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MichaelCaboose 04-04-2012 02:44 PM

Wireless Networks not found, wicd, Dell Latitude D820, Debian 2.6.26-2-amd64
 
Hello I am having some troubles connecting to wireless networks with my new installation of Debian. I have been looking around on the internet for an answer and haven't been able to resolve the problem yet. Here are some outputs of various commands,

cat /etc/network/interfaces

Quote:

# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The primary network interface
#allow-hotplug eth0
#iface eth0 inet dhcp

#iface wlan0 inet dhcp
#wpa-psk
#wpa-driver wext
#wpa-key-mgmt WPA-PSK
#wpa-proto WPA2
#wpa-ssid

#auto wlan0
I omitted the key and ssid.

iwlist wlan0 scan

Quote:

wlan0 Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down
lspci -v
Quote:

0c:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection (rev 02)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device 1020
Flags: fast devsel, IRQ 17
Memory at dfdff000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: iwl3945
Kernel modules: iwl3945
iwconfig

Code:

lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

wmaster0  no wireless extensions.

wlan0    IEEE 802.11  ESSID:"" 
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.412 GHz  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

lsmod

Code:

Module                  Size  Used by
i915                  35072  2
drm                    91488  3 i915
rfcomm                38304  0
l2cap                  23936  5 rfcomm
bluetooth              57252  4 rfcomm,l2cap
ppdev                  11656  0
parport_pc            31016  0
lp                    14724  0
parport                41904  3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
ipv6                  288456  16
acpi_cpufreq          11792  1
cpufreq_userspace      8452  0
cpufreq_stats          9120  0
cpufreq_powersave      6400  0
cpufreq_ondemand      11792  1
freq_table              9344  3 acpi_cpufreq,cpufreq_stats,cpufreq_ondemand
cpufreq_conservative    11784  0
sbp2                  25356  0
loop                  19468  0
joydev                14848  0
pcmcia                38680  0
psmouse                42268  0
serio_raw              9988  0
pcspkr                  7040  0
yenta_socket          27916  1
rsrc_nonstatic        14080  1 yenta_socket
pcmcia_core            41508  3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
i2c_i801              13596  0
i2c_core              27936  1 i2c_i801
rng_core                8968  0
arc4                    6272  2
ecb                    7296  2
crypto_blkcipher      21636  1 ecb
video                  24212  0
output                  7808  1 video
iwl3945                92916  0
firmware_class        12544  2 pcmcia,iwl3945
mac80211              163120  1 iwl3945
led_class              8968  1 iwl3945
snd_hda_intel        436696  2
button                11680  0
battery                16904  0
ac                      9352  0
snd_pcm                81800  1 snd_hda_intel
snd_seq                54304  0
snd_timer              25744  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device        11668  1 snd_seq
cfg80211              30224  2 iwl3945,mac80211
intel_agp              31856  1
snd                    63688  9 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
soundcore              12064  1 snd
snd_page_alloc        13072  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
dcdbas                11952  0
evdev                  14208  8
xfs                  475816  1
sg                    36448  0
sr_mod                19652  0
cdrom                  37928  1 sr_mod
sd_mod                29376  3
ata_piix              22916  2
ata_generic            10116  0
libata                165600  2 ata_piix,ata_generic
scsi_mod              161016  5 sbp2,sg,sr_mod,sd_mod,libata
ohci1394              32692  0
ieee1394              93944  2 sbp2,ohci1394
ide_pci_generic        9220  0 [permanent]
ide_core              128284  1 ide_pci_generic
ehci_hcd              36108  0
tg3                    97156  0
uhci_hcd              25760  0
dock                  14112  1 libata
thermal                22688  0
processor              42304  4 acpi_cpufreq,thermal
fan                    9352  0
thermal_sys            17728  4 video,thermal,processor,fan


Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

TobiSGD 04-04-2012 02:54 PM

If you are using Debian with a 2.6.26 kernel then I assume that you use Debian 5/Lenny. this version is unsupported and will neither get bugfixes nor security updates. It is strongly recommended that you install a supported version of Debian (currently 6.0.4) or any other distro.

I can see that all your entries in your interfaces file are commented out, does it work when you uncomment them.

MichaelCaboose 04-04-2012 03:04 PM

Yes, it is Lenny. Uncommenting the entries does not seem to change anything.

TobiSGD 04-04-2012 03:19 PM

Well, at first I would try to install Squeeze, may be there is a problem that is already fixed.

rokytnji 04-04-2012 03:24 PM

In wicd wireless prefernces. Have you filled in wlan0 in the box also and then hit the refresh button in wicd?

I use inxi for finding hardware info in AntiX which is Debian Testing based.

http://code.google.com/p/inxi/

fatmac 04-05-2012 05:58 AM

As rokytnji says;preferences needs wlan0 to be entered.
Then goto Network>Find a hidden network, enter SSID (network name),
click on connect; it will ask for your password, enter it
Wicd should then rescan, & then click connect, you should now be online.


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