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Nov 25th 2010, 04:15 PM
so i cant get ku10.10 to connect to my wireless. its confirmed working, as booting back to windows can access the web, and my cellphone wifi can still access it.
its a linksys 4 port w 54g, set to non broadcast ssid on channel 3, with wep 64 bit, and dhcp set up for wireless (my home wired net is all manaul)
now, under edit network connection, its set to connect auto, the ssid is typed in correctly, the mode is infra, i typed in the routers reported mac in the bssid slot (tried without it too?), restrict to interphase is on any, mtu is automatic. under security tab, it says none, and wont let me change it, none is all that is listed. under ip address tab its set to auto dhcp.
buuut nothing happens. if i select scan next to ssid, it doesnt do anything, nor find my, or any of my neighbors nets that are usually atleast viewable.
what am i missing?
under the network monitor widget it lists wlan0, but never has any input/output, even when i press the scan button in the net connection settings. also noticed, under scan, the drop down for interphases is not accessible.
ps. mb= asus p5w dh deluxe w oboard wireless, realtek rtl8187?
i found this:
but im not sure what to do with the wireless part:
The Wifi module has not been tested but it should work since kernel version 2.6.23. The needed modules should be:
r8180 or r8187 for the module itself
ieee80211_crypt-rtl for WEP and WPA encryption
ieee80211_crypt_wep-rtl for WEP encryption
ieee80211_crypt_tkip-rtl for WPA TKIP encryption
ieee80211_crypt_ccmp-rtl for WPA CCMP encryption
ieee80211-rtl for the r8187 module
do i have to download all those things to make it work?
Nov 26th 2010, 04:24 AM
first is your wireless Linksys WRT54G as I use this and maybe able to help...
secound I allways broadcast my SSID at least during settup of new connections it will help you know if drivers for wireless card are installed correctly...if you don't see SSID than check them....
hope this is of some help
Nov 26th 2010, 06:35 PM
yea wrt54g model.
i tried enabling the ssid broadcast but it still wont pick it up.
im def thinking its hardware realated though cause im pretty sure when you click the scan button in the wireless settings there SHOULD be something listed... like, the wireless net settings are done and correct, but it doesnt know to look for the wireless adapter itself?
if you click the scan button, does it list something under interphase? like the name of your wireless card or driver etc?
Nov 26th 2010, 10:40 PM
Yes you should see something when you use scan which leads me to think drivers are not right
Now check your drivers for card in computer your trying to connect to net...
had same problem with mine didn't have drivers installed correctly.....or wrong drivers....
after I fixed that I saw my SSID...
if you understand commands in terminal,open term and type lspci it will list all pci connected devices
I use a Linksys wirelesss card in comp but it reads the chip on card, list it as a Ralink RT2600 look at
what is listed beside Network controller and install drivers for that.......
also don't worry about settings just try to see your SSID once you can see it than you just need to set up wep and password
leave other settings blank or default which is what works for me
when you click scan you will see all the SSIDs in range of your computer......it will open a small window with a diagram showing them..... click on yours then click ok, it will return to settings window......
Nov 27th 2010, 12:12 AM
Another thing to consider is that while the correct driver may be loaded for the wifi card, and the physical device (card) may be turned on, the device (wlan0) may not be up.
Try in a konsole:
sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
Nov 27th 2010, 01:29 PM
i did lspci, and i dont see anything wireless related. (i have 2x 1gb ethernet ports, thats correct, but no wifi that i can see?)
then i did if config, then finally the wlan0 up but it gave me an error that it didnt exist.
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82975X Memory Controller Hub (rev c0)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82975X PCI Express Root Port (rev c0)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 (rev 01)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 4 (rev 01)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GR/GH/GHM (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev e1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.2 RAID bus controller: Intel Corporation 82801GR/GH (ICH7 Family) SATA RAID Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller (rev 01)
01:03.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB22/A IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8053 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 20)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8053 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 20)
05:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GF100 [GeForce GTX 470] (rev a3)
05:00.1 Audio device: nVidia Corporation GF100 High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:17:31:d6:54:aa
inet addr:192.168.1.203 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::217:31ff:fed6:54aa/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:230676 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:199227 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:196252071 (196.2 MB) TX bytes:35240338 (35.2 MB)
eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:17:31:d6:42:4c
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
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
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:50 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:50 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:2580 (2.5 KB) TX bytes:2580 (2.5 KB)
$ sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
Nov 27th 2010, 09:32 PM
Ho. First post, same problem I was having. :)
My home net is set up to _not_ broadcast the SSID; I enter it manually. Did that this time. DHCP's turned off; I entered my IP address (and other addresses) as needed. The stupid thing _still_ wouldn't connect (although a wireless scan showed me two _neighbor_ networks that I hadn't known were there...).
Someone earlier in the thread suggested that even if you don't broadcast your SSID, turn ON the broadcast while testing. I did that just now, and hey! presto the Kubuntu laptop connected. It's currently bringing down a handful of new updates.
So if all else fails, make your router actually visible to the laptop and see if that gets you connected. I don't like broadcasting my SSID, so I'm going to see if turning it back off (after updating) loses me my connection. Gonna be frustrating if so.
Maxie (the shoulder rat) says "Go Kubuntu!" (well, translated, anyway...)
Nov 27th 2010, 10:00 PM
Ok it doesn't connect through pci system lets try lsusb command to see what you have listed there.....
My laptop list my card on the pci but maybe yours is usb....
We have to find it first in Kubuntu to see what drivers you need..in your first post you list some packages did you install those? did the system say you needed them???
In lynux you use packages it can take lots of them to do one thing like a driver...if you install one piece of it,it will tell you the rest that are needed to complete it, always install what it suggests...
My first experience with Kubuntu was really bad setting up my wireless took me three days of searching this forum to find all that I needed...But I'am glad I stayed with it..My laptop is 10 yrs old and the only thing I've done to it is install Kubuntu and it works great..
Nov 30th 2010, 09:03 PM
looks like its the one listed bus 1 dev 10, id 0bda, good going. now, how do i tell linux that thats the wlan device?
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 064f:03e9 WIBU-Systems AG
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 045e:002d Microsoft Corp. Internet Keyboard
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 131d:0156 Natural Point TrackIR 4 Pro Head Tracker
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 010: ID 0bda:8187 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8187 Wireless Adapter
Bus 001 Device 009: ID 046d:c51a Logitech, Inc. MX Revolution/G7 Cordless Mouse
Bus 001 Device 007: ID 05e3:0606 Genesys Logic, Inc. USB 2.0 Hub / D-Link DUB-H4 USB 2.0 Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Dec 1st 2010, 02:37 AM
Install your drivers and everything else it says you need... When you install programs or drivers it will open a small window saying that these packages are also needed make sure to install them also...if nothing else is needed you won't get that window... then shutdown comp and reboot to make sure they are installed.....make sure you are broadcasting your SSID... go to Network Management Click scan to find it..click on it than click OK and setup from there
Dec 1st 2010, 09:41 PM
how do you install the drivers for it? they are only available on thier website for windows?
i tried that "windows wireless drivers" program and pointed it to the windows drivers, it adds netrtuw and says hardware present: yes, but when you click config network it gives an error message:
There was an error setting up inter-process communications for KDE. The message returned by the system was: could not read network connection list. /root/.DCOPserver_darkstar_0 Please check that the "dcopserver" program is running.
Click ok and:
Will not save config, config file root/.kde/share/config/kcmshellrc not writable and config file ..../kdeglobals not writable. contact admin.
if i do the linux application/system/additional drivers, it doesnt find any hardware to add.
Dec 2nd 2010, 05:16 AM
I see two problems 1: windows drivers 2:wireless is listed as device 10
you should look up a program called ndiswrapper it helps lynux communicate with windows drivers
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