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Old 09-14-2010, 03:46 AM   #1
delmarstio1991
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Unhappy Trying to connect to wireless connection with Fedora 13


Okay, let's try this a second time. I'm gonna post my long question in blocks, if you can answer ANY block, PLEASE do so! I'm so tired... okay, here goes:

Tried to connect to my wireless connection (COMCAST wireless router) and while my card was detected, I couldn't use it ('Network' didn't look for any wireless connections). Manually set up a connection with SSID etc. didn't work. My card's a 3COM with NIC (or w/e) of 3C59x.

I downloaded the driver in patch form, but could not patch (command not found). Well, no internet, so I was wondering how I might get the metapackage base-devel, which should enable this command? Icidentally, I can't use gcc or anything either, so I'm not sure if I can build anything from source... I'm running Fedora 13. Thanks for any reply.
 
Old 09-14-2010, 08:18 AM   #2
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Post the output of the lspci or lsusb if using a USB wireless adapter.
3C59x is a wired not wireless module so we need to know the wireless chipset.
 
Old 09-14-2010, 12:46 PM   #3
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I was afraid that that was the case... well, you'll see why in a moment I guess...

Quote:
[liveuser@localhost ~]$ lspci -vvv
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82845 845 [Brookdale] Chipset Host Bridge (rev 03)
Subsystem: Dell Optiplex GX240
Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort+ >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0
Region 0: Memory at 2c000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel

00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82845 845 [Brookdale] Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap- 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 64
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 0000e000-0000efff
Memory behind bridge: 80000000-803fffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 20000000-23ffffff
Secondary status: 66MHz+ FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort+ <SERR- <PERR-
BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR+ NoISA+ VGA+ MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B-
PriDiscTmr- SecDiscTmr- DiscTmrStat- DiscTmrSERREn-

00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 12) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 0000d000-0000dfff
Memory behind bridge: 2b000000-2b0fffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 24000000-2affffff
Secondary status: 66MHz- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- <SERR- <PERR+
BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR+ NoISA+ VGA- MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B-
PriDiscTmr- SecDiscTmr- DiscTmrStat- DiscTmrSERREn-

00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801BA ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 12)
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle+ MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0
Kernel modules: iTCO_wdt, intel-rng

00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801BA IDE U100 Controller (rev 12) (prog-if 80 [Master])
Subsystem: Dell Optiplex GX240
Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0
Region 0: [virtual] Memory at 000001f0 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8]
Region 1: [virtual] Memory at 000003f0 (type 3, non-prefetchable) [size=1]
Region 2: [virtual] Memory at 00000170 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8]
Region 3: [virtual] Memory at 00000370 (type 3, non-prefetchable) [size=1]
Region 4: I/O ports at ffa0 [size=16]
Kernel driver in use: ata_piix

00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM USB Controller #1 (rev 12) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: Dell Optiplex GX240
Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0
Interrupt: pin D routed to IRQ 19
Region 4: I/O ports at ff80 [size=32]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM SMBus Controller (rev 12)
Subsystem: Dell Optiplex GX240
Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Interrupt: pin B routed to IRQ 17
Region 4: I/O ports at 08c0 [size=16]
Kernel driver in use: i801_smbus
Kernel modules: i2c-i801

00:1f.4 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM USB Controller #1 (rev 12) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: Dell Optiplex GX240
Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0
Interrupt: pin C routed to IRQ 23
Region 4: I/O ports at ff60 [size=32]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 12)
Subsystem: Dell Device 010e
Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0
Interrupt: pin B routed to IRQ 17
Region 0: I/O ports at 1000 [size=256]
Region 1: I/O ports at 1400 [size=64]
Kernel driver in use: Intel ICH
Kernel modules: snd-intel8x0

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage 128 Pro Ultra TF (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: ATI Technologies Inc Device 0408
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping+ SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 64 (2000ns min), Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 16
Region 0: Memory at 20000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
Region 1: I/O ports at e000 [size=256]
Region 2: Memory at 80020000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Expansion ROM at 80000000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel modules: aty128fb

02:09.0 Ethernet controller: Gammagraphx, Inc. (or missing ID) Device 0200 (rev 08)
Subsystem: Device 002c:0200
Control: I/O- Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0 (500ns max), Cache Line Size: 48 bytes
Region 0: Memory at <ignored> (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled]
Region 1: Memory at 2b0000c0 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=16]
Region 3: Memory at 2a020000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [disabled] [size=16]
Region 5: Memory at <invalid-64bit-slot> (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=32]
Expansion ROM at 28000000 [disabled] [size=32M]

02:0a.0 Multimedia video controller: Gammagraphx, Inc. (or missing ID) Device 0400 (rev 08)
Subsystem: Device 002c:0400
Control: I/O- Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=slow >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0 (1000ns max), Cache Line Size: 48 bytes
Region 0: Memory at <ignored> (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled]
Region 1: Memory at 2b0000d0 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=16]
Region 3: Memory at 2a020010 (64-bit, prefetchable) [disabled] [size=16]
Region 5: Memory at <invalid-64bit-slot> (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=32]
Expansion ROM at 24000000 [disabled] [size=64M]

02:0c.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905C-TX/TX-M [Tornado] (rev 78)
Subsystem: Dell Optiplex GX240
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 64 (2500ns min, 2500ns max)
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 18
Region 0: I/O ports at d000 [size=128]
Region 1: Memory at 2b000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128]
[virtual] Expansion ROM at 2a000000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: 3c59x
Kernel modules: 3c59x
Note: I forgot I had the live cd in, but the results are the same even without it in.
 
Old 09-14-2010, 01:27 PM   #4
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Have you tried setting it up with ifconfig ?
Can you post the output of ifconfig ?
 
Old 09-14-2010, 01:28 PM   #5
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02:09.0 Ethernet controller: Gammagraphx, Inc. (or missing ID) Device 0200 (rev 08)
I have no clue what or if this is really an ethernet adapter. Googling did not help.

Is this a Dell Optiplex GX240 and did you install a wireless card?

Last edited by michaelk; 09-14-2010 at 01:30 PM.
 
Old 09-14-2010, 01:59 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by chymeira View Post
Have you tried setting it up with ifconfig ?
Can you post the output of ifconfig ?
No, I haven't, and I don't know how to... (sorry) . Here are the results:

Quote:
$ ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:06:5B:74:9E:A0
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:18 Base address:0xe000

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:48 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:48 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:7824 (7.6 KiB) TX bytes:7824 (7.6 KiB)


Quote:
Originally Posted by michaelk View Post
I have no clue what or if this is really an ethernet adapter. Googling did not help.

Is this a Dell Optiplex GX240 and did you install a wireless card?
Yes and yes. The wireless card I installed was a D-Link Wireless Airplus Extreme, which I didn't see on the Linux compatibility list...

Thanks for all your help guys.
 
Old 09-14-2010, 02:16 PM   #7
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According to that output you dont have your wlan interface up.
If you have it properly installed try :

ifconfig wlan0 up

if that doesnt work try :

ifconfig wlan0 x ( x depends on your wireless configuration ( for me its 192.168.0.9 ))
route add default gw x ( x should be your router ( for me its 192.168.0.1))

Hope this helps.
 
Old 09-14-2010, 03:23 PM   #8
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Hm... it would appear that my computer nuked itself somehow. I shall be right back. Hopefully.
 
Old 09-14-2010, 05:49 PM   #9
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It would help to know the exact model number.
 
  


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