View Full Version : [ubuntu] Wireless connects but can't can't see the network

January 9th, 2010, 09:27 AM
I've got a Zotac MAG HD-ND01 with XBMC live installed. This is built on Karmic Koala and runs very nicely through the wired NIC.

I configure the box using a cable. I'm using WPA2-PSK and it is clearly authenticating OK.. It gets an IP address.. the AP shows a connection to the box. My XP laptop connects to the access point OK.. just can't connect to the box via the wireless, and it can't see the network using wireless.

I have followed a number of threads on connecting Atheros 9XXX wireless (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=894177, http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1309605, http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=930667) but no joy.

Any ideas? Also, can Ubuntu connect to the AP at any speed greater than 54MB? My windows PC connects at 144MB+ . Will ndiswrappers connect at those sorts of speeds?

lspci -nn

04:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) [168c:002b] (rev 01)


lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:"AV"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: 00:1F:C6:CC:FD:A8
Bit Rate=54 Mb/s Tx-Power=20 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Power Management:on
Link Quality=38/70 Signal level=-72 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0


wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:25:d3:c2:9b:3d
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
inet6 addr: fe80::225:d3ff:fec2:9b3d/64 Scope:Link
RX packets:2337 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:28 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:342468 (342.4 KB) TX bytes:3378 (3.3 KB)

dmesg | grep wlan0

[ 15.879251] wlan0: deauthenticating from 00:1f:c6:cc:fd:a8 by local choice (reason=3)
[ 15.879333] wlan0: direct probe to AP 00:1f:c6:cc:fd:a8 (try 1)
[ 15.885186] wlan0: direct probe responded
[ 15.885194] wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:1f:c6:cc:fd:a8 (try 1)
[ 15.887177] wlan0: authenticated
[ 15.887223] wlan0: associate with AP 00:1f:c6:cc:fd:a8 (try 1)
[ 15.891188] wlan0: RX AssocResp from 00:1f:c6:cc:fd:a8 (capab=0x431 status=0 aid=1)
[ 15.891195] wlan0: associated
[ 15.891967] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan0: link becomes ready
[ 26.128013] wlan0: no IPv6 routers present

June 16th, 2011, 01:52 AM
did you ever find a solution? I just purchased the same computer, with XBMC live also, and while wicd-curses shows I am connected to wireless, when I log out and back in (into XBMC Live), XBMC says I am not connected. I am dual booted with Ubuntu 11.04, which connects to the wireless fine...