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riccardo
July 5th, 2009, 05:34 AM
Hello Aain...

I have Xubuntu 9.04 installed on this HP Omnibook Laptop (Model 510). Wireless is giving me a pain ... and I would appreciate any response from someone who can assist.

The response to lsusb is as follows:

Bus 003 Device 002: ID 1668:0408 Actiontec Electronics, Inc. [hex] Prism2.5 802.11b Adapter
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 15d9:0a37
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 079b:004a Sagem XG-760A
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 05e3:0606 Genesys Logic, Inc. USB 2.0 Hub / D-Link DUB-H4 USB 2.0 Hub
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


... and you have to ignore the working usb wireless dongle ... which allows me to connect to the internet!! Be advised that if I take it away ... nothing happens!

The response to the command 'iwconfig' is as follows:

lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wmaster0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0_rename IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:"south_flynn"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.427 GHz Access Point: 00:19:DB:9C:F1:C0
Bit Rate=54 Mb/s Tx-Power=20 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr=2352 B
Power Management:off
Link Quality=100/100 Signal level:53/100
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

wlan1 no wireless extensions.

pan0 no wireless extensions.


Where wlan0 in this case is the additional (and working) usb wifi dongle!

The response to ifconfig is as follows:

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:c0:9f:0a:92:c8
UP 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)

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:680 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:680 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:47600 (47.6 KB) TX bytes:47600 (47.6 KB)

wlan0_rename Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:60:b3:e5:d3:c9
inet addr:192.168.1.2 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::260:b3ff:fee5:d3c9/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:3480 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:3285 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:3683394 (3.6 MB) TX bytes:565080 (565.0 KB)

wmaster0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-60-B3-E5-D3-C9-33-63-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
UP BROADCAST RUNNING 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)

and my response to the command lshw -C network is as follows:

WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: 82801CAM (ICH3) PRO/100 VM (KM) Ethernet Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 8
bus info: pci@0000:01:08.0
logical name: eth0
version: 42
serial: 00:c0:9f:0a:92:c8
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=e100 driverversion=3.5.23-k6-NAPI firmware=N/A latency=66 maxlatency=56 mingnt=8 module=e100 multicast=yes
*-network:0
description: Wireless interface
physical id: 1
logical name: wlan0_rename
serial: 00:60:b3:e5:d3:c9
capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes ip=192.168.1.2 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg
*-network:1 DISABLED
description: Ethernet interface
physical id: 2
logical name: wlan1
capabilities: ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes multicast=yes
*-network:2 DISABLED
description: Ethernet interface
physical id: 3
logical name: pan0
serial: 52:b3:f0:2e:56:c2
capabilities: ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=bridge driverversion=2.3 firmware=N/A multicast=yes


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If any lister needs the output from other commands, please advise. As I said above, I have a borrowed usb dongle that just works. However, the in-built usb modem refuses to play ball. I read that the last couple of releases of ubuntu have incorporated the prism2_usb cards into the standard kernel ... and that it should just work. Can anyone please throw some ligh on this issue please??

riccardo