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Old 10-16-2006, 02:12 PM   #1
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Wireless problem


ok so i installed linux on my laptop erasing windows and now my wireless card does not work i am using ubuntu on a gateway m275xl i do not know what my wireless card is but getting it to work would be awesome.
 
Old 10-16-2006, 02:16 PM   #2
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Run lspci it should state what your wireless card is. From there you need to find a driver for it and install it. Which distribution are you using?
 
Old 10-16-2006, 04:07 PM   #3
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ubuntu and i lent someone the laptop to show them all about linux and let them try it
 
Old 10-17-2006, 01:43 PM   #4
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ok so i got back the laptop and it is running ubuntu 6.06 and my wireless card is the intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG and online it sais that ipw is the driver for it but it does not work so any help would be awesome
 
Old 10-17-2006, 04:04 PM   #5
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So you've installed the ipw2200 driver and ran 'modprobe ipw2200' on it?
Was there any error?


If the modprobe seemed to work.
Have you installed wireless-tools?
If so what does iwconfig give you?

There is a few things you need enabled in your kernel if I remember correctly.

Heres a link that may help you figure this out. Hopefully.

http://www.debuntu.org/2006/03/27/9-...-debian-ubuntu
 
Old 10-17-2006, 08:37 PM   #6
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i can't get anything onto or off of that laptop now
 
Old 10-18-2006, 12:22 PM   #7
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As in you have no net access or it will no longer boot?
 
Old 10-19-2006, 11:46 AM   #8
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lo no wireless extensions.

sit0 no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

eth1 radio off ESSID:"StudentBorden"
Mode:Managed Channel:0 Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate=0 kb/s Tx-Power=off Sensitivity=8/0
Retry limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Encryption keyff
Power Managementff
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

that is what iwconfig gives me and i got it fixed now the wired internet works again
 
Old 10-19-2006, 12:18 PM   #9
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Alright so your wireless card is installed fine.

if you are running gnome and have the networking utility installed (I can't remember its name) You can use that to connect to a wireless router.

Or you can use the command line and type something like:

iwconfig eth1 ESSID "[Router Name]" key s:[wep key if there is one] [key index i.e. 1]

if you don't know what routers are around you can type

iwlist eth1 scan


Though it doesn't always pick up all present routers if they're broadcast signel happens infrequently.

*edit* If you do it through the command line you then have to run some sort of dhcp on the interface. Though what the command is in ubuntoo I'm not sure so try to see if you can find the gui first.

Last edited by AChi; 10-19-2006 at 12:23 PM.
 
Old 10-19-2006, 02:38 PM   #10
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it still doesn't work
 
Old 10-19-2006, 04:11 PM   #11
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What is it that happens and which method are you trying?
 
Old 10-22-2006, 01:29 PM   #12
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so i open the terminal and type modprobe ipw2200
then iwconfig eth1 essid 'StudentBorden'
then commit
which gives me opperation not permitted
then i tried iwlist and it said nothing detected
and so i do not know what is going on but hey i was just wondering but would mandriva work because i am going to sell the laptop and they want a much user friendly software as possible bugt would the wireless card work on that do you think
 
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I've never used Mandriva so I'm not sure.
 
  


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