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I have just installed SimplyMEPIS 7.0 (32-bit) on my father's laptop -- a Toshiba Sattelite M105-S3004 -- and am having trouble getting the wireless connection to work. It appears that ...
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- 05-11-2008 #1
- Join Date
- Jul 2007
- Fairbanks, Alaska
Wireless card & AP recognized in MEPIS, but not available
I have just installed SimplyMEPIS 7.0 (32-bit) on my father's laptop -- a Toshiba Sattelite M105-S3004 -- and am having trouble getting the wireless connection to work. It appears that the computer recognizes the existence of the wireless card and of the wireless network, but, for reasons currently beyond me, they won't speak to each other.
The output of lspci -v is:
03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (rev 02) Subsystem: Intel Corporation Unknown device 1040 Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16 Memory at d0100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K] Capabilities: [c8] Power Management version 2 Capabilities: [d0] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable- Capabilities: [e0] Express Legacy Endpoint IRQ 0 Capabilities:  Advanced Error Reporting Capabilities:  Device Serial Number f7-85-12-ff-ff-02-13-00
lo no wireless extensions. eth0 no wireless extensions. eth1 unassociated ESSID:off/any Mode:Managed Frequency=nan kHz Access Point: Not-Associated Bit Rate:0 kb/s Tx-Power:16 dBm Retry limit:15 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:100 Missed beacon:0
eth1 Scan completed : Cell 01 - Address: 00:16:B6:0C:C8:54 ESSID:"ABAWireless" Protocol:IEEE 802.11bg Mode:Master Channel:4 Frequency:2.427 GHz (Channel 4) Encryption key:on Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s 11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s Quality=98/100 Signal level=-25 dBm Noise level=-25 dBm IE: WPA Version 1 Group Cipher : TKIP Pairwise Ciphers (1) : TKIP Authentication Suites (1) : PSK Extra: Last beacon: 1530ms ago
I also get the pop-up message, "Could not get information from HAL. The haldaemon is maybe not running."
This is my first laptop installation, and I've never dealt with wireless before, so the vocabulary and processes are all new and a little intimidating to me. It may be obvious that I don't really know what I'm doing. Can anybody make some suggestions?
- 05-11-2008 #2
You really need to figure out why HAL isn't working, but also, set your ESSID to "ABAWireless" and be sure to use TKIP instead of WEP. You also shouldn't need NDISWrapper, this card uses a different module.
- 05-18-2008 #3
- Join Date
- May 2008
I'm having the same problem with the same software on the same machine.
I noticed that the settings you recommend are there in that above post, posted as the result of "The output of iwlist eth1 scan is:"
Maybe you didn't notice.
Any other ideas as to how to get it going?
- 05-18-2008 #4
Hiya Frisco, welcome to the forums.
First of all, you really should start your own thread as you'll be more likely to get some timely responses. Be sure to include as much info as possible and things like are you getting an error with hald or hal daemon? Could you post that error msg please?
Which Card are you using? What steps have you taken?