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Old 11-15-2010, 07:49 PM   #1
girya
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Cannot connect wireless using Wifi 5100 Help


lspci | grep Network

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04:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless WiFi Link 510
uname -a

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Linux ubuntu 2.6.31-22-generic #68-Ubuntu SMP Tue Oct 26 16:37:17 UTC 2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux
iwconfig

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eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:26:b9:01:65:f9
inet addr:192.168.1.3 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::226:b9ff:fe01:65f9/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:7023 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:5840 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:5275436 (5.2 MB) TX bytes:1214997 (1.2 MB)
Interrupt:17

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:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:240 (240.0 B) TX bytes:240 (240.0 B)
ndiswrapper -l
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None
iwlist scanning
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

wlan0 Failed to read scan data : Network is down

pan0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

lshw -c Network
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*-network DISABLED
description: Wireless interface
product: Wireless WiFi Link 5100
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:04:00.0
logical name: wlan0
version: 00
serial: 00:22:fb:b9:61:5c
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=iwlagn latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11abgn
resources: irq:30 memory:f8000000-f8001fff
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: NetLink BCM5784M Gigabit Ethernet PCIe
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:08:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 10
serial: 00:26:b9:01:65:f9
size: 100MB/s
capacity: 1GB/s
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm vpd msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=tg3 driverversion=3.99 duplex=full firmware=sb v2.17 ip=192.168.1.3 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100MB/s
resources: irq:31 memory:fc500000-fc50ffff
Tried this to enable the wireless

ifconfig wlan0 up


Please help to resolve this issue.
Thanks

Last edited by girya; 11-15-2010 at 07:58 PM. Reason: additional info
 
Old 11-16-2010, 03:11 AM   #2
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Hello!
When it comes to wireless networkcards some are supported some not in Linux.
Ndiswrapper could be the solution.
Have a look at this page;
https://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawi...itle=Main_Page
 
Old 11-16-2010, 03:41 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by sysslack View Post
Hello!
When it comes to wireless networkcards some are supported some not in Linux.
Ndiswrapper could be the solution.
Have a look at this page;
https://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawi...itle=Main_Page
Dont use Ndiswrapper! Intel wifi link 5100 is well supported by linux. It works fine for me in mint 9 which is ubuntu based. This may help:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/17495...-ubuntu-10.04/
 
  


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