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Old 06-03-2009, 07:44 PM   #1
ToddAtWSU
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Problem Connecting to Wireless Network


I am new to running Linux on my own machine and setting it up. I am used to having someone do this at work for me, so I can just use it and go. I am trying to set up a wireless network connection on Fedora 10 and am having no luck. It works fine in Vista but no such luck here. According to Best Buy's website I have an Intel Wireless Wi-Fi Link 5100AGN a/b/g/n wireless card. I thought Device Manager in Windows said it was a 5150, but what do I need to do to get this to work. I set up a wireless connection from the network connections dialog and typed in my ssid and WEP key correctly, but it kept trying to connect and couldn't. Do I need to find a new driver or something or what do I need to do? Thanks for your help!

I have a Toshiba Satellite A305-S6916
Intel Core 2 Duo T6400
4 GB RAM
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 w/ 512 MB
 
Old 06-03-2009, 07:47 PM   #2
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can you post the output of lspci, and ifconfig for us
 
Old 06-03-2009, 07:48 PM   #3
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Code:
lspci|grep Net
iwconfig
The hit the wireless on/off switch and give us
Code:
dmesg|tail
I suppose
Code:
lsmod
couldn't hurt.
 
Old 06-03-2009, 07:50 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dasy2k1 View Post
can you post the output of lspci, and ifconfig for us
lspci produces:
Quote:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Cantiga Memory Controller Hub (rev 07)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Cantiga PCI Express Graphics Port (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.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)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (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.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 (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)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Mobilitiy Radeon HD 3650
01:00.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc RV635 Audio device [Radeon HD 3600 Series]
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)
03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Device 4232
04:06.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05)
04:06.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
04:06.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller (rev 12)
04:06.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 12)
04:06.4 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev ff)
ifconfig produces:
Quote:
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1E:33:B0:C8:9D
inet addr:192.168.2.31 Bcast:192.168.2.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::21e:33ff:feb0:c89d/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:57151 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:38799 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:80061183 (76.3 MiB) TX bytes:4232518 (4.0 MiB)
Interrupt:16 Base address:0x2000

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:100 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:100 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:7040 (6.8 KiB) TX bytes:7040 (6.8 KiB)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:22:FA:A8A8
inet6 addr: fe80::222:faff:fea8:dad8/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:36 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:10334 (10.0 KiB)

wmaster0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-22-FA-A8-DA-D8-F4-EF-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
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)
Hope this helps. Thanks!
 
Old 06-03-2009, 07:54 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jamescondron View Post
Code:
lspci|grep Net
iwconfig
The hit the wireless on/off switch and give us
Code:
dmesg|tail
I suppose
Code:
lsmod
couldn't hurt.
lspci|grep Net produces
Quote:
03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Device 4232
iwconfig produces
Quote:
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wmaster0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11abgn ESSID:""
Mode:Ad-Hoc Frequency:2.412 GHz Cell: Not-Associated
Tx-Power=15 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thr=2352 B
Encryption keyff
Power Managementff
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

pan0 no wireless extensions.
dmesg|tail produces:
Quote:
Registered led device: iwl-phy0:radio
Registered led device: iwl-phy0:assoc
Registered led device: iwl-phy0:RX
Registered led device: iwl-phy0:TX
iwlagn: Radio Frequency Kill Switch is On:
Kill switch must be turned off for wireless networking to work.
Registered led device: iwl-phy0:radio
Registered led device: iwl-phy0:assoc
Registered led device: iwl-phy0:RX
Registered led device: iwl-phy0:TX
lsmod produces
Quote:
Module Size Used by
fuse 49436 6
ipt_MASQUERADE 6528 0
nf_nat_h323 9472 0
nf_conntrack_h323 46336 1 nf_nat_h323
nf_nat_pptp 6656 0
nf_conntrack_pptp 9092 1 nf_nat_pptp
nf_conntrack_proto_gre 8064 1 nf_conntrack_pptp
nf_nat_proto_gre 6020 1 nf_nat_pptp
nf_nat_tftp 5504 0
nf_conntrack_tftp 7956 1 nf_nat_tftp
nf_nat_sip 9600 0
nf_conntrack_sip 18708 1 nf_nat_sip
nf_nat_irc 6016 0
nf_conntrack_irc 8868 1 nf_nat_irc
nf_nat_ftp 6400 0
nf_conntrack_ftp 10660 1 nf_nat_ftp
iptable_nat 8712 0
nf_nat 17944 9 ipt_MASQUERADE,nf_nat_h323,nf_nat_pptp,nf_nat_proto_gre,nf_nat_tftp,nf_nat_sip,nf_nat_irc,nf_nat_ftp ,iptable_nat
bridge 43668 0
stp 6148 1 bridge
bnep 14848 2
sco 12932 2
l2cap 21504 3 bnep
bluetooth 48608 5 bnep,sco,l2cap
sunrpc 155924 3
ip6t_REJECT 7296 2
nf_conntrack_ipv6 15864 2
ip6table_filter 6400 1
ip6_tables 14736 1 ip6table_filter
ipv6 230132 24 ip6t_REJECT,nf_conntrack_ipv6
cpufreq_ondemand 9996 1
acpi_cpufreq 12172 1
dm_multipath 17164 0
uinput 10624 0
snd_hda_intel 351124 4
arc4 5760 2
ecb 6528 2
crypto_blkcipher 18052 1 ecb
snd_seq_dummy 6660 0
snd_seq_oss 30364 0
snd_seq_midi_event 9600 1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq 48576 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device 10124 3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
firewire_ohci 22532 0
uvcvideo 50184 0
firewire_core 35616 1 firewire_ohci
iwlagn 138884 0
snd_pcm_oss 42496 0
snd_mixer_oss 16896 1 snd_pcm_oss
i2c_i801 12048 0
iwlcore 115524 1 iwlagn
r8169 32132 0
pcspkr 6272 0
snd_pcm 65924 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
compat_ioctl32 5120 1 uvcvideo
videodev 32000 1 uvcvideo
snd_timer 22024 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc 11016 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
v4l1_compat 15876 2 uvcvideo,videodev
video 20244 0
crc_itu_t 5760 1 firewire_core
output 6528 1 video
mii 8192 1 r8169
sdhci_pci 10624 0
snd_hwdep 10500 1 snd_hda_intel
sdhci 17540 1 sdhci_pci
ricoh_mmc 7552 0
i2c_core 21396 1 i2c_i801
joydev 12736 0
input_polldev 7176 0
mmc_core 43676 1 sdhci
rfkill 11288 2 iwlcore
snd 50616 18 snd_hda_intel,snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd _timer,snd_hwdep
mac80211 173668 2 iwlagn,iwlcore
soundcore 9416 1 snd
cfg80211 23816 3 iwlagn,iwlcore,mac80211
Hope this helps. Thanks!
 
Old 06-03-2009, 07:57 PM   #6
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Well, the firmware is there, the modules are there, and iwconfig has an interface. What isn't working? What steps do you take to connect to a network? (Incidentally, turn your card back on when you try, if you haven't already )
 
Old 06-03-2009, 07:59 PM   #7
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somthing caught my eye, there, you appear to be in ad-hoc mode,
not sure how to get out of it on your card, but it may be a clue to why things arent working
 
Old 06-03-2009, 08:28 PM   #8
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Solved!

My wireless is working. I removed all the wireless attempts I created and tried creating a hidden wireless network. It didn't work so I restarted the machine and then deleted the network and added it again. After adding it, it connected and now I have unconnected my wired cable and am currently using the wireless connection! Thanks for your help. Who knows if clicking the switch on/off and restarting got it working, but something did! Thanks!
 
  


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