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i tried the live version of Ubuntu, mint, fedora, mandriva one, etc. all have the same wireless issue. i have now installed mint i'm using a dell studio 1537 with ...
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    Question wireless connects but no internet in a proxy network


    i tried the live version of Ubuntu, mint, fedora, mandriva one, etc. all have the same wireless issue.
    i have now installed mint

    i'm using a dell studio 1537 with the
    intel WIFI link 5100 (802.11 a/b/g/n 1x2 1/2 minicard)

    in all distros the wireless card recognises signal and networks and it connects and says it is connected. however all the browsers get locked in an infinite cycle of loading nothing with no error message the same with package downloads. only in mandriva did an error message appear.
    it said the wireless card worked but some broadcom thing extraneous to the wireless card was wrong.

    the mandriva one live said it recognises a Broadcom Corporation
    Netlink BCM5784M Gigabit Ethernet PCle that it says won't connect

    thanks!!!

    this i have asked on sevveral boards nop answer yet WTF!!!

    so here are various commands i've done and there output.

    Linux mint 6



    lsmod
    Module Size Used by
    nls_iso8859_1 12032 1
    nls_cp437 13696 1
    vfat 18816 1
    fat 57376 1 vfat
    af_packet 25728 4
    binfmt_misc 16904 1
    rfcomm 44432 0
    sco 18308 2
    bridge 56980 0
    stp 10628 1 bridge
    bnep 20480 2
    l2cap 30464 6 rfcomm,bnep
    bluetooth 61924 6 rfcomm,sco,bnep,l2cap
    ppdev 15620 0
    acpi_cpufreq 15500 1
    cpufreq_conservative 14600 0
    cpufreq_ondemand 14988 1
    cpufreq_userspace 11396 0
    cpufreq_stats 13188 0
    freq_table 12672 3 acpi_cpufreq,cpufreq_ondemand,cpufreq_stats
    cpufreq_powersave 9856 0
    pci_slot 12552 0
    sbs 19464 0
    sbshc 13440 1 sbs
    container 11520 0
    iptable_filter 10752 0
    ip_tables 19600 1 iptable_filter
    x_tables 22916 1 ip_tables
    sbp2 29324 0
    parport_pc 39204 0
    lp 17156 0
    parport 42604 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
    joydev 18368 0
    arc4 9984 2
    ecb 10880 2
    dcdbas 15008 0
    crypto_blkcipher 25476 1 ecb
    psmouse 45200 0
    uvcvideo 62728 0
    evdev 17696 12
    pcspkr 10624 0
    sdhci_pci 15360 0
    sdhci 23940 1 sdhci_pci
    iwlagn 99588 0
    iwlcore 92740 1 iwlagn
    serio_raw 13444 0
    mmc_core 58268 1 sdhci
    ricoh_mmc 11904 0
    rfkill 17176 2 iwlcore
    compat_ioctl32 9344 1 uvcvideo
    videodev 41344 1 uvcvideo
    led_class 12164 1 iwlcore
    v4l1_compat 22404 2 uvcvideo,videodev
    mac80211 216820 2 iwlagn,iwlcore
    snd_hda_intel 381488 3
    cfg80211 32392 3 iwlagn,iwlcore,mac80211
    snd_pcm_oss 46848 0
    snd_mixer_oss 22784 1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_seq_dummy 10884 0
    snd_pcm 83204 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
    snd_seq_oss 38528 0
    snd_seq_midi 14336 0
    snd_rawmidi 29824 1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event 15232 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq 57776 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_mid i_event
    snd_timer 29960 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device 15116 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi ,snd_seq
    snd 63268 15 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,sn d_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_de vice
    soundcore 15328 1 snd
    snd_page_alloc 16136 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    video 25104 0
    output 11008 1 video
    wmi 14504 0
    ac 12292 0
    button 14224 0
    battery 18436 0
    intel_agp 33724 0
    agpgart 42184 1 intel_agp
    shpchp 37908 0
    pci_hotplug 35236 1 shpchp
    ext3 133256 1
    jbd 55444 1 ext3
    mbcache 16004 1 ext3
    sr_mod 22212 0
    cdrom 43168 1 sr_mod
    sd_mod 42264 4
    crc_t10dif 9984 1 sd_mod
    sg 39732 0
    usb_storage 81728 1
    libusual 27156 1 usb_storage
    ahci 37132 2
    ohci1394 37936 0
    libata 177312 1 ahci
    ieee1394 96324 2 sbp2,ohci1394
    scsi_mod 155212 6 sbp2,sr_mod,sd_mod,sg,usb_storage,libata
    tg3 129924 0
    libphy 27392 1 tg3
    dock 16656 1 libata
    uhci_hcd 30736 0
    ehci_hcd 43276 0
    usbcore 148848 6 uvcvideo,usb_storage,libusual,uhci_hcd,ehci_hcd
    thermal 23708 0
    processor 42156 4 acpi_cpufreq,thermal
    fan 12548 0
    fbcon 47648 0
    tileblit 10880 1 fbcon
    font 16512 1 fbcon
    bitblit 13824 1 fbcon
    softcursor 9984 1 bitblit
    fuse 60828 3




    sketches@sketches-laptop ~ $ lsusb
    Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 002: ID 08ff:2810 AuthenTec, Inc.
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 002: ID 1307:0165 Transcend Information, Inc.
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0c45:63fa Microdia
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub




    sketches@sketches-laptop ~ $ lspci

    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub (rev 07)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset PCI Express Graphics Port (rev 07)
    00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
    00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
    00:1a.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 (rev 03)
    00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
    00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 03)
    00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 6 (rev 03)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
    00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
    00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
    00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 93)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation ICH9M LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
    00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation ICH9M/M-E SATA AHCI Controller (rev 03)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Mobility Radeon HD 3400 Series
    01:00.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc RV620 Audio device [Radeon HD 34xx Series]
    04:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless WiFi Link 5100
    08:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5784M Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (rev 10)
    09:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05)
    09:01.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
    09:01.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller (rev 12)
    09:01.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 12)
    09:01.4 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev ff)




    ping -c 2 Google

    sketches@sketches-laptop ~ $ ping -c 2 Google
    PING Google (66.102.9.147) 56(84) bytes of data.

    --- Google ping statistics ---
    2 packets transmitted, 0 received, 100% packet loss, time 1014ms

    (enough info?)

    Thanks a million brave farers!!!

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    The driver is installed (iwlagn), but perhaps the firmware isn't? Which Mint are you running? You need iwlwifi-5000-ucode.

    Intel® Wireless WiFi Link drivers for Linux*

    The basic procedure would go something like:
    $ wget http://intellinuxwireless.org/iwlwif....4.A.11.tar.gz

    $ sudo tar xvf iwlwifi-5000-ucode-5.4.A.11.tar.gz --strip 1 -C /lib/firmware iwlwifi-5000-ucode-5.4.A.11/iwlwifi-5000-1.ucode

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    Quote Originally Posted by reed9 View Post
    The driver is installed (iwlagn), but perhaps the firmware isn't? Which Mint are you running? You need iwlwifi-5000-ucode.

    Intel® Wireless WiFi Link drivers for Linux*

    The basic procedure would go something like:
    $ wget http://intellinuxwireless.org/iwlwif....4.A.11.tar.gz

    $ sudo tar xvf iwlwifi-5000-ucode-5.4.A.11.tar.gz --strip 1 -C /lib/firmware iwlwifi-5000-ucode-5.4.A.11/iwlwifi-5000-1.ucode
    ok so how do i install it with no internet access? i've downloaded the tar file and put it in mint
    (linux mint 6)
    but there is no automatic suggestions and i sdon't understand the readme.

    any suggestions as to wat program to open it with?

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    You just need to copy the extracted file iwlwifi-5000-1.ucode to the directory /lib/firmware. The command I posted above extracts the tar file and puts the results in that directory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reed9 View Post
    You just need to copy the extracted file iwlwifi-5000-1.ucode to the directory /lib/firmware. The command I posted above extracts the tar file and puts the results in that directory.
    i looked in that directory and its already there!!

    does anyone have any ideas!?

    would a proxy network have anything to do with it?

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    To see if it is giving any firmware errors, use this command.
    Code:
    dmesg | grep firmware
    Does your computer have a wireless on/off switch, or a key combination that would do this (Fn+Fx)? It is possible that it is just shut off. Enter this command, and post the output. You may need root privileges, so first gain that with this command:
    Code:
    sudo -i
    Code:
    cat /sys/class/rfkill/rfkill0/state
    It should output a zero or a one. The meaning of it is this:

    0 = off
    1 = on

    I would try your switches first, rebooting in between. If that doesn't work you can manually change the state of it. If it reports a state of 0, you can change it to a 1 with this command.
    Code:
    echo 1 > /sys/class/rfkill/rfkill0/state
    You then need to cycle the wireless off/on with the ifdown/ifup commands. If the wireless is named wlan0, then do this.
    Code:
    ifdown wlan0
    Code:
    ifup wlan0
    Again, you may need root privileges to do this, (or maybe not).
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    when i did the ifdown wlan0 command then it said the interface was not configured?

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    Does Mint have a Network configuration program? Try to use it.
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    all that does is list networks but i connect to the network but not the internet?

    is this a heard of problem? and could being in a proxy network do anything? i've tried several seperate proxy networks and none work..

    thanks!

    also if there is no solution is there anything else i can do i tried ndiswrapper xp driver but no luck.

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    I guess that your problem is in the proxy settings. I don't have any experience with proxies, so I can't offer much help with that.

    It is also possible that you need to install a more recent version of the driver. It is part of the compat-wireless driver package.

    Download - Linux Wireless
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