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mrmoore
March 30th, 2010, 04:23 AM
I am about dizzy digging through forums trying to solve this and while I have seen many many wireless probs, I haven't seen anything quite like this one.

I have 9.10 on an old Inspiron B130 and while I have been able to connect to many OTHER wireless routers I can't connect to MINE! lol

The router is encrypted (as are others I've connected to) and when I try to connect I can see good signal strength, there are a few packets received and sent and yet it never connects. Here is some info, maybe someone has an answer.

Oh, and did I mention that from time to time it WILL connect?! Not in a while though.

Mac's and other Windows PC's connect just fine.

Address: 00:23:69:58:56:FA
ESSID:""
Protocol:IEEE 802.11g
Mode:Managed
Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
Quality:76/100 Signal level:-47 dBm Noise level:-96 dBm
Encryption key:on
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
Extra:bcn_int=100
Extra:atim=0
IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
Group Cipher : TKIP
Pairwise Ciphers (2) : CCMP TKIP
Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
IE: WPA Version 1
Group Cipher : TKIP
Pairwise Ciphers (2) : CCMP TKIP
Authentication Suites (1) : PSK

02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
02:03.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)

michael@michael-laptop:~$ lsmod
Module Size Used by
binfmt_misc 8356 1
ppdev 6688 0
b44 28652 0
ssb 35524 1 b44
ndiswrapper 185532 0
snd_hda_codec_idt 59876 1
snd_hda_intel 26920 2
snd_hda_codec 75708 2 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep 7200 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm_oss 37920 0
snd_mixer_oss 16028 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 75296 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss
joydev 10240 0
snd_seq_dummy 2656 0
snd_seq_oss 28576 0
iptable_filter 3100 0
arc4 1660 0
snd_seq_midi 6464 0
ip_tables 11692 1 iptable_filter
ecb 2524 0
snd_rawmidi 22176 1 snd_seq_midi
x_tables 16544 1 ip_tables
snd_seq_midi_event 6940 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
dell_wmi 2564 0
snd_seq 50224 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_mid i_event
mac80211 181140 0
snd_timer 22276 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 6920 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi ,snd_seq
cfg80211 93052 1 mac80211
dell_laptop 8128 0
psmouse 56500 0
led_class 4096 0
dcdbas 7292 1 dell_laptop
serio_raw 5280 0
snd 59204 16 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_ hwdep,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_os s,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
soundcore 7264 1 snd
lp 8964 0
snd_page_alloc 9156 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
parport 35340 2 ppdev,lp
fbcon 36640 72
tileblit 2460 1 fbcon
font 8124 1 fbcon
bitblit 5372 1 fbcon
softcursor 1756 1 bitblit
i915 226120 3
drm 160032 3 i915
i2c_algo_bit 5760 1 i915
mii 5212 1 b44
video 19380 1 i915
output 2780 1 video
intel_agp 27676 2 i915
agpgart 34988 2 drm,intel_agp

Threw the last in to see ndiswrapper which I've heard so much about. Need anymore info? Give me a holler!

Thanks all

Mike

kyletstrand
March 30th, 2010, 04:56 AM
Are you able to bypass the router and get a decent connection hardwired?


Signal level:-47 dBm Noise level:-96 dBm

These numbers seem a little low which might be causing the intermittent connection to your router. Not sure about that at all really though. I'm gonna look it up.

What's your ip address when you're connected to your network and when you're hardwired?

kyletstrand
March 30th, 2010, 05:00 AM
Ok, Signal and noise should be good. I was wrong in about that, but at least I learned something new.

mrmoore
March 30th, 2010, 05:15 AM
Are you able to bypass the router and get a decent connection hardwired?



These numbers seem a little low which might be causing the intermittent connection to your router. Not sure about that at all really though. I'm gonna look it up.

What's your ip address when you're connected to your network and when you're hardwired?


Yes, I can connect hardwired. I can't test the ip address right now, I will try tomorrow if you think it will help, as I said though, it does connect slightly for a short bit (tiny transfer of data). If I attempt to connect to an encrypted router without the right password there is no such transfer.

kyletstrand
March 30th, 2010, 09:49 AM
Yeah, not sure, just thought maybe it could maybe offer some insight.

Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers on this partition?