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Old 11-06-2011, 09:54 AM   #1
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Question Airport card and wireless Internet


I am totally frustrated. I have tried for days to get Linux on my ibook G-3 Dual USB with using the Internet mainly. I tried Ubuntu (several versions) and Mint. Could not hook-up with router with Ubuntu although the computer did recognize the router it would not shake hands. When I tried Mint after many frustrating trys and reloads I did have a few fleeting moments on the Net. Mint kept freezing up on me while navigating the computer so I have elected to load Ubuntu 10.4 again. I have researched and tried many of the suggestions to no avail. A lot of the suggestions are very confusing. Before I start making changes to the new reload can anyone suggest what to try first? I have changed to WICD and back to Network-Manager. I know its difficult to diagnose over postings but I have to vent somewhere.
 
Old 11-06-2011, 10:07 AM   #2
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Hi I to have had no success with this card I have tried all the drivers I can find, Are you trying to connect to a router or an adhoc connection, Adhoc is a deffernet no go, Sorry to bring bad news Maybe someone else can suggest other things If so I would try them as well.
 
Old 11-14-2011, 07:36 AM   #3
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Since I've gotten no replies, I need to delete this post.
 
Old 11-14-2011, 10:26 AM   #4
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is the airport card a wifi dongle or some 3g wireless dongle ? the last time i flew i was able to connect to the gogo in-flight wifi using my internal wifi adapter.

we need information from this post to properly diagnose your issue:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...8/#post4059181
 
Old 11-14-2011, 06:39 PM   #5
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Thanks for the input. It is an original Aiport card. I'm guessing it will work with WEP but I want to maintain WPA. I found a wireless adapter and am trying it.
 
Old 11-14-2011, 10:04 PM   #6
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Could you post results from lspci and lsusb. I believe that is the card I'm using right now.
 
Old 11-14-2011, 10:43 PM   #7
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:~$ lspci
0000:00:0b.0 Host bridge: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth/Pangea AGP
0000:00:10.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility M7 LW [Radeon Mobility 7500]
0001:10:0b.0 Host bridge: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth/Pangea PCI
0001:10:17.0 Class ff00: Apple Computer Inc. KeyLargo/Pangea Mac I/O
0001:10:18.0 USB Controller: Apple Computer Inc. KeyLargo/Pangea USB
0001:10:19.0 USB Controller: Apple Computer Inc. KeyLargo/Pangea USB
0002:20:0b.0 Host bridge: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth/Pangea Internal PCI
0002:20:0e.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth/Pangea FireWire
0002:20:0f.0 Ethernet controller: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth/Pangea GMAC (Sun GEM)
~$ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0846:4260 NetGear, Inc. WG111(v3) 54 Mbps Wireless [RealTek RTL8187B]
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
:~$
Don't see anything about Airport Card.
 
Old 11-15-2011, 11:17 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mcbu View Post
:~$ lspci
0000:00:0b.0 Host bridge: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth/Pangea AGP
0000:00:10.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility M7 LW [Radeon Mobility 7500]
0001:10:0b.0 Host bridge: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth/Pangea PCI
0001:10:17.0 Class ff00: Apple Computer Inc. KeyLargo/Pangea Mac I/O
0001:10:18.0 USB Controller: Apple Computer Inc. KeyLargo/Pangea USB
0001:10:19.0 USB Controller: Apple Computer Inc. KeyLargo/Pangea USB
0002:20:0b.0 Host bridge: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth/Pangea Internal PCI
0002:20:0e.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth/Pangea FireWire
0002:20:0f.0 Ethernet controller: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth/Pangea GMAC (Sun GEM)
~$ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0846:4260 NetGear, Inc. WG111(v3) 54 Mbps Wireless [RealTek RTL8187B]
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
:~$
Don't see anything about Airport Card.
what is the brand of the airport card ? is it clear wireless or something ? is it supposed to be used with wifi (wep and wpa are 802.11 security standards, afaik) ?

i see you got a netgear wifi adapter. can you use that ? most airports use standard wifi or am i missing something ?

edit: i just googled 'original airport card' and realized it is an apple thing / we still need the info from the link in my previous post to see if we can diagnose.

edit again: better yet, run this command:
Code:
echo uname:; uname -a -m -p; echo lspci:; lspci; echo lsusb:; lsusb; echo lsmod:; lsmod; echo ifconfig:; ifconfig; echo ifconfig -a:; ifconfig -a; echo iwconfig:; iwconfig; echo resolv.conf:; cat /etc/resolv.conf ; echo route:; route -n

Last edited by schneidz; 11-15-2011 at 08:20 PM.
 
Old 11-15-2011, 02:55 PM   #9
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Well, for some unknown reason the Airport card connection showed up this morning and I disconnected the Netgear adapter and was running off the Airport on Wpa-psk. The only problem I see now is the wireless authentication window keeps popping up. The connection remains but if I click the connect button it disappears and comes back after a few minutes. If I just ignore it, the connection remains and I can still surf the net. Weird!!!
FYI to use the Netgear adapter, all I did was plug it in to a USB port and it took off. I should have done that first before trying all the commands and downloading drivers etc. I found all over the Web.
The pop-up authentication window is annoying and I would like to get rid of it if I can.
 
  


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