: I/O ports at 2000 [size=128]

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility M7 LW [Radeon Mobility 7500] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
        Subsystem: IBM Unknown device 0509
        Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping+ SERR+ FastB2B+
        Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
        Latency: 66 (2000ns min), Cache Line Size: 32 bytes
        Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
        Region 0: Memory at e8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
        Region 1: I/O ports at 3000 [size=256]
        Region 2: Memory at d0100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
        [virtual] Expansion ROM at d0120000 [disabled] [size=128K]
        Capabilities: [58] AGP version 2.0
                Status: RQ=48 Iso- ArqSz=0 Cal=0 SBA+ ITACoh- GART64- HTrans- 64bit- FW- AGP3- Rate=x1,x2,x4
                Command: RQ=32 ArqSz=0 Cal=0 SBA+ AGP+ GART64- 64bit- FW- Rate=x4
        Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
                Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
                Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

02:00.0 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev 80)
        Subsystem: IBM ThinkPad A/T/X Series
        Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
        Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
        Latency: 168
        Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
        Region 0: Memory at 50000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        Bus: primary=02, secondary=03, subordinate=06, sec-latency=176
        Memory window 0: f0000000-f3fff000 (prefetchable)
        Memory window 1: d4000000-d7fff000
        I/O window 0: 00004000-000040ff
        I/O window 1: 00004400-000044ff
        BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- ISA- VGA- MAbort- >Reset- 16bInt+ PostWrite+
        16-bit legacy interface ports at 0001

02:00.1 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev 80)
        Subsystem: IBM ThinkPad A/T/X Series
        Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
        Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
        Latency: 168
        Interrupt: pin B routed to IRQ 11
        Region 0: Memory at 50100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        Bus: primary=02, secondary=07, subordinate=07, sec-latency=176
        Memory window 0: f4000000-f7fff000 (prefetchable)
        Memory window 1: d8000000-dbfff000
        I/O window 0: 00004800-000048ff
        I/O window 1: 00004c00-00004cff
        BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- ISA- VGA- MAbort- >Reset- 16bInt+ PostWrite+
        16-bit legacy interface ports at 0001

02:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82801CAM (ICH3) PRO/100 VE (LOM) Ethernet Controller (rev 42)
        Subsystem: IBM ThinkPad A/T/X Series
        Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV+ VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
        Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
        Latency: 66 (2000ns min, 14000ns max), Cache Line Size: 32 bytes
        Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
        Region 0: Memory at d0200000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        Region 1: I/O ports at 8000 [size=64]
        Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2
                Flags: PMEClk- DSI+ D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0+,D1+,D2+,D3hot+,D3cold+)
                Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=2 PME-
thank you very much bud,like i said i dont see a wireless handler in there.do you?
Thanks Again................66213
 
Old 11-09-2008, 07:37 PM   #4
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You may need to replace your wireless card. I can't find anything to suggest a Linux solution for it. You could try using ndisdwrapper and the Windows driver to see if that will work.
 
Old 11-09-2008, 07:45 PM   #5
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Hi,

Which distribution & kernel? I do see the Ethernet 'Intel PRO/100 VE'. I would try another distribution, possibly a LiveCD.

This link and others are available from 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
Old 11-09-2008, 08:47 PM   #6
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thanks masonm.thats what i figured.I was trying 2 stay away from ndiswrapper,but.
 
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There is nothing wrong with using ndiswrapper. If the manufacturers don't want to provide drivers we have to do what we have to do. I used it for many cards and will again if I need to do so.
 
Old 11-09-2008, 09:32 PM   #8
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Hi,

Which distribution & kernel? I do see the Ethernet 'Intel PRO/100 VE'. I would try another distribution, possibly a LiveCD.

This link and others are available from 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
Its the backtrack3_final dis,
Slackware
kernel=2.6.21.5
well the whole point of learning linux is 2 use backtrack.lol
thanks again onebuck ill look in2 other options,but im sure ill have many questions.loltake care.
 
Old 11-09-2008, 09:34 PM   #9
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There is nothing wrong with using ndiswrapper. If the manufacturers don't want to provide drivers we have to do what we have to do. I used it for many cards and will again if I need to do so.
I hear ya,but apparently some of the functions in backtrack wont work properly for some reason when useing ndiswrapper.
awsome bud thanks 4 the quick responses.
 
Old 11-10-2008, 11:12 AM   #10
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Hi,
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Its the backtrack3_final dis,
Slackware
kernel=2.6.21.5
well the whole point of learning linux is 2 use backtrack.lol
thanks again onebuck ill look in2 other options,but im sure ill have many questions.loltake care.
I'm not saying to abandon BT3 but to use a LveCD to find out what drivers you indeed need. You can still use BT3 or Slackware for that matter to learn Linux. Just use the tools to find out what is necessary to get thngs going.

BTW, You could try Slackware 12.1 (the real thing). You might be surprised to find what is actually going on.
 
Old 11-10-2008, 05:14 PM   #11
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[QUOTE=onebuck;3337206]Hi,


I'm not saying to abandon BT3 but to use a LveCD to find out what drivers you indeed need. You can still use BT3 or Slackware for that matter to learn Linux. Just use the tools to find out what is necessary to get things going.

BTW, You could try Slackware 12.1 (the real thing). You might be surprised to find what is actually going on.[/QU
How would i find the info i need from the liveCD?
And what do ya mean whats really going on?
Thanks again onebuck.........its nice 2 get the help ya need.......
 
Old 11-10-2008, 06:59 PM   #12
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Hi,
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<snip>
How would i find the info i need from the liveCD?
And what do ya mean whats really going on?
Thanks again onebuck.........its nice 2 get the help ya need.......
By booting a LiveCD such as Knoppix you would see what drivers are necessary to run a system. Knoppix 5.3 has a good setup success and I use it for diagnostics all the time.

If you will use Slackware itself then it would be easier to understand the system. A lot more support here at LQ.

These links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
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if you do decide to use a different Wireless card I would suggest looking over the list on the Free Software Foundations site.. A list of wireless cards with free drivers. then you won't need to worry about ndiswrapper.

http://www.fsf.org/resources/hw/net/wireless/cards.html
 
Old 11-11-2008, 05:54 PM   #14
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Hi,


By booting a LiveCD such as Knoppix you would see what drivers are necessary to run a system. Knoppix 5.3 has a good setup success and I use it for diagnostics all the time.

If you will use Slackware itself then it would be easier to understand the system. A lot more support here at LQ.

These links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
good stuff bud thanks ill look in2 it.
thank you
 
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if you do decide to use a different Wireless card I would suggest looking over the list on the Free Software Foundations site.. A list of wireless cards with free drivers. then you won't need to worry about ndiswrapper.

http://www.fsf.org/resources/hw/net/wireless/cards.html

I did go and have a look at future shop,all they have is a dlink one,and a Linksys one,so i just wanna make sure i get a compatible card.
thanks bud,ill let yas no.........
 
  


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