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    Unable to connect wireless on Fedora 9, Using compatible PCI Card


    I am new to Linux and Fedora so I am a bit slow on the uptake for this but I am learning. My step father is a network admin but has next to no experience on Linux.

    With that out of the way I will detail our problem. After installing the card, which is a Edimax EW-7128g, the computer recognized the card and allowed us to configure it as wlan0. After such we put in our routers WEP encryption and told the computer to retrieve an IP Address automatically and that whole song and dance.

    We were unable to activate the card, and after hours and hours of tinkering yesterday, I was only able to get it to activate using my local host as a static IP and then obviously I was unable to go online. This is the only way I have been able to get it to activate blinking green lights and all.

    I've gone through the help guide and ran the commands suggested. Here is what I got. We deleted the wlan0 profile from network manager, and am waiting to start fresh, if all of our hardware/drivers and such are in place.

    I am also waiting for a copy of Fedora 10 in the mail so I may update. In the least I will be able to replace any outdated things and ensure that I am not missing files and what not. Since on an unrelated note , I get errors when I attempt to compile and make files. Says I am missing c and cc so I thought I might as well just get the latest version of the OS.

    Any help would be a godsend, if I need something I am missing I will just wait until the install DVD arrives next week.



    Fedora Core 9 - 2.6.25-14.fc9.x86_64


    /sbin/lspci -nn
    00:00.0 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Memory Controller [10de:03ea] (rev a1)
    00:01.0 ISA bridge [0601]: nVidia Corporation MCP61 LPC Bridge [10de:03e0] (rev a2)
    00:01.1 SMBus [0c05]: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SMBus [10de:03eb] (rev a2)
    00:01.2 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Memory Controller [10de:03f5] (rev a2)
    00:02.0 USB Controller [0c03]: nVidia Corporation MCP61 USB Controller [10de:03f1] (rev a3)
    00:02.1 USB Controller [0c03]: nVidia Corporation MCP61 USB Controller [10de:03f2] (rev a3)
    00:04.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI bridge [10de:03f3] (rev a1)
    00:06.0 IDE interface [0101]: nVidia Corporation MCP61 IDE [10de:03ec] (rev a2)
    00:07.0 Bridge [0680]: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Ethernet [10de:03ef] (rev a2)
    00:08.0 IDE interface [0101]: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SATA Controller [10de:03f6] (rev a2)
    00:09.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge [10de:03e8] (rev a2)
    00:0b.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge [10de:03e9] (rev a2)
    00:0c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge [10de:03e9] (rev a2)
    00:18.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration [1022:1100]
    00:18.1 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map [1022:1101]
    00:18.2 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller [1022:1102]
    00:18.3 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control [1022:1103]
    01:06.0 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: C-Media Electronics Inc CM8738 [13f6:0111] (rev 10)
    01:07.0 Network controller [0280]: RaLink RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI [1814:0301]
    02:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation NV44 [GeForce 6200 LE] [10de:0163] (rev a1)



    lsmod
    Module Size Used by
    vfat 18816 1
    fat 53944 1 vfat
    usb_storage 95008 1
    nls_utf8 10368 1
    bridge 59304 0
    bnep 21632 2
    rfcomm 44448 4
    l2cap 29312 16 bnep,rfcomm
    bluetooth 59044 5 bnep,rfcomm,l2cap
    fuse 51008 3
    sunrpc 185000 3
    ipt_REJECT 11776 2
    nf_conntrack_ipv4 17416 2
    iptable_filter 11392 1
    ip_tables 25232 1 iptable_filter
    ip6t_REJECT 12544 2
    xt_tcpudp 11648 2
    nf_conntrack_ipv6 22984 2
    xt_state 10752 4
    nf_conntrack 64528 3 nf_conntrack_ipv4,nf_conntrack_ipv6,xt_state
    ip6table_filter 11264 1
    ip6_tables 26640 1 ip6table_filter
    x_tables 26248 6 ipt_REJECT,ip_tables,ip6t_REJECT,xt_tcpudp,xt_stat e,ip6_tables
    cpufreq_ondemand 15760 1
    powernow_k8 23812 0
    freq_table 13440 2 cpufreq_ondemand,powernow_k8
    loop 23044 0
    dm_multipath 24976 0
    ipv6 276360 18 ip6t_REJECT,nf_conntrack_ipv6
    ppdev 15624 0
    sr_mod 23732 1
    cdrom 40616 1 sr_mod
    arc4 10368 2
    ecb 11392 2
    crypto_blkcipher 24324 1 ecb
    parport_pc 33816 0
    parport 42784 2 ppdev,parport_pc
    snd_cmipci 44816 2
    gameport 19856 1 snd_cmipci
    snd_seq_dummy 11524 0
    pcspkr 11136 0
    snd_seq_oss 39232 0
    k8temp 13056 0
    snd_seq_midi_event 15104 1 snd_seq_oss
    hwmon 11064 1 k8temp
    snd_seq 61840 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_pcm_oss 52096 0
    snd_mixer_oss 23296 1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_pcm 86024 2 snd_cmipci,snd_pcm_oss
    snd_page_alloc 16912 1 snd_pcm
    rt61pci 31872 0
    crc_itu_t 10368 1 rt61pci
    snd_opl3_lib 18944 1 snd_cmipci
    rt2x00pci 16256 1 rt61pci
    sg 40528 0
    rt2x00lib 41600 2 rt61pci,rt2x00pci
    rfkill 14752 1 rt2x00lib
    snd_timer 29584 3 snd_seq,snd_pcm,snd_opl3_lib
    snd_hwdep 16520 1 snd_opl3_lib
    input_polldev 12176 1 rt2x00lib
    snd_mpu401_uart 15872 1 snd_cmipci
    snd_rawmidi 30336 1 snd_mpu401_uart
    mac80211 228080 2 rt2x00pci,rt2x00lib
    snd_seq_device 15508 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_opl3_lib,snd _rawmidi
    cfg80211 33808 2 rt2x00lib,mac80211
    snd 66808 17 snd_cmipci,snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_p cm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_opl3_lib,snd_time r,snd_hwdep,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_de vice
    forcedeth 56076 0
    soundcore 14864 1 snd
    eeprom_93cx6 10496 1 rt61pci
    button 15776 0
    pata_amd 20868 1
    i2c_nforce2 14336 0
    i2c_core 28448 1 i2c_nforce2
    dm_snapshot 23752 0
    dm_zero 10368 0
    dm_mirror 32004 0
    dm_mod 62104 9 dm_multipath,dm_snapshot,dm_zero,dm_mirror
    sata_nv 31624 2
    ata_generic 14724 0
    pata_acpi 13824 0
    libata 149280 4 pata_amd,sata_nv,ata_generic,pata_acpi
    sd_mod 33200 4
    scsi_mod 150744 5 usb_storage,sr_mod,sg,libata,sd_mod
    ext3 130320 2
    jbd 53160 1 ext3
    mbcache 15876 1 ext3
    uhci_hcd 29984 0
    ohci_hcd 28932 0
    ehci_hcd 40588 0

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    This actually should be working. Open the "Network" configuration GUI, found in the Gnome menu: System-->Administration-->Network. Or by using this command
    Code:
    /usr/bin/system-config-network
    On the first tab (Devices), click on the wireless device to highlight it. Then click the "Edit" option in the top toolbar. On the configuration window that pops up, select:

    "Controlled by NetworkManager"
    "Allow all users to enable and disable this device"
    "Automatically obtain IP address with:" dhcp
    "Automatically obtain DNS information from provider"

    In the Wireless Settings tab I have mode set to "Managed".

    Exit this window (click OK), and go back to the Network configuration window. In the "DNS" tab put the IP address of your router in the "Primary DNS" line. Save the new configuration and exit. You may want to reboot now. You then should be able to use NetworkManager for the wireless. It can usually be accessed through the icon in the taskbar, next to the date/time.

    Yor should also comfigure the wired LAN connection to use NetworkManager. Then they both can be enabled/disabled using NetworkManager. Earlier versions of NetworkManager did not allow more than one network connection. So you would want to disconnect the wired LAN before connecting with the wireless.
    Last edited by waterhead; 01-17-2009 at 12:29 PM.
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    Thank you much for the assistance. I was able to configure everything through NetworkManager. I am able to find and configure my wireless connection. It wont though allow me to connect with the dhcp settings.

    I am though able to connect using a static IP. Well able to connect in theory, it says I am connected, but I am unable to actually go on the internet, nor download from yum add or remove software sources. Any other suggestions?

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    You can't configure everything through NetworkManager. There are settings that you need to configure in the Network section, as I described before.
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