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    Issues with Ubuntu 10.04 and Realtek 8139 wireless card


    It is detecting the wireless networks in the surrounding area but it isn't connecting.


    any help would be much appreciated!

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    Hello and Welcome.
    I think you might be confused, as far as I know the RTL 8139 is not a wireless card but rather an Ethernet card.
    Do you have more than one card in the machine? Use this command and paste the output here.
    Code:
    lspci | grep -i net
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    Hello and Welcome.
    I think you might be confused, as far as I know the RTL 8139 is not a wireless card but rather an Ethernet card.
    Do you have more than one card in the machine? Use this command and paste the output here.
    Code:
    lspci | grep -i net
    00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)

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    That is an ethernet card. Wireless card isn't showing there.

    Post the whole output of
    Code:
    lspci -vnn

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    lspci -vnn
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: ALi Corporation M1672 Northbridge [CyberALADDiN-P4] [10b9:1672]
    Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0001]
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0
    Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel modules: ali-agp

    00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ALi Corporation PCI to AGP Controller [10b9:5247]
    Flags: bus master, 66MHz, slow devsel, latency 0
    Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
    Memory behind bridge: f7f00000-fdffffff
    Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 30000000-300fffff
    Kernel modules: shpchp

    00:04.0 IDE interface [0101]: ALi Corporation M5229 IDE [10b9:5229] (rev c4) (prog-if f0)
    Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0004]
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 255
    [virtual] Memory at 000001f0 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=8]
    [virtual] Memory at 000003f0 (type 3, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=1]
    [virtual] Memory at 00000170 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=8]
    [virtual] Memory at 00000370 (type 3, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=1]
    I/O ports at eff0 [size=16]
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel driver in use: pata_ali
    Kernel modules: pata_ali

    00:06.0 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: ALi Corporation M5451 PCI AC-Link Controller Audio Device [10b9:5451] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0221]
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
    I/O ports at 1000 [size=256]
    Memory at 30100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel driver in use: ALI 5451
    Kernel modules: snd-ali5451

    00:07.0 ISA bridge [0601]: ALi Corporation M1533/M1535/M1543 PCI to ISA Bridge [Aladdin IV/V/V+] [10b9:1533]
    Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0004]
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel modules: alim7101_wdt, alim1535_wdt

    00:08.0 Bridge [0680]: ALi Corporation M7101 Power Management Controller [PMU] [10b9:7101]
    Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0001]
    Flags: medium devsel
    Kernel driver in use: ali1535_smbus
    Kernel modules: alim7101_wdt, i2c-ali15x3, i2c-ali1535

    00:09.0 Modem [0703]: ALi Corporation M5457 AC'97 Modem Controller [10b9:5457]
    Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0001]
    Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 11
    Memory at 30101000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
    I/O ports at 1400 [size=256]
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    00:0a.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ [10ec:8139] (rev 10)
    Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0002]
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
    I/O ports at ed00 [size=256]
    Memory at f7efff00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel driver in use: 8139too
    Kernel modules: 8139too, 8139cp

    00:0c.0 USB Controller [0c03]: NEC Corporation USB [1033:0035] (rev 43) (prog-if 10)
    Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0003]
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
    Memory at f7efe000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd

    00:0c.1 USB Controller [0c03]: NEC Corporation USB [1033:0035] (rev 43) (prog-if 10)
    Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0003]
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
    Memory at 30102000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd

    00:0c.2 USB Controller [0c03]: NEC Corporation USB 2.0 [1033:00e0] (rev 04) (prog-if 20)
    Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0001]
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
    Memory at 30105200 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

    00:10.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: Texas Instruments PCI1410 PC card Cardbus Controller [104c:ac50] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Lucent Technologies Device [12a3:ab01]
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 168, IRQ 11
    Memory at 30103000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
    Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=05, sec-latency=176
    Memory window 0: 20000000-23fff000 (prefetchable)
    Memory window 1: 24000000-27fff000
    I/O window 0: 00001800-000018ff
    I/O window 1: 00001c00-00001cff
    16-bit legacy interface ports at 0001
    Kernel driver in use: yenta_cardbus
    Kernel modules: yenta_socket

    00:11.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: Toshiba America Info Systems ToPIC100 PCI to Cardbus Bridge with ZV Support [1179:0617] (rev 33)
    Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0001]
    Flags: bus master, slow devsel, latency 168, IRQ 11
    Memory at 30104000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
    Bus: primary=00, secondary=06, subordinate=09, sec-latency=0
    Memory window 0: 28000000-2bfff000 (prefetchable)
    Memory window 1: 2c000000-2ffff000
    I/O window 0: 00002000-000020ff
    I/O window 1: 00002400-000024ff
    16-bit legacy interface ports at 0001
    Kernel driver in use: yenta_cardbus
    Kernel modules: yenta_socket

    00:12.0 System peripheral [0880]: Toshiba America Info Systems SD TypA Controller [1179:0805] (rev 05)
    Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0001]
    Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 255
    Memory at 30105000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=512]
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Trident Microsystems CyberBlade XPAi1 [1023:8820] (rev 82)
    Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0001]
    Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 8, IRQ 11
    Memory at fc000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=32M]
    Memory at fbc00000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4M]
    Memory at f8000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=32M]
    Memory at f7ff8000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=32K]
    [virtual] Expansion ROM at 30000000 [disabled] [size=64K]
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel modules: tridentfb

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    There's no wireless card in that output. This is an internal card? You're not using a USB wireless adapter?

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    Just helping maybe with trying a new command i learned recently reed9.

    Code:
    sudo lshw -class network
    Fired it up in My Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop. it will show a wireless card for sure if one is present. Ran into this at AntiX forums where a orinco Wireless B PCI card was not being seen by the usual standard command prompts . That command found it. If the OP has any kind of Wireless. Thie above command should find it. I am gonna back out of this thread now.

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    Does, PCMCIA show up in the output of lspci? I thought it did, maybe not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rokytnji View Post
    Just helping maybe with trying a new command i learned recently reed9.

    Code:
    sudo lshw -class network
    Fired it up in My Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop. it will show a wireless card for sure if one is present. Ran into this at AntiX forums where a orinco Wireless B PCI card was not being seen by the usual standard command prompts . That command found it. If the OP has any kind of Wireless. Thie above command should find it. I am gonna back out of this thread now.

    Happy Trails, Rok

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    *-network
    description: Ethernet interface
    product: RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
    vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
    physical id: a
    bus info: pci@0000:00:0a.0
    logical name: eth0
    version: 10
    serial: 00:08:0d:bf:07:60
    size: 100MB/s
    capacity: 100MB/s
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
    configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=8139too driverversion=0.9.28 duplex=full ip=192.168.1.3 latency=64 link=yes maxlatency=64 mingnt=32 multicast=yes port=MII speed=100MB/s
    resources: irq:11 ioport:ed00(size=256) memory:f7efff00-f7efffff
    *-network
    description: Wireless LAN Card
    product: Version 01.01
    vendor: TOSHIBA
    physical id: 0
    slot: Socket 0
    resources: irq:11
    *-network
    description: Wireless interface
    physical id: 2
    logical name: eth1
    serial: 00:02:2d:7d:1d:55
    capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=orinoco driverversion=0.15 firmware=Lucent/Agere 9.48 link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11b

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    I am gonna back out of this thread now.
    I must be a sucker for punishment. Aint awake yet and I am no wireless guru. But try this.

    Code:
    sudo ifup eth1
    Hit enter after password

    Code:
    sudo dhclient eth1
    Hit enter

    Code:
    sudo iwconfig
    copy and paste readout from terminal in next post of all above commands. If still not connected. I won't be able to tell you what firmware may be needed.(EDIT: told ya I aint awake yet. I see now it shows firmware is loaded) That card is a very old card (orinco wireless b)

    The guy at Antix ended up using straight Debian with a AntiX /etc/xorg.conf file because in Straight Debian his Wireless Worked but his screen resolution would only go to 800x600. In AntiX his screen resolution was OK but wireless would not work. So He copied over /etc/xorg.conf from AntiX over into Debians /etc/xorg.conf to overwrite it. Reported it works for him and all is well.

    Good luck with it and Happy Trails, Rok

    Nuther Edit: Don't expect wpa or any fancy encryption to work with that wireless card OK. That stuff was not available when that card was made. You will have to connect to a open network to test those above commands.
    Last edited by rokytnji; 08-26-2010 at 01:39 PM.
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