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Old 01-21-2012, 05:08 PM   #1
DrArroganto
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Question Unable to connect to internet wirelessly.


I'm using a Fujitsu Siemens laptop (I tried to get some updates but didn't help..)

Here's some specs.

Code:
eetu@eetu:~$ ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0a:e4:ce:39:76  
          inet addr:192.168.0.109  Bcast:192.168.0.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::20a:e4ff:fece:3976/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:2281 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:1715 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:2494399 (2.4 MB)  TX bytes:225459 (225.4 KB)
          Interrupt:23 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:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

eetu@eetu:~$ iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:off/any  
          Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=20 dBm   
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          
eetu@eetu:~$ lspci -v
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Device 5a31 (rev 01)
	Subsystem: Fujitsu Technology Solutions Device 10fb
	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64
	Kernel modules: ati-agp

00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64
	Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=64
	I/O behind bridge: 00009000-00009fff
	Memory behind bridge: c0100000-c01fffff
	Prefetchable memory behind bridge: d0000000-dfffffff
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel modules: shpchp

00:04.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
	Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=04, sec-latency=0
	Memory behind bridge: c0000000-c00fffff
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
	Kernel modules: shpchp

00:12.0 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 Serial ATA Controller (rev 80) (prog-if 8f [Master SecP SecO PriP PriO])
	Subsystem: Fujitsu Technology Solutions Device 10fb
	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 22
	I/O ports at 8440 [size=8]
	I/O ports at 8430 [size=4]
	I/O ports at 8420 [size=8]
	I/O ports at 8410 [size=4]
	I/O ports at 8400 [size=16]
	Memory at c0507000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512]
	[virtual] Expansion ROM at 78000000 [disabled] [size=512K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: sata_sil
	Kernel modules: sata_sil

00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller (rev 80) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
	Subsystem: Fujitsu Technology Solutions Device 10fb
	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 19
	Memory at c0504000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
	Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd

00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller (rev 80) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
	Subsystem: Fujitsu Technology Solutions Device 10fb
	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 19
	Memory at c0505000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
	Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd

00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB2 Host Controller (rev 80) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
	Subsystem: Fujitsu Technology Solutions Device 10fb
	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 19
	Memory at c0506000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 SMBus Controller (rev 83)
	Subsystem: Fujitsu Technology Solutions Device 10fb
	Flags: 66MHz, medium devsel
	I/O ports at 8450 [size=16]
	Memory at c0507400 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
	Kernel driver in use: piix4_smbus
	Kernel modules: i2c-piix4

00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 IDE Controller (rev 80) (prog-if 82 [Master PriP])
	Subsystem: Fujitsu Technology Solutions Device 10fb
	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 16
	I/O ports at 01f0 [size=8]
	I/O ports at 03f4 [size=1]
	I/O ports at 0170 [size=8]
	I/O ports at 0374 [size=1]
	I/O ports at 8460 [size=16]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: pata_atiixp
	Kernel modules: pata_atiixp

00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB4x0 High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
	Subsystem: Fujitsu Technology Solutions Device 10fb
	Flags: bus master, slow devsel, latency 64, IRQ 41
	Memory at c0500000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
	Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel

00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-ISA Bridge (rev 80)
	Subsystem: Fujitsu Technology Solutions Device 10fb
	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0

00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-PCI Bridge (rev 80) (prog-if 01 [Subtractive decode])
	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64
	Bus: primary=00, secondary=0a, subordinate=0c, sec-latency=64
	I/O behind bridge: 0000a000-0000afff
	Memory behind bridge: f0200000-f02fffff
	Prefetchable memory behind bridge: f0300000-f03fffff

01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RC410 [Radeon Xpress 200M] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
	Subsystem: Fujitsu Technology Solutions Device 10fb
	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 66, IRQ 17
	Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
	I/O ports at 9000 [size=256]
	Memory at c0100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
	[virtual] Expansion ROM at c0120000 [disabled] [size=128K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: radeon
	Kernel modules: radeon, radeonfb

02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
	Subsystem: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
	Memory at c0000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: ath5k
	Kernel modules: ath5k

0a:07.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
	Subsystem: Fujitsu Technology Solutions Device 10c2
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 23
	I/O ports at a000 [size=256]
	Memory at c0200000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: 8139too
	Kernel modules: 8139too, 8139cp

Last edited by DrArroganto; 01-22-2012 at 04:34 AM.
 
Old 01-21-2012, 08:54 PM   #2
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Which distro/version are you using? That would likely help folks help you.

Searching "Atheros AR242x 802.11abg Linux" turns up a lot of stuff, but much of it is related to specific distros and versions. Searching "Atheros AR242x 802.11abg [your distro]" might do the trick.

A request: When you post the output of commands, please surround it in "code" tags, which become available when you click the "Go Advanced" button beneath the post text entry window. It makes it much easier to read.
 
Old 01-21-2012, 10:14 PM   #3
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Firstly, as suggested, please edit your post using code tags. It makes console output easier to read, prevents MAC address's turning into a barrage of emoticons, and places the output in a scrollable text field, that makes reduces the overall size of a post and makes it easier to read.
Secondly,
This isn't a driver problem, as the wireless interface (wlan0) is showing in the output of iwconfig. So what exactly isn't working?
What have you tried to get it working?
How are you trying to configure the wlan0 interface?
What is bringing you unstuck?

Thirdly, when posting the output of commands such as lspci/lsusb etc, please cut out the irrelevant information, it save us (the people trying to help you) from having to sift though a bunch of crap that doesn't matter, in order to find the info that MIGHT matter.
 
Old 01-22-2012, 04:37 AM   #4
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Well okay... Hope that's any better..

Wlan isn't working, it was working perfectly fine on W7, but when I installed Xubuntu it just didn't work without the wire.

Not sure what lspci/lsusb is so I guess you just have to deal with it.. Sorry.
 
Old 01-22-2012, 06:31 AM   #5
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Can't help you if you wont provide enough information in order to do so, for example, by answering the questions asked of you.
So I guess you just have to deal with using "the wire".. Sorry.
 
Old 01-23-2012, 02:08 PM   #6
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Well.. I fixed it by my own.. used terminal to fix it and downloaded a program to get the wlan signal working.
 
  


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