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Old 03-27-2009, 05:15 PM   #1
Wafic01
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Problmes connecting to My home wireless


Hello
I am running Fedora 8 on my Toshiba Satellite L10 , it's comes with a built in IntelPro 2200 B/G wireless Adapter.
The problem is the following , the computer fails to connect on to my wireless if the laptop is not near the AP , meaning so , if i am in a different room it wont work , although the signal is very strong about 86% ,windows connects easily.
I tried switching to a different channel , i updated my NetworkManager , even tried wicd instead and updated my driver . but still it's the same.Any Ideas to solve the problem ?
Thank you for your collaboration Take care
 
Old 03-29-2009, 11:34 AM   #2
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Please post the output of iwconfig and ifconfig.
 
Old 03-30-2009, 04:45 PM   #3
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iwconfig , ifconfig ,and iwlist

Hi ! Thanks for your reply , in the following the output of ifconfig and iwconfig and i also added the output of iwlist corresponding to my network , for a better idea.
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iwconfig eth1 :

eth1 unassociated ESSID:off/any
Mode:Managed Frequency=2.462 GHz Access Point: 00:09:5B:DF:F7:32
Bit Rate:0 kb/s Tx-Power=20 dBm Sensitivity=8/0
Retry limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:off
Power Management:off
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

ifconfig eth1 :

eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:13:CE:4B:37:01
inet6 addr: fe80::213:ceff:fe4b:3701/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:1365 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:155 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:1
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Interrupt:11 Base address:0xe000 Memory:e0401000-e0401fff

iwlist eth1 :

Cell 11 - Address: 00:17:3F:E9:35:37
ESSID:"nfokho"
Protocol:IEEE 802.11bg
Mode:Master
Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
Encryption key:on
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s
6 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
Quality=73/100 Signal level=-55 dBm
IE: WPA Version 1
Group Cipher : TKIP
Pairwise Ciphers (2) : TKIP CCMP
Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
Group Cipher : TKIP
Pairwise Ciphers (1) : CCMP
Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
Preauthentication Supported
Extra: Last beacon: 555ms ago

Best Regards
 
Old 03-31-2009, 04:39 PM   #4
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As you can see you're card is not associated with the access point for some reason and you don't have an ip address either.

Can you post this info while you're connected?

I also have this problem and I don't have any idea of how to solve it. I'm currently using wpa_supplicant to connect and it connects flawlessly nearby the access point but I can't connect in the other room for example. On windows it works, so I can't say that's hardware issue.

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Old 04-01-2009, 04:21 PM   #5
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Hi!here are the output of ifconfig and iwconfig associated with my Home wifi:

ifconfig eth1:

eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:13:CE:4B:37:01
inet addr:192.168.2.4 Bcast:192.168.2.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::213:ceff:fe4b:3701/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:170 errors:13 dropped:13 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:176 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:2
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:48360 (47.2 KiB) TX bytes:17509 (17.0 KiB)
Interrupt:11 Base address:0xc000 Memory:e0401000-e0401fff

iwconfig eth1 :


eth1 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"nfokho"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462 GHz Access Point: 00:17:3F:E9:35:37
Bit Rate:54 Mb/s Tx-Power=20 dBm Sensitivity=8/0
Retry limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Encryption key:9FB6-BAE6-FAFE-19A5-7D03-3DBF-0624-7EBE Security modepen
Power Managementff
Link Quality=89/100 Signal level=-35 dBm Noise level=-83 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:13 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:3

Do you have some idea what might be the problem ?
Take care
 
Old 04-01-2009, 04:24 PM   #6
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iwconfig , ifconfig

This is one is without the smileys !

iwconfig , ifconfig
Hi!here are the output of ifconfig and iwconfig associated with my Home wifi:

ifconfig eth1:

eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:13:CE:4B:37:01
inet addr:192.168.2.4 Bcast:192.168.2.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::213:ceff:fe4b:3701/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:170 errors:13 dropped:13 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:176 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:2
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:48360 (47.2 KiB) TX bytes:17509 (17.0 KiB)
Interrupt:11 Base address:0xc000 Memory:e0401000-e0401fff

iwconfig eth1 :


eth1 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"nfokho"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462 GHz Access Point: 00:17:3F:E9:35:37
Bit Rate:54 Mb/s Tx-Power=20 dBm Sensitivity=8/0
Retry limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Encryption key:9FB6-BAE6-FAFE-19A5-7D03-3DBF-0624-7EBE Security modepen
Power Managementff
Link Quality=89/100 Signal level=-35 dBm Noise level=-83 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:13 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:3

Do you have some idea what might be the problem ?
Take care
 
Old 04-03-2009, 07:52 AM   #7
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Signal level=-35 dBm

This tells that your signal level are weak. This means that your signal level is 10 to the power of -32.

I have this problem with my laptop too and I don't know what happens because it works on windows...
 
Old 04-11-2009, 12:16 AM   #8
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not a driver problem

Hi !
in an effort to solve our little problem , i removed the ipw2200 module from the kernel along with the driver and the ieee80211 subsytem , and then installed the latest one along the latest wireless tools i think it's version 29 , but still it's the same problem .Never the less i found that the signal level and link quality measurements are not that accurate so i thinn we just have to move every time we have to connect
take care
 
Old 04-12-2009, 06:12 PM   #9
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I'm going to install the most recent kernel and see what happens then I report back to you.. if you manage to go any further please let me know...

Skuzye
 
Old 04-21-2009, 08:34 PM   #10
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i think it's working :)

Hello !
in order to solve the problem i downloaded the latest kernel for kernel.org ,version 2.6.29.1 and installed it enabling ipw2200 support in the wi-fi section , up till now it's connecting properly and it fixed some errors i had before like , sleep and suspend ...so you could give it a try take care
 
  


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