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Old 02-18-2009, 09:23 AM   #1
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Unhappy wireless connects but still no internet!?


tried the live version of Ubuntu, mint, fedora, mandriva one, etc. all have the same wireless issue. i don't have a wired connection so please keep that in mind.

i'm using a dell studio 1537 with the
intel WIFI link 5100 (802.11 a/b/g/n 1x2 1/2 minicard)

in all distros the wireless card recognises signal and networks and it connects and says it is connected. however all the browsers get locked in an infinite cycle of loading nothing with no error message the same with package downloads. only in mandriva did an error message appear.
it said the wireless card worked but some broadcom thing extraneous to the wireless card was wrong. i lost that live cd so i can't get the actual error message.

thanks!!!
 
Old 02-18-2009, 10:10 AM   #2
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You need to post some specific information. What distor is installed now?

What driver is loaded for the wireless card? Run /sbin/lspci and post the results.

Can you ping your router? What router make/model do you have?

Is this a secured or unsecured connection?
 
Old 02-18-2009, 10:13 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by camorri View Post
You need to post some specific information. What distor is installed now?

What driver is loaded for the wireless card? Run /sbin/lspci and post the results.

Can you ping your router? What router make/model do you have?

Is this a secured or unsecured connection?
queenz@queenz-ubuntu:~$ /sbin/lspci
bash: /sbin/lspci: No such file or directory
 
Old 02-18-2009, 11:27 AM   #4
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Exclamation hmmm.....

Quote:
Originally Posted by camorri View Post
You need to post some specific information. What distor is installed now?

What driver is loaded for the wireless card? Run /sbin/lspci and post the results.

Can you ping your router? What router make/model do you have?

Is this a secured or unsecured connection?
the wireleess connects to the right network.
its a unsecured network.
i found the mandriva one live and it recognises a Broadcom Corporation Netlink BCM5784M Gigabit Ethernet PCle that it says won't connect?

any help?
results to your command? no directory exists
i have no distro installed yet. want to know if it will work first. using live.

Last edited by Sketches; 02-18-2009 at 11:56 AM.
 
Old 02-18-2009, 12:46 PM   #5
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I've had the same problems in the past. I finally stumbled upon OpenSuse. Wireless worked first time. Also OpenSuse has an excellent web page for help. I bought the install CD off of the internet and it works great. I needed help with my graphics card which was NVIDIA and there website covered the instructions perfectly. So that's what I loaded and am very satisfied with it. On Ubuntu, I bought a laptop from a company called System76. They pre-install Ubuntu and also install the compatible hardware, so when you get it, it runs perfectly out of the box. Just a couple of experiences I thought I would share. I've tried the ndiswrapper and madwifi trying to get my wireless to work in the past but never could get it to work, but it may work in your situation. Good Luck.
 
Old 02-18-2009, 12:54 PM   #6
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just run
lspci

without /sbin/
to get the list camorri asked about
 
Old 02-18-2009, 01:30 PM   #7
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results to your command? no directory exists THE COMMAND WAS NOT FOUND.
i have no distro installed yet. want to know if it will work first. using live.
Well, that explains a lot. With a live CD, either the hardware is detected and a module is loaded, so it can work, or it is not detected, and it won't work.

If the card is detected, you would still have to do a little configuring, like specify what network to connect to.

In order to provide you with the help you need, we need to know the chip set the wireless card uses. I can not guess what it would be. If you run the command 'lsmod' and post the results, the driver will be there IF the card was detected. If not, then we need the output of 'lspci' to have a clue what the card is.

There are at least two ways to get a wireless card to work. If there is a native linux driver, then we determine what module that is and load it using the command modprobe.

If there is no linux driver, then we can try using the windoze driver with Ndiswarpper. I have used both. The native driver is best. But Ndiswrapper may be our only choice.

Post the results of the commands and we have a chance.
 
Old 02-23-2009, 07:44 PM   #8
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In order to provide you with the help you need, we need to know the chip set the wireless card uses. I can not guess what it would be. If you run the command 'lsmod' and post the results, the driver will be there IF the card was detected. If not, then we need the output of 'lspci' to have a clue what the card is.

There are at least two ways to get a wireless card to work. If there is a native linux driver, then we determine what module that is and load it using the command modprobe.

If there is no linux driver, then we can try using the windoze driver with Ndiswarpper. I have used both. The native driver is best. But Ndiswrapper may be our only choice.

Post the results of the commands and we have a chance.
the wireless card technically works!
it recognises wireless networks and connects to them but there is no internet service in these for some reason...
i need suggestions. oh ya i'm running linux mint
for the wireless card i have the details up in my earlier post
Broadcom Corporation Netlink BCM5784M Gigabit Ethernet PCle
ntel WIFI link 5100 (802.11 a/b/g/n 1x2 1/2 minicard)
thanks

Last edited by Sketches; 02-23-2009 at 07:47 PM. Reason: missing info
 
Old 03-13-2009, 07:11 AM   #9
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Well, that explains a lot. With a live CD, either the hardware is detected and a module is loaded, so it can work, or it is not detected, and it won't work.

If the card is detected, you would still have to do a little configuring, like specify what network to connect to.

In order to provide you with the help you need, we need to know the chip set the wireless card uses. I can not guess what it would be. If you run the command 'lsmod' and post the results, the driver will be there IF the card was detected. If not, then we need the output of 'lspci' to have a clue what the card is.

There are at least two ways to get a wireless card to work. If there is a native linux driver, then we determine what module that is and load it using the command modprobe.

If there is no linux driver, then we can try using the windoze driver with Ndiswarpper. I have used both. The native driver is best. But Ndiswrapper may be our only choice.

Post the results of the commands and we have a chance.
ok i've installed linux mint 6 and the same problem exists... i think it might be a proxy network problem... how do i solve this?
 
Old 03-13-2009, 09:24 AM   #10
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i dont think this is a prooxy issue, i believe it's a driver issue. at least within ubuntu i have a similar broadcom wireless nic, and i had to activate the proprietary driver in order to get it to work correctly.
 
Old 03-20-2009, 08:57 AM   #11
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i dont think this is a prooxy issue, i believe it's a driver issue. at least within ubuntu i have a similar broadcom wireless nic, and i had to activate the proprietary driver in order to get it to work correctly.
you mean ndiswrapper right? the driver won't work
and when i installed i didn't even recognise the network anymore.
 
  


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