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 Post subject: M-11 Wireless a disappointment
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:29 pm 
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I went to Billings for the weekend for a wedding, stayed in the Cherry Tree Inn/Motel, which had wireless. WICD kept telling me that there were "No wireless networks found." I even took my laptop down to the office where the wireless is transmitted from, no help! I don't know how long it will be b4 I get another chance to test someone's wireless, but I'm thinking that I'd probaly be better off to revert to M-8.5 which worked great for me the last time right out of the box. Is there some kind of steup/configuration required for WICD in M-11?


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 Post subject: Re: M-11 Wireless a disappointment
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:37 am 
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Have you tried ceni? Maybe wicd is set not set to wlan?

how-to-get-wifi-working-with-wicd-t3290.html

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 Post subject: Re: M-11 Wireless a disappointment
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:19 pm 
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I only have the eth and lo:
Code:
# ifconfig -a
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr xxx:xxx:xxx:xxx:xxx
          inet addr:xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx Bcast:xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx  Mask:xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:13622 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:11533 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:15539110 (14.8 MiB)  TX bytes:1486168 (1.4 MiB)
          Interrupt:11

eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr HWaddr xxx:xxx:xxx:xxx:xxx 
          BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
          Interrupt:7 Base address:0xc000 Memory:fafef000-fafeffff

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback 
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)



This is the output of inxi:
Code:
# inxi -Nxi
Network:   Card-1 Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5705M Gigabit Ethernet driver tg3 v: 3.113 bus-ID: 02:00.0
           Card-2 Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2] Network Connection driver ipw2200 v: 1.2.2kmprq bus-ID: 02:03.0
           Wan IP: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx IF IP: eth0 - xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (IP & HW addresses deleted intentionally :wink:)


Doesn't look like any of the examples in the posts you linked to :( so I didn't even try step two. BTW, this is a Dell laptop, in case that makes a diff


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 Post subject: Re: M-11 Wireless a disappointment
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:22 pm 
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do you have firmware-ipw2x00 installed? if not install it from synaptic, reboot and give it another try as root with
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modprobe -r ipw2200 ; modprobe ipw2200

then try ceni again. for more info see the link to debian wiki http://wiki.debian.org/ipw2200#Installa ... ed_Systems

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 Post subject: Re: M-11 Wireless a disappointment
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:00 am 
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dark-D wrote:
do you have firmware-ipw2x00 installed? if not install it from synaptic, reboot and give it another try as root with
Code:
modprobe -r ipw2200 ; modprobe ipw2200

then try ceni again. for more info see the link to debian wiki http://wiki.debian.org/ipw2200#Installa ... ed_Systems


I found that the firmware wasn't installed, so I installed it, did the modprobe thing, but it will be some time before I ever get the chance to try wireless again (usually only once or twice a year). I'll take a look at the link that you posted, and c&p to LO, so I can read it again if I need it in the future if I'm having trouble getting on line. I've never used ceni before, so I'll have to have access to the info on that link. Thanks :!:


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 Post subject: Re: M-11 Wireless a disappointment
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:22 pm 
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Sorry for the belated reply, I've been working all Summer and haven't been online except once or twice and then only for a few minutes. I carry my M-8.5 disk every where I go, because I have had such a hard time with M-11. Now, for some reason, M-11 has decided to connect to the wireless - I changed the eth0 and the eth1 around and now it's working :mrgreen: at least it is in this coffee shop! Thanks for the help. I'll ask for help on another problem in a different post ;)


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