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    Question Wireless under 12.04 with Intel Pro 2200BG (Dell Inspiron 1300)

    Hello all,

    I am trying to equip my old Dell Inspiron 1300 with Ubuntu 12.04. Unfortunately, wireless is not working properly. It's ironic because I installed via the netinstall image (according to this tutorial), and during installation, wireless worked perfectly fine!

    After booting now, though, it does not work anymore. I tried following this thread, but no success: NM tells me "device not managed" in the GUI. I have repeated the analytical stepts from the old thread. It would be great if someone could help me out:

    Code:
    username@hostpc:~$ rfkill list all
    0: phy0: Wireless LAN
        Soft blocked: no
        Hard blocked: no
    Code:
    username@hostpc:~$ sudo lshw -C network
    [sudo] password for username: 
      *-network:0             
           description: Ethernet interface
           product: BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX
           vendor: Broadcom Corporation
           physical id: 0
           bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
           logical name: eth1
           version: 02
           serial: xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
           size: 10Mbit/s
           capacity: 100Mbit/s
           width: 32 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
           configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=b44 driverversion=2.0 duplex=half latency=64 link=no multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=10Mbit/s
           resources: irq:18 memory:dfbfe000-dfbfffff
      *-network:1
           description: Wireless interface
           product: PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2] Network Connection
           vendor: Intel Corporation
           physical id: 3
           bus info: pci@0000:02:03.0
           logical name: eth0
           version: 05
           serial: xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
           width: 32 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
           configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ipw2200 driverversion=1.2.2kmprq firmware=ABG:9.0.5.27 (Dec 12 2007) ip=192.168.2.106 latency=64 link=yes maxlatency=24 mingnt=3 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg
           resources: irq:17 memory:dfbfd000-dfbfdfff
    Code:
    username@hostpc:~$ lspci -nn | grep 2200
    02:03.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2] Network Connection [8086:4220] (rev 05)
    Code:
     username@hostpc:~$ ls -al /lib/firmware | grep ipw
    -rw-r--r--  1 root root  209190 Apr  2 21:51 ipw2100-1.3.fw
    -rw-r--r--  1 root root  201138 Apr  2 21:51 ipw2100-1.3-i.fw
    -rw-r--r--  1 root root  196458 Apr  2 21:51 ipw2100-1.3-p.fw
    -rw-r--r--  1 root root  191154 Apr  2 21:51 ipw2200-bss.fw
    -rw-r--r--  1 root root  185428 Apr  2 21:51 ipw2200-ibss.fw
    -rw-r--r--  1 root root  187836 Apr  2 21:51 ipw2200-sniffer.fw
    Code:
    username@hostpc:~$ dmesg | grep ipw
    [   26.350512] libipw: 802.11 data/management/control stack, git-1.1.13
    [   26.350517] libipw: Copyright (C) 2004-2005 Intel Corporation <jketreno@linux.intel.com>
    [   26.356141] ipw2200: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200/2915 Network Driver, 1.2.2kmprq
    [   26.356145] ipw2200: Copyright(c) 2003-2006 Intel Corporation
    [   26.356277] ipw2200 0000:02:03.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
    [   26.356306] ipw2200: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
    [   27.651516] ipw2200: Detected geography ZZD (13 802.11bg channels, 0 802.11a channels)
    The weird thing is that I SEEM to be connected:

    Code:
           configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ipw2200  driverversion=1.2.2kmprq firmware=ABG:9.0.5.27 (Dec 12 2007)  ip=192.168.2.106 latency=64 link=yes
    Anyone an idea?

    Thank you!


    topmoose

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    Re: Wireless under 12.04 with Intel Pro 2200BG (Dell Inspiron 1300)

    You certainly do seem to be connected. What is the problem? Please post:
    Code:
    iwconfig
    ifconfig
    ping -c3 8.8.8.8
    ping -c3 www.google.com
    nm-tool
    Thanks.
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: Wireless under 12.04 with Intel Pro 2200BG (Dell Inspiron 1300)

    Thanks for the quick reaction!

    I am connected - but NM does not care, apparently:

    Code:
    username@hostpc:~$ iwconfig
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth1      no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:"NetworkName"  
              Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.412 GHz  Access Point: xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx 
              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=85/100  Signal level=-45 dBm  Noise level=-89 dBm
              Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:7  Rx invalid frag:0
              Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:11
    Code:
    username@hostpc:~$ ifconfig
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
              inet addr:192.168.2.106  Bcast:192.168.2.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              inet6 addr: xxxx::xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:75 errors:8 dropped:8 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:106 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:18687 (18.6 KB)  TX bytes:13647 (13.6 KB)
              Interrupt:17 Memory:dfbfd000-dfbfdfff 
    
    eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx 
              UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              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:18 
    
    lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
              inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
              inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
              UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
              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:0 
              RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
    Code:
    username@hostpc:~$ ping -c3 www.google.com
    PING www.l.google.com (173.194.69.105) 56(84) bytes of data.
    64 bytes from www.l.google.com (173.194.69.105): icmp_req=1 ttl=47 time=27.4 ms
    64 bytes from www.l.google.com (173.194.69.105): icmp_req=2 ttl=47 time=28.1 ms
    64 bytes from www.l.google.com (173.194.69.105): icmp_req=3 ttl=47 time=27.5 ms
    
    --- www.l.google.com ping statistics ---
    3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0% packet loss, time 2005ms
    rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 27.410/27.680/28.119/0.313 ms
    Code:
    username@hostpc:~$ nm-tool
    
    NetworkManager Tool
    
    State: connected (global)
    
    - Device: eth0 -----------------------------------------------------------------
      Type:              802.11 WiFi
      Driver:            ipw2200
      State:             unmanaged
      Default:           no
      HW Address:        xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
    
      Capabilities:
    
      Wireless Properties
        WEP Encryption:  yes
        WPA Encryption:  yes
        WPA2 Encryption: yes
    
      Wireless Access Points 
    
    
    - Device: eth1 -----------------------------------------------------------------
      Type:              Wired
      Driver:            b44
      State:             unavailable
      Default:           no
      HW Address:        xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
    
      Capabilities:
        Carrier Detect:  yes
    
      Wired Properties
        Carrier:         off
    When I log into my router, it also tells me that "hostpc" is connected. What can I do?

    EDIT: If this has any relevance after those outputs - under Windows the card works flawlessly!

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    Re: Wireless under 12.04 with Intel Pro 2200BG (Dell Inspiron 1300)

    It still appears that you are perfectly connected. If you can ping and resolve Google, I'm surprised that you can't open Firefox and get their page. Can't you?

    I do notice a couple of puzzling things. First, nm-tool usually shows the IP address, gateway and DNS nameservers; it's absent here. Second, your wireless interface is eth0 and wired eth1, the reverse of what's usually found. I've seen this in a few cases, but it usually causes no problems.

    Let's have a look at:
    Code:
    cat /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf
    cat /etc/network/interfaces
    cat /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules
    EDIT: If this has any relevance after those outputs - under Windows the card works flawlessly!
    It's not. A great many things work perfectly in one but not the other. A great many things work perfectly in both. In this case, we see nothing, so far that suggests the card isn't working perfectly here also. Perhaps Network Manager isn't working properly.

    About all that 'under Windows the card works flawlessly' means is that it isn't electrically defective, but we know that:
    $ ping -c3 www.google.com
    PING www.l.google.com (173.194.69.105) 56(84) bytes of data.
    64 bytes from www.l.google.com (173.194.69.105): icmp_req=1 ttl=47 time=27.4 ms
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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