View Full Version : [ubuntu] Wireless bg2200 connects but not communicating

January 3rd, 2009, 05:01 PM
I have a Toshiba Tecra A2 with the Intel bg2200 wireless. I actually have a couple of them. They work fine in wireless with xp or vista. It connects to the wireless and gets an ip address but won't talk to anything. I can't ping anything on or off my network. I can see it on the dhcp client list on the router. It connect using eth0 just fine and connects anywhere I want to go.

Here are the commands and the results that I have done. I am returning to linux after 9 years of not using it, so have forgotten most of what I used to know.

larry@larry-laptop:~$ iwlist scan
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.
eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.
eth1 Scan completed :
Cell 01 - Address: 00:22:75:13:7D:37
Protocol:IEEE 802.11bg
Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
Encryption key:on

Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s
9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s Quality=72/100 Signal level=-56 dBm
IE: WPA Version 1
Group Cipher : TKIP
Pairwise Ciphers (2) : TKIP CCMP
Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1 Group Cipher : TKIP
Pairwise Ciphers (2) : TKIP CCMP
Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
Extra: Last beacon: 4784ms ago
pan0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

larry@larry-laptop:~$ ifconfig

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0e:7b:ba:26:1c

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)

eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0e:35:58:49:25

inet addr: Bcast: Mask:


RX packets:9217 errors:3259 dropped:3259 overruns:0 frame:0

TX packets:655 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000

RX bytes:1307566 (1.3 MB) TX bytes:5361 (5.3 KB)

Interrupt:11 Base address:0xc000 Memory:cffff000-cfffffff

lo Link encap:Local Loopback

inet addr: Mask:


RX packets:281 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

TX packets:281 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

collisions:0 txqueuelen:0

RX bytes:19023 (19.0 KB) TX bytes:19023 (19.0 KB)

larry@larry-laptop:~$ sudo lshw -c network

[sudo] password for larry:

description: Wireless interface

product: PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2] Network Connection

vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 5

bus info: pci@0000:01:05.0
logical name: eth1

version: 05
serial: 00:0e:35:58:49:25
width: 32 bits

clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ipw2200 driverversion=1.2.2kmprq firmware=ABG: (Mar 22 2005) ip= latency=64 link=yes maxlatency=24 mingnt=3 module=ipw2200 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g
description: Ethernet interface

product: 82801DB PRO/100 VE (MOB) Ethernet Controller

vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 8

bus info: pci@0000:01:08.0

logical name: eth0
version: 83

serial: 00:0e:7b:ba:26:1c

size: 10MB/s

capacity: 100MB/s

width: 32 bits

clock: 33MHz

capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation

configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=e100 driverversion=3.5.23-k4-NAPI duplex=half firmware=N/A latency=64 link=no maxlatency=56 mingnt=8 module=e100 multicast=yes port=MII speed=10MB/s

*-network DISABLED
description: Ethernet interface

physical id: 2
logical name: pan0
serial: ae:72:85:96:8c:fc
capabilities: ethernet physical

configuration: broadcast=yes driver=bridge driverversion=2.3 firmware=N/A link=yes multicast=yes

larry@larry-laptop:~$ lsmod | grep bcm

larry@larry-laptop:~$ lsmod | grep b43

larry@larry-laptop:~$ lsmod | grep ndis

larry@larry-laptop:~$ uname -r


Sorry this is so long. I copied it out of terminal and then copied it out of notepad on my xp laptop.

Any help appreciated.

Update - last night, it would connect easily, but not communicate. This morning, after connecting with eth0, it would not connect with wireless until I turned protection off on my router. Then, it connected immediately, but still no communication. It looks like, to me, that it is not reading any of the incoming packets.

January 3rd, 2009, 06:53 PM

January 4th, 2009, 12:21 AM
update. I figured out how to install ndisgtk and installed the windows driver. That was a mistake. Now, it locks up on initial load and won't start at all. The first time I did it, I had missed a command on the blacklisting of ipw2200. So, I reinstalled ubuntu and tried again. No such luck. I think I'll junk ubuntu and go try fedora.

January 4th, 2009, 07:32 PM
I have similar problems with all Debian based systems that I have tried but only at work. I have BCM4211 using the SLA driver. Same thing with b43.
At home all is well. At work I get an IP address, etc but no internet. No wep or wpa involved.
This has been the case for 7.04 and up. Fedora works fine. XP ok.
I've tried dhclient but that doesn't help.
Does anyone have any suggestions about what might be causing this?