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Debian Wireless Problem

Postby _FOCUS_ » 2010-01-19 22:34

Hi. I bought a notebook recently. It came with vista. I downloaded debian and ubuntu. I installed both of them. Ubuntu works with wireless just by entering wep pass but in debian we have to do that. I am not at home and no chance to connet to net with cable. So I can not use your tutor and also others to. Everybody tell it supposing we have a connection. I tried to download packages from the site but there are many dependency problems.
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Re: Debian Wireless Problem

Postby davidmichell_s » 2010-01-20 15:44

What is the wireless card that you are using?
I am sure it will work once the right drivers are installed.
Debian and Ubuntu behave different.
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Re: Debian Wireless Problem

Postby _FOCUS_ » 2010-01-20 16:35

I don'5 no2 its card. İt is satellite L300 222 .

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Re: Debian Wireless Problem

Postby aicardi » 2010-01-20 16:48

post the output of lspci
In a terminal:
$lspci

You can try
$lspci | grep Wireless
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Re: Debian Wireless Problem

Postby _FOCUS_ » 2010-01-20 18:27

this is ubuntu output

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub (rev 07)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 93)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation ICH9M LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation ICH9M/M-E SATA AHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5001 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
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Re: Debian Wireless Problem

Postby _FOCUS_ » 2010-01-20 18:36

this is debian

etusch@debian:~$ lspci | grep Wireless
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)
etusch@debian:~$

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etusch@debian:~$ lspci | grep Wireless
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)
etusch@debian:~$
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub (rev 07)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 93)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation ICH9M LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation ICH9M/M-E SATA AHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)
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Re: Debian Wireless Problem

Postby aicardi » 2010-01-20 18:56

For starters http://wiki.debian.org/ath5k
I am to assume from your sig you are running testing
What is the output from
$uname -r

Edit: This is the same card as I have on one of my laptops.
If you have contrib non-free in repositories
Example:
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deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free

Then you should be able to get the firmware.
#apt-get install firmware-iwlwifi wireless-tools
You should be able to configure with network-manager or the likes.
Personally I use wicd.
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Re: Debian Wireless Problem

Postby _FOCUS_ » 2010-01-22 19:04

debian:/home/etusch# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated
Tx-Power=0 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:off
Power Management:off
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Re: Debian Wireless Problem

Postby davidmichell_s » 2010-01-28 13:56

I think this needs the kernel to be updated first before you install the ath5k drivers.

If you update the kernel and then install the ath5k drivers and still did not succeed try installing the ath9k drivers. I say this because I see that the wireless card is reported differently between Ubuntu and Debian.
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Re: Debian Wireless Problem

Postby Mariane » 2010-01-28 17:46

deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free


This does not work. It says: "bash: deb: command not found"

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Re: Debian Wireless Problem

Postby tuxracer » 2010-01-28 18:01

It's reported differently but the same card:
This is the chipset info:
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03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5001 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)


This is the radio chip info (is 2.4GHz):
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03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)]


I have read if the ath5 driver doesn't work, you can try blacklisting that driver and try to use the madwifi driver.

This probably isn't very helpful but I was curious about the Atheros driver as I was considering buying a PCI-e wifi card that has a Atheros chip.

My current wifi for my desktop is a usb wireless adapter with a Zydas chipset (zd1211). I recently got it to work, though. ;)
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Re: Debian Wireless Problem

Postby davidmichell_s » 2010-01-29 08:46

Note: After the release of Lenny, the MadWifi driver and associated tools were removed from Debian (see Debian bug 519446). Use the ath5k or ath9k (802.11n) drivers instead.
http://wiki.debian.org/WiFi/ath_pci

Do you have a 2.6.30 or later kernel image installed?
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Re: Debian Wireless Problem

Postby stevepusser » 2010-01-30 03:33

I'm not sure if the ath5k driver was included in the 2.6.26 kernel, but it definitely is in the 2.6.30 kernel. Try running with root permissions in a terminal:

modinfo ath5k

and see what turns up. Even if it is in the 2.6.26 kernel, it was pretty rough at the time, and the newer kernel's version is much better. By the way, the ath5k driver does not need any additional firmware; it's completely open source. Check out the wiki: http://wiki.debian.org/ath5k
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Re: Debian Wireless Problem

Postby _FOCUS_ » 2010-01-30 14:59

I am using 2.6.31 and still no connection with debian. :(
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Re: Debian Wireless Problem

Postby stevepusser » 2010-02-02 07:12

What do you get with the scanning command:

su -c 'iwlist scan'

If you can see networks, then the driver is working. Then you just need to get a connection manager set up and working. What desktop are you using?

I found a bundled version of wicd with some dependencies here, for Mepis, which is based on Lenny. Debian may still require more, but you can give it a try: http://www.mepislovers.org/forums/showt ... d-in-a-box
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