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May 11th, 2008, 05:55 PM
Alright first time Ubuntu user, but long time Linux user.

I have the default 8.04 install and am working on my wireless card. I can get it up and connected but cannot get my browser to work.

My ifconfig shows an address.
I can ping servers.
I can browse to my router and a few sites (unbuntu, google), however general browsing loads maybe the title and then stalls. After a minute or 2 I get network timeouts. I can still ping sites through when this happens.
I've tried changing DNS servers to no avail. Any hints on this topic?

May 11th, 2008, 08:01 PM
bump with additional info (got wired working, still same probs with wireless).

Card: Intel 2200G

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:c0:9f:76:61:c5
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
inet6 addr: fe80::2c0:9fff:fe76:61c5/64 Scope:Link
RX packets:2471 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2615 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:2226193 (2.1 MB) TX bytes:360285 (351.8 KB)
Interrupt:18 Base address:0x3000

eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0e:35:c6:fa:ac
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
Interrupt:20 Base address:0x6000 Memory:e0206000-e0206fff

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
RX packets:1572 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1572 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:78600 (76.7 KB) TX bytes:78600 (76.7 KB)

robert@robert-laptop:~$ netstat -rn
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags MSS Window irtt Iface U 0 0 0 eth0 U 0 0 0 eth1 U 0 0 0 eth0 UG 0 0 0 eth1 UG 0 0 0 eth0

robert@robert-laptop:~$ dmesg | grep 2200
[ 34.544850] ipw2200: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200/2915 Network Driver, 1.2.2kmprq
[ 34.544855] ipw2200: Copyright(c) 2003-2006 Intel Corporation
[ 34.879995] ipw2200: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
[ 37.677300] ipw2200: Radio Frequency Kill Switch is On:
[ 37.746776] ipw2200: Detected geography ZZM (11 802.11bg channels, 0 802.11a

May 12th, 2008, 02:21 AM
have you tried opendns servers?

May 12th, 2008, 04:06 PM
yes I have.

turns out its not the kill switch.....

May 12th, 2008, 04:59 PM
can you post your iwconfig output

May 12th, 2008, 09:45 PM
eth1 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"groffmynet"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: 00:13:10:94:60:CB
Bit Rate:54 Mb/s Tx-Power=20 dBm Sensitivity=8/0
Retry limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Power Management:off
Link Quality=100/100 Signal level=-20 dBm Noise level=-84 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:2

Also it is not the kill switch I think, it acutally works, I can turn the power on and off iff nessecary. COnfirmed it with iwconfig, but still having network issues.

Here's my nameservers:

May 12th, 2008, 10:40 PM
yes I have.

I think after so0me searching it has to do with the kill switch. Unofrtunatly it appears my switch is not functioning under Ubuntu. Now the problem is how to turn on wireless from the laptop. I have a single key that does it, but its not functional at all in Ubuntu.

like a switch on the wireless card itself? i heard that only works if you use ndiswrapper and the manufacture drivers.

May 12th, 2008, 10:53 PM
No the killswitch is definitly working. I can see the change with iwconfig. I've read a couple of other posts with the same problem (connected but no web) and no resolution yet.

As a check i disabled security and tried to connect. That was no improvement. I can connect to my router fine with encryption on and off. I am really confused as to what is happening.

May 12th, 2008, 11:03 PM
ANother (hopefully) helpful info:
description: Ethernet interface
product: RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 10
serial: 00:c0:9f:76:61:c5
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=8139too driverversion=0.9.28 latency=64 maxlatency=64 mingnt=32 module=8139too multicast=yes
description: Wireless interface
product: PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 6
bus info: pci@0000:02:06.0
logical name: eth1
version: 05
serial: 00:0e:35:c6:fa:ac
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ipw2200 driverversion=1.2.2kmprq firmware=ABG: (Mar 22 2005) ip= latency=64 maxlatency=24 mingnt=3 module=ipw2200 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g

May 13th, 2008, 11:13 PM
anyone out there got any suggestions?