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Old 04-04-2012, 02:44 PM   #1
MichaelCaboose
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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.
 
Old 04-04-2012, 02:54 PM   #2
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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.
 
Old 04-04-2012, 03:04 PM   #3
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Yes, it is Lenny. Uncommenting the entries does not seem to change anything.
 
Old 04-04-2012, 03:19 PM   #4
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Well, at first I would try to install Squeeze, may be there is a problem that is already fixed.
 
Old 04-04-2012, 03:24 PM   #5
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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/
 
Old 04-05-2012, 05:58 AM   #6
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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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