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    Help me with Wireless in Debian!!!


    Hi guys, yesterday i have install the debian and i can't access to internet from my wireless and i have and wired card!!

    Thanks!

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    need more info,e.g. device make/model,any error messages, what you have tried,what failed, system specs.
    SLOMO: acer extensa 5235 2.2ghz,2gb ram 160gb hdd wireless
    SPEEDY: homebrew desktop,Amd x2 dualcore,2gb ram,500gb +1tb( 2x500gb) hdd suse 11.3,32mb fibreline
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    Pentium D 2.8Ghz
    1GB ram
    radeon x1600
    Realtek RTL-8169 gigabit ethernet
    D-link DWL-G520 with Atheros chipset

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    Are you asking for help? You said that you CAN access the internet from the wireless.

    If you have an Atheros wireless, I haven't had much luck in helping get those to work with the Linux driver. Your best bet may be to use NDISwrapper and the WInXP driver for your card.
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    Sorry mean can't and i write can, anyway iwrite in terminal the command lspci and i see the debian has recognize the wireless card but i can't use then to connect to router!!

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    Post the output of lspci and lsmod please.
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    lsmod:
    Module Size Used by
    nls_utf8 2208 0
    nls_cp437 5920 0
    vfat 11872 0
    fat 46652 1 vfat
    usb_storage 72000 0
    nls_iso8859_1 4256 1
    isofs 32540 1
    udf 73124 0
    ppdev 8676 0
    lp 11012 0
    button 6672 0
    ac 5188 0
    battery 9636 0
    ipv6 226272 10
    via_agp 9664 0
    agpgart 29896 1 via_agp
    dm_snapshot 15552 0
    dm_mirror 19152 0
    dm_mod 50232 2 dm_snapshot,dm_mirror
    loop 15048 0
    tsdev 7520 0
    snd_usb_audio 69024 0
    snd_usb_lib 14976 1 snd_usb_audio
    snd_seq_dummy 3844 0
    snd_hda_intel 17332 0
    snd_seq_oss 28768 0
    snd_hda_codec 137856 1 snd_hda_intel
    snd_seq_midi 8192 0
    snd_seq_midi_event 7008 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq 45680 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_mid i_event
    snd_pcm_oss 38368 0
    snd_mixer_oss 15200 1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_pcm 68676 4 snd_usb_audio,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_ oss
    snd_rawmidi 22560 2 snd_usb_lib,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_device 7820 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq,snd _rawmidi
    snd_hwdep 8836 1 snd_usb_audio
    snd_timer 20996 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
    snd 47012 12 snd_usb_audio,snd_hda_intel,snd_seq_oss,snd_hda_co dec,snd_seq,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_ rawmidi,snd_seq_device,snd_hwdep,snd_timer
    serio_raw 6660 0
    i2c_viapro 8244 0
    snd_page_alloc 10184 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    i2c_core 19680 1 i2c_viapro
    parport_pc 32132 1
    parport 33256 3 ppdev,lp,parport_pc
    psmouse 35016 0
    rtc 12372 0
    soundcore 9248 1 snd
    pcspkr 3072 0
    shpchp 33024 0
    pci_hotplug 28704 1 shpchp
    evdev 9088 2
    ext3 119240 1
    jbd 52456 1 ext3
    mbcache 8356 1 ext3
    ide_cd 36064 1
    cdrom 32544 1 ide_cd
    ahci 17924 0
    usbhid 37248 0
    sd_mod 19040 3
    r8169 28360 0
    ehci_hcd 28136 0
    via82cxxx 8388 0 [permanent]
    jmicron 4192 0 [permanent]
    uhci_hcd 21164 0
    sata_via 10052 2
    usbcore 112644 7 usb_storage,snd_usb_audio,snd_usb_lib,usbhid,ehci_ hcd,uhci_hcd
    libata 89396 2 ahci,sata_via
    scsi_mod 124168 4 usb_storage,ahci,sd_mod,libata
    generic 4868 0 [permanent]
    ide_core 110504 5 usb_storage,ide_cd,via82cxxx,jmicron,genericModule Size Used by
    nls_utf8 2208 0
    nls_cp437 5920 0
    vfat 11872 0
    fat 46652 1 vfat
    usb_storage 72000 0
    nls_iso8859_1 4256 1
    isofs 32540 1
    udf 73124 0
    ppdev 8676 0
    lp 11012 0
    button 6672 0
    ac 5188 0
    battery 9636 0
    ipv6 226272 10
    via_agp 9664 0
    agpgart 29896 1 via_agp
    dm_snapshot 15552 0
    dm_mirror 19152 0
    dm_mod 50232 2 dm_snapshot,dm_mirror
    loop 15048 0
    tsdev 7520 0
    snd_usb_audio 69024 0
    snd_usb_lib 14976 1 snd_usb_audio
    snd_seq_dummy 3844 0
    snd_hda_intel 17332 0
    snd_seq_oss 28768 0
    snd_hda_codec 137856 1 snd_hda_intel
    snd_seq_midi 8192 0
    snd_seq_midi_event 7008 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq 45680 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_mid i_event
    snd_pcm_oss 38368 0
    snd_mixer_oss 15200 1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_pcm 68676 4 snd_usb_audio,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_ oss
    snd_rawmidi 22560 2 snd_usb_lib,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_device 7820 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq,snd _rawmidi
    snd_hwdep 8836 1 snd_usb_audio
    snd_timer 20996 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
    snd 47012 12 snd_usb_audio,snd_hda_intel,snd_seq_oss,snd_hda_co dec,snd_seq,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_ rawmidi,snd_seq_device,snd_hwdep,snd_timer
    serio_raw 6660 0
    i2c_viapro 8244 0
    snd_page_alloc 10184 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    i2c_core 19680 1 i2c_viapro
    parport_pc 32132 1
    parport 33256 3 ppdev,lp,parport_pc
    psmouse 35016 0
    rtc 12372 0
    soundcore 9248 1 snd
    pcspkr 3072 0
    shpchp 33024 0
    pci_hotplug 28704 1 shpchp
    evdev 9088 2
    ext3 119240 1
    jbd 52456 1 ext3
    mbcache 8356 1 ext3
    ide_cd 36064 1
    cdrom 32544 1 ide_cd
    ahci 17924 0
    usbhid 37248 0
    sd_mod 19040 3
    r8169 28360 0
    ehci_hcd 28136 0
    via82cxxx 8388 0 [permanent]
    jmicron 4192 0 [permanent]
    uhci_hcd 21164 0
    sata_via 10052 2
    usbcore 112644 7 usb_storage,snd_usb_audio,snd_usb_lib,usbhid,ehci_ hcd,uhci_hcd
    libata 89396 2 ahci,sata_via
    scsi_mod 124168 4 usb_storage,ahci,sd_mod,libata
    generic 4868 0 [permanent]
    ide_core 110504 5 usb_storage,ide_cd,via82cxxx,jmicron,generic

    lspci:
    00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. P4M890 Host Bridge
    00:00.1 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. P4M890 Host Bridge
    00:00.2 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. P4M890 Host Bridge
    00:00.3 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. P4M890 Host Bridge
    00:00.4 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. P4M890 Host Bridge
    00:00.5 PIC: VIA Technologies, Inc. P4M890 I/O APIC Interrupt Controller
    00:00.6 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. P4M890 Security Device
    00:00.7 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. P4M890 Host Bridge
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 PCI Bridge
    00:02.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. P4M890 PCI to PCI Bridge Controller
    00:03.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. P4M890 PCI to PCI Bridge Controller
    00:0f.0 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237A SATA 2-Port Controller (rev 80)
    00:0f.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 07)
    00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a0)
    00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a0)
    00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a0)
    00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a0)
    00:10.4 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 86)
    00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237A PCI to ISA Bridge
    00:11.7 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8251 Ultra VLINK Controller
    00:13.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237A Host Bridge
    00:13.1 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237A PCI to PCI Bridge
    02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV530 [Radeon X1600]
    02:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV530 [Radeon X1600] (Secondary)
    03:00.0 IDE interface: JMicron Technologies, Inc. JMicron 20360/20363 AHCI Controller (rev 02)
    03:00.1 IDE interface: JMicron Technologies, Inc. JMicron 20360/20363 AHCI Controller (rev 02)
    04:01.0 Audio device: VIA Technologies, Inc. VIA High Definition Audio Controller (rev 10)
    05:03.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8169 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 10)
    05:04.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5212 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)

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    Thank you.

    There is no current driver loading for your wireless card. There are three drivers that are available for this card. Two of them are from the MadWifi project. One is semi-proprietary, called MadWifi. The other is open source, and is called ath5k. I actually am surprised that the ath5k module isn't loaded, as it is included in newer kernels, but the madwifi driver isn't.
    Here is some info on those drivers.

    ath5k - Linux Wireless
    madwifi.org - Trac

    Both of these options would include compiling a new driver, although the ath5k should be available if you upgrade your kernel. If compiling is beyond what you can do, then there is another option. (edit: Madwifi MAY be available from the repository)

    You can use NDISwrapper for the driver. It uses the WindowsXP driver to make the wireless work. It usually can be installed from the Debian repository, along with the companion kernel module. The only problem people have been having is trying to find a WinXP driver. Since all new windows PC's now have Vista, Winxp drivers are difficult to find.

    So, I would say to first upgrade the kernel and try the ath5k diver. If that fails, try NDISwrapper. If that can't do it, then you need the MadWifi driver. I actually think that this may be available from the repository too.

    Edit: You can first try an load the ath5k module, before you do anything else:
    Code:
    sudo modprobe ath5k
    If there are no errors, check to see if it loaded;
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    lsmod
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    I write the sudo modprobe ath5k and show me:"FATAL: Module ath5k not found"
    And something more how a can open madwifi-0.9.4.tar.gz and this compat-wireless-2.6.tar.bz2???

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    What you have downloaded are compressed files. They contain the source, and have to be compiled. This also means that you will have to install several other programs that are needed to compile any program or driver.

    This is an avenue that is better left out, for now. I would only try it if other methods don't work, Unless you are experienced in this and want to do it. But not knowing how to unpack the tar files, tells me you are not experienced in this.

    I have a Debian based system, and If I open the Synaptic Package Manager and search for madwifi, I see it in the repository. Take a look, you want these packages installed:
    madwifi-modules-<your kernel version>
    madwifi-tools
    madwifi-docs
    Last edited by waterhead; 10-04-2008 at 08:12 PM.
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