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    PCMCIA Wifi Card Cannot Connect To Internet on Dell Latitude

    Hi

    Cannot get my pcmcia wifi card to work.

    Running Ubuntu 11.04 on a Dell Latitude laptop.

    Notes below based on https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...eShootingGuide

    I plugged in a linksys 802.11b card. But Not getting Internet.

    lshw shows the device.

    I saw both hostap and Orinoco listed, so I blacklisted Orinoco and rebooted in effort to let hostap driver take over, but no joy. I used blacklist.conf, because I could not find a file called blacklist without the conf extension.

    When I do lsmod, I see hostap listed.

    Iwconfig seems to detect the device. It does not say "not ready".

    iwlist scan says "no scan results."

    The wireless icon in the panel has an exclamation, and in the dropdown, it says "wireless networks disconnected".

    Rfkill list returns nothing.

    Lshw does not say "disabled" or "radio off".

    I downloaded a Linux driver for my linksys PCMCIA card, but no idea how to make/install it.
    http://homesupport.cisco.com/en-us/s...adapters/WPC11

    When i run the following with the card unplugged--

    sudo tail -f /var/log/messages

    --and then plug in the card, i get wlan1: link is not ready.

    i tried pressing with wireless on/off button on my keyboard before and after plugging in the card, but does not help.

    any suggestions?

    please help!

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    Re: PCMCIA Wifi Card Cannot Connect To Internet on Dell Latitude

    Hi, I will try to help you, I know you ran several commands but I need you to run these and post all the results here so I can see them.
    Code:
    sudo lshw -C network
    Code:
    lspci -nn | grep 0280
    Code:
    lsusb
    Code:
    iwconfig
    Code:
    rfkill list all
    Code:
    lsmod
    and post the outcome here by clicking on new reply and click # and paste the information between the brackets.
    Thank you

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    Re: PCMCIA Wifi Card Cannot Connect To Internet on Dell Latitude

    here are the results
    Code:
    admin@Latitude-C640:~$ sudo lshw -C network
    [sudo] password for admin: 
      *-network               
           description: Ethernet interface
           product: 3c905C-TX/TX-M [Tornado]
           vendor: 3Com Corporation
           physical id: 0
           bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
           logical name: eth1
           version: 78
           serial: 00:08:74:98:38:03
           size: 10MB/s
           capacity: 100MB/s
           width: 32 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
           configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=3c59x duplex=half latency=32 link=no maxlatency=10 mingnt=10 multicast=yes port=MII speed=10MB/s
           resources: irq:11 ioport:ec80(size=128) memory:f8fffc00-f8fffc7f memory:f9000000-f901ffff
      *-network
           description: Wireless interface
           physical id: 2
           logical name: wlan1
           serial: 00:04:5a:cc:4e:e1
           capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
           configuration: broadcast=yes driver=hostap firmware=0.8.0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11b
    
    -------------
    
    admin@Latitude-C640:~$ lspci -nn | grep 0280
    admin@Latitude-C640:~$ 
    
    -------------
    
    admin@Latitude-C640:~$ lsusb
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 05dc:a813 Lexar Media, Inc. 
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    admin@Latitude-C640:~$ 
    
    -------------
    
    admin@Latitude-C640:~$ iwconfig
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth1      no wireless extensions.
    
    wifi0     IEEE 802.11b  ESSID:"g\xC6isQ\xFFJ\xEC)\xCD\xBA\xAB\xF2\xFB\xE3F|\xC2T\xF8\x1B\xE8\xE7\x8DvZ.c3\x9F\xC9\x9A"  
              Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.422 GHz  Access Point: None   
              Bit Rate:2 Mb/s   Sensitivity=1/3  
              Retry short limit:8   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Power Management:off
              
    wlan1     IEEE 802.11b  ESSID:"g\xC6isQ\xFFJ\xEC)\xCD\xBA\xAB\xF2\xFB\xE3F|\xC2T\xF8\x1B\xE8\xE7\x8DvZ.c3\x9F\xC9\x9A"  
              Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.422 GHz  Access Point: None   
              Bit Rate:2 Mb/s   Sensitivity=1/3  
              Retry short limit:8   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Power Management:off
              Link Quality=0/92  Signal level=-90 dBm  Noise level=-90 dBm
              Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:1350  Rx invalid frag:0
              Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:85101   Missed beacon:0
    
    admin@Latitude-C640:~$ 
    
    ---------------
    
    admin@Latitude-C640:~$ rfkill list all
    admin@Latitude-C640:~$ 
    
    ---------------
    
    admin@Latitude-C640:~$ lsmod
    Module                  Size  Used by
    usb_storage            40172  1 
    binfmt_misc             6599  1 
    hostap_cs              47856  3 
    hostap                100441  1 hostap_cs
    lib80211                5058  2 hostap_cs,hostap
    snd_intel8x0           25632  2 
    radeon                828445  3 
    snd_ac97_codec         99227  1 snd_intel8x0
    ac97_bus                1014  1 snd_ac97_codec
    snd_pcm                71475  2 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec
    joydev                  8767  0 
    snd_seq_midi            4588  0 
    snd_rawmidi            17783  1 snd_seq_midi
    ttm                    56633  1 radeon
    drm_kms_helper         30200  1 radeon
    snd_seq_midi_event      6047  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq                47174  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    pcmcia                 35973  1 hostap_cs
    snd_timer              19067  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device          5744  3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    drm                   168092  5 radeon,ttm,drm_kms_helper
    yenta_socket           21518  0 
    snd                    49038  11 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    dell_wmi_aio            1733  0 
    intel_agp              26694  1 
    i2c_algo_bit            5168  1 radeon
    dcdbas                  5402  0 
    pcmcia_rsrc            10566  1 yenta_socket
    pcmcia_core            14657  3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,pcmcia_rsrc
    psmouse                59033  0 
    soundcore                880  1 snd
    shpchp                 29886  0 
    agpgart                32011  3 ttm,drm,intel_agp
    ppdev                   5556  0 
    snd_page_alloc          7120  2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
    serio_raw               4022  0 
    video                  18712  0 
    parport_pc             26058  1 
    output                  1883  1 video
    lp                      7342  0 
    parport                31492  3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
    3c59x                  32011  0 
    floppy                 54311  0 
    mii                     4425  1 3c59x
    admin@Latitude-C640:~$

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    Re: PCMCIA Wifi Card Cannot Connect To Internet on Dell Latitude

    Hi run this commands please and post the results:
    Code:
    dmesg | grep wlan1
    Code:
    dmesg | grep wifi0
    Code:
    sudo iwlist scan
    Code:
    iwlist chan
    Code:
    nm-tool
    Code:
    dmesg | grep hostap
    Code:
    lsmod | grep hostap
    Thank you

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    Re: PCMCIA Wifi Card Cannot Connect To Internet on Dell Latitude

    Wild Man will also like to see:
    Code:
    sudo pccardctl ident
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: PCMCIA Wifi Card Cannot Connect To Internet on Dell Latitude

    Thank you chili555.

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    Re: PCMCIA Wifi Card Cannot Connect To Internet on Dell Latitude

    Code:
    admin@Latitude-C640:~$ dmesg | grep wlan1
    [   19.235585] udev[320]: renamed network interface wlan0 to wlan1
    [   19.260707] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan1: link is not ready
    [   19.273295] wlan1: Preferred AP (SIOCSIWAP) is used only in Managed mode when host_roaming is enabled
    admin@Latitude-C640:~$ 
    
    admin@Latitude-C640:~$ dmesg | grep wifi0
    [   18.750500] hostap_cs: Registered netdevice wifi0
    [   19.004071] wifi0: NIC: id=0x8002 v1.0.0
    [   19.004218] wifi0: PRI: id=0x15 v0.3.0
    [   19.004361] wifi0: STA: id=0x1f v0.8.0
    [   19.005379] wifi0: defaulting to bogus WDS frame as a workaround for firmware bug in Host AP mode WDS
    [   19.009363] wifi0: registered netdevice wlan0
    [   19.260519] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wifi0: link is not ready
    [   19.273806] wifi0: LinkStatus=2 (Disconnected)
    [   19.294905] wifi0: LinkStatus: BSSID=44:44:44:44:44:44
    admin@Latitude-C640:~$ 
    
    admin@Latitude-C640:~$ sudo iwlist scan
    lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.
    
    eth1      Interface doesn't support scanning.
    
    wifi0     No scan results
    
    wlan1     No scan results
    
    admin@Latitude-C640:~$ 
    
    admin@Latitude-C640:~$ iwlist chan
    lo        no frequency information.
    
    eth1      no frequency information.
    
    wifi0     14 channels in total; available frequencies :
              Channel 01 : 2.412 GHz
              Channel 02 : 2.417 GHz
              Channel 03 : 2.422 GHz
              Channel 04 : 2.427 GHz
              Channel 05 : 2.432 GHz
              Channel 06 : 2.437 GHz
              Channel 07 : 2.442 GHz
              Channel 08 : 2.447 GHz
              Channel 09 : 2.452 GHz
              Channel 10 : 2.457 GHz
              Channel 11 : 2.462 GHz
              Current Frequency:2.427 GHz (Channel 4)
    
    wlan1     14 channels in total; available frequencies :
              Channel 01 : 2.412 GHz
              Channel 02 : 2.417 GHz
              Channel 03 : 2.422 GHz
              Channel 04 : 2.427 GHz
              Channel 05 : 2.432 GHz
              Channel 06 : 2.437 GHz
              Channel 07 : 2.442 GHz
              Channel 08 : 2.447 GHz
              Channel 09 : 2.452 GHz
              Channel 10 : 2.457 GHz
              Channel 11 : 2.462 GHz
              Current Frequency:2.427 GHz (Channel 4)
    
    admin@Latitude-C640:~$ 
    
    
    admin@Latitude-C640:~$ nm-tool
    
    NetworkManager Tool
    
    State: disconnected
    
    - Device: eth1 -----------------------------------------------------------------
      Type:              Wired
      Driver:            3c59x
      State:             unavailable
      Default:           no
      HW Address:        00:08:74:98:38:03
    
      Capabilities:
        Carrier Detect:  yes
        Speed:           10 Mb/s
    
      Wired Properties
        Carrier:         off
    
    
    - Device: wlan1 ----------------------------------------------------------------
      Type:              802.11 WiFi
      Driver:            hostap_cs
      State:             disconnected
      Default:           no
      HW Address:        00:04:5A:CC:4E:E1
    
      Capabilities:
    
      Wireless Properties
        WEP Encryption:  yes
        WPA Encryption:  yes
        WPA2 Encryption: yes
    
      Wireless Access Points 
    
    admin@Latitude-C640:~$ 
    
    
    admin@Latitude-C640:~$ dmesg | grep hostap
    [   18.749123] hostap_cs: setting Vcc=33 (constant)
    [   18.750500] hostap_cs: Registered netdevice wifi0
    [   18.790451] hostap_cs: index 0x01: , irq 3, io 0xe100-0xe13f
    admin@Latitude-C640:~$ 
    
    
    admin@Latitude-C640:~$ lsmod | grep hostap
    hostap_cs              47856  3 
    hostap                100441  1 hostap_cs
    lib80211                5058  2 hostap_cs,hostap
    pcmcia                 35973  1 hostap_cs
    admin@Latitude-C640:~$ 
    
    
    admin@Latitude-C640:~$ sudo pccardctl ident
    Socket 0:
      no product info available
    Socket 1:
      product info: "Instant Wireless ", " Network PC CARD", "Version 01.02", ""
      manfid: 0x0156, 0x0002
      function: 6 (network)

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    Re: PCMCIA Wifi Card Cannot Connect To Internet on Dell Latitude

    Hi, please turn off encryption and see if you can connect, also you need to unplug your wired connection then restart your computer.
    Thank you

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    Re: PCMCIA Wifi Card Cannot Connect To Internet on Dell Latitude

    Quote Originally Posted by wildmanne39 View Post
    turn off encryption
    how?

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    Re: PCMCIA Wifi Card Cannot Connect To Internet on Dell Latitude

    Hi, enter this into your web broswer 192.168.0.1 with the wired connection connected and see if that takes you to your routers configuratiuon page, then look for security settings under wireless.

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