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Author Topic: HP 2133 Wireless Connection Shut  (Read 8822 times)

Pita

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HP 2133 Wireless Connection Shut
« on: September 29, 2009, 07:59:01 pm »

Our HP 2133 Mini-Note conked-out luckily still under warranty.
The motherboard had to be replaced and now it will not connect wireless.

On first installation of VL-6-STD we had nothing to do, the machine would just
find and connect to whatever wireless router it found. ;D

Now the WICD Mangager says:"No wireless networks found". ???

If I plug-in the cable to the router, connection is established immediately to wired network.

How will I get the wireless connection back?

/sbin/ifconfig says it is connected via eth1 which shows a differect HWaddr from eth0.
I would not know now where it was connected before the MB change.
« Last Edit: October 06, 2009, 07:15:21 pm by Pita »
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Re: HP 2133 Wireless Connection Shut
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2009, 05:24:09 am »

My guess is that the replacement parts are not identical to the original ones.

Did you re-install after the repair or re-use the same installation?
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Re: HP 2133 Wireless Connection Shut
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2009, 07:25:08 am »

can you use vlwifi to connect using your wireless?
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Re: HP 2133 Wireless Connection Shut
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2009, 12:01:36 pm »

Uhhh...this may seem to be a smart a$$ statement but if it has an on/off switch for the wifi, is it turned on. Been there and done that before.
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Re: HP 2133 Wireless Connection Shut
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2009, 12:42:05 pm »

If the wireless card-or-whatever-it-is didn't get plugged in all the way, it may be found but not work. Been there and done that before.  ;)
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Pita

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Re: HP 2133 Wireless Connection Shut
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2009, 08:17:51 pm »

Thanks all!

I will just reinstall and hope for the best. My guess too is that the new MoBo
is not the same as the old one and hopefully better meaning lasting longer than 9 months.
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Pita

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Re: HP 2133 Wireless Connection Shut
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2009, 10:05:03 pm »

I made a new install of VL-6.0-STD and the problem remains, no wireless
conncetion can be made.

If I run VLWiFi I get: "Could not obtain an address for wireless eth0."

I run KNOPPIX and it tells me that it cannot find a wireless card.

I can now only make a connection with the cable to the lancard via eth1.

Should there be a wireless card as well and was that possibly not included
or activated when the new MoBo was installed. Could somebody enlighten
me on that please.

Ifconfig shows a different HWaddress both for eth0 and eth1.

Thanks
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Re: HP 2133 Wireless Connection Shut
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2009, 07:03:45 am »

If I run VLWiFi I get: "Could not obtain an address for wireless eth0."

This usually means that the hardware is recognized but it can't establish a connection.

In a terminal, as root, try:
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ifconfig eth0 up
iwlist eth0 scan

Does that show any results?

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Re: HP 2133 Wireless Connection Shut
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2009, 05:39:48 pm »

post the output of ifconfig -a, lspci and lsmod....
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Pita

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Re: HP 2133 Wireless Connection Shut
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2009, 06:28:38 pm »

Doing ifconfig eth0 up, nothing happens.

/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 start shows the HWaddress for a while then stops.

I attach the files Ifconfig, Iwlist, Lspci and lsmod having the output of   
those commands.

Is this the right way or should I fully list it here?
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Re: HP 2133 Wireless Connection Shut
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2009, 06:42:56 pm »

Do VL auto-detect your wireless before you change the motherboard?
Did you try using ndiswrapper?

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=650729

PS: Did you try modprobe b43?

http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43
http://wiki.debian.org/bcm43xx
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Re: HP 2133 Wireless Connection Shut
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2009, 11:04:10 pm »

Do VL auto-detect your wireless before you change the motherboard?

Yes we had no problem at all.

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Did you try using ndiswrapper?

Only now after you mentioned it

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PS: Did you try modprobe b43?

http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43
http://wiki.debian.org/bcm43xx

Yes now.

Nothing changed aftger rebooting.

Now this morning I brought the unit to the shop where we bought it and believe
it or not WICD picked up the wirless router there just like before at home.
So apparently nothing basically wrong with the system.

Then my neighbour came over with his laptop on Windows and he connected
immediately to our router Linksys WRT54G2 V1. So nothing wrong with the router.

In WICD manager I then made an ad-hoc connection for linksys and the ip address
of eth0. That made then as if it is connected showing eth0 in gkrellm and in
ifconfig like connected. Yet that was just for show, there was no connection.
Then I gave "/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 start" which killed this pseudo connection.

Is there a driver missing? And that KNOPPIX could not connect speaks a lot
since this distro is usually quite smart.

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Re: HP 2133 Wireless Connection Shut
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2009, 11:09:14 pm »

Do your wireless using any security setting? If yes, try disable it and connect again using WICD or vlwifi....
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Re: HP 2133 Wireless Connection Shut
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2009, 12:40:39 am »

Do your wireless using any security setting? If yes, try disable it and connect again using WICD or vlwifi....

No security settings in my place. At the PC shop there was one, and after entering
the password connection was established.
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Re: HP 2133 Wireless Connection Shut
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2009, 01:35:54 am »

Can you double confirm that your laptop's wireless is working fine when connect to other access point?

It sound so strange that only your laptop cannot connect to your wireless router while other can and some more it can connect to other wireless AP.
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