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    can't connect to linksysE2000 router

    I used to be able to connect to my router and now I can't for some reason; it happened all of a sudden. I'm not sure what relevant information to include except that I can still connect to the router via a dual boot to Windows 7 and I can connect via Ubuntu to at least one other wireless router of someone in my neighborhood. It probably doesn't help that I'm running a proprietary driver (Broadcom STA wireless driver) to make things work, so I'm not sure what anyone will be able to do here, but any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
    Last edited by greyoracle; April 13th, 2013 at 04:15 AM.

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    Re: can't connect to linksysE2000 router

    Thread moved to Networking & Wireless

    You might have better luck here and you could start with providing the output of these two commands:

    Code:
    sudo lshw -C network
    iwconfig

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    Re: can't connect to linksysE2000 router

    Code:
    sudo lshw -C network
    *-network
    description: Ethernet interface
    product: 82577LM Gigabit Network Connection
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 19
    bus info: pci@0000:00:19.0
    logical name: eth0
    version: 05
    serial: 5c:26:0a:1f:46:4f
    capacity: 1Gbit/s
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm msi bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
    configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=e1000e driverversion=1.5.1-k firmware=0.12-1 latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=twisted pair
    resources: irq:42 memory:e9600000-e961ffff memory:e9680000-e9680fff ioport:8040(size=32)
    *-network
    description: Wireless interface
    product: BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller
    vendor: Broadcom Corporation
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
    logical name: eth1
    version: 01
    serial: 1c:65:9d:9b:c1:1e
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=wl0 driverversion=6.20.155.1 (r326264) ip=192.168.1.107 latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11abg
    resources: irq:17 memory:e6e00000-e6e03fff


    Code:
    iwconfig
    Command 'iwconfig' is available in '/sbin/iwconfig'
    The command could not be located because '/sbin' is not included in the PATH environment variable.
    This is most likely caused by the lack of administrative privileges associated with your user account.
    iwconfig: command not found

    Code:
    sudo iwconfig
    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth1 IEEE 802.11abg ESSID:"linksys"
    Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: 00:23:69:B8:6B:8B
    Bit Rate=1 Mb/s Tx-Power=200 dBm
    Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
    Encryption key:off
    Power Management:off
    Link Quality=23/70 Signal level=-87 dBm
    Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

    eth0 no wireless extensions.
    Last edited by greyoracle; March 10th, 2013 at 08:47 AM.

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    Re: can't connect to linksysE2000 router

    Ouch. That is pretty much unreadable. What happened? Please copy from the terminal and paste. Edit post three to paste the outputs and use [code] tags (you can add manually or 'Go Advanced', mark code and hit the # icon.

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    Re: can't connect to linksysE2000 router

    sorry I'm on a very slow connection and was under some time pressure when I first posted #3. I think it's much more readable now. thanks for your patience.

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    Re: can't connect to linksysE2000 router

    Hi, it's been a week and I haven't heard from you. I was just wondering if there was something else that I needed to do first. thanks.

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    Re: can't connect to linksysE2000 router

    It turns out that if you remove the proprietary Broadcom STA wireless driver everything works (ie I can connect to routers that require a password when before I could only connect to unsecured routers). not that anyone much cares at this point Even I gave up on this thread

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