PDA

View Full Version : [ubuntu] Got wireless installed but cant connect to my network!



milkybarkid
June 21st, 2008, 03:16 PM
I've got a Toshiba A210-1B1 and had issues using drivers for the Realtek 8187b which were on the web, managed to install via ndiswrapper using the Win XP driver off the Toshiba site as it wouldn't work with any other driver.

It now manages to see the networks:

Cell 01 - Address: 00:1B:2F:6E:1E:0C
ESSID:"SKY10073"
Protocol:IEEE 802.11g
Mode:Managed
Frequency:2.412 GHz (Channel 1)
Quality:62/100 Signal level:-56 dBm Noise level:-96 dBm
Encryption key:off
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
Extra:bcn_int=100
Extra:atim=0

and displays this with iwconfig:

wrighty@wrighty-laptop:~$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:off/any
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate:54 Mb/s Tx-Power:20 dBm Sensitivity=0/3
RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Power Management:off
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
It does ask for the network key, I input this but it doesn't seem to do anything.

Not sure what to do next, note that I've tried WPA, WEP and no authentication?

Please help me on my first cup of ubuntu!

nickdbliss
June 21st, 2008, 09:58 PM
Ok give me the output of #lshw -c network and also show what is in this file
#sudo gedit /etc/network/interfaces

milkybarkid
June 22nd, 2008, 05:48 PM
thanks for your response heres what you asked for:

#lshw -c network and also show what is in this file
returns:

*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: RTL8101E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:08:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 01
serial: 00:1e:33:31:b8:de
capacity: 1GB/s
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm vpd msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.2LK duplex=half latency=0 link=no module=r8169 multicast=yes port=twisted pair
*-network
description: Wireless interface
physical id: 1
logical name: wlan0
serial: 00:16:44:aa:11:7b
capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ndiswrapper+net8187b driverversion=1.52+Realtek Semiconductor Corp. link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g
#sudo gedit /etc/network/interfaces

returns:


auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

nickdbliss
June 22nd, 2008, 06:35 PM
Just require some info. Do u have dhcp on ur router? And further is network manager working fine for you? Try giving me the output of #ifconfig

milkybarkid
June 22nd, 2008, 09:59 PM
DHCP is configured on the router to use 192.168.0.2 - 192.168.0.254, however I used to turn dhcp off as I have a nintendo Wii and found assigning specific IP's via the router worked better, I did try manually specifying an IP to the laptop in ubuntu but made no difference.

Keep having to boot into dreaded Vista to send these messages at the min.

Also I find that I have to re-install the driver each time I boot into ubuntu to fire the wireless up other wise it doesn't pick up any wireless netowrks.

As you can tell Ubuntu newbee, thanks for your help!

Here's ifconfig:


wrighty@wrighty-laptop:~$ ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1e:33:31:b8:de
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)
Interrupt:220 Base address:0x4000

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:236 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:236 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:11800 (11.5 KB) TX bytes:11800 (11.5 KB)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:16:44:aa:11:7b
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)