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Old 11-13-2009, 02:08 PM   #106
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it's very difficult for me to get access to a cable, i'd have to ask someone and this could take hours.
can we try to make the wireless work instead?
 
Old 11-13-2009, 02:13 PM   #107
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We could try if your NIC is detected correctly and if all the necessary commands are available. I assume the are.

First you'll need to check if the wireless is properly detected. Is the wireless card an on-board NIC or an external one, like USB or PCMCIA?

If on-board, type
Code:
lspci
Check for lines that refer to your wireless NIC and post the output.

If the NIC is external, type
Code:
lsusb
Check for lines that refer to your wireless NIC and post the output.

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Old 11-13-2009, 02:17 PM   #108
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i have no idea what you're talking about, i'm not familiar with these names/abbreviations.

what shall i do, given that i don't know if it's nic or whatever
 
Old 11-13-2009, 02:20 PM   #109
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Okay, did you have to plugin something like an USB modem to have wireless? Or did you have wireless just like that? Without having to plug anything in? If you didn't have to plugin some device to have a wireless connection then type:
Code:
lspci
That command gives you a list. In that list you look for lines that contain lines like these (of course they could be different on your computer). Just the lines that contain the word Wireless, post that here.
Code:
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 01)
05:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection (rev 02)
Kind regards,

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Old 11-13-2009, 02:36 PM   #110
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there are too many lines, they got out of the screen.
how can i see the lines that are off screen? (on the top)
 
Old 11-13-2009, 02:39 PM   #111
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i think this is the one you're looking for :
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02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 5100 AGN [Shiloh] Network Connection (rev 02)
but i don't have access to all lines so i can't tell if there are others.
what do i do now?
 
Old 11-13-2009, 02:42 PM   #112
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eric is gone, i'm screwed
 
Old 11-13-2009, 02:49 PM   #113
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Don't panic

Nature called so I had to respond

Ok, now that we know the card is detected, run the following commands and post the output of each. We'll take it one step at a time because the information of the command is needed for the following command.

The first one:
Code:
iwconfig
Post the output.

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Old 11-13-2009, 02:53 PM   #114
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iwconfig results :
lo : no wireless connection
eth2 no wireless co
wmaster0 no wire co
wlan2 <quite a lot of stuff here : which line do you want?>
 
Old 11-13-2009, 02:57 PM   #115
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Great, at this time execute the following command and post the output here:
Code:
iwlist wlan2 scan
In the output of that command you'll need to get the stuff that references to your wireless (if you know the name of your wireless access point, if not post them all).

To save you from typing a lot of stuff; if you know which is your access point, you'll need the address and the ESSID. They look like this:
Code:
Address: 00:1A:2B:13:7A:42
ESSID:"JAZZTEL_89"
Also, a question, did you have security enabled on your wireless, like WEP or WAP2 or something?

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Old 11-13-2009, 03:01 PM   #116
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iwlist wlan2 scan ->
wlan2 no scan results.

yes i had wap2 security.
 
Old 11-13-2009, 03:02 PM   #117
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No scan results? Damn, that's bad. Check your router, is it on? Are you close enough to have a signal?

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Old 11-13-2009, 03:04 PM   #118
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iwconfig results :
lo : no wireless connection
eth2 no wireless co
wmaster0 no wire co
wlan2 --> one of the lines here say : "access point: not-associated"


does that answer your question ?
Quote:
To save you from typing a lot of stuff; if you know which is your access point, you'll need the address and the ESSID. They look like this:
 
Old 11-13-2009, 03:05 PM   #119
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Could you try:
Code:
iwlist wmaster0 scan
to see if that one comes up with something?

Kind regards,

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Old 11-13-2009, 03:05 PM   #120
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yes, i'm close enough.
yes i think it's a router (though i'm not 100% sure)
 
  


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