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Hello, I've just installed Debian Lenny on my HP 8710w GC124EA Laptop and want to connect to my wireless WPA protected home network. I have Ubuntu on another partition, and ...
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    Module is loaded, how do I connect now? (Debian, Gnome)


    Hello,

    I've just installed Debian Lenny on my HP 8710w GC124EA Laptop and want to connect to my wireless WPA protected home network. I have Ubuntu on another partition, and there wireless worked out of the box.

    On HP-Compaq 8710W - Linux Laptop Wiki it says use the iwl4965 driver. This driver has been loaded in Debian automatically. However, iwconfig gives no results.

    How do I connect now?

    Code:
    daan@schmauck:~$ sudo ifconfig
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1b:38:f8:09:78  
              inet addr:192.168.1.68  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              inet6 addr: fe80::21b:38ff:fef8:978/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:21676 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:13863 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:100 
              RX bytes:28691718 (27.3 MiB)  TX bytes:1285511 (1.2 MiB)
              Base address:0x5040 Memory:e8020000-e8040000 
    
    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:66 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:66 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:5104 (4.9 KiB)  TX bytes:5104 (4.9 KiB)
    
    daan@schmauck:~$ sudo iwconfig
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    daan@schmauck:~$ lsmod | grep iwl4965
    iwl4965                98312  0 
    firmware_class          9312  2 pcmcia,iwl4965
    mac80211              114380  1 iwl4965
    daan@schmauck:~$ locate iwl4965
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-1-686/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/iwlwifi/iwl4965.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.26-1-686/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/iwlwifi/iwl4965.ko
    /mnt/sda5/lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/wireless/iwlwifi/iwlwifi/compatible/iwl4965.ko
    daan@schmauck:~$
    OS's I use: Debian testing, Debian stable, Ubuntu, OpenSuse 12.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

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    OK, so after a reboot I do get results from iwconfig...
    OS's I use: Debian testing, Debian stable, Ubuntu, OpenSuse 12.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

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    I am in Gnome, and when I left click the little network icon in the top right, there are no wireless networks to choose from. When I choose "Connect to Other Wireless Network..." and fill in the details of my wireless home network, it tries to connect, but without success.

    What can I do?
    OS's I use: Debian testing, Debian stable, Ubuntu, OpenSuse 12.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

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    Right-click on that same icon, and make sure "Enable wireless" is checked.
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    Hi waterhead,

    It was enabled all the time. Also, the wireless icon above my keyboard is switched on.

    Here's some more info that might help:

    Code:
    schmauck:/home/daan# ifconfig
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1b:38:f8:09:78  
              inet addr:192.168.1.68  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              inet6 addr: fe80::21b:38ff:fef8:978/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:1182 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:1170 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:100 
              RX bytes:354893 (346.5 KiB)  TX bytes:253185 (247.2 KiB)
              Memory:e8020000-e8040000 
    
    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:95 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:95 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:6365 (6.2 KiB)  TX bytes:6365 (6.2 KiB)
    
    schmauck:/home/daan# iwconfig
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    wmaster0  no wireless extensions.
    
    wlan0     IEEE 802.11  ESSID:""  
              Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.412 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated   
              Tx-Power=0 dBm   
              Retry min limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr=2352 B   
              Encryption key: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:0   Missed beacon:0
    
    schmauck:/home/daan# lspci | grep 4965
    10:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 4965 AG or AGN [Kedron] Network Connection (rev 61)
    schmauck:/home/daan# lsmod | grep 4965
    iwl4965                92904  0 
    firmware_class          6816  2 pcmcia,iwl4965
    iwlcore                23520  1 iwl4965
    mac80211              139680  2 iwl4965,iwlcore
    cfg80211               21576  2 iwl4965,mac80211
    schmauck:/home/daan#
    OS's I use: Debian testing, Debian stable, Ubuntu, OpenSuse 12.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

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    And:

    Code:
    schmauck:/home/daan# iwlist wlan0 scanning
    wlan0     Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down
    OS's I use: Debian testing, Debian stable, Ubuntu, OpenSuse 12.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

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    And more:

    Code:
    schmauck:/home/daan# ifconfig wlan0 up
    SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory
    OS's I use: Debian testing, Debian stable, Ubuntu, OpenSuse 12.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

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    NetworkManager (that icon) can't handle a wired and wireless network simultaneously. Unplug the wired connection, and run these commands.
    Code:
    ifdown eth0
    Code:
     ifup wlan0
    The wireless also needs firmware to work. It looks like it is present, but run this command to check.
    Code:
    dmesg | grep firmware
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    I did the following withe the network cable unplugged:

    Code:
    schmauck:/home/daan# dmesg | grep firmware
    [   35.690147] firmware: requesting iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
    [   35.751430] iwl4965: iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode firmware file req failed: Reason -2
    [   38.795002] firmware: requesting iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
    [   38.796437] iwl4965: iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode firmware file req failed: Reason -2
    [   55.921970] firmware: requesting iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
    [   55.932613] iwl4965: iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode firmware file req failed: Reason -2
    [   69.569395] firmware: requesting iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
    [   69.577999] iwl4965: iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode firmware file req failed: Reason -2
    [   73.202911] firmware: requesting iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
    [   73.213125] iwl4965: iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode firmware file req failed: Reason -2
    [   91.677746] firmware: requesting iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
    [   91.685859] iwl4965: iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode firmware file req failed: Reason -2
    [   95.331943] firmware: requesting iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
    [   95.334925] iwl4965: iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode firmware file req failed: Reason -2
    [  113.813902] firmware: requesting iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
    [  113.825291] iwl4965: iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode firmware file req failed: Reason -2
    [  117.429127] firmware: requesting iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
    [  117.437130] iwl4965: iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode firmware file req failed: Reason -2
    [  135.977422] firmware: requesting iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
    [  135.985655] iwl4965: iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode firmware file req failed: Reason -2
    [  139.561315] firmware: requesting iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
    [  139.569497] iwl4965: iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode firmware file req failed: Reason -2
    [  158.284715] firmware: requesting iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
    [  158.295117] iwl4965: iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode firmware file req failed: Reason -2
    [  161.869138] firmware: requesting iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
    [  161.872776] iwl4965: iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode firmware file req failed: Reason -2
    [  180.490681] firmware: requesting iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
    [  180.502614] iwl4965: iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode firmware file req failed: Reason -2
    [  184.044909] firmware: requesting iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
    [  184.053489] iwl4965: iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode firmware file req failed: Reason -2
    [  202.716028] firmware: requesting iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
    [  202.727994] iwl4965: iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode firmware file req failed: Reason -2
    [  206.280712] firmware: requesting iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
    [  206.291058] iwl4965: iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode firmware file req failed: Reason -2
    [  324.890580] firmware: requesting iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
    [  324.898746] iwl4965: iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode firmware file req failed: Reason -2
    [  328.480920] firmware: requesting iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
    [  328.490740] iwl4965: iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode firmware file req failed: Reason -2
    [  447.078487] firmware: requesting iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
    [  447.087080] iwl4965: iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode firmware file req failed: Reason -2
    [  450.672897] firmware: requesting iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
    [  450.681007] iwl4965: iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode firmware file req failed: Reason -2
    [  569.282169] firmware: requesting iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
    [  569.293744] iwl4965: iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode firmware file req failed: Reason -2
    [  572.865434] firmware: requesting iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
    [  572.873482] iwl4965: iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode firmware file req failed: Reason -2
    [  692.041210] firmware: requesting iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
    [  692.049309] iwl4965: iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode firmware file req failed: Reason -2
    [  695.615760] firmware: requesting iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
    [  695.624205] iwl4965: iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode firmware file req failed: Reason -2
    [  814.547730] firmware: requesting iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
    [  814.557484] iwl4965: iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode firmware file req failed: Reason -2
    [  818.166732] firmware: requesting iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
    [  818.166774] iwl4965: iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode firmware file req failed: Reason -2
    [  937.309618] firmware: requesting iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
    [  937.317927] iwl4965: iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode firmware file req failed: Reason -2
    [  940.873619] firmware: requesting iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
    [  940.884415] iwl4965: iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode firmware file req failed: Reason -2
    [ 1059.927128] firmware: requesting iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
    [ 1059.935466] iwl4965: iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode firmware file req failed: Reason -2
    [ 1061.138553] firmware: requesting iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
    [ 1061.153377] iwl4965: iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode firmware file req failed: Reason -2
    [ 1063.482033] firmware: requesting iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
    [ 1063.491256] iwl4965: iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode firmware file req failed: Reason -2
    [ 1182.752538] firmware: requesting iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
    [ 1182.759981] iwl4965: iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode firmware file req failed: Reason -2
    [ 1186.293478] firmware: requesting iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
    [ 1186.301687] iwl4965: iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode firmware file req failed: Reason -2
    [ 1305.377421] firmware: requesting iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
    [ 1305.385528] iwl4965: iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode firmware file req failed: Reason -2
    [ 1308.907875] firmware: requesting iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
    [ 1308.915910] iwl4965: iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode firmware file req failed: Reason -2
    [ 1428.072163] firmware: requesting iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
    [ 1428.082038] iwl4965: iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode firmware file req failed: Reason -2
    [ 1431.605872] firmware: requesting iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
    [ 1431.614576] iwl4965: iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode firmware file req failed: Reason -2
    [ 1550.466179] firmware: requesting iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
    [ 1550.478083] iwl4965: iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode firmware file req failed: Reason -2
    [ 1553.988563] firmware: requesting iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
    [ 1553.998633] iwl4965: iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode firmware file req failed: Reason -2
    schmauck:/home/daan# ifdown eth0
    RTNETLINK answers: No such process
    Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.1.1
    Copyright 2004-2008 Internet Systems Consortium.
    All rights reserved.
    For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/
    
    wmaster0: unknown hardware address type 801
    wmaster0: unknown hardware address type 801
    Listening on LPF/eth0/00:1b:38:f8:09:78
    Sending on   LPF/eth0/00:1b:38:f8:09:78
    Sending on   Socket/fallback
    DHCPRELEASE on eth0 to 192.168.1.254 port 67
    send_packet: Network is unreachable
    send_packet: please consult README file regarding broadcast address.
    schmauck:/home/daan# ifup wlan0
    Ignoring unknown interface wlan0=wlan0.
    schmauck:/home/daan# ping uva.nl
    ping: unknown host uva.nl
    schmauck:/home/daan# /etc/init.d/networking restart
    Reconfiguring network interfaces...Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.1.1
    Copyright 2004-2008 Internet Systems Consortium.
    All rights reserved.
    For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/
    
    wmaster0: unknown hardware address type 801
    wmaster0: unknown hardware address type 801
    Listening on LPF/eth0/00:1b:38:f8:09:78
    Sending on   LPF/eth0/00:1b:38:f8:09:78
    Sending on   Socket/fallback
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 4
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 9
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 17
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 15
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 8
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 8
    No DHCPOFFERS received.
    No working leases in persistent database - sleeping.
    done.
    schmauck:/home/daan#
    OS's I use: Debian testing, Debian stable, Ubuntu, OpenSuse 12.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

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    Code:
    schmauck:/home/daan# dmesg | tail -10
    [ 2522.893181] firmware: requesting iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
    [ 2522.901984] iwl4965: iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode firmware file req failed: Reason -2
    [ 2522.901995] iwl4965: Could not read microcode: -2
    [ 2522.902082] ACPI: PCI interrupt for device 0000:10:00.0 disabled
    [ 2524.961125] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:10:00.0[A] -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
    [ 2524.961125] PM: Writing back config space on device 0000:10:00.0 at offset 1 (was 100002, writing 100006)
    [ 2524.961125] firmware: requesting iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
    [ 2524.970318] iwl4965: iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode firmware file req failed: Reason -2
    [ 2524.970329] iwl4965: Could not read microcode: -2
    [ 2524.970415] ACPI: PCI interrupt for device 0000:10:00.0 disabled
    schmauck:/home/daan#
    OS's I use: Debian testing, Debian stable, Ubuntu, OpenSuse 12.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

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