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28840SOLVED: Dell Latitude D600 wireless problem with kubuntu 7.10

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  • Abdon RAZAFIMAHEFA
    Nov 9, 2007
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      Chad,

      > Dells there is usually a FN key you can use, and
      > sometimes there is an actual switch you have to switch.

      Yes, I have to hardswitch on the keyboard...

      abdon@dell:~$ sudo iwconfig eth0 txpower on
      [sudo] password for abdon:
      Error for wireless request "Set Tx Power" (8B26) :
      SET failed on device eth0 ; Input/output error.

      Means that my wireless card is hardset to OFF.

      I just turn it on with the keybord:
      <Fn> + <F2> which is equivalent to the wireless blue sign.
      And this key is a switch Turning ON/OFF of the wireless card.

      And that's it ... everything works smouthly.

      Many thanks for your help.
      Abdon.


      --- In linux-dell-laptops@yahoogroups.com, Chad Sutton <csutton@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > 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!
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > --
      > Later,
      > Chad Sutton
      > csutton@...
      > http://chadarius.com
      > http://stephandchadsutton.com
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > 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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