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Debian wireless IBM Thinkpad T42

Postby mande01 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:55 pm

OK so i've no wireless on debian 6.0 on a IBM Thinkpad T42.

I love debian but for some reason I cannot get wireless to work on a thinkpad!!!

I can upload a hardinfo output if that would help!

Basically I've loaded up all the drivers I think I'm suppose to but could someone help me here go through it.

I've added the Intel IPW2100 chip module/driver I think.

Thank a million,
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Postby PCNetSpec » Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:15 pm

This posting is in the wrong forum section, it should really be in the "Help" section.

See here:
http://wiki.debian.org/ipw2200

and tell us how far you are getting, or which part you are having problems with.

Have you added the "non-free" component to /etc/apt/sources.list and installed firmware-ipw2x00 and wireless-tools ?

What is the output from:
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iwconfig

and
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sudo lshw -C network

and
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lsmod | grep ipw
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Postby Rhakios » Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:49 pm

Moved.
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Postby mande01 » Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:13 pm

Thanks for your prompt replya.
and sorry about my slow ass response!

I have everything you said done,
Wireles-tool installed, plus the firmware-ipw2x00


Here are the outputs:
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derry@localhost:~$ sudo iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

irda0     no wireless extensions.

eth1      unassociated  ESSID:"f2\x0D\xB71X\xA3Z%]\x05\x17X\xE9^\xD4\xAB\xB2\xCD\xC6\x9B\xB4T\x11\x0E\x82tA!=\xDC\x87" 
          Mode:Managed  Frequency=2.412 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated   
          Bit Rate:0 kb/s   Tx-Power=20 dBm   Sensitivity=8/0 
          Retry limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

pan0      no wireless extensions.

derry@localhost:~$ sudo lshw -C network
sudo: lshw: command not found
derry@localhost:~$ lshw -C network
bash: lshw: command not found
derry@localhost:~$ lshw
bash: lshw: command not found
derry@localhost:~$ sudo lshw -C network
  *-network:0             
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: 82540EP Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Mobile)
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 1
       bus info: pci@0000:02:01.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: 03
       serial: 00:11:25:46:3f:c6
       size: 100MB/s
       capacity: 1GB/s
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 66MHz
       capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=e1000 driverversion=7.3.21-k5-NAPI duplex=half firmware=N/A ip=192.168.0.12 latency=64 link=yes mingnt=255 multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100MB/s
       resources: irq:11 memory:c0220000-c023ffff memory:c0200000-c020ffff ioport:8000(size=64) memory:c0240000-c024ffff(prefetchable)
  *-network:1
       description: Wireless interface
       product: PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2] Network Connection
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2
       bus info: pci@0000:02:02.0
       logical name: eth1
       version: 05
       serial: 00:12:f0:17:f1:a8
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ipw2200 driverversion=1.2.2kmprq firmware=ABG:9.0.5.27 (Dec 12 2007) latency=64 link=no maxlatency=24 mingnt=3 multicast=yes wireless=unassociated
       resources: irq:11 memory:c0214000-c0214fff

derry@localhost:~$ lsmod | grep ipw
ipw2200               108264  0
libipw                 18403  1 ipw2200
lib80211                2834  2 ipw2200,libipw




Ok so more info:
ubuntu is not booting at the moment a kernel panic - flashing caps lock,
can't roll back as I had cleaned out the kernels, lesson learnt, but i one have 40GB in this drive!!!

Is there more I can do?

Thanks,
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Postby PCNetSpec » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:36 pm

Have you followed the NetworkManager instructions for your specific desktop environment here:
http://wiki.debian.org/WiFi/HowToUse
?

Have you got networkmanager installed ?

Is your wireless network displayed when you click the networkmanager icon (by clock) ?

Have you tried entering the wireless network settings manually in networkmanager ?

What is the output from:
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iwlist eth1 scanning
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Postby mande01 » Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:11 pm

Oh my god you are a legend!!!

I was totally going down the wrong track trying to install drivers, injecting modules etc...

I thought I had network-manager installed but obviously not.
Something called "Network monitor".

Totally put me off trying to install network manager

SO simple, I love the simple solutions!!!

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