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Old 02-10-2010, 05:17 PM   #1
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Wireless Internet


Hi v1 I'm new to linux i just installed it couple of days ago and having trouble to connect to my wireless network..
 
Old 02-10-2010, 05:19 PM   #2
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More details? What distribution, what error messages or symptoms ...
 
Old 02-10-2010, 05:24 PM   #3
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Hello.

Please open a terminal and post the output of the following
Code:
lspci -vnn
lsmod
dmesg | grep firmware
And as above, which distribution are you running?
 
Old 02-10-2010, 05:33 PM   #4
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its Redhat 5 ..
when i try to configure it gives me error mess

cannot activate network device eth1
determining IP information for eth1 failed
 
Old 02-10-2010, 05:55 PM   #5
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Still need the info I requested. But since it's RHEL, you may need the full path for lspci
Code:
/sbin/lspci -vnn

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Old 02-10-2010, 05:57 PM   #6
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Hi reed this is the output of the code u gave me


[root@localhost ~]# lsmod
Module Size Used by
autofs4 24389 2
hidp 23105 2
rfcomm 42457 0
l2cap 29633 10 hidp,rfcomm
bluetooth 53925 5 hidp,rfcomm,l2cap
sunrpc 144253 1
ip_conntrack_netbios_ns 6977 0
ipt_REJECT 9537 1
xt_state 6209 2
ip_conntrack 53025 2 ip_conntrack_netbios_ns,xt_state
nfnetlink 10713 1 ip_conntrack
iptable_filter 7105 1
ip_tables 17028 1 iptable_filter
ip6t_REJECT 9409 1
xt_tcpudp 7105 10
ip6table_filter 6849 1
ip6_tables 18181 1 ip6table_filter
x_tables 17349 6 ipt_REJECT,xt_state,ip_tables,ip6t_REJECT,xt_tcpudp,ip6_tables
dm_mirror 28869 0
dm_multipath 21577 0
dm_mod 58457 2 dm_mirror,dm_multipath
video 19269 0
sbs 18533 0
backlight 10049 0
i2c_ec 9025 1 sbs
button 10705 0
battery 13637 0
asus_acpi 19289 0
ac 9157 0
radeon 103777 2
drm 65493 3 radeon
ipv6 251393 15 ip6t_REJECT
sd_mod 25025 0
sg 36061 0
lp 15849 0
8139cp 26305 0
orinoco_pci 11469 0
orinoco 40277 1 orinoco_pci
hermes 11073 2 orinoco_pci,orinoco
floppy 57125 0
snd_via82xx 30041 1
snd_ac97_codec 93025 1 snd_via82xx
ac97_bus 6337 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_seq_dummy 7877 0
snd_seq_oss 32577 0
snd_seq_midi_event 11072 1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq 49713 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
8139too 28865 0
snd_pcm_oss 42945 0
snd_mixer_oss 19009 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 72133 3 snd_via82xx,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
i2c_viapro 12117 0
mii 9409 2 8139cp,8139too
parport_pc 29157 1
ide_cd 40033 0
cdrom 36705 1 ide_cd
snd_timer 24645 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
parport 37513 2 lp,parport_pc
i2c_core 23745 2 i2c_ec,i2c_viapro
pcspkr 7105 0
snd_mpu401 12265 0
snd_page_alloc 13641 2 snd_via82xx,snd_pcm
snd_mpu401_uart 12097 2 snd_via82xx,snd_mpu401
hostap_pci 55925 2
snd_rawmidi 26561 1 snd_mpu401_uart
hostap 100937 1 hostap_pci
usb_storage 76577 0
snd_seq_device 11725 4 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi
ieee80211_crypt 10049 1 hostap
scsi_mod 133069 3 sd_mod,sg,usb_storage
snd 52421 14 snd_via82xx,snd_ac97_codec,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_mpu40 1,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device
ns558 9025 0
serio_raw 10693 0
gameport 18633 3 snd_via82xx,ns558
soundcore 11553 1 snd
ext3 123337 4
jbd 56553 1 ext3
ehci_hcd 32973 0
ohci_hcd 23261 0
uhci_hcd 25421 0
[root@localhost ~]# dmesg |grep fireware
[root@localhost ~]# dmesg | grep fireware
[root@localhost ~]# lspci -vnn
00:00.0 0600: 1106:3116
Subsystem: 1106:3116
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 8
Memory at e8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
Capabilities: [a0] AGP version 2.0
Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2

00:01.0 0604: 1106:b091
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 0000c000-0000cfff
Memory behind bridge: ec000000-edffffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: e0000000-e7ffffff
Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2

00:08.0 0280: 1260:3873 (rev 01)
Subsystem: 1737:3874
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 185
Memory at ef011000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=4K]
Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2

00:0a.0 0780: 14f1:2f00 (rev 01)
Subsystem: 14f1:2004
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 3
Memory at ef000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
I/O ports at d000 [size=8]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2

00:0b.0 0200: 10ec:8139 (rev 10)
Subsystem: 1565:00b2
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 201
I/O ports at d400 [size=256]
Memory at ef010000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
[virtual] Expansion ROM at 30000000 [disabled] [size=64K]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2

00:11.0 0601: 1106:3147
Subsystem: 1106:3147
Flags: bus master, stepping, medium devsel, latency 0
Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2

00:11.1 0101: 1106:0571 (rev 06) (prog-if 8a)
Subsystem: 1106:0571
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 169
I/O ports at d800 [size=16]
Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2

00:11.2 0c03: 1106:3038 (rev 23)
Subsystem: 0925:1234
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 177
I/O ports at dc00 [size=32]
Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2

00:11.3 0c03: 1106:3038 (rev 23)
Subsystem: 0925:1234
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 177
I/O ports at e000 [size=32]
Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2

00:11.5 0401: 1106:3059 (rev 40)
Subsystem: 10ec:4710
Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 193
I/O ports at e400 [size=256]
Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2

01:00.0 0300: 1002:5144
Subsystem: 1002:02aa
Flags: bus master, stepping, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 185
Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
I/O ports at c000 [size=256]
Memory at ed000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
[virtual] Expansion ROM at ec000000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: [58] AGP version 2.0
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
 
Old 02-10-2010, 06:05 PM   #7
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Hmm, perhaps RHEL is different, but the lspci output should look more like this.

Code:
03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g [14e4:4315] (rev 01)
	Subsystem: Broadcom Corporation Device [14e4:04b5]
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
	Memory at f0200000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: wl
	Kernel modules: wl, ssb
try as so
Code:
/sbin/lspci | grep -i net
 
Old 02-10-2010, 06:10 PM   #8
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00:08.0 Network controller: Intersil Corporation Prism 2.5 Wavelan chipset (rev 01)
00:0b.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
 
Old 02-10-2010, 06:12 PM   #9
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Never mind, this is the pci id for your card: 1260:3873

This uses the orinoco_pci driver, which is loading.

What is the output of
Code:
iwconfig
 
Old 02-10-2010, 06:21 PM   #10
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If you can walk us through a little more exactly how you are trying to setup the wireless, it would help. This card should be working from what I can see so far.

One thing I note, usually the interface would be called wlan0, not eth1, but that isn't always the case. The output of iwconfig will show what the interface is called.

After that try
Code:
su -
ifconfig eth1 up
iwlist eth1 scan
Change eth1 to wlan0 if iwconfig shows the interface as such.

Does the second command give a list of available networks?
 
Old 02-10-2010, 06:23 PM   #11
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when i try to post the output of iwconfig it gives me error mess

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Old 02-10-2010, 06:25 PM   #12
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lo no wireless extensions.

wifi0 IEEE 802.11b ESSID:"test" Nickname:"localhost.localdomain"
Mode:Master Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: 00:06:25:09:AC:0B
Bit Rate:11 Mb/s Sensitivity=1/3
Retry min limit:8 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Encryption keyff
Power Managementff
 
Old 02-10-2010, 06:26 PM   #13
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00:06:25:09:AC:0B
Bit Rate:11 Mb/s Sensitivity=1/3
Retry min limit:8 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Encryption keyff
Power Managementff
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:108 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:8952 Missed beacon:0

eth0 no wireless extensions.

sit0 no wireless extensions.
 
Old 02-11-2010, 09:48 AM   #14
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Quote:
wifi0 IEEE 802.11b ESSID:"test" Nickname:"localhost.localdomain"
Mode:Master Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: 00:06:25:09:AC:0B
Bit Rate:11 Mb/s Sensitivity=1/3
Retry min limit:8 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Encryption keyff
Power Managementff
The wireless interface is really named wifi0?

Post the entire output of
Code:
dmesg
It will be long so use code tags.
 
Old 02-11-2010, 01:57 PM   #15
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what is the name of the router you are trying to connect to (is it called test) ?
:
Code:
lspci # will tell us the pci devices you have in your system.
lsusb # will tell us the usb devices you have in your system.
ifconfig # will tell us what network interface cards you have on your system.
ifconfig -a
iwconfig # will tell us which of your network interface cards has wireless capability 

sudo iwlist <network-card> scan # this will use the <network-card> interface (that from the iwconfig command above) and scan for wireless routers that are accessible.
sudo iwconfig <network-card> essid <your-router-name> # assuming no security (the access point names will be provided by the previous iwlist command).
sudo dhclient # will attempt to get ip-address, subnet mask, dns server information automatically from your router assuming dhcp is turned on on your router.
it would be easier for us to read if it is in [code] tags.
is there a way to disable those stupid smileys (not aimed at original poster -- that happens to me to) ?

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