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  1. 1st time wireless net woes

    I have done some searching, but I have been unable to find any answers
    to my wireless problems. I am trying to connect a 10.2 box, with a
    linksys wireless nic (sorry no model), to a Linksys WRT54G wireless
    router, but having no luck.

    KWiFiManager say's that it's connected to the network, but shows no
    SSID, and says that there is no access point. The box is set as a DHCP
    client. The router is set to assign IPs via DHCP. The router is
    broadcasting on the same channel that the box is listening on. I have
    disabled all security on the router as well as SES, but still, the linux
    box only detects the signal, but will not connect and grab an IP. The
    computer (WinXP) with a wired connection to the router works just fine.

    I'm doing this for a friend, but I'm a total noob with wifi (I like
    wires), and I'm lost. She bought into Linux because of the no
    virus/malware angle, and likes what she sees, but is most unhappy about
    the not working wifi..

    Any help would be appreciated. If my info is too sketchy, let me know
    what I need to post.

    Thanks.

  2. Re: 1st time wireless net woes

    Snorkelson MacBurp writes:

    >I have done some searching, but I have been unable to find any answers
    >to my wireless problems. I am trying to connect a 10.2 box, with a
    >linksys wireless nic (sorry no model), to a Linksys WRT54G wireless
    >router, but having no luck.


    iwlist s
    Do you get any responses ( list of accessible wireless access points)? If
    you do your card is working and is seeing the access points. If you see
    other people's but not your friends, it is a router problem.
    If nothing is listed, then it may be a wireless card problem.
    Look in /etc/modprobe.conf to see what modules is associated with your
    wirless card. then do
    modprobe -r eth1
    ( or wahtever the name of the wireless is)
    modprobe eth1
    dmesg|last
    to see if there are any error messages.



    >KWiFiManager say's that it's connected to the network, but shows no
    >SSID, and says that there is no access point. The box is set as a DHCP
    >client. The router is set to assign IPs via DHCP. The router is
    >broadcasting on the same channel that the box is listening on. I have
    >disabled all security on the router as well as SES, but still, the linux
    >box only detects the signal, but will not connect and grab an IP. The


    What do you mean "detects the signal"?

    >computer (WinXP) with a wired connection to the router works just fine.


    ??? WinXP? I thought you were running linux?


    >I'm doing this for a friend, but I'm a total noob with wifi (I like
    >wires), and I'm lost. She bought into Linux because of the no
    >virus/malware angle, and likes what she sees, but is most unhappy about
    >the not working wifi..


    >Any help would be appreciated. If my info is too sketchy, let me know
    >what I need to post.


    iwconfig
    iwlist s
    /etc/modprobe.conf
    lspci


    >Thanks.


  3. Re: 1st time wireless net woes

    Unruh wrote:
    > Snorkelson MacBurp writes:
    >
    >> I have done some searching, but I have been unable to find any answers
    >> to my wireless problems. I am trying to connect a 10.2 box, with a
    >> linksys wireless nic (sorry no model), to a Linksys WRT54G wireless
    >> router, but having no luck.

    >
    > iwlist s
    > Do you get any responses ( list of accessible wireless access points)? If
    > you do your card is working and is seeing the access points. If you see
    > other people's but not your friends, it is a router problem.
    > If nothing is listed, then it may be a wireless card problem.
    > Look in /etc/modprobe.conf to see what modules is associated with your
    > wirless card. then do
    > modprobe -r eth1
    > ( or wahtever the name of the wireless is)
    > modprobe eth1
    > dmesg|last
    > to see if there are any error messages.
    >
    >
    >
    >> KWiFiManager say's that it's connected to the network, but shows no
    >> SSID, and says that there is no access point. The box is set as a DHCP
    >> client. The router is set to assign IPs via DHCP. The router is
    >> broadcasting on the same channel that the box is listening on. I have
    >> disabled all security on the router as well as SES, but still, the linux
    >> box only detects the signal, but will not connect and grab an IP. The

    >
    > What do you mean "detects the signal"?
    >


    The signal meter on KWiFiManager shows a signal strength. It fluctuates
    around.

    >> computer (WinXP) with a wired connection to the router works just fine.

    >
    > ??? WinXP? I thought you were running linux?


    Yes, the wireless is Linux (Suse 10.2). There is an XP box *wired* into
    the router.

    >> I'm doing this for a friend, but I'm a total noob with wifi (I like
    >> wires), and I'm lost. She bought into Linux because of the no
    >> virus/malware angle, and likes what she sees, but is most unhappy about
    >> the not working wifi..

    >
    >> Any help would be appreciated. If my info is too sketchy, let me know
    >> what I need to post.

    >
    > iwconfig
    > iwlist s
    > /etc/modprobe.conf
    > lspci


    I will do this tonight when I go over. Thanks again.

  4. Re: 1st time wireless net woes

    On Sep 9, 8:57 am, Unruh wrote:
    > Snorkelson MacBurp writes:
    > >I have done some searching, but I have been unable to find any answers
    > >to my wireless problems. I am trying to connect a 10.2 box, with a
    > >linksys wireless nic (sorry no model), to a Linksys WRT54G wireless
    > >router, but having no luck.

    >
    > iwlist s
    > Do you get any responses ( list of accessible wireless access points)? If
    > you do your card is working and is seeing the access points. If you see
    > other people's but not your friends, it is a router problem.
    > If nothing is listed, then it may be a wireless card problem.


    linux:/home/irene # iwlist s
    lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

    wmaster0 Interface doesn't support scanning : Operation not supported

    wlan0 Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down

    eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

    > Look in /etc/modprobe.conf to see what modules is associated with your
    > wirless card.


    #
    # Copyright (c) 1996-2002 SuSE Linux AG Nuernberg, Germany.
    # All rights reserved.
    #
    # Author: Hubert Mantel , 1996-2002
    #
    # Configuration file for loadable modules; used by modprobe
    #
    # Please don't edit this file. Place your settings into
    # /etc/modprobe.conf.local instead.
    #
    #
    ################################################## ######################
    # Aliases - specify your hardware
    ################################################## ######################

    install eth0 /bin/true
    install eth1 /bin/true
    install tr0 /bin/true
    install scsi_hostadapter /bin/true
    install fb0 /bin/true

    ################################################## ######################
    # only used for Mylex or Compaq Raid as module
    ################################################## ######################

    install block-major-48 /bin/true
    install block-major-49 /bin/true
    install block-major-72 /bin/true
    install block-major-73 /bin/true

    ################################################## ######################
    # only needed for fifth and sixth IDE adaptor
    ################################################## ######################

    install block-major-56 /bin/true
    install block-major-57 /bin/true

    ################################################## ######################
    # mouse (for older busmice)
    ################################################## ######################

    install char-major-10 /bin/true

    ################################################## ######################
    # If you want to use the new autofs4
    ################################################## ######################

    alias autofs autofs4

    ################################################## ######################
    # For parallel port devices, uncomment the following two lines and
    # change "frpw" to the protocol type you use
    ################################################## ######################

    # install paride /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install paride && { /sbin/
    modprobe --ignore-install frpw; }
    # remove paride { /sbin/modprobe -r --ignore-remove frpw; } ; /sbin/
    modprobe -r --ignore-remove paride

    ################################################## ######################
    # Options; these are examples; uncomment and modify the lines you need
    ################################################## ######################

    # options cdu31a cdu31a_port=0x340 cdu31a_irq=0
    # options sbpcd sbpcd=0x230,1
    # options aztcd aztcd=0x320
    # options cm206 cm206=0x340,11
    # options gscd gscd=0x340
    # options mcd mcd=0x300,11
    # options mcdx mcdx=0x300,11
    # options optcd optcd=0x340
    # options sjcd sjcd_base=0x340
    # options sonycd535 sonycd535=0x340
    # options isp16 isp16_cdrom_base=0x340 isp16_cdrom_irq=0
    isp16_cdrom_dma=0 isp16_cdrom_type=Sanyo

    # options ne io=0x300 irq=5

    # Use this if you have two cards:
    # options ne io=0x300,0x320 irq=5,7

    # options tulip options=0
    # options 3c59x options=0
    # options 3c501 io=0x280 irq=5
    # options 3c503 io=0x280 irq=5 xcvr=0
    # options 3c505 io=0x300 irq=10
    # options 3c507 io=0x300 irq=10
    # options 3c509 irq=10
    # options at1700 io=0x260 irq=10
    # options smc-ultra io=0x200 irq=10
    # options wd io=0x300 irq=10
    # options smc9194 io=0x200 irq=10 ifport=0
    # options e2100 io=0x300 irq=10 mem=0xd0000 xcvr=0
    # options depca io=0x200 irq=7
    # options ewrk3 io=0x300 irq=10
    # options eexpress io=0x300 irq=10
    # options hp-plus io=0x300 irq=10
    # options hp io=0x300 irq=10
    # options hp100 hp100_port=0x380
    # options apricot io=0x300 irq=10
    # options ac3200 io=0x300 irq=10 mem=0xd0000
    # options de620 io=0x378 irq=7 bnc=1
    # options ibmtr io=0xa20
    # options arcnet io=0x300 irq=10 shmem=0xd0000
    # options plip io=0x378 irq=7
    # options eepro io=0x260 irq=10 mem=0x6000
    # options eth16i io=0x2a0 irq=10
    # options fmv18x io=0x220 irq=10
    # options ni52 io=0x360 irq=9 memstart=0xd0000
    memend=0xd4000
    # options bttv pll=1 radio=0 card=0
    # options tuner type=0
    # options msp3400 once=1 simple=1

    # install bttv /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install bttv && { /sbin/
    modprobe -k tuner; /sbin/modprobe -k msp3400; }
    #

    install dummy0 /sbin/modprobe -o dummy0 --ignore-install dummy
    install dummy1 /sbin/modprobe -o dummy1 --ignore-install dummy
    remove dummy0 /sbin/modprobe -r -o dummy0 --ignore-remove dummy
    remove dummy1 /sbin/modprobe -r -o dummy1 --ignore-remove dummy

    ################################################## ######################
    # cipe section
    ################################################## ######################

    alias cipcb0 cipcb
    alias cipcb1 cipcb

    options cipcb cipe_debug=0

    ################################################## ######################
    # block dev aliases
    ################################################## ######################

    alias block-major-1 rd
    alias block-major-2 floppy
    install block-major-3 /bin/true
    alias block-major-7 loop
    alias block-major-8 sd_mod
    alias block-major-11 sr_mod
    alias block-major-13 xd
    alias block-major-15 cdu31a
    alias block-major-16 gscd
    alias block-major-17 optcd
    alias block-major-18 sjcd
    alias block-major-20 mcdx
    install block-major-22 /bin/true
    alias block-major-23 mcd
    alias block-major-24 sonycd535
    alias block-major-25 sbpcd
    alias block-major-26 sbpcd
    alias block-major-27 sbpcd
    alias block-major-28 sbpcd
    alias block-major-29 aztcd
    alias block-major-32 cm206
    install block-major-33 /bin/true
    install block-major-34 /bin/true
    # network block device
    install block-major-43 /bin/true
    alias block-major-45 pd
    alias block-major-46 pcd
    alias block-major-47 pf
    alias block-major-117 evms

    ################################################## ######################
    # char dev aliases
    ################################################## ######################

    alias char-major-6 lp
    alias char-major-9 st
    alias char-major-10-130 softdog
    install char-major-10-134 /bin/true
    install char-major-10-135 /bin/true
    alias char-major-10-175 agpgart
    alias char-major-10-181 toshiba
    alias char-major-10-250 sonypi
    options sonypi minor=250
    install char-major-15 /bin/true
    alias char-major-19 cyclades
    alias char-major-20 cyclades
    alias char-major-21 sg
    alias char-major-27 ftape
    install char-major-29 /bin/true
    alias char-major-36 netlink_dev
    # alias char-major-43 hisax
    # alias char-major-44 hisax
    # alias char-major-45 hisax
    install char-major-43 /bin/true
    install char-major-44 /bin/true
    install char-major-45 /bin/true
    alias char-major-48 riscom8
    alias char-major-49 riscom8
    alias char-major-67 coda
    alias char-major-75 specialix
    alias char-major-76 specialix
    alias char-major-81 videodev
    install char-major-81-0 /bin/true
    install char-major-81-1 /bin/true
    install char-major-81-2 /bin/true
    install char-major-81-3 /bin/true

    alias char-major-83 vtx
    options vtx quiet=1

    alias char-major-89 i2c-dev
    alias char-major-96 pt
    alias char-major-97 pg
    alias char-major-107 3dfx
    alias char-major-109 lvm-mod
    # remove this if sound is configured
    install char-major-116 /bin/true

    ################################################## ######################
    # ppp over ethernet
    # the kernel 2.2 uses pppox
    # the kernel 2.4 uses pppoe
    ################################################## ######################

    alias char-major-108 ppp_generic
    alias char-major-144 pppoe
    alias net-pf-24 pppoe

    ################################################## ######################
    # IrDA
    ################################################## ######################

    alias char-major-161 ircomm-tty

    alias char-major-162 raw

    ################################################## ######################
    # ISDN
    ################################################## ######################
    install b1pci /bin/true
    install c4 /bin/true
    install sc /bin/true
    install hisax /bin/true
    install hisax_fcpcipnp /bin/true
    install hfc4s8s_l1 /bin/true
    install hysdn /bin/true
    install pcbit /bin/true
    install t1pci /bin/true
    install divas /bin/true
    install fcdsl /bin/true
    install fcdsl2 /bin/true
    install fcpci /bin/true
    install fcpnp /bin/true
    install fcdslsl /etc/sysconfig/isdn/scripts/hotplug_pci

    ################################################## ######################
    # USB
    ################################################## ######################

    install char-major-166 /bin/true

    ################################################## ######################
    # Moxa Multiport Serial Boards
    ################################################## ######################

    alias char-major-172 moxa
    alias char-major-173 moxa

    # options moxa type=2,,, baseaddr=0xdc000,,, numports=8,,,
    alias char-major-174 mxser
    alias char-major-175 mxser
    # options mxser ioaddr=0x180

    #alias char-major-180 usbcore

    alias InterMezzo intermezzo
    alias char-major-185 intermezzo

    alias char-major-188 usbserial

    alias char-major-195* nvidia
    alias char-major-206 osst
    alias char-major-212 /bin/true

    alias binfmt-204 binfmt_aout
    alias binfmt-263 binfmt_aout
    alias binfmt-264 binfmt_aout
    alias binfmt-267 binfmt_aout
    alias binfmt-0064 binfmt_aout
    alias binfmt-0008 binfmt_aout

    alias iso9660 isofs
    alias tty-ldisc-1 slip
    alias tty-ldisc-2 serio
    alias tty-ldisc-5 mkiss

    # alias tty-ldisc-7 6pack
    install tty-ldisc-7 /bin/true

    # IrDA
    alias tty-ldisc-11 irtty-sir

    # alias ax0 mkiss
    install ax0 /bin/true
    # alias sp0 6pack
    install sp0 /bin/true
    alias slip0 slip
    alias sl0 slip
    alias slip1 slip
    alias sl1 slip

    ################################################## ######################
    # the kernel 2.2 uses ppp.o as ppp driver,
    # the kernel 2.4 uses ppp_generic.o
    ################################################## ######################

    alias ppp0 ppp_generic
    alias ppp1 ppp_generic
    alias tty-ldisc-3 ppp_async

    alias plip0 plip
    alias plip1 plip

    # Tunnel interfaces
    alias sit0 ipv6
    alias gre0 ip_gre
    alias ipip0 ipip

    alias ppp-compress-18 ppp_mppe
    alias ppp-compress-21 bsd_comp
    alias ppp-compress-24 ppp_deflate
    alias ppp-compress-26 ppp_deflate

    alias net-pf-1 unix
    alias net-pf-3 ax25
    # install net-pf-3 /bin/true
    alias net-pf-4 ipx
    # install net-pf-4 /bin/true
    alias net-pf-5 appletalk
    # install net-pf-5 /bin/true
    alias net-pf-6 netrom
    # install net-pf-6 /bin/true
    alias net-pf-10 ipv6
    # install net-pf-10 /bin/true
    alias net-pf-11 rose
    # install net-pf-11 /bin/true
    alias net-pf-15 af_key
    alias net-pf-17 af_packet
    alias net-pf-31 bluetooth

    alias bt-proto-0 l2cap
    alias bt-proto-2 sco
    alias bt-proto-3 rfcomm
    alias bt-proto-4 bnep

    alias md-personality-1 linear
    alias md-personality-2 raid0
    alias md-personality-3 raid1
    alias md-personality-4 raid5
    alias md-personality-7 multipath

    alias tap0 ethertap
    alias tap1 ethertap
    alias tap2 ethertap
    alias tap3 ethertap
    alias tap4 ethertap
    alias tap5 ethertap
    alias tap6 ethertap
    alias tap7 ethertap
    alias tap8 ethertap
    alias tap9 ethertap
    alias tap10 ethertap
    alias tap11 ethertap
    alias tap12 ethertap
    alias tap13 ethertap
    alias tap14 ethertap
    alias tap15 ethertap

    alias xfrm-type-2-50 esp4
    alias xfrm-type-2-51 ah4
    alias xfrm-type-2-108 ipcomp
    alias xfrm-type-10-50 esp6
    alias xfrm-type-10-51 ah6
    alias xfrm-type-10-108 ipcomp6

    # don't try to reset isa-pnp cards on startup
    options isa-pnp isapnp_reset=0

    # Linux-ABI
    install binfmt_misc /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install binfmt_misc &&
    { mount -t binfmt_misc none /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc; }
    remove binfmt_misc { umount /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc; } ; /sbin/
    modprobe -r --ignore-remove binfmt_misc

    # Bluetooth
    alias bt-proto-5 cmtp
    alias bt-proto-6 hidp

    # NFS
    alias nfs4 nfs

    # rpc_pipefs
    install rpc_pipefs /sbin/modprobe sunrpc

    # end of common part for modprobe.conf
    # begin of i386 part for modprobe.conf

    alias char-major-4 serial
    alias char-major-5 serial

    alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc
    # options parport_pc io=0x378 irq=none,none
    # If you have multiple parallel ports, specify them this way:
    # options parport_pc io=0x378,0x278 irq=none,none

    # Linux ACP modem (Mwave)
    alias char-major-10-219 mwave
    # options mwave dspirq=10 dspio=0x130 uartirq=3 uartio=0x2f8

    # nVidia nforce chipset (network + audio)
    #alias eth0 nvnet
    #alias sound-slot-1 nvaudio
    #alias usb-interface usb-ohci

    # IBM thinkpad tpctl
    # see /usr/share/doc/packages/tpctl/
    alias char-major-10-170 thinkpad
    # options thinkpad enable_smapi=0

    # Linux-ABI
    alias char-major-30 abi-ibcs
    alias binfmt-0004 binfmt_coff
    alias binfmt-332 abi-ibcs
    alias binfmt-518 abi-ibcs
    alias binfmt-002c abi-ibcs
    alias personality-1 abi-ibcs
    alias personality-2 abi-ibcs
    alias personality-3 abi-sco
    alias personality-4 abi-wyse
    alias personality-5 abi-ibcs
    alias personality-7 abi-ibcs
    alias personality-13 abi-solaris
    alias personality-14 abi-uw7

    # required for DRI support on SiS chips
    options sisfb mode=none mem=12288

    # ata_piix can't handle ICH6 in AHCI mode
    install ata_piix /sbin/modprobe ahci 2>&1 |:; /sbin/modprobe --ignore-
    install ata_piix

    # end of i386 part for modprobe.conf

    # please keep this at the end and add local modifications to
    modules.conf.local
    include /etc/modprobe.d
    include /etc/modprobe.conf.local

    > then do
    > modprobe -r eth1
    > ( or wahtever the name of the wireless is)


    linux:/home/irene # modprobe -r wlan0
    FATAL: Module wlan0 not found.

    > modprobe eth1


    linux:/home/irene # modprobe wlan0
    FATAL: Module wlan0 not found.

    > dmesg|last
    > to see if there are any error messages.


    linux:/home/irene # dmesg|last
    irene pts/3 Sun Sep 9 18:59 still logged
    in
    irene pts/0 Sun Sep 9 17:33 still logged
    in
    irene :0 console Sun Sep 9 17:33 still logged
    in
    irene :0 Sun Sep 9 17:33 - 17:33
    (00:00)
    reboot system boot 2.6.18.2-34-defa Sun Sep 9 13:32
    (05:39)
    irene pts/0 Sun Sep 9 12:46 - 12:49
    (00:02)
    irene :0 console Sun Sep 9 12:46 - 12:49
    (00:02)
    irene :0 Sun Sep 9 12:46 - 12:46
    (00:00)
    reboot system boot 2.6.18.2-34-defa Sun Sep 9 08:45
    (04:03)
    irene pts/0 Sun Sep 9 11:09 - 12:45
    (01:36)
    irene :0 console Sun Sep 9 11:08 - 12:45
    (01:36)
    irene :0 Sun Sep 9 11:08 - 11:08
    (00:00)
    reboot system boot 2.6.18.2-34-defa Sun Sep 9 07:08
    (05:37)
    irene pts/2 Sat Sep 8 23:24 - 23:24
    (00:00)
    irene pts/1 Sat Sep 8 23:24 - 23:24
    (00:00)
    irene pts/0 Sat Sep 8 21:42 - down
    (02:21)
    irene :0 console Sat Sep 8 21:42 - 00:03
    (02:21)
    irene :0 Sat Sep 8 21:42 - 21:42
    (00:00)
    reboot system boot 2.6.18.2-34-defa Sat Sep 8 17:41
    (06:22)
    irene pts/0 Sat Sep 8 19:46 - crash
    (-2:-4)
    irene :0 console Sat Sep 8 19:45 - crash
    (-2:-4)
    irene :0 Sat Sep 8 19:45 - 19:45
    (00:00)
    reboot system boot 2.6.18.2-34-defa Sat Sep 8 15:45
    (08:18)
    irene pts/0 Sat Sep 8 18:25 - 19:43
    (01:18)
    irene :0 console Sat Sep 8 18:25 - 19:43
    (01:18)
    irene :0 Sat Sep 8 18:25 - 18:25
    (00:00)
    reboot system boot 2.6.18.2-34-defa Sat Sep 8 12:29
    (07:14)
    reboot system boot 2.6.18.2-34-defa Sat Sep 8 12:25
    (04:03)
    reboot system boot 2.6.18.2-34-defa Sat Sep 8 07:38
    (08:50)
    irene pts/0 Sat Sep 8 01:12 - down
    (00:00)
    irene pts/0 Sat Sep 8 01:06 - 01:12
    (00:06)
    irene :0 console Sat Sep 8 01:05 - 01:12
    (00:06)
    irene :0 Sat Sep 8 01:05 - 01:05
    (00:00)
    irene pts/0 Sat Sep 8 00:10 - 01:05
    (00:55)
    irene :0 console Sat Sep 8 00:10 - 01:05
    (00:55)
    irene :0 Sat Sep 8 00:10 - 00:10
    (00:00)
    irene pts/0 Fri Sep 7 23:47 - 00:09
    (00:22)
    irene :0 console Fri Sep 7 23:46 - 00:09
    (00:23)
    irene :0 Fri Sep 7 23:46 - 23:46
    (00:00)
    reboot system boot 2.6.18.2-34-defa Fri Sep 7 19:23
    (05:49)

    wtmp begins Fri Sep 7 19:23:04 2007

    >
    > >KWiFiManager say's that it's connected to the network, but shows no
    > >SSID, and says that there is no access point. The box is set as a DHCP
    > >client. The router is set to assign IPs via DHCP. The router is
    > >broadcasting on the same channel that the box is listening on. I have
    > >disabled all security on the router as well as SES, but still, the linux
    > >box only detects the signal, but will not connect and grab an IP. The

    >
    > What do you mean "detects the signal"?
    >
    > >computer (WinXP) with a wired connection to the router works just fine.

    >
    > ??? WinXP? I thought you were running linux?
    >
    > >I'm doing this for a friend, but I'm a total noob with wifi (I like
    > >wires), and I'm lost. She bought into Linux because of the no
    > >virus/malware angle, and likes what she sees, but is most unhappy about
    > >the not working wifi..
    > >Any help would be appreciated. If my info is too sketchy, let me know
    > >what I need to post.

    >
    > iwconfig


    linux:/home/irene # iwconfig
    lo no wireless extensions.

    wmaster0 IEEE 802.11g Frequency:2.412 GHz
    RTS thrff Fragment thr=2346 B

    wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"ssid"
    Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-
    Associated
    RTS thrff Fragment thr=2346 B
    Encryption keyff

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    > iwlist s


    See above

    > /etc/modprobe.conf


    See above

    > lspci


    linux:/home/irene # lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8378 [KM400/A] Chipset
    Host Bridge
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 PCI Bridge
    00:08.0 Network controller: RaLink RT2500 802.11g Cardbus/mini-PCI
    (rev 01)
    00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1
    Controller (rev 80)
    00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1
    Controller (rev 80)
    00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1
    Controller (rev 80)
    00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 82)
    00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8235 ISA Bridge
    00:11.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/
    VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
    00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/
    8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 50)
    00:12.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II]
    (rev 74)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8378 [S3
    UniChrome] Integrated Video (rev 01)

    the nic is a Linksys wmp54g 2.0 pci. It would *seem* that things are
    missing. How do I go about setting things up correctly?



  5. Re: 1st time wireless net woes

    Snorkelson MacBurp writes:

    >Unruh wrote:
    >> Snorkelson MacBurp writes:
    >>
    >>> I have done some searching, but I have been unable to find any answers
    >>> to my wireless problems. I am trying to connect a 10.2 box, with a
    >>> linksys wireless nic (sorry no model), to a Linksys WRT54G wireless
    >>> router, but having no luck.

    >>
    >> iwlist s
    >> Do you get any responses ( list of accessible wireless access points)? If
    >> you do your card is working and is seeing the access points. If you see
    >> other people's but not your friends, it is a router problem.
    >> If nothing is listed, then it may be a wireless card problem.
    >> Look in /etc/modprobe.conf to see what modules is associated with your
    >> wirless card. then do
    >> modprobe -r eth1
    >> ( or wahtever the name of the wireless is)
    >> modprobe eth1
    >> dmesg|last
    >> to see if there are any error messages.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>> KWiFiManager say's that it's connected to the network, but shows no
    >>> SSID, and says that there is no access point. The box is set as a DHCP
    >>> client. The router is set to assign IPs via DHCP. The router is
    >>> broadcasting on the same channel that the box is listening on. I have
    >>> disabled all security on the router as well as SES, but still, the linux
    >>> box only detects the signal, but will not connect and grab an IP. The

    >>
    >> What do you mean "detects the signal"?
    >>


    >The signal meter on KWiFiManager shows a signal strength. It fluctuates
    >around.


    OK, that is almost certainly it running iwlist and reporting.
    That almost certainly means that your wireless card is working and is
    seeing the access point.
    Now run iwlist s
    and see what the ssid and encryption status is of the AP.





    >>> computer (WinXP) with a wired connection to the router works just fine.

    >>
    >> ??? WinXP? I thought you were running linux?


    >Yes, the wireless is Linux (Suse 10.2). There is an XP box *wired* into
    >the router.


    >>> I'm doing this for a friend, but I'm a total noob with wifi (I like
    >>> wires), and I'm lost. She bought into Linux because of the no
    >>> virus/malware angle, and likes what she sees, but is most unhappy about
    >>> the not working wifi..

    >>
    >>> Any help would be appreciated. If my info is too sketchy, let me know
    >>> what I need to post.

    >>
    >> iwconfig
    >> iwlist s
    >> /etc/modprobe.conf
    >> lspci


    >I will do this tonight when I go over. Thanks again.


  6. Re: 1st time wireless net woes

    Unruh wrote:
    > Snorkelson MacBurp writes:
    >
    >> Unruh wrote:
    >>> Snorkelson MacBurp writes:
    >>>
    >>>> I have done some searching, but I have been unable to find any answers
    >>>> to my wireless problems. I am trying to connect a 10.2 box, with a
    >>>> linksys wireless nic (sorry no model), to a Linksys WRT54G wireless
    >>>> router, but having no luck.
    >>> iwlist s
    >>> Do you get any responses ( list of accessible wireless access points)? If
    >>> you do your card is working and is seeing the access points. If you see
    >>> other people's but not your friends, it is a router problem.
    >>> If nothing is listed, then it may be a wireless card problem.
    >>> Look in /etc/modprobe.conf to see what modules is associated with your
    >>> wirless card. then do
    >>> modprobe -r eth1
    >>> ( or wahtever the name of the wireless is)
    >>> modprobe eth1
    >>> dmesg|last
    >>> to see if there are any error messages.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>> KWiFiManager say's that it's connected to the network, but shows no
    >>>> SSID, and says that there is no access point. The box is set as a DHCP
    >>>> client. The router is set to assign IPs via DHCP. The router is
    >>>> broadcasting on the same channel that the box is listening on. I have
    >>>> disabled all security on the router as well as SES, but still, the linux
    >>>> box only detects the signal, but will not connect and grab an IP. The
    >>> What do you mean "detects the signal"?
    >>>

    >
    >> The signal meter on KWiFiManager shows a signal strength. It fluctuates
    >> around.

    >
    > OK, that is almost certainly it running iwlist and reporting.
    > That almost certainly means that your wireless card is working and is
    > seeing the access point.
    > Now run iwlist s
    > and see what the ssid and encryption status is of the AP.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >>>> computer (WinXP) with a wired connection to the router works just fine.
    >>> ??? WinXP? I thought you were running linux?

    >
    >> Yes, the wireless is Linux (Suse 10.2). There is an XP box *wired* into
    >> the router.

    >
    >>>> I'm doing this for a friend, but I'm a total noob with wifi (I like
    >>>> wires), and I'm lost. She bought into Linux because of the no
    >>>> virus/malware angle, and likes what she sees, but is most unhappy about
    >>>> the not working wifi..
    >>>> Any help would be appreciated. If my info is too sketchy, let me know
    >>>> what I need to post.
    >>> iwconfig
    >>> iwlist s
    >>> /etc/modprobe.conf
    >>> lspci

    >
    >> I will do this tonight when I go over. Thanks again.


    According to this link, the card is not compatable.

    http://linux-wless.passys.nl/query_p...ndname=Linksys

    Any recomends on a card that should work out of the box?

  7. Re: 1st time wireless net woes

    Snorkelson MacBurp wrote:
    > Unruh wrote:
    >> Snorkelson MacBurp writes:
    >>
    >>> Unruh wrote:
    >>>> Snorkelson MacBurp writes:
    >>>>
    >>>>> I have done some searching, but I have been unable to find any answers
    >>>>> to my wireless problems. I am trying to connect a 10.2 box, with a
    >>>>> linksys wireless nic (sorry no model), to a Linksys WRT54G wireless
    >>>>> router, but having no luck.
    >>>> iwlist s
    >>>> Do you get any responses ( list of accessible wireless access points)? If
    >>>> you do your card is working and is seeing the access points. If you see
    >>>> other people's but not your friends, it is a router problem.
    >>>> If nothing is listed, then it may be a wireless card problem.
    >>>> Look in /etc/modprobe.conf to see what modules is associated with your
    >>>> wirless card. then do
    >>>> modprobe -r eth1
    >>>> ( or wahtever the name of the wireless is)
    >>>> modprobe eth1
    >>>> dmesg|last
    >>>> to see if there are any error messages.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>> KWiFiManager say's that it's connected to the network, but shows no
    >>>>> SSID, and says that there is no access point. The box is set as a DHCP
    >>>>> client. The router is set to assign IPs via DHCP. The router is
    >>>>> broadcasting on the same channel that the box is listening on. I have
    >>>>> disabled all security on the router as well as SES, but still, the linux
    >>>>> box only detects the signal, but will not connect and grab an IP. The
    >>>> What do you mean "detects the signal"?
    >>>>
    >>> The signal meter on KWiFiManager shows a signal strength. It fluctuates
    >>> around.

    >> OK, that is almost certainly it running iwlist and reporting.
    >> That almost certainly means that your wireless card is working and is
    >> seeing the access point.
    >> Now run iwlist s
    >> and see what the ssid and encryption status is of the AP.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>>>> computer (WinXP) with a wired connection to the router works just fine.
    >>>> ??? WinXP? I thought you were running linux?
    >>> Yes, the wireless is Linux (Suse 10.2). There is an XP box *wired* into
    >>> the router.
    >>>>> I'm doing this for a friend, but I'm a total noob with wifi (I like
    >>>>> wires), and I'm lost. She bought into Linux because of the no
    >>>>> virus/malware angle, and likes what she sees, but is most unhappy about
    >>>>> the not working wifi..
    >>>>> Any help would be appreciated. If my info is too sketchy, let me know
    >>>>> what I need to post.
    >>>> iwconfig
    >>>> iwlist s
    >>>> /etc/modprobe.conf
    >>>> lspci
    >>> I will do this tonight when I go over. Thanks again.

    >
    > According to this link, the card is not compatable.
    >
    > http://linux-wless.passys.nl/query_p...ndname=Linksys
    >
    > Any recomends on a card that should work out of the box?


    Correction, it's a yellow. I'd still rather get a card that works out of
    the box...

  8. Re: 1st time wireless net woes


    OOps That was supposed to be
    dmesg|tail
    not
    dmesg|last
    sorry.

    And your /etc/modprobe.conf is just weird. I obviously have no idea how
    your distro ( which sure is not mine) sets up modprobe.conf. Any distro
    which does what yours does is just idiotic. It looks like they stick in
    options for every possible alias they could think of.Maybe someone else
    understands what they are doing.

    It looks like your wireless is wlan0 ( are you using ndiswrapper?)
    Somehow it is decided the ssid is "ssid" which is again wrong.

    iwconfig essid ""
    Then rerun iwlist s


    Snorkelson MacBurp writes:

    >On Sep 9, 8:57 am, Unruh wrote:
    >> Snorkelson MacBurp writes:
    >> >I have done some searching, but I have been unable to find any answers
    >> >to my wireless problems. I am trying to connect a 10.2 box, with a
    >> >linksys wireless nic (sorry no model), to a Linksys WRT54G wireless
    >> >router, but having no luck.

    >>
    >> iwlist s
    >> Do you get any responses ( list of accessible wireless access points)? If
    >> you do your card is working and is seeing the access points. If you see
    >> other people's but not your friends, it is a router problem.
    >> If nothing is listed, then it may be a wireless card problem.


    >linux:/home/irene # iwlist s
    >lo Interface doesn't support scanning.


    >wmaster0 Interface doesn't support scanning : Operation not supported


    >wlan0 Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down


    >eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.


    >> Look in /etc/modprobe.conf to see what modules is associated with your
    >> wirless card.


    >#
    ># Copyright (c) 1996-2002 SuSE Linux AG Nuernberg, Germany.
    ># All rights reserved.
    >#
    ># Author: Hubert Mantel , 1996-2002
    >#
    ># Configuration file for loadable modules; used by modprobe
    >#
    ># Please don't edit this file. Place your settings into
    ># /etc/modprobe.conf.local instead.



    Please list /etc/modprobe.conf.local
    as well.


    ....

    >> then do
    >> modprobe -r eth1
    >> ( or wahtever the name of the wireless is)


    >linux:/home/irene # modprobe -r wlan0
    >FATAL: Module wlan0 not found.


    And they do not have an alias for wlan0? Oh well.


    >> modprobe eth1


    >linux:/home/irene # modprobe wlan0
    >FATAL: Module wlan0 not found.


    >> dmesg|last


    Sorry, my mistake. Brain seizure.
    dmesg|tail


    >> iwconfig


    >linux:/home/irene # iwconfig
    >lo no wireless extensions.


    >wmaster0 IEEE 802.11g Frequency:2.412 GHz
    > RTS thrff Fragment thr=2346 B


    >wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"ssid"
    > Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-
    >Associated
    > RTS thrff Fragment thr=2346 B
    > Encryption keyff


    >eth0 no wireless extensions.


    ......
    >> lspci


    > linux:/home/irene # lspci
    >00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8378 [KM400/A] Chipset
    >Host Bridge
    >00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 PCI Bridge
    >00:08.0 Network controller: RaLink RT2500 802.11g Cardbus/mini-PCI
    >(rev 01)
    >00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1
    >Controller (rev 80)
    >00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1
    >Controller (rev 80)
    >00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1
    >Controller (rev 80)
    >00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 82)
    >00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8235 ISA Bridge
    >00:11.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/
    >VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
    >00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/
    >8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 50)
    >00:12.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II]
    >(rev 74)
    >01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8378 [S3
    >UniChrome] Integrated Video (rev 01)


    >the nic is a Linksys wmp54g 2.0 pci. It would *seem* that things are
    >missing. How do I go about setting things up correctly?




  9. Re: 1st time wireless net woes

    Unruh wrote:
    > OOps That was supposed to be
    > dmesg|tail
    > not
    > dmesg|last
    > sorry.
    >
    > And your /etc/modprobe.conf is just weird. I obviously have no idea how
    > your distro ( which sure is not mine) sets up modprobe.conf. Any distro
    > which does what yours does is just idiotic. It looks like they stick in
    > options for every possible alias they could think of.Maybe someone else
    > understands what they are doing.
    >
    > It looks like your wireless is wlan0 ( are you using ndiswrapper?)
    > Somehow it is decided the ssid is "ssid" which is again wrong.
    >
    > iwconfig essid ""
    > Then rerun iwlist s
    >
    >

    The distro in question is opensuse 10.2.
    Wireless is wlan0. I just installed ndiswrappers tonight in case I went
    that route. I have not persued it.
    SSID is ssid, my friend picked it. Not very original, I know.

    After searching and reading a bit more. I do believe the module
    (rt2500pci) is installed, and nothing looks amiss aside from the fact
    that it won't connect. I am starting to have suspicions about the
    wireless router.

    I will run the above and post the output the next time I get over to her
    house.

    I really appreciate the help.

  10. Re: 1st time wireless net woes

    Snorkelson MacBurp wrote:

    >> Any recomends on a card that should work out of the box?

    >
    > Correction, it's a yellow. I'd still rather get a card that works out of
    > the box...

    Is this a regular desktop computer?
    If it is you can use an AP and configure it to look like a wireless card,
    once setup the computer will not know the differance between a wire and the
    AP. I am doing that right now, used to have a Linksys WAP11 and now use a
    Buffalo WHR-G54S the same way ( yah it's a waste for a router but it was
    $50 with $25 rebate ).Good Luck. Mike

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