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Old 08-30-2009, 09:12 PM   #1
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wireless connection problems


I have installed ubuntu 9.04 as a dual boot with xp and ubuntu on their own hardrives.

I originally had problems connecting via lan or wireless with 'Network Manager'and followed advice I received on an erlier thread I posted to use 'Wicd Network Manager'.

With 'Wicd' I was able to connect to the internet via lan ethernet cable with no problems but I could still not connect to my wireless network although it does show up in 'Wicd'. I have enabled manual connection settings in wicd to connect to my network to use static ip addresses for my computers on my network which works fine with the lan connection.

I followed advice I received in an earlier thread which suggested using
ndiswrapper but could not make any real sense of what to to using the link provided in the thread. I then did a google search 'how to use ndiswrapper ubuntu' and followed the instructions at
"https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/Ndiswrapper#Load the new driver module".

After following the configuration instructions below I immediatly lost my lan connection and wicd network manager will not open anymore.

3.1. Disable Free Drivers
Firstly, all releases since Ubuntu 6.06 have the open source bcm43xx driver, which was replaced in 8.04 by b43 and b43legacy, see WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx. If this driver doesn't work for you, then you should disable it, because it will conflict with ndiswrapper. To disable it, add blacklist bcm43xx lines for each driver to the modprobe blacklist.
echo -e "blacklist bcm43xx\nblacklist b43\nblacklist b43legacy\nblacklist ssb" | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist

I continued on until instruction 3.6 'configuring wireless network settings' where I could not continue as I could not understand the instructions.

Now I have no internet connection and it appears no network manager.

Please Help
 
Old 09-01-2009, 07:07 AM   #2
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It seems you disabled drivers for your ethernet card as well. It is just a guess though. Hence you do not have internet.

lspci -vv should give more information on what network chip you are using.

lsmod should give if you are using correct modules.

Paste the output for both the commands.

Also post the output for ifconfig -a
 
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Results of lspci -vv, lsmod, and ifconfig

Hi there,

Here's the results of the commands you suggested.

Thanks so much for helping!!!

Steve



steve@dharma-ubuntu-desktop:~$ lspci -vv
00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 661FX/M661FX/M661MX Host (rev 11)
Subsystem: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 661FX/M661FX/M661MX Host
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: 32
Region 0: Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64M]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: agpgart-sis
Kernel modules: sis-agp

00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS AGP Port (virtual PCI-to-PCI bridge)
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=32
I/O behind bridge: 0000d000-0000dfff
Memory behind bridge: e4000000-e40fffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: c0000000-dfffffff
Secondary status: 66MHz+ FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort+ <SERR- <PERR-
BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR+ NoISA+ VGA+ MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B-
PriDiscTmr- SecDiscTmr- DiscTmrStat- DiscTmrSERREn-
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS964 [MuTIOL Media IO] (rev 36)
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

00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE] (rev 01) (prog-if 80 [Master])
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 7060
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: 128
Interrupt: pin ? routed to IRQ 16
Region 0: I/O ports at 01f0 [size=8]
Region 1: I/O ports at 03f4 [size=1]
Region 2: I/O ports at 0170 [size=8]
Region 3: I/O ports at 0374 [size=1]
Region 4: I/O ports at 4000 [size=16]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: pata_sis

00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] AC'97 Sound Controller (rev a0)
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device b010
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: 32 (13000ns min, 2750ns max)
Interrupt: pin C routed to IRQ 18
Region 0: I/O ports at e000 [size=256]
Region 1: I/O ports at e100 [size=128]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: Intel ICH
Kernel modules: snd-intel8x0

00:03.0 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev 0f) (prog-if 10)
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 7060
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: 32 (20000ns max), Cache Line Size: 32 bytes
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 20
Region 0: Memory at e4144000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd

00:03.1 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev 0f) (prog-if 10)
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 7060
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: 32 (20000ns max), Cache Line Size: 32 bytes
Interrupt: pin B routed to IRQ 21
Region 0: Memory at e4145000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd

00:03.2 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev 0f) (prog-if 10)
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 7060
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: 32 (20000ns max), Cache Line Size: 32 bytes
Interrupt: pin C routed to IRQ 22
Region 0: Memory at e4146000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd

00:03.3 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0 Controller (prog-if 20)
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 5332
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: 32 (20000ns max)
Interrupt: pin D routed to IRQ 23
Region 0: Memory at e4142000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

00:04.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet (rev 90)
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 7060
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: 32 (13000ns min, 2750ns max)
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 19
Region 0: I/O ports at e200 [size=256]
Region 1: Memory at e4143000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
[virtual] Expansion ROM at 30000000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: sis900
Kernel modules: sis900

00:05.0 RAID bus controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] RAID bus controller 180 SATA/PATA [SiS] (rev 01) (prog-if 85)
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 7060
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: 128
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 17
Region 0: I/O ports at e300 [size=8]
Region 1: I/O ports at e400 [size=4]
Region 2: I/O ports at e500 [size=8]
Region 3: I/O ports at e600 [size=4]
Region 4: I/O ports at e700 [size=16]
Region 5: I/O ports at e800 [size=128]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: sata_sis

00:07.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs CA0106 Soundblaster
Subsystem: Creative Labs Device 100a
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: 32 (500ns min, 5000ns max)
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 18
Region 0: I/O ports at e900 [size=32]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: CA0106
Kernel modules: snd-ca0106

00:08.0 Network controller: Texas Instruments ACX 111 54Mbps Wireless Interface
Subsystem: Netgear Device 4c00
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 A routed to IRQ 19
Region 0: Memory at e4140000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
Region 1: Memory at e4100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel modules: acx

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV350 AS [Radeon 9550]
Subsystem: C.P. Technology Co. Ltd Device 2084
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: 32 (2000ns min), Cache Line Size: 32 bytes
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 16
Region 0: Memory at c0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Region 1: I/O ports at d000 [size=256]
Region 2: Memory at e4030000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
[virtual] Expansion ROM at e4000000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel modules: radeonfb

01:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV350 AS [Radeon 9550] (Secondary)
Subsystem: C.P. Technology Co. Ltd Device 2085
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-
Region 0: Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [disabled] [size=256M]
Region 1: Memory at e4020000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=64K]
Capabilities: <access denied>

steve@dharma-ubuntu-desktop:~$
steve@dharma-ubuntu-desktop:~$
steve@dharma-ubuntu-desktop:~$
steve@dharma-ubuntu-desktop:~$ lsmod
Module Size Used by
nls_iso8859_1 12032 1
nls_cp437 13696 1
vfat 18816 1
fat 58272 1 vfat
usb_storage 99648 1
binfmt_misc 16776 1
radeon 342816 2
drm 96424 3 radeon
bridge 56212 0
stp 10500 1 bridge
bnep 20224 2
video 25360 0
output 11008 1 video
input_polldev 11912 0
lp 17156 0
snd_ca0106 39968 1
snd_seq_dummy 10756 0
snd_seq_oss 37760 0
snd_intel8x0 37532 3
snd_seq_midi 14336 0
snd_ac97_codec 112292 2 snd_ca0106,snd_intel8x0
snd_rawmidi 29696 2 snd_ca0106,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 15104 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_pcm_oss 46336 0
snd_mixer_oss 22656 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq 56880 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device 14988 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
snd_pcm 83076 4 snd_ca0106,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
psmouse 61972 0
sis_agp 15360 1
snd_timer 29704 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
ppdev 15620 0
pcspkr 10496 0
serio_raw 13444 0
ndiswrapper 193436 0
snd 62756 19 snd_ca0106,snd_seq_oss,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_rawmidi,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_seq,snd _seq_device,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore 15200 1 snd
ac97_bus 9856 1 snd_ac97_codec
joydev 18496 0
agpgart 42696 2 drm,sis_agp
snd_page_alloc 16904 3 snd_ca0106,snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
shpchp 40212 0
parport_pc 40100 1
parport 42220 3 lp,ppdev,parport_pc
hid_pl 11392 0
ff_memless 13320 1 hid_pl
usbhid 42336 1 hid_pl
sis900 28288 0
mii 13312 1 sis900
floppy 64324 0
fbcon 46112 0
tileblit 10752 1 fbcon
font 16384 1 fbcon
bitblit 13824 1 fbcon
softcursor 9984 1 bitblit
steve@dharma-ubuntu-desktop:~$
steve@dharma-ubuntu-desktop:~$
steve@dharma-ubuntu-desktop:~$
steve@dharma-ubuntu-desktop:~$
steve@dharma-ubuntu-desktop:~$ ifconfig -a
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:11:09:c0:a0:f0
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:19 Base address:0xe200

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)

pan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 56:65:30:ed:7f:e3
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:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

steve@dharma-ubuntu-desktop:~$
 
Old 09-02-2009, 05:02 AM   #4
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Your ethernet card should probably work. This is for wireless card.
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi.../Driver/acx111
http://acx100.sourceforge.net/wiki/D...on_list/Ubuntu

http://www.sis.com/download/
 
Old 09-02-2009, 05:17 AM   #5
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What about the drivers I disabled for ethernet?

HI again,

I will try to make some sense of the links you provided over the next few days.

Should they work for 9.04 as the instructions relate to earlier versions than mine?

Will I need to follow all the links or try one at a time until it works?

Also what about the drivers I disabled which stopped my ethernet connection and wicd network manager from working? How can I get wicd and my ethernet working again for the time being until i sort out wireless.

Thanks again for you help,

Steve
 
Old 09-02-2009, 05:26 AM   #6
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You can start the wicd as a service I guess. And you can use services menu in system > administration to turn on or off the services at logon. You can add wicd there if its not there.

Above two links are for wireless. You can look into them one by one.
Your wired network should work without after wicd is enabled. But if it does not then you will need to install the driver. At least modprobe the module sis900.

Edit:
And the instructions should work for you as well. There is no harm in trying.
 
Old 09-02-2009, 06:14 AM   #7
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to MODS: this thread should be moved to -> Linux Networking -> Wireless networking section.

Thanks
 
Old 09-02-2009, 06:36 AM   #8
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Could be moved to networking but not wireless. OP does not just has issues with wireless but with wired as well.
 
Old 09-02-2009, 10:31 AM   #9
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could run a quick test connecting the hard wire and use the terminal to get an IP

$ dhclient eth0
$ ifconfig

Check to see if he gets an IP for eth0, if so hard wire works fine and once he has a working driver can set the connectivity with a few more commands. But either way this should get his laptop connected under linux while he trouble shoots the wireless card.
 
Old 09-03-2009, 10:17 AM   #10
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Chaitanya -
I went to System > Administration > Services
Wicd was not listed and I could not find option to add Wicd
I also went to System > Preferences > Startup Applications
Wicd is listed and selected.
Wicd is still listed in Applications > Internet but when I go to start the program wicd window tries to open but it then just disappears.
How do I install the driver to make wicd work again?
You suggest modprobe the module sis900. Can you please explain how to do this step by step?

Tke1384 -
I connected my ethernet cable and here is the results of your instructions
steve@dharma-ubuntu-desktop:~$ dhclient eth0
Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.1.1
Copyright 2004-2008 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/

can't create /var/lib/dhcp3/dhclient.leases: Permission denied
SIOCSIFADDR: Permission denied
SIOCSIFFLAGS: Permission denied
SIOCSIFFLAGS: Permission denied
Open a socket for LPF: Operation not permitted
steve@dharma-ubuntu-desktop:~$
steve@dharma-ubuntu-desktop:~$
steve@dharma-ubuntu-desktop:~$ ifconfig
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)

steve@dharma-ubuntu-desktop:~$

Thanks ffor taking the time to help!!
 
Old 09-04-2009, 01:21 AM   #11
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If wicd is not installed correctly, you can anyways reinstall it.
About modprobe, you man modprobe for more details. You can just pass the module name as an argument to the command.
To obtain the ip address using dhclient, use sudo as it says permission denied.
 
Old 09-04-2009, 04:53 AM   #12
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Chaitanya - I did reinstall wicd but the same problem persists - Wicd shows up in Applications > Internet but it wont open.

I still cant work out modprobe, what am I supposed to do with modprobe?

My wired lan connection immediately stopped when I followed instructions to disable drivers. These are the instructions I followed :-

"If this driver doesn't work for you, then you should disable it, because it will conflict with ndiswrapper. To disable it, add blacklist bcm43xx lines for each driver to the modprobe blacklist.
echo -e "blacklist bcm43xx\nblacklist b43\nblacklist b43legacy\nblacklist ssb" | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist"

How can I restore these drivers which I disabled?
 
Old 09-04-2009, 10:47 AM   #13
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looks like your eth0 is no longer up like it was before. Notice how the ifconfig only reports your loop back where as before it also had eth0? Your going to have to bring it up again. If you have sudo set up you can use the commands as listed below otherwise run the commands without the "sudo" and run as root.

$ sudo ifconfig eth0 up
$ sudo dhclient eth0
$ ifconfig eth0

Let me know, I'm looking forward to hearing how things are going.
 
Old 09-04-2009, 11:20 AM   #14
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http://wiki.debian.org/acx#ACX111

There is ACX111 and how to set it up natively for linux. My guess is the fw needs to be loaded, as it doesn't usually come on a system. Anyways I hope this link helps you understand installing the wireless.

[edit] sometimes a little google can go a long ways.

[re-edit] I see somebody else posted links lol coffee time isn't the best time to do advice... =P But anyways I would have left wicd alone as eth0 worked... You should have done iwconfig and seen if any wireless devices show up such as...:

Code:
 iwconfig 
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

eth1      IEEE 802.11bgn  ESSID:""  Nickname:""
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.412 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated   
          Bit Rate:14 Mb/s   Tx-Power:32 dBm   
          Retry min limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Managementmode:All packets received
          Link Quality=5/5  Signal level=0 dBm  Noise level=0 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
eth1 has wireless, if you don't get anything under iwconfig for wireless then it's the drivers. You should leave everything else alone and try to get the acx to work off of one of the 3 links we posted. Once you get iwconfig to show a wireless extention for ethx or wlanx then either reboot or try wicd again. It should all be working after that.

Last edited by mushroomboy; 09-04-2009 at 11:32 AM.
 
Old 09-04-2009, 07:13 PM   #15
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tke1384 - Here's the results below of the commands you suggested. Thanks so much, my wired lan connection is working again!!! I'm learning too, I can see that now ifconig eth0 reports data was sent.

Now what do you suggest in order to get wicd working again and attempt to get my wireless connection working, your advice has been spot on so far!

steve@dharma-ubuntu-desktop:~$ sudo ifconfig eth0 up
[sudo] password for steve:
steve@dharma-ubuntu-desktop:~$ sudo dhclient eth0
Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.1.1
Copyright 2004-2008 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/

Listening on LPF/eth0/00:11:09:c0:a0:f0
Sending on LPF/eth0/00:11:09:c0:a0:f0
Sending on Socket/fallback
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 3
DHCPOFFER of 10.1.1.3 from 10.1.1.1
DHCPREQUEST of 10.1.1.3 on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
DHCPACK of 10.1.1.3 from 10.1.1.1
bound to 10.1.1.3 -- renewal in 1606 seconds.
steve@dharma-ubuntu-desktop:~$ ifconfig eth0
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:11:09:c0:a0:f0
inet addr:10.1.1.3 Bcast:10.255.255.255 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: fe80::211:9ff:fec0:a0f0/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:3 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:19 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:1240 (1.2 KB) TX bytes:4188 (4.1 KB)
Interrupt:19 Base address:0xe200

steve@dharma-ubuntu-desktop:~$
 
  


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