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Old 08-19-2008, 11:20 AM   #1
indietrash
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wirless network only work at random times


openSUSE 11.0
KDE 3.5

hi. my wireless network is completely random. it’s ridiculous. in knetworkmanager yer supposed’a be able to enable/disable it, but most of the time i’s just disabled and I can’t enable it with the manager. most of the time it’s like this,


Code:
lolwabbit:~ iwconfig wlan0
wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:""
Mode:Managed Channel:0 Access Point: Not-Associated
Tx-Power=0 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr=2352 B
Encryption key: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
Code:
lolwabbit:/home/alexander # ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:09:DF:81:0C:2E
          inet addr:158.39.125.72  Bcast:158.39.125.255  Mask:255.255.254.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::209:dfff:fe81:c2e/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:68013 errors:0 dropped:468271284382 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:26284 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:15804346 (15.0 Mb)  TX bytes:6418565 (6.1 Mb)
          Interrupt:249

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:82 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:82 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:5316 (5.1 Kb)  TX bytes:5316 (5.1 Kb)
Code:
lolwabbit:/home/alexander # ifconfig wlan0
wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1D:E0:C6:50:29
          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)
Code:
lolwabbit:~ lspci |grep w
04:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 4965 AG or AGN Network Connection (rev 61)
Code:
lolwabbit:~ lsmod |grep iwl4965
iwl4965 139364 0
firmware_class 27776 2 microcode,iwl4965
mac80211 220436 1 iwl4965
Code:
lolwabbit:~ dhcpcd wlan0
err, wlan0: ioctl SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such device
Code:
lolwabbit:~ iwlist wlan0 scan
wlan0 Interface doesn’t support scanning : Network is down
Code:
lolwabbit:~ ifconfig wlan0 up
SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such device

Code:
lolwabbit:~ ifup wlan0
Network interface is managed from NetworkManager
NetworkManager will be advised to set up wlan0
but it cannot be assured from here.
Code:
lolwabbit:~ # dhclient wlan0
Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.0.6
Copyright 2004-2007 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit isc.org/sw/dhcp/

wmaster0: unknown hardware address type 801
SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such device
SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such device
wmaster0: unknown hardware address type 801
Listening on LPF/wlan0/00:1d:e0:c6:50:29
Sending on LPF/wlan0/00:1d:e0:c6:50:29
Sending on Socket/fallback
receive_packet failed on wlan0: Network is down
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 5
send_packet: Network is down
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 10
send_packet: Network is down
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 7
send_packet: Network is down
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 11
send_packet: Network is down
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 13
send_packet: Network is down
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 10
send_packet: Network is down
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 5
send_packet: Network is down
No DHCPOFFERS received.
No working leases in persistent database - sleeping.

here’s my 70.persistent-net.rules,

Code:
This file was automatically generated by the /lib/udev/write_net_rules
program run by the persistent-net-generator.rules rules file.

You can modify it,as long as you keep each rule on a single line.
PCI device 0x10ec:0x8168 (r8169)
PCI device 0x8086:0x4229 (iwl4965)
This file was automatically generated by the /lib/udev/write_net_rules
program run by the persistent-net-generator.rules rules file.

You can modify it,as long as you keep each rule on a single line.
PCI device 0x10ec:0x8168 (r8169)
PCI device 0x8086:0x4229 (iwl4965)
SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="00:1d:e0:c6:50:29", ATTR{type}=="1", KERNEL=="wlan*", NAME="wlan0"
SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="00:09:df:81:0c:2e", ATTR{type}=="1", KERNEL=="eth*", NAME="eth0"
I’ve tried removing the latter lines, but when I reboot they get added automatically so I guess they are supposed to be like that. or? I have no idea. this is way above my wireless skills (none). PLEASE help. I need the wireless working on this as it is the computer I use at my technical university college.

also - it seems whenever I remove iwl4965 and add it again, I have wireless connection for about three seconds or so.

Last edited by indietrash; 08-19-2008 at 12:12 PM.
 
Old 08-19-2008, 01:13 PM   #2
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