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Author Topic: cannot find wireless network  (Read 12720 times)
anurak
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« on: December 05, 2012, 01:30:18 am »

Hello I am new and a newbe.  Huh

I,ve installed VLocity. And Wicd cannot find my wireless network.
But I know I have/had a working wifi connection but after installing VLocity
It cannot connect.

I am  absolutely no linux wizard so maybe somebody can help me.

I enterded :

This is what I get with iwconfig:

MU://home/anurak
root:# iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

This is what I get with lspci:

root:# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Device 0154 (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Device 0166 (rev 09)
00:14.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Device 1e31 (rev 04)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Device 1e3a (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Device 1e2d (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Device 1e20 (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 1e10 (rev c4)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 1e12 (rev c4)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 1e14 (rev c4)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 1e16 (rev c4)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Device 1e26 (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Device 1e57 (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Device 1e03 (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation Device 1e22 (rev 04)
02:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 5229 (rev 01)
03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Device 0888 (rev c4)
0c:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 07)


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bigpaws
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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2012, 02:46:04 am »

When posting as giving as much information as possible
will increase the time needed for an answer.

Alos include the things you have tried to fix it, since that
maybe effect the answer as well.

From lspci is this a Thinkpad E530?

It is possible that you did not setup the wireless card
so it may not be running.

Open  a terminal (console) and then type: su
enter root password

Now type:

iwconfig wlan0 up

If iwconfig shows any changes than what you posted
please post that information.

The unassigned device is your card reader.

Bigpaws
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anurak
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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2012, 03:10:26 am »

Yes it is a thinkpad E530

this is what happend:

MU://home/anurak
root:# iwconfig wlan0 up
iwconfig: unknown command "up"
MU://home/anurak
root:#
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bigpaws
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2012, 03:37:52 am »

Try the command without using "up" ad see what
you get.

Have you tried using the setup tools for
getting the wireless going?

Bigpaws
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anurak
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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2012, 12:47:46 pm »

Mu://home/anurak
root:# iwconfig wlan0
wlan0     No such device

this is what happend.
and I did not try anything to fix it before I went to this forum.
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anurak
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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2012, 02:16:19 pm »

So somehow I have to make VL see that I have an wireless card.
and connect with it.
 
I think I have an Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 card. But how can I be sure?
« Last Edit: December 06, 2012, 02:37:51 pm by anurak » Logged
bigpaws
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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2012, 05:29:54 pm »

The module iwlwifi is normally included.

How did you install Vlocity? LiveCD or by CD.

Try this:

As root:

lsmod | grep iwlwifi

If there is output please post it. If not you can try this:

modprobe iwlwifi

Then try the lsmod command above.

If there is a return after you use modprobe you should be able to
bring up the interface by typing this command:

ifconfig wlan0 up

Then look at ifconfig for wlan0

Post back your results.

Bigpaws
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anurak
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« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2012, 12:21:22 am »

Hello Bigpaws

I installed VLocity 7.0 from CD (on the VL download site there is only one version the CD version.)

this came out.

mu://home/anurak
root:# lsmod | grep iwlwifi
iwlwifi               171854  0
mac80211              200000  1 iwlwifi
cfg80211              137758  2 iwlwifi,mac80211
mu://home/anurak
root:#

Greetz
P
« Last Edit: December 07, 2012, 04:24:21 am by anurak » Logged
bigpaws
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« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2012, 07:09:30 am »

You have the needed wireless card drivers.

Try using the network manager to setup your wireless
card.

Bigpaws
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anurak
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« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2012, 08:02:39 am »

Hm yeah but when doing iwconfig results in : no such device,
and the Wicd network manager also does not show other wireless networks like from the
neighbours?
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Locator
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« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2012, 08:02:54 pm »

Have you tried using vasm to set up your network card (it can be found in the main menu under "System")?
« Last Edit: December 15, 2012, 08:06:12 pm by Locator » Logged
hata_ph
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« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2012, 04:06:01 am »

if you are using VL7, you can use wicd to configure your wireless...
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Locator
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« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2012, 05:40:30 pm »

Hello Bigpaws

I installed VLocity 7.0 from CD (on the VL download site there is only one version the CD version.)

this came out.

mu://home/anurak
root:# lsmod | grep iwlwifi
iwlwifi               171854  0
mac80211              200000  1 iwlwifi
cfg80211              137758  2 iwlwifi,mac80211
mu://home/anurak
root:#

Greetz
P


Go to www,vectorlinux.com and click the "Download" tab, there you should see THREE CD's available for download. And while I'm thinking about it, are you sure that your wireless device is compatible with Linux? I had the same problem with one wireless adapter and I come to find out that it wasn't compatible with the newer operating systems (such as Linux).
« Last Edit: December 18, 2012, 05:42:07 pm by Locator » Logged
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« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2012, 07:17:28 am »

Quote
I think I have an Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 card. But how can I be sure?

Maybe my thread will help, or not.

http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=16796.0
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