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AndresM
February 12th, 2010, 04:50 PM
Hello All,

I'm using an Acer Aspire 1360 laptop. with xubuntu. It seems to be a good idea to show the hardware I have, I used sudo lshw -short.


andres@andres-laptop:~$ sudo lshw -short
[sudo] password for andres:
H/W path Device Class Description
================================================== =======
system Aspire 1360
/0 bus Aspire 1360
/0/0 memory 111KiB BIOS
/0/4 processor Mobile AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3
/0/4/8 memory 128KiB L1 cache
/0/4/9 memory 128KiB L2 cache
/0/21 memory 512MiB System Memory
/0/21/0 memory 256MiB DIMM DRAM Synchronous
/0/21/1 memory 256MiB DIMM DRAM Synchronous
/0/100 bridge K8M800 Host Bridge
/0/100/1 bridge VT8237 PCI bridge [K8T800/K8T890 S
/0/100/1/0 display K8M800/K8N800/K8N800A [S3 UniChrom
/0/100/a wlan0 network [AirConn] INPROCOMM IPN 2220 Wirel
/0/100/b bridge PCI7420 CardBus Controller
/0/100/b.1 bridge PCI7420 CardBus Controller
/0/100/b.2 bus PCI7x20 1394a-2000 OHCI Two-Port P
/0/100/10 bus VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
/0/100/10.1 bus VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
/0/100/10.2 bus VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
/0/100/10.3 bus USB 2.0
/0/100/11 bridge VT8235 ISA Bridge
/0/100/11.1 scsi0 storage VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/
/0/100/11.1/0 /dev/sda disk 40GB HTS424040M9AT00
/0/100/11.1/0/1 /dev/sda1 volume 36GiB EXT4 volume
/0/100/11.1/0/2 /dev/sda2 volume 1270MiB Extended partition
/0/100/11.1/0/2/5 /dev/sda5 volume 1270MiB Linux swap / Solaris parti
/0/100/11.1/1 /dev/cdrom disk DVDRW SOSW-852S
/0/100/11.5 multimedia VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Cont
/0/100/11.6 communication AC'97 Modem Controller
/0/100/12 eth0 network VT6102 [Rhine-II]
/0/101 bridge K8M800 Host Bridge
/0/102 bridge K8M800 Host Bridge
/0/103 bridge K8M800 Host Bridge
/0/104 bridge K8M800 Host Bridge
/0/105 bridge K8M800 Host Bridge
/0/106 bridge K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTranspo
/0/107 bridge K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
/0/108 bridge K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Control
/0/109 bridge K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneou
/0/1 network ISL3890 [Prism GT/Prism Duette]/IS
andres@andres-laptop:~$
Note that I have a wireless cardbus adaptor as well has the internal wireless of the PC this is the SMC2835W, I guess the same one mentioned here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=134679 The problem I have is that it sometimes detects the networks around but does not want to connect. Things i have tried in the past was installing wicd (less sucess) and i have installed the windows wireless drivers from the ACER web page. Following the documentation indications.
Other times it connects directly no problem on boot.
And the third situation is when it tries for a couple of times and then connects. Just now itś one of those furtunate times i have wireless. In case you are wondering even though itś a laptop I have never moved it from the same spot of the house. My wife uses netbook remix on her One netbook and seems to work with no problem. As well has her itouch.
We use a netgear router.

If I check the network now:


andres@andres-laptop:~$ sudo lshw -C network
*-network:0
description: Wireless interface
product: [AirConn] INPROCOMM IPN 2220 Wireless LAN Adapter (rev 01)
vendor: Linksys, A Division of Cisco Systems
physical id: a
bus info: pci@0000:00:0a.0
logical name: wlan1
version: 00
serial: 00:0e:9b:5f:23:a0
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ndiswrapper+neti2220 driverversion=1.55+LanExpress,03/29/2004,2.10. ip=192.168.1.15 latency=64 link=yes maxlatency=32 mingnt=32 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g
resources: irq:21 ioport:1c00(size=32) memory:d0006000-d000601f memory:d0005000-d00057ff
*-network:1
description: Ethernet interface
product: VT6102 [Rhine-II]
vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
physical id: 12
bus info: pci@0000:00:12.0
logical name: eth0
version: 74
serial: 00:0a:e4:5f:aa:91
size: 10MB/s
capacity: 100MB/s
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=via-rhine driverversion=1.4.3 duplex=half latency=64 link=no maxlatency=8 mingnt=3 multicast=yes port=MII speed=10MB/s
resources: irq:23 ioport:1800(size=256) memory:d0006800-d00068ff
andres@andres-laptop:~$
I have removed the SMC cardbus, but it doesnt say if its "CLAIMED, UNCLAIMED, ENABLED or DISABLED" but I do have it working!

i just wanted a bit of stability and not to be frustrated with not having wireless.

Oh! sometimes I get a pop up that says disconected when it really is connected.

Should i move back to Ubuntu? To say the truth I had the same problem with ubuntu
Thanks for your time!

nothingspecial
February 12th, 2010, 05:13 PM
I would get a new wireless card. Read this (http://ubuntu-ky.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1042480)