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Thread: Thinkpad t40 wireless connection problem with 9.04 Jaunty

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    Thinkpad t40 wireless connection problem with 9.04 Jaunty

    I have an IBM T40 Thinkpad laptop which I just upgraded to Ubuntu 9.04. I am unable to get my wireless connection working. I have had a lot of problems with my built in AIRONET Wireless Cisco 802.11b wifi card in the past so I started using a Netgear Artheros AR5001x Wireless Network Adapter. It is PCMCIA card model WG511T. I am using WEP encryption. This was working reasonably well (not great but it worked) under Ibex 8.10 but when I recently upgraded to 9.04 it stopped working.

    When I try to connect to my wireless network, I am able to see the network but I am unable to connect to it. The NetworkManager icon just spins and spins.

    I recently purchased another wireless card because I read somewhere that the Ath9k driver would work with it. It is a D-Link System AR5008 Wireless Network adapter. It is also a PCMCIA card model DWA-642. This card exhibits the same problem as the others.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Here is the output of from the following command when using the Netgear wireless card.

    TheCAG@TheCAG-laptop:~$ sudo lshw -C network
    *-network
    description: AR5001-0000-0000
    product: Wireless LAN Reference Card
    vendor: Atheros Communications, Inc.
    physical id: 0
    version: 00
    slot: Socket 0
    resources: irq:11
    *-network:0
    description: Ethernet interface
    product: 82540EP Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Mobile)
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1
    bus info: pci@0000:02:01.0
    logical name: eth0
    version: 03
    serial: 00:0d:60:5e:d8:f6
    size: 100MB/s
    capacity: 1GB/s
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 66MHz
    capabilities: pm msi bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
    configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=e1000 driverversion=7.3.21-k3-NAPI duplex=full firmware=N/A ip=192.168.80.250 latency=64 link=yes mingnt=255 module=e1000 multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100MB/s
    *-network:1 DISABLED
    description: Wireless interface
    product: Cisco Aironet Wireless 802.11b
    vendor: AIRONET Wireless Communications
    physical id: 2
    bus info: pci@0000:02:02.0
    logical name: eth1
    version: 00
    serial: 00:02:8a:de:6b:18
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless logical
    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=airo latency=64 maxlatency=4 mingnt=4 module=airo multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11-DS
    *-network
    description: Wireless interface
    product: Atheros AR5001X+ Wireless Network Adapter
    vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.
    physical id: 1
    bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
    logical name: wifi1
    version: 01
    serial: 00:1e:2a:53:3d:9c
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list logical ethernet physical wireless
    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath_pci latency=168 maxlatency=28 mingnt=10 module=ath_pci multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g
    *-network DISABLED
    description: Ethernet interface
    physical id: 1
    logical name: pan0
    serial: de:dd:c8:a6:e7:4d
    capabilities: ethernet physical
    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=bridge driverversion=2.3 firmware=N/A link=yes multicast=yes

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    Re: Thinkpad t40 wireless connection problem with 9.04 Jaunty

    If this is still not working I would recommend you file a bug at the official Ubuntu bug tracker at Launchpad:

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux

    If you tag it "jaunty-regression" developers are more likely to have a look...

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