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28839Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Dell Latitude D600 wireless problem with kubuntu 7.10

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  • Chad Sutton
    Nov 10, 2007
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      This card is very well supported out of the box with Ubuntu so there must be some kind of configuration issue going on.

      It looks to me like you don't have a driver loaded for your card. You only have an eth0 and no eth1. You should check to see if the driver is being loaded.

      Use the following command:
      lsmod |grep ipw2200

      If it doesn't return anything they you probably don't have the driver loaded. Try loading the driver manually by using the following command:

      sudo modprobe ipw2200

      Hopefully you should see your wireless light go on. One thing that you should try is the following command to see if your wireless card can see wireless networks.

      iwlist eth1 scan

      Replace eth1 with the network card name you have. If you don't get anything back then I would check that your wireless card is turned on. It seems silly but I can't tell you how often I've made that mistake. On Dells there is usually a FN key you can use, and sometimes there is an actual switch you have to switch. But if your wireless light isn't lighting up then its either off, or the driver isn't loading.

      Are you using knetworkmanager to manage your network connections? If so I would check /etc/network/interfaces and make sure that you remark out any eth0 and eth1 settings.

      This is my interfaces file
      ---Begin File---
      auto lo
      iface lo inet loopback
      address 127.0.0.1
      netmask 255.0.0.0

      #iface eth0 inet dhcp
      #auto eth0

      #iface eth1 inet dhcp
      #auto eth1
      ---End File---

      knetworkmanager will not manage any network cards that it finds listed in your interfaces file. It thinks they are being manually managed so it leaves them alone.

      Hope some of my ramblings help!


       

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      Chad Sutton
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      Abdon RAZAFIMAHEFA wrote:

      Hi All,

      I have a Dell latitude D600 laptop and the wireless connection is
      working fine with kubuntu 6.06 LTS. I upgraded to kubuntu 7.04 then
      the wireless connection is working for while then , somehow, the
      signal dropped down for some reason .. I have no clue.

      Then I tried to install kubuntu 7.10 (Feisty - Gibbon). The wiless is
      not working at all. Note that the dhcp parametrs are set correctly:
      SSID, WEP, etc...

      And, I'm getting some strange connection (see the output for ifconfig
      command).
      My router is a Dlink and my network IP address is 192.168.0.*

      Any help on how to make this Pro/wireless 2200BG working ?

      Thanks.
      Abdon.

      ------------ actual output on the Dell

      abdon@dell:~ $ lspci | grep -i network
      02:03.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG
      Network Connection (rev 05)

      abdon@dell:~ $ ifconfig

      eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0E:35:21: 27:49
      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:5 Base address:0x4000 Memory:fafff000- faffffff

      eth0:avah Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0E:35:21: 27:49
      inet addr:169.254. 2.229 Bcast:169.254. 255.255 Mask:255.255. 0.0
      UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
      Interrupt:5 Base address:0x4000 Memory:fafff000- faffffff

      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:1744 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
      TX packets:1744 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
      collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
      RX bytes:140000 (136.7 KB) TX bytes:140000 (136.7 KB)

      abdon@dell:~ $ uname -a
      Linux dell 2.6.22-14-generic #1 SMP Sun Oct 14 23:05:12 GMT 2007 i686
      GNU/Linux
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