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Old 03-02-2012, 07:37 PM   #1
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Question Sony Vaio VPCCW1S1E wifi problem


Hi there,

recently I have installed Debian Squeeze on a Sony Vaio VPCCW1S1E.
The troubles already began during the installation process with the driver for the wifi card. As suggested by the installer, I provided on a USB stick the non-free firmware iwlwifi-5000-1.ucode and iwlwifi-5000-2.ucode so I could finally set the connection parameters to my wifi network and hit the repositories.
Once logged in into the fresh Debian install, I couldn’t connect to the wifi, apparently, due to a problem with avahi-deamon: iwconfig was listing the interfaces eth0, lo, wlan0 and
Code:
wlan0:avahi Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX
inet addr:169.XXX.XX.XX  Bcast:169.254.255.255  Mask:255.255.0.0
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
After some googling, I found this solution to disable avahi-deamon and the interface wlan0:avahi is gone.

Now, the problem is that I can’t connect to the wifi anymore. I surely did during the install, so the driver should be working.
What Am I missing???

FYI I post here the following outputs:
ifconfig
Code:
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX  
          UP 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)
          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:24 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:24 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:1712 (1.6 KiB)  TX bytes:1712 (1.6 KiB)

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX  
          UP 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)
iwconfig
Code:
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

wlan0     IEEE 802.11abgn  ESSID:"dlink"  
          Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=15 dBm   
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
          
pan0      no wireless extensions.
note: the ESSID “dlink” corresponds to the network I used during install, even if I change it to a different network or "any/off" nothing happens.
In any case Gnome network manager is never able to find any available wifi.

Any help would be appreciated...

Thanks
Cheers

Last edited by VDP76; 03-02-2012 at 07:59 PM.
 
Old 03-06-2012, 04:24 AM   #2
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Re: Sony Vaio VPCCW1S1E wifi problem

Ok, after some more searching, it turned out that the answer was already out there...

It was just necessary to edit /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf and change "managed=false" into "managed=true" as done in this thread.

I hope this will help someone too...
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