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Old 08-27-2011, 12:22 PM   #1
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wireless will not connect

ubuntu 10.04
inspiron 8200 laptop
problem: my linksys wireless shows available but it will not connect.
wired connection works fine.
i have read way to many post all leading in diff directions. now im confused.
damon@damon-laptop:~$ sudo iwconfig
[sudo] password for damon:
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

eth1 IEEE 802.11b ESSID:"f2\x0D\xB71X\xA3Z%]\x05\x17X\xE9^\xD4\xAB\xB2\xCD\xC6\x9B\xB4T\x11\x0E\x82tA!=\xDC\x87"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.457 GHz Access Point: None
Bit Rate:11 Mb/s Sensitivity:1/0
Retry limit:8 RTS thr: off Fragment thr: off
Encryption key: off
Power Management: off
Link Quality=54/70 Signal level=-48 dBm Noise level=-95 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:2
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

damon@damon-laptop:~$ sudo lshw -c network
description: Ethernet interface
product: 3c905C-TX/TX-M [Tornado]
vendor: 3Com Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 78
serial: 00:08:74:3d:af:bb
size: 100MB/s
capacity: 100MB/s
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=3c59x duplex=full ip= latency=32 link=yes maxlatency=10 mingnt=10 multicast=yes port=MII speed=100MB/s
resources: irq:11 ioport:ec80(size=128) memory:f8fffc00-f8fffc7f memory:f9000000-f901ffff(prefetchable)
description: TrueMobile 1150 Series PC Card
product: Version 01.01
vendor: Dell
physical id: 0
slot: Socket 2
resources: irq:11
description: Wireless interface
physical id: 2
logical name: eth1
serial: 00:02:2d:6e:eb:90
capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=orinoco driverversion=0.15 firmware=Lucent/Agere 9.48 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11b

hope this helps.
thank you in advance

Last edited by cptnjarhead; 08-27-2011 at 12:57 PM.
Old 08-27-2011, 02:57 PM   #2
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Could you see your wireless network ? Try changing the Channel of your network or your encryption system.

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Last edited by allwimb; 12-12-2011 at 05:50 AM.
Old 08-27-2011, 05:15 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by allwimb View Post
Could you see your wireless network ? Try changing the Channel of your network or your encryption system.
thanks for your reply.
yes, i can see my wireless and when i click to connect it just seems to time out.
i will try your suggestions
thanks again


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