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Thread: Wireless card (ISL3886 Prism) doesn't work upgrading to Ubuntu 10 - Celeron 400

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    Wireless card (ISL3886 Prism) doesn't work upgrading to Ubuntu 10 - Celeron 400

    Yes, that's correct, it's a Celeron 400 running Xubuntu. And the card was working on 9.10, but not working anymore in 10.04 neither in 10.10

    Wireless Brand, Model and Wireless Chipset:
    Code:
    01:0a.0 Network controller [0280]: Intersil Corporation ISL3890 [Prism GT/Prism Duette]/ISL3886 [Prism Javelin/Prism Xbow] [1260:3890] (rev 01)
    check interface:
    Code:
    wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:60:b3:08:0e:03  
              indirizzo inet:192.168.1.98  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Maschera:255.255.255.0
              indirizzo inet6: fe80::260:b3ff:fe08:e03/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:35 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisioni:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              Byte RX:0 (0.0 B)  Byte TX:7309 (7.3 KB)
    Code:
    wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:"SalamediVarzi"  
              Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.442 GHz  Access Point: 00:13:64:17:17:BB   
              Bit Rate=1 Mb/s   Tx-Power=20 dBm   
              Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Power Management:off
              Link Quality=58/70  Signal level=-52 dBm  
              Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
              Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
    Check for modules:
    Code:
    p54pci                  7571  0 
    p54common              25426  1 p54pci
    led_class               2633  1 p54common
    mac80211              231541  2 p54pci,p54common
    cfg80211              144470  2 p54common,mac80211

    Kernel boot messages for 'p54'

    Code:
    [   33.149103] p54pci 0000:01:0a.0: enabling device (0014 -> 0016)
    [   33.149142] p54pci 0000:01:0a.0: found PCI INT A -> IRQ 11
    [   33.149224] p54pci 0000:01:0a.0: sharing IRQ 11 with 0000:01:09.1
    [   33.234397] phy0: p54 detected a LM86 firmware
    [   33.234420] p54: rx_mtu reduced from 3240 to 2376
    [   35.335238] Registered led device: p54-phy0::assoc
    [   35.336161] Registered led device: p54-phy0::tx
    [   35.337037] Registered led device: p54-phy0::rx
    [   35.339740] Registered led device: p54-phy0::radio
    [   35.339794] p54pci 0000:01:0a.0: is registered as 'phy0'
    Kernel boot messages for 'phy0'
    Code:
    [   33.234397] phy0: p54 detected a LM86 firmware
    [   33.234437] phy0: FW rev 2.13.22.0 - Softmac protocol 5.9
    [   33.234453] phy0: cryptographic accelerator WEP:YES, TKIP:YES, CCMP:YES
    [   34.922225] phy0: hwaddr 00:60:b3:08:0e:03, MAC:isl3890 RF:Frisbee
    [   35.319532] phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'minstrel'
    [   35.335238] Registered led device: p54-phy0::assoc
    [   35.336161] Registered led device: p54-phy0::tx
    [   35.337037] Registered led device: p54-phy0::rx
    [   35.339740] Registered led device: p54-phy0::radio
    [   35.339794] p54pci 0000:01:0a.0: is registered as 'phy0'
    [   37.735265] cfg80211: Found new beacon on frequency: 2472 MHz (Ch 13) on phy0

    Network configuration

    Code:
     *-network:0
           description: Wireless interface
           product: ISL3890 [Prism GT/Prism Duette]/ISL3886 [Prism Javelin/Prism Xbow]
           vendor: Intersil Corporation
           physical id: a
           bus info: pci@0000:01:0a.0
           logical name: wlan0
           version: 01
           serial: 00:60:b3:08:0e:03
           width: 32 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
           configuration: broadcast=yes driver=p54pci driverversion=2.6.35-22-generic firmware=N/A ip=192.168.1.98 latency=64 link=yes maxlatency=28 mingnt=10 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg
           resources: irq:11 memory:e1800000-e1801fff
      *-network:1
           description: Ethernet interface
           product: 3c905C-TX/TX-M [Tornado]
           vendor: 3Com Corporation
           physical id: b
           bus info: pci@0000:01:0b.0
           logical name: eth1
           version: 74
           serial: 00:01:02:9e:92:c2
           size: 100MB/s
           capacity: 100MB/s
           width: 32 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
           configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=3c59x duplex=full ip=192.168.1.108 latency=64 link=yes maxlatency=10 mingnt=10 multicast=yes port=MII speed=100MB/s
           resources: irq:9 ioport:b400(size=128) memory:e1000000-e100007f memory:e3f00000-e3f1ffff
    Scan for networks:
    Code:
    wlan0     Scan completed :
              Cell 01 - Address: 00:13:64:17:17:BB
                        Channel:7
                        Frequency:2.442 GHz (Channel 7)
                        Quality=58/70  Signal level=-52 dBm  
                        Encryption key:on
                        ESSID:"SalamediVarzi"
                        Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 22 Mb/s
                        Bit Rates:6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s
                                  36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                        Mode:Master
                        Extra:tsf=0000000ccdae4fe3
                        Extra: Last beacon: 8168ms ago
                        IE: Unknown: 000D53616C616D6564695661727A69
                        IE: Unknown: 010582848B962C
                        IE: Unknown: 030107
                        IE: Unknown: 2A0100
                        IE: Unknown: 32080C1218243048606C
                        IE: Unknown: DD0A0800280101000200FF0F
    Ubuntu Version:
    Code:
    Description:    Ubuntu 10.10
    Kernel/architecture (including 32 vs. 64 bit):
    Code:
    2.6.35-22-generic i686
    Describe the issue:
    My card was working on 9.10 until I decided to upgrade to 10.04. Upgrade showed up 2 main problems: grub -> grub2 and Wireless Card not working, so I decided to make a fresh install with 10.10 (fortunately I've /home on sdb1).
    Initially Wireless Card didn't show up at all even with 10.10: looking into DMESG output I found out a module was missing:
    Code:
     (31.354152] p54pci 0000:01:0a.0: Cannot find firmware (isl3886pci)
    Searching for isl3886pci I found this link http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/p54 and tried almost all of the suggested drivers, even those not suggested for my kernel version, loading them into the /lib/firmare folder as isl3886pci and modprobing the p54pci module.
    This worked, as WLAN0 came up, but I never got connected to any network.
    Through Network Manager I can see SSIDs and configure the card, but it never starts any session. Output from ifcong and iwconfig already posted (it has assigned IP, but it doesn't work even if I specify DHCP).
    You see: RX packets:0
    Currently I'm playing with 2.13.22.0.arm
    Desperate, I removed Network Manager and installed WICD: same exactly result!
    I suspected a card fault, but in 15 mins I was able to get it working with Puppy, downloading and mastering time included.

    Below verbose details for the card:
    Code:
    01:0a.0 Network controller: Intersil Corporation ISL3890 [Prism GT/Prism Duette]/ISL3886 [Prism Javelin/Prism Xbow] (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: Z-Com, Inc. XG-900 and clones Wireless Adapter
    	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
    	Memory at e1800000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
    	Capabilities: <access denied>
    	Kernel driver in use: p54pci
    	Kernel modules: p54pci, prism54
    prism54 is (obviously) blacklisted in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf.

    I've no other idea and I'm really considering moving back to 9.10
    Is there anything else I can check, or you see in posted details, please?
    Thanks a lot in advance.

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    Re: Wireless card (ISL3886 Prism) doesn't work upgrading to Ubuntu 10 - Celeron 400

    Hello,
    Code:
     (31.354152] p54pci 0000:01:0a.0: Cannot find firmware (isl3886pci)
    you must install the firmware-package
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install linux-firmware-nonfree
    Link:
    http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/linux-firmware-nonfree

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    Re: Wireless card (ISL3886 Prism) doesn't work upgrading to Ubuntu 10 - Celeron 400

    Thanks for taking care of my post
    I gave it a try, but it stull doesnt work: everything looks fine, but RX counter stays on 0 and session doesnt' start, whether I use DHCP or Static IP.
    See below ifconfig output
    Code:
    wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:60:b3:08:0e:03  
              indirizzo inet6: fe80::260:b3ff:fe08:e03/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:336 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisioni:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              Byte RX:0 (0.0 B)  Byte TX:67682 (67.6 KB)
    and dmesg output
    Code:
    [ 1289.747040] wlan0: deauthenticating from 00:13:64:17:17:bb by local choice (reason=3)
    [ 1289.758313] cfg80211: All devices are disconnected, going to restore regulatory settings
    [ 1289.758350] cfg80211: Restoring regulatory settings
    [ 1289.758372] cfg80211: Calling CRDA to update world regulatory domain
    [ 1289.999781] cfg80211: World regulatory domain updated:
    [ 1289.999813]     (start_freq - end_freq @ bandwidth), (max_antenna_gain, max_eirp)
    [ 1289.999835]     (2402000 KHz - 2472000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
    [ 1289.999855]     (2457000 KHz - 2482000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
    [ 1289.999874]     (2474000 KHz - 2494000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
    [ 1289.999893]     (5170000 KHz - 5250000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
    [ 1289.999912]     (5735000 KHz - 5835000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
    [ 1290.013397] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
    [ 1291.135311] wlan0: authenticate with 00:13:64:17:17:bb (try 1)
    [ 1291.137825] wlan0: authenticated
    [ 1291.138331] wlan0: associate with 00:13:64:17:17:bb (try 1)
    [ 1291.140534] wlan0: RX AssocResp from 00:13:64:17:17:bb (capab=0x471 status=0 aid=2)
    [ 1291.140561] wlan0: associated
    [ 1291.143456] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan0: link becomes ready
    [ 1301.914935] wlan0: no IPv6 routers present
    Thanks.

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    Re: Wireless card (ISL3886 Prism) doesn't work upgrading to Ubuntu 10 - Celeron 400

    Please scan again and let us schow the output
    Code:
    sudo iwlist wlan0 scan
    Change the Encryption of your Router to
    * WPA-TKIP
    or
    * WPA2-AES (CCMP)
    and always try to establish a connection. Don't use WPA1/WPA2 or WPA2 with AES/TKIP mixed ecryption.
    Last edited by flash63; October 24th, 2010 at 07:16 PM.

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    Re: Wireless card (ISL3886 Prism) doesn't work upgrading to Ubuntu 10 - Celeron 400

    Here you are the scan output:
    Code:
    wlan0     Scan completed :
              Cell 01 - Address: 00:13:64:17:17:BB
                        Channel:7
                        Frequency:2.442 GHz (Channel 7)
                        Quality=62/70  Signal level=-48 dBm  
                        Encryption key:on
                        ESSID:"SalamediVarzi"
                        Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 22 Mb/s
                        Bit Rates:6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s
                                  36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                        Mode:Master
                        Extra:tsf=00000008659c0121
                        Extra: Last beacon: 644ms ago
                        IE: Unknown: 000D53616C616D6564695661727A69
                        IE: Unknown: 010582848B962C
                        IE: Unknown: 030107
                        IE: Unknown: 2A0100
                        IE: Unknown: 32080C1218243048606C
                        IE: Unknown: DD0A0800280101000200FF0F
              Cell 02 - Address: 00:1D:6A:A8:ED:6E
                        Channel:13
                        Frequency:2.472 GHz (Channel 13)
                        Quality=51/70  Signal level=-59 dBm  
                        Encryption key:on
                        ESSID:"Alice-78842990"
                        Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
                                  11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                        Bit Rates:24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                        Mode:Master
                        Extra:tsf=00000002cf95ad81
                        Extra: Last beacon: 120ms ago
                        IE: Unknown: 000E416C6963652D3738383432393930
                        IE: Unknown: 010882848B0C12961824
                        IE: Unknown: 03010D
                        IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                            Group Cipher : TKIP
                            Pairwise Ciphers (1) : TKIP
                            Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                        IE: WPA Version 1
                            Group Cipher : TKIP
                            Pairwise Ciphers (1) : TKIP
                            Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                        IE: Unknown: 2A0100
                        IE: Unknown: 32043048606C
                        IE: Unknown: DD0900037F01010000FF7F
                        IE: Unknown: DD0A00037F04010000000000
                        IE: Unknown: DD5B0050F204104A0001101044000102103B0001031047001011223344556677889900ABCDEF010203102100001023000010240000104200001054000800060050F2040001101100044147494610080002000110570001001041000100
              Cell 03 - Address: 00:24:89:15:B7:AF
                        Channel:1
                        Frequency:2.412 GHz (Channel 1)
                        Quality=22/70  Signal level=-88 dBm  
                        Encryption key:on
                        ESSID:"Vodafone-10629851"
                        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
                        Bit Rates:6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
                        Mode:Master
                        Extra:tsf=0000001344ee20af
                        Extra: Last beacon: 1036ms ago
                        IE: Unknown: 0011566F6461666F6E652D3130363239383531
                        IE: Unknown: 010882848B962430486C
                        IE: Unknown: 030101
                        IE: Unknown: 2A0104
                        IE: Unknown: 2F0104
                        IE: Unknown: 32040C121860
                        IE: Unknown: DD760050F204104A00011010440001021041000100103B00010310470010000102030405060708090A0B0C0D0EBB1021000842726F6164636F6D1023000842726F6164636F6D1024000631323334353610420004313233341054000800060050F20400011011000A42726F6164636F6D4150100800020088
                        IE: Unknown: DD090010180201F4000000
                        IE: WPA Version 1
                            Group Cipher : TKIP
                            Pairwise Ciphers (2) : CCMP TKIP
                            Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                        IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101800003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00
    Encryption is normally WEP-128: to avoid any problem I made a test without encryption, but result doesn't change.
    Last edited by gcmelzi; October 24th, 2010 at 09:30 PM.

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    SOLVED - Wireless card (ISL3886 Prism) doesn't work upgrading to Ub. 10 - Celeron 400

    Moved back to Network Manager (removing WICD): it started working with no encryption.
    Returned to WEP-128, still working.

    Moving the thread to SOLVED, but I'm still unsure what really solved it.
    Thanks.

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    Re: Wireless card (ISL3886 Prism) doesn't work upgrading to Ubuntu 10 - Celeron 400

    I had the same problem with: Intersil Corporation ISL3890 [Prism GT/Prism Duette]/ISL3886 [Prism Javelin/Prism Xbow] (rev 01)

    Installing linux-firmware-nonfree fixed the problem for me, after rebooting. Thanks!
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