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Author Topic: HP 2133 Wireless Connection Shut  (Read 7964 times)
Pita
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« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2009, 01:52:15 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.

Strange indeed. I can double check that again only tomorrow.

At times truth is stranger than fiction.
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hata_ph
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« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2009, 02:09:58 am »

Can you repost your lsmod? I notice your wired NIC is using tg3 as it module but I am not sure what module for your wireless NIC. It is either b43, bcm43xx or ndiswrapper.......
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nightflier
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« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2009, 05:51:04 pm »

According to your posted files, ifconfig shows eth0 up and running, and iwlist shows a "linksys" router. You should be able to connect with these commands:
Code:
ifconfig eth0 up
iwconfig eth0 essid linksys
iwconfig eth0 mode managed
dhcpcd eth0
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Pita
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« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2009, 10:19:23 pm »

According to your posted files, ifconfig shows eth0 up and running, and iwlist shows a "linksys" router. You should be able to connect with these commands:
Code:
ifconfig eth0 up
iwconfig eth0 essid linksys
iwconfig eth0 mode managed
dhcpcd eth0

Cheesy Cheesy  Cheesy it is up and running and survived a reboot.

I guess it must have been the command "iwconfig eth0 essid linksys" since I
have tried "ifconfig eth0 up" and "dhcpcd eth0" several times with no effect.
"iwconfig eth0 mode managed" gave an error "Invalid argument".

I went back to the PC Shop and can confirm that there I had a wireless Internet connection.

Thank you all so much!

Just got a message from the owner of the machine, my good woman, she says,
thank you very much, as well.
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Pita
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« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2009, 06:29:46 pm »

Rejoicing was a bit too early.

It turns out now that apparently the problem is that connection can
only be established when the HP 2133 is very near the router.  If I connect
that way and move away the green bar at the WICD applet turns yellow
and it says connected to linksys at 20% and there is no more data flow.

Before the MoBo change the HP 2133 could be used all over the house.

The fact that I got a connection at the PC shop must be that the router there
is near by.

My neighbour with his laptop has no problem with my router everywhere
around the house like with the HP 2133 before.

When I got finally the connection yesterday I was in front of my PC where the
router is as well and followed the instructions given right there on the HP 2133.
If I would have been sitting farer away I would still report: Can't Connect.

So we can make a connection, however, only close to the router. Huh
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hata_ph
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« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2009, 07:30:37 pm »

Could it be something wrong with the hardware itself? I have a suggestion, how about you reinstall your laptop with windows and see does the same problem happen? Tongue
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Pita
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« Reply #21 on: October 06, 2009, 07:44:02 pm »

Could it be something wrong with the hardware itself? I have a suggestion, how about you reinstall your laptop with windows and see does the same problem happen? Tongue

That what I suspect now, it to be a hardware problem.  I have no Windows far and wide, however, I will try KNOPPIX near the router.
5 m away like VL it will not pick-up the signals. At the moment I am finalizing
the install on the HP 2133.
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newt
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« Reply #22 on: October 06, 2009, 08:54:57 pm »

Could it be a channel conflict with a nearby neighbor? Try setting the router to a different channel and see if that resolves the problem.  This actually happened at my parents house when they got a new router. It had me confounded for a couple hours. As soon as I changed channels on the router the problem resolved.
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Pita
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« Reply #23 on: October 06, 2009, 11:46:02 pm »

My neighbour (only one) is quite far and I could not pick-up their router before.

Tried KNOPPIX, held it close to the router, could not detect IP address.

I went into a restaurant where a lot of people use their laptops, HP 2133 had no
connection. From there I went to the PC Shop upstairs and got a connection. Next time
I will try different locations at the PC shop and after that might give the unit
back for further repair. Huh
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never_stop_learning
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« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2009, 09:50:29 am »

I use the wl wireless driver on my 2133 (posting from it via wireless now), not the b43.....
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Laptop: IBM X60s (Centrino/Duo, 2gb ram, 80gb hd) VL 6.0 Std
Netbook: HP Mini (Intel Atom 1ghz, 2gb ram, 16gb SSD + 8gb flash ) VL 6.0 Std
Desktop: Dell Dimension 5150 (P4 3ghz, 2gb ram, 80gb hd) VL 6.0 Std
Wife's Desktop: Gateway (P4 2ghz, 1gb ram, 80gb hd) VL 6.0 Std
Pita
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« Reply #25 on: October 19, 2009, 07:55:18 pm »

The unit is back with HP for repair after it came back from the repair with a
defective wifi detection, another 2 to 3 weeks waiting. I pity the owner of the
machine already. It does not speak too well of HP here.
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hata_ph
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« Reply #26 on: October 19, 2009, 11:27:31 pm »

The unit is back with HP for repair after it came back from the repair with a
defective wifi detection, another 2 to 3 weeks waiting. I pity the owner of the
machine already. It does not speak too well of HP here.

Does that mean there is something wrong with the wifi card?
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Pita
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« Reply #27 on: October 20, 2009, 06:44:46 pm »

The unit is back with HP for repair after it came back from the repair with a
defective wifi detection, another 2 to 3 weeks waiting. I pity the owner of the
machine already. It does not speak too well of HP here.

Does that mean there is something wrong with the wifi card?

That is all one can guess and as well the idea of the technician at the Computer Shop.
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Pita
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« Reply #28 on: November 21, 2009, 05:37:43 pm »

Believe it or not. After 5 weeks we finally got the HP2133 Mini back with the
wireless card repaired and working. Before that it took 3 weeks to have the motherboard
changed after the unit just blackened-out and by doing so HP must have damaged the wireless card and
returned the unit still broken.

Within 8 months the unit was 2 months under repair. Does not speak too well
for this company at least here.
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