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January 19th, 2011, 09:12 PM
Hello there fellow ubuntians!

I have this problem with my wlan on Acer Travelmate 2304 wlmi.
I'm trying to get it to work and I've tried so many solutions that I'm getting confused where the problem might be.
It seems that every solution thread that i try opens up a new problem.
I don't know where to start... I've been using different Linux distributions for a while but I'm no pro thats for sure.
Just copy pasting codes from threads and solving every problem that i face. But not this one...

I installed ndiswrapper and the right windows driver for the wlan and then been trying to use wifi-radar to connect wireless networks.
The radar sees networks but doesn't connect to them. It just keeps "Acquiring IP Address" but doesn't get any further.
No time out, nothing... When I start the wifi-radar on console it gives many errors when I press the connect button and the acquiring thing starts to loop forever:

Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A) :
SET failed on device wlan0 ; Invalid argument.
/bin/sh: /usr/sbin/wpa_supplicant: not found
2011-01-19 21:35:20,990: connect_to_network: DHCP client not found, please set this in the preferences.
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/sbin/wifi-radar", line 1525, in connect_profile
self.connection.connect_to_network(profile, self.status_window)
File "/usr/sbin/wifi-radar", line 472, in connect_to_network
waiting = dhcp_proc.poll()
UnboundLocalError: local variable 'dhcp_proc' referenced before assignment

And if this helps, the "ndiswrapper -l" gives:

neti2220 : driver installed
device (17FE:2220) present

And the "sudo lshw -C network" gives:

description: Ethernet interface
product: BCM4401 100Base-T
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 2
bus info: pci@0000:02:02.0
logical name: eth0
version: 01
serial: 00:c0:9f:7d:9e:0f
size: 100MB/s
capacity: 100MB/s
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=b44 driverversion=2.0 duplex=full ip= latency=64 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100MB/s
resources: irq:6 memory:e0200000-e0201fff memory:24000000-24003fff
*-network:1 DISABLED
description: Wireless interface
product: IPN 2220 802.11g
vendor: InProComm Inc.
physical id: 4
bus info: pci@0000:02:04.0
logical name: wlan0
version: 00
serial: 00:0e:9b:99:83:c4
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ndiswrapper+neti2220 driverversion=1.56+LanExpress,03/29/2004,2.10. latency=64 link=no maxlatency=32 mingnt=32 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g
resources: irq:10 ioport:3800(size=32) memory:e0203800-e020381f memory:e0203000-e02037ff

At one point I managed to get that DISABLED out from that "*-network:1" line there but still it didn't have any effect. Seems that it has gone disabled again somehow.:)

So, any kind of help would be appreciated. And sorry for my noobish questions but hey, it's my first post so go easy on me... :D
Let me know if there's any commands to use to give more output for the problem.

Thanks in advance!

January 21st, 2011, 02:55 PM
It seems to be my only real unsolvable problem in linux systems that I've ever encountered.
I've tried many solutions that are out there but none of them seem to work.
Could anyone give some spesific info how to "shoot this trouble" :)
(btw. now i got rid of that DISABLED thingy somehow and like I said, still no effect)

March 24th, 2011, 10:01 PM
What if I say please... Would then somebody help me? :)

March 25th, 2011, 12:42 AM
Sorry, wish I could. I'm new myself.