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September 9th, 2011, 07:01 PM
I have to suspend my laptop while it was connected. Moving over to a diff network and then un-suspending it made me lose my wireless connection. So I unchecked Enable Wireless and and re-enabled it.

Now i am not able to connect to wireless. Do not see the list of wireless connection.

I am on Ubuntu 10.4 64 bit, using NetworkManager.

Here is the info from iwconfig

lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 802.11bgn Nickname:"rtl8191SEVA2"
Mode:Managed Frequency=2.422 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate:135 Mb/s
Retry:on RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:off
Power Management:off
Link Quality=10/100 Signal level=0 dBm Noise level=-100 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

pan0 no wireless extensions.


September 9th, 2011, 07:14 PM
And yes the lshw:

description: Wireless interface
product: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
logical name: wlan0
version: 10
serial: 70:f1:a1:f7:60:bc
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rtl819xSE driverversion=0015.0127.2010 firmware=62 latency=0 link=no multicast=yes wireless=802.11bgn
resources: irq:17 ioport:7000(size=256) memory:d8800000-d8803fff
description: Ethernet interface
product: RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:85:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 02
serial: 1c:c1:de:9e:88:eb
size: 100MB/s
capacity: 100MB/s
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=full ip= latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=MII speed=100MB/s
resources: irq:29 ioport:2000(size=256) memory:d0410000-d0410fff(prefetchable) memory:d0400000-d040ffff(prefetchable) memory:d0420000-d043ffff(prefetchable)

Wild Man
September 9th, 2011, 09:07 PM
Hi, let see if we can get this working please post the results of these commands:


lspci -nn | grep 0280

rfkill list all

dmesg | grep wlan0

dmesg | egrep 'rtl|firm'

lsmod | grep rtl
Thank you

September 10th, 2011, 02:50 AM

NetworkManager Tool

State: connected

- Device: wlan0 ----------------------------------------------------------------
Type: 802.11 WiFi
Driver: rtl819xSE
State: disconnected
Default: no
HW Address: 70:F1:A1:F7:60:BC


Wireless Properties
WEP Encryption: yes
WPA Encryption: yes
WPA2 Encryption: yes

Wireless Access Points

- Device: eth0 [Auto eth0] ----------------------------------------------------
Type: Wired
Driver: r8169
State: connected
Default: yes
HW Address: 1C:C1:DE:9E:88:EB

Carrier Detect: yes
Speed: 100 Mb/s

Wired Properties
Carrier: on

IPv4 Settings:
Prefix: 24 (


lspci -nn | grep 0280

02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device [10ec:8171] (rev 10)

rfkill list all

0: hci0: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no

dmesg | grep wlan0

[ 24.602232] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready

dmesg | egrep 'rtl|firm'

[ 15.350303] rtllib_crypt: registered algorithm 'NULL'
[ 15.350306] rtllib_crypt: registered algorithm 'TKIP'
[ 15.350308] rtllib_crypt: registered algorithm 'CCMP'
[ 15.350309] rtllib_crypt: registered algorithm 'WEP'
[ 15.350357] rtl819xSE 0000:02:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
[ 15.350365] rtl819xSE 0000:02:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 24.458167] rtl819xSE 0000:02:00.0: firmware: requesting RTL8192SE/rtl8192sfw.bin
[ 24.581422] rtl8192_SetWirelessMode(), wireless_mode:10, bEnableHT = 1
[ 24.591147] ===>rtllib_start_scan()
[ 45.078336] rtl8192_SetWirelessMode(), wireless_mode:10, bEnableHT = 1
[ 75.078738] rtl8192_SetWirelessMode(), wireless_mode:10, bEnableHT = 1
[ 115.085376] rtl8192_SetWirelessMode(), wireless_mode:10, bEnableHT = 1
[ 165.080425] rtl8192_SetWirelessMode(), wireless_mode:10, bEnableHT = 1
[ 225.080387] rtl8192_SetWirelessMode(), wireless_mode:10, bEnableHT = 1
[ 285.080285] rtl8192_SetWirelessMode(), wireless_mode:10, bEnableHT = 1
[ 345.080726] rtl8192_SetWirelessMode(), wireless_mode:10, bEnableHT = 1
[ 405.081309] rtl8192_SetWirelessMode(), wireless_mode:10, bEnableHT = 1
[ 465.081151] rtl8192_SetWirelessMode(), wireless_mode:10, bEnableHT = 1
[ 525.081643] rtl8192_SetWirelessMode(), wireless_mode:10, bEnableHT = 1
[ 585.081313] rtl8192_SetWirelessMode(), wireless_mode:10, bEnableHT = 1

lsmod | grep rtl Gives nothing

Wild Man
September 10th, 2011, 03:08 AM
Hi, before we continue the first thing I see is that your signal strength is to weak to connect, you are to far away from the router,
Thank you

September 10th, 2011, 03:26 AM
This laptop does not show any wireless connections available. Having said that, I am practically sitting next to my router and the signal strength is very good.

Wild Man
September 10th, 2011, 04:07 AM
Hi, I am researching your issue but here is what I was talking about noise level high.

Link Quality=10/100 Signal level=0 dBm Noise level=-100 dBm
Thank you

Wild Man
September 10th, 2011, 04:58 AM
Hi, I believe you have the wrong driver installed it should be rtl8191seVA it is at this link

you will need to make sure you install the one for the kernel you are using, you can find out which kernel with this command.

Also you will need to remove your old driver first.

uname -a
Here is a link to help it is for a little different driver but the idea is the same.
Thank you

September 10th, 2011, 03:42 PM
Thanks a million wildmanne39. I guess i have corrupted my wireless driver when I hibernated the system.

I have re-installed the drivers and it works like a charm.

Thanks again for your help.

Wild Man
September 10th, 2011, 03:46 PM
Hi, your welcome! enjoy ubuntu and wireless, if I helped would you please click on my membership application in my signature and show your support for me becoming an ubuntu member? would you please go to the top of the page and mark this thread solved by clicking on thread tools. Thank you so much.