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    Getting wireless Internet


    I recently fried my Toshiba hard drive for my Toshiba Laptop, I put in a Sony Vaio hard drive
    thinking it would still operate and function correctly. I installed Linux onto the computer and have
    been messing around with it since. The entire system works great, but the only problem I have is that
    I only get Internet through a wired connection. I wanna be able to connect wirelessly so I can roam my house
    while messin with Linux.

    Anything will help!
    Thanks guys


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    I went to the terminal and ran the /sbin/lspci -knn command and here are the results.

    Code:
    [root@localhost ~]# lspci -knn > lspci.txt
    [root@localhost ~]# /sbin/lspci -knn
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile Memory Controller Hub [8086:2a40] (rev 07)
            Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a42] (rev 07)
    00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Mobile Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a43] (rev 07)
    00:1a.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:2937] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
            Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
    00:1a.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 [8086:2938] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
            Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
    00:1a.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 [8086:293c] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
            Kernel modules: ehci-hcd
    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller [8086:293e] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
            Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:2940] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2 [8086:2942] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    00:1c.4 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 5 [8086:2948] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:2934] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
            Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
    00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:2935] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
            Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
    00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:2936] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
            Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
    00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 [8086:2939] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
            Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
    00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 [8086:293a] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
            Kernel modules: ehci-hcd
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev 93)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation Mobile LPC Interface Controller [8086:2919] (rev 03)
    00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation Mobile SATA AHCI Controller [8086:2929] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: ahci
            Kernel modules: ahci
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:2930] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: i801_smbus
            Kernel modules: i2c-i801
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev ff)
            Kernel driver in use: r8169
            Kernel modules: r8169
    03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Atheros Communications, Inc. Unknown device [168c:002a] (rev 01)


    i copied and pasted it so there isnt any other information in the terminal that isnt shown above.
    i have no clue where to go from here
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    There were more steps in there that I think you overlooked.
    Do all of these, one at a time. Post results back here.
    Code:
    lspci -knn
    Code:
    lsusb
    Code:
    lsmod
    Code:
    dmesg | grep firmware
    Code:
    uname -r
    Code:
    ifconfig -a
    That will give us a great deal of info about your hardware, and what firmware or drivers you may be missing.
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    168c002a Atheros Communications Inc. AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) ath9k v2.6.27-
    Just helping jay and TBob on identifying OPs wireless card. . To the OP. Follow jays instructions
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    Alright here ya go. I did all commands you said to.

    Code:
    [@localhost ~]$ /sbin/lspci -knn
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile Memory Controller Hub [8086:2a40] (rev 07)
            Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a42] (rev 07)
    00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Mobile Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a43] (rev 07)
    00:1a.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:2937] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
            Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
    00:1a.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 [8086:2938] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
            Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
    00:1a.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 [8086:293c] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
            Kernel modules: ehci-hcd
    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller [8086:293e] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
            Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:2940] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2 [8086:2942] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    00:1c.4 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 5 [8086:2948] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:2934] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
            Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
    00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:2935] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
            Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
    00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:2936] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
            Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
    00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 [8086:2939] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
            Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
    00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 [8086:293a] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
            Kernel modules: ehci-hcd
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev 93)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation Mobile LPC Interface Controller [8086:2919] (rev 03)
    00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation Mobile SATA AHCI Controller [8086:2929] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: ahci
            Kernel modules: ahci
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:2930] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: i801_smbus
            Kernel modules: i2c-i801
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 02)
            Kernel driver in use: r8169
            Kernel modules: r8169
    03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Atheros Communications, Inc. Unknown device [168c:002a] (rev 01)
    Code:
    [@localhost ~]$ /sbin/lsusb
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002
    Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001
    Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001
    Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0bda:0158 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 04f2:b070 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001
    Code:
    [@localhost ~]$ /sbin/lsmod
    Module                  Size  Used by
    bridge                 45273  0
    bnep                   14657  2
    rfcomm                 32721  6
    l2cap                  21953  16 bnep,rfcomm
    bluetooth              47013  5 bnep,rfcomm,l2cap
    autofs4                20933  2
    sunrpc                154785  3
    ipt_REJECT              6977  2
    iptable_filter          6849  1
    ipt_MASQUERADE          6721  1
    xt_mark                 6081  1
    iptable_nat             8777  1
    nf_nat                 18393  2 ipt_MASQUERADE,iptable_nat
    nf_conntrack_ipv4      11849  6 iptable_nat,nf_nat
    xt_MARK                 6465  1
    iptable_mangle          6849  1
    ip_tables              14033  3 iptable_filter,iptable_nat,iptable_mangle
    nf_conntrack_ipv6      16469  3
    xt_state                6209  6
    nf_conntrack           51221  6 ipt_MASQUERADE,iptable_nat,nf_nat,nf_conntrack_ipv4,nf_conntrack_ipv6,xt_state
    xt_tcpudp               6977  10
    ip6t_ipv6header         6209  2
    ip6t_REJECT             7617  2
    ip6table_filter         6593  1
    ip6_tables             15057  2 ip6t_ipv6header,ip6table_filter
    x_tables               15557  11 ipt_REJECT,ipt_MASQUERADE,xt_mark,iptable_nat,xt_MARK,ip_tables,xt_state,xt_tcpudp,ip6t_ipv6header,ip6t_REJECT,ip6_tables
    cpufreq_ondemand       10445  1
    acpi_cpufreq           11981  1
    loop                   16973  0
    dm_multipath           18505  0
    ipv6                  238405  20 nf_conntrack_ipv6,ip6t_REJECT
    snd_hda_intel         331001  3
    snd_seq_dummy           6853  0
    snd_seq_oss            29633  0
    snd_seq_midi_event      9921  1 snd_seq_oss
    snd_seq                44913  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_seq_device          9933  3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
    snd_pcm_oss            37441  0
    snd_mixer_oss          16705  2 snd_pcm_oss
    video                  20817  0
    snd_pcm                61509  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
    output                  6849  1 video
    snd_timer              21065  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
    snd_page_alloc         11337  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    ac                      8005  0
    battery                12869  0
    i2c_i801               11985  0
    snd_hwdep              10309  1 snd_hda_intel
    snd                    46437  13 snd_hda_intel,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_hwdep
    uvcvideo               50249  0
    i2c_core               20949  1 i2c_i801
    joydev                 12673  0
    compat_ioctl32          5313  1 uvcvideo
    videodev               31425  1 uvcvideo
    sr_mod                 17541  1
    soundcore               9633  2 snd
    v4l1_compat            16325  2 uvcvideo,videodev
    cdrom                  33249  1 sr_mod
    pcspkr                  6593  0
    r8169                  28229  0
    sg                     31605  0
    usb_storage            80257  0
    dm_snapshot            18661  0
    dm_zero                 5825  0
    dm_mirror              19521  0
    dm_log                 12229  1 dm_mirror
    dm_mod                 48265  10 dm_multipath,dm_snapshot,dm_zero,dm_mirror,dm_log
    ahci                   27981  3
    libata                132065  1 ahci
    sd_mod                 26329  3
    scsi_mod              123917  5 sr_mod,sg,usb_storage,libata,sd_mod
    ext3                  110409  2
    jbd                    41045  1 ext3
    mbcache                10309  1 ext3
    uhci_hcd               22993  0
    ohci_hcd               22853  0
    ehci_hcd               32845  0
    [@localhost ~]$ dmesg | grep firmware
    firmware: requesting intel-ucode/06-0f-0d
    firmware: requesting intel-ucode/06-0f-0d
    Code:
    [Roger@localhost ~]$ uname -r
    2.6.26.8-57.fc8
    Code:
     [@localhost ~]$ /sbin/ifconfig -a
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1E:33:6F:3A:E8
              UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:256144533 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:16 Base address:0xc000
    
    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:1044 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:1044 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
              RX bytes:2419088 (2.3 MiB)  TX bytes:2419088 (2.3 MiB)
    
    pan0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 96:D3:2C:AB:36:92
              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:0
              RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
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    It looks like you need the r8169 driver for your card.
    It should be available through you package manager.

    Can you tell us what version of Linux you're using?
    Code:
    2.6.26.8-57.fc8
    Is this Fedora 8? If so, Fedora 8 is almost ancient in computer age. You should try installing a newer version.
    Support for that chip is built-in to most newer versions.
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    I wanna be able to connect wirelessly
    It looks like you need the r8169 driver for your card.

    OOps. Op has wired internet jay. The Atheros chip is the wireless wifi. And yeah. OPs kernel is too old for ath9k driver to be included. My post above shows a 2.6.27- or greater kernel is needed to have the ath9k driver included in the kernel. So good hit there jay.

    Old kernel is probably why Atheros shows

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    Crap... I was looking for the Ethernet drivers by mistake!
    You're right, Roky. And thanks for the catch!
    So good hit there jay.
    Nope... that was a swing and a miss!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayd512 View Post
    Crap... I was looking for the Ethernet drivers by mistake!
    You're right, Roky. And thanks for the catch!

    Nope... that was a swing and a miss!!!
    I call that a bunt~lol. You missed but still made the right call.
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