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I'm trying to connect to the internet from my Ubuntu laptop. The wireless network is recognized, and the icon at the top of my desktop tells me it is detecting ...
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    Wireless Connection on Ubuntu


    I'm trying to connect to the internet from my Ubuntu laptop. The wireless network is recognized, and the icon at the top of my desktop tells me it is detecting 96% network strength, but I can't load any webpages. Does anyone have any suggestions?

    Thanks very much!

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    Ubuntu has the option to use non-open source drivers. This may be all that you need to do.

    In the main menu open System-->Administration-->Restricted Drivers Manager.
    See if there is one for the wireless available.
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    Thanks for the suggestion.

    I opened Restricted Drivers Manager (I'm using 8.04, so it's under System --> Administration --> Hardware Drivers), and it told me that "No proprietary drivers are in use on this system".

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    OK, now you will need to give more info. Is this an external USB wireless, or is it internal or PCMCIA card?

    If Internal, enter this command and post the output:
    Code:
    lspci -nn
    For USB:
    Code:
    lsusb
    Now, for a list of driver modules loaded in your system, enter this and post the output:
    Code:
    lsmod
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    adina@dell:~$ lspci -nn

    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub [8086:27a0] (rev 03)

    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:27a2] (rev 03)

    00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:27a6] (rev 03)

    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller [8086:27d8] (rev 01)

    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:27d0] (rev 01)

    00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 4 [8086:27d6] (rev 01)

    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:27c8] (rev 01)

    00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:27c9] (rev 01)

    00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:27ca] (rev 01)

    00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:27cb] (rev 01)

    00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:27cc] (rev 01)

    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev e1)

    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:27b9] (rev 01)

    00:1f.2 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller [8086:27c4] (rev 01)

    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:27da] (rev 01)

    03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX [14e4:170c] (rev 02)

    03:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller [1180:0832]

    03:01.1 SD Host controller [0805]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter [1180:0822] (rev 19)

    03:01.2 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller [1180:0843] (rev 0a)

    03:01.3 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter [1180:0592] (rev 05)

    03:01.4 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller [1180:0852] (rev ff)

    0b:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection [8086:4222] (rev 02)

    adina@dell:~$








    adina@dell:~$ lsmod

    Module Size Used by

    i915 32512 2

    drm 82452 3 i915

    binfmt_misc 12808 1

    rfcomm 41744 2

    l2cap 25728 13 rfcomm

    bluetooth 61156 4 rfcomm,l2cap

    ppdev 10372 0

    ipv6 267780 12

    acpi_cpufreq 10796 1

    cpufreq_userspace 5284 0

    cpufreq_stats 7104 0

    cpufreq_powersave 2688 0

    cpufreq_ondemand 9740 1

    freq_table 5536 3 acpi_cpufreq,cpufreq_stats,cpufreq_ondemand

    cpufreq_conservative 8712 0

    sbs 15112 0

    sbshc 7680 1 sbs

    dock 11280 0

    container 5632 0

    iptable_filter 3840 0

    ip_tables 14820 1 iptable_filter

    x_tables 16132 1 ip_tables

    af_packet 23812 4

    parport_pc 36260 0

    lp 12324 0

    parport 37832 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp

    arc4 2944 2

    ecb 4480 2

    blkcipher 8324 1 ecb

    joydev 13120 0

    snd_hda_intel 344728 3

    snd_pcm_oss 42144 0

    snd_mixer_oss 17920 1 snd_pcm_oss

    snd_pcm 78596 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss

    snd_page_alloc 11400 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm

    snd_hwdep 10500 1 snd_hda_intel

    snd_seq_dummy 4868 0

    video 19856 0

    output 4736 1 video

    iwl3945 89844 0

    iwlwifi_mac80211 219108 1 iwl3945

    sdhci 19076 0

    serio_raw 7940 0

    mmc_core 51460 1 sdhci

    ricoh_mmc 4352 0

    cfg80211 15112 1 iwlwifi_mac80211

    snd_seq_oss 35584 0

    wmi_acer 9644 0

    button 9232 0

    battery 14212 0

    snd_seq_midi 9376 0

    ac 6916 0

    snd_rawmidi 25760 1 snd_seq_midi

    snd_seq_midi_event 8320 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi

    snd_seq 54224 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_mid i_event

    snd_timer 24836 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq

    snd_seq_device 9612 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi ,snd_seq

    snd 56996 17 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,sn d_hwdep,snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_ seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device

    intel_agp 25492 1

    dcdbas 9504 0

    agpgart 34760 3 drm,intel_agp

    evdev 13056 8

    soundcore 8800 1 snd

    iTCO_wdt 13092 0

    iTCO_vendor_support 4868 1 iTCO_wdt

    shpchp 34452 0

    pci_hotplug 30880 1 shpchp

    pcspkr 4224 0

    psmouse 40336 0

    ext3 136712 2

    jbd 48404 1 ext3

    mbcache 9600 1 ext3

    sg 36880 0

    sr_mod 17956 0

    cdrom 37408 1 sr_mod

    sd_mod 30720 4

    ata_piix 19588 3

    pata_acpi 8320 0

    b44 28432 0

    ssb 34308 1 b44

    mii 6400 1 b44

    ohci1394 33584 0

    ata_generic 8324 0

    ieee1394 93752 1 ohci1394

    uhci_hcd 27024 0

    libata 159344 3 ata_piix,pata_acpi,ata_generic

    ehci_hcd 37900 0

    scsi_mod 151436 4 sg,sr_mod,sd_mod,libata

    usbcore 146028 3 uhci_hcd,ehci_hcd

    thermal 16796 0

    processor 36872 4 acpi_cpufreq,thermal

    fan 5636 0

    fbcon 42912 0

    tileblit 3456 1 fbcon

    font 9472 1 fbcon

    bitblit 6784 1 fbcon

    softcursor 3072 1 bitblit

    fuse 50580 1

    adina@dell:~$


    Thanks for your help!

    By the way, is there an etiquette for posting outputs of this length that I should know about?

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    Here's the wireless card:
    Code:
    0b:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection [8086:4222] (rev 02)
    And it is loading the drivers:
    Code:
    iwl3945                89844  0 
    
    iwlwifi_mac80211      219108  1 iwl3945
    
    
    cfg80211               15112  1 iwlwifi_mac80211
    You most likely only need to install firmware for the card. You can get it from here:
    http://www.intellinuxwireless.org/iw...e-2.14.1.5.tgz

    Unpack it, and place the iwlwifi-3945-.1.ucode file into the /lib/firmware/ folder. You need root privileges, so use the sudo command for that. You can see any system messages, before and then after you install the firmware, with this command:
    Code:
    dmesg
    Look for a firmware message. You should reboot after installing the firmware.

    By the way, is there an etiquette for posting outputs of this length that I should know about?
    You can use the "code" tag for this, and use the "quote" tag for quoting another post.
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    I installed it, and put it in /lib/firmware/, and rebooted, but I still can't view any webpages, even though the network is still recognized. Any further suggestions?

    Thanks very much for your time.

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    What does the dmesg command say about the wireless?

    You may need to now configure it, and enable it.
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    I think this is the relevant bit:



    Code:
    [   36.435623] iwl3945: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG/BG Network Connection driver for Linux, 1.2.0 
    [   36.435632] iwl3945: Copyright(c) 2003-2007 Intel Corporation 
    [   36.435821] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:0b:00.0[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16 
    [   36.435843] PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:0b:00.0 to 64 
    [   36.435876] iwl3945: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection 
    [   36.507461] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:1b.0[A] -> GSI 21 (level, low) -> IRQ 19 
    [   36.507497] PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1b.0 to 64 
    [   36.833024] iwl3945: Tunable channels: 13 802.11bg, 23 802.11a channels 
    [   36.833878] wmaster0: Selected rate control algorithm 'iwl-3945-rs' 
    [   39.146482] udev: renamed network interface wlan0 to eth1 
    [   37.179473] lp: driver loaded but no devices found 
    [   37.456930] Adding 1293192k swap on /dev/sda5.  Priority:-1 extents:1 across:1293192k 
    [   37.529603] EXT3-fs warning: maximal mount count reached, running e2fsck is recommended 
    [   37.530644] EXT3 FS on sda6, internal journal 
    [   39.820398] kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds 
    [   37.788701] EXT3-fs warning: maximal mount count reached, running e2fsck is recommended 
    [   37.789725] EXT3 FS on sda3, internal journal 
    [   37.789733] EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. 
    [   40.604273] NET: Registered protocol family 17 
    [   39.052206] ip_tables: (C) 2000-2006 Netfilter Core Team 
    [   39.725218] eth1: Initial auth_alg=0 
    [   39.725227] eth1: authenticate with AP 00:0e:2e:e8:6b:45 
    [   39.727023] eth1: RX authentication from 00:0e:2e:e8:6b:45 (alg=0 transaction=2 status=0) 
    [   39.727029] eth1: authenticated 
    [   39.727034] eth1: associate with AP 00:0e:2e:e8:6b:45 
    [   39.728965] eth1: RX AssocResp from 00:0e:2e:e8:6b:45 (capab=0x1 status=0 aid=3) 
    [   39.728971] eth1: associated 
    [   49.703835] No dock devices found. 
    [   51.876746] NET: Registered protocol family 10 
    [   51.877018] lo: Disabled Privacy Extensions 
    [   52.397758] ppdev: user-space parallel port driver 
    [   52.684343] audit(1215971452.029:2): type=1503 operation="inode_permission" requested_mask="a::" denied_mask="a::" name="/dev/tty" pid=6144 profile="/usr/sbin/cupsd" namespace="default" 
    [   52.793358] apm: BIOS not found. 
    [   54.487529] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready 
    [   54.820952] Bluetooth: Core ver 2.11 
    [   54.821307] NET: Registered protocol family 31 
    [   54.821314] Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized 
    [   54.821321] Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized 
    [   54.868585] Bluetooth: L2CAP ver 2.9 
    [   54.868593] Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized 
    [   57.098640] Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer initialized 
    [   57.098664] Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized 
    [   57.098668] Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.8 
    [   58.938313] [drm] Initialized drm 1.1.0 20060810 
    [   58.941240] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:02.0[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16 
    [   58.941250] PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:02.0 to 64 
    [   58.941323] [drm] Initialized i915 1.6.0 20060119 on minor 0 
    [   60.121550] eth1: no IPv6 routers present 
    [  102.662074] CPU0 attaching NULL sched-domain. 
    [  102.662088] CPU1 attaching NULL sched-domain. 
    [  102.675119] CPU0 attaching sched-domain: 
    [  102.675128]  domain 0: span 03 
    [  102.675132]   groups: 01 02 
    [  102.675140]   domain 1: span 03 
    [  102.675144]    groups: 03 
    [  102.675153] CPU1 attaching sched-domain: 
    [  102.675157]  domain 0: span 03 
    [  102.675163]   groups: 02 01 
    [  102.675171]   domain 1: span 03 
    [  102.675176]    groups: 03 
    [  142.882641] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth1: link is not ready 
    [  142.900469] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready 
    [  142.902079] eth1: Initial auth_alg=0 
    [  142.902090] eth1: authenticate with AP 00:0e:2e:e8:6b:45 
    [  142.903748] eth1: RX authentication from 00:0e:2e:e8:6b:45 (alg=0 transaction=2 status=0) 
    [  142.903758] eth1: authenticated 
    [  142.903763] eth1: associate with AP 00:0e:2e:e8:6b:45 
    [  142.905962] eth1: RX AssocResp from 00:0e:2e:e8:6b:45 (capab=0x1 status=0 aid=3) 
    [  142.905971] eth1: associated 
    [  142.910607] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth1: link becomes ready 
    [  141.025677] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready 
    [  143.114729] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready 
    [  153.179624] eth1: no IPv6 routers present 
    [  180.266346] eth1: Initial auth_alg=0 
    [  180.266358] eth1: authenticate with AP 00:0e:2e:e8:6b:45 
    [  180.267992] eth1: RX authentication from 00:0e:2e:e8:6b:45 (alg=0 transaction=2 status=0) 
    [  180.267997] eth1: authenticated 
    [  180.267999] eth1: associate with AP 00:0e:2e:e8:6b:45 
    [  180.272989] eth1: RX AssocResp from 00:0e:2e:e8:6b:45 (capab=0x1 status=0 aid=3) 
    [  180.273000] eth1: associated 
    [  180.356973] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready 
    [  181.704022] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready 
    [  181.746177] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth1: link is not ready 
    [  187.586737] eth1: Initial auth_alg=0 
    [  187.586750] eth1: authenticate with AP 00:0e:2e:e8:6b:45 
    [  187.588056] eth1: RX authentication from 00:0e:2e:e8:6b:45 (alg=0 transaction=2 status=0) 
    [  187.588065] eth1: authenticated 
    [  187.588069] eth1: associate with AP 00:0e:2e:e8:6b:45 
    [  187.590331] eth1: RX AssocResp from 00:0e:2e:e8:6b:45 (capab=0x1 status=0 aid=3) 
    [  187.590339] eth1: associated 
    [  187.594413] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth1: link becomes ready 
    [  188.366799] eth1: Initial auth_alg=0 
    [  188.366816] eth1: authenticate with AP 00:0e:2e:e8:6b:45 
    [  188.368429] eth1: Initial auth_alg=0 
    [  188.368440] eth1: authenticate with AP 00:0e:2e:e8:6b:45 
    [  188.368466] eth1: RX authentication from 00:0e:2e:e8:6b:45 (alg=0 transaction=2 status=0) 
    [  188.368473] eth1: authenticated 
    [  188.368478] eth1: associate with AP 00:0e:2e:e8:6b:45 
    [  188.370039] eth1: authentication frame received from 00:0e:2e:e8:6b:45, but not in authenticate state - ignored 
    [  188.371288] eth1: RX ReassocResp from 00:0e:2e:e8:6b:45 (capab=0x1 status=0 aid=3) 
    [  188.371295] eth1: associated 
    [  190.543927] eth1: no IPv6 routers present 
    adina@dell:~$

    When you say configure and enable, do you mean through System --> Administration --> Network? If so, I've tried configuring it, both manually, and by enabling roaming mode and selecting the network I'm looking for from the list of the ones it detects, and haven't had any luck.

    Thanks again for all your help!

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    That dmesg output looks OK. That is basically what mine says, and my wireless works OK.

    I think by default Ubuntu uses NetworkManager for network connections. If not, install it and use it.
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