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Hello guys, I've bought a MSI wind netbook last week with the card RTL8187SE. I installed fedora 10 and did some updates and it was fine, but i cant detect ...
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    [SOLVED] I can't connect to Wifi using Fedora 10. Help please.


    Hello guys,

    I've bought a MSI wind netbook last week with the card RTL8187SE. I installed fedora 10 and did some updates and it was fine, but i cant detect any wireless connection. I tried to install the card driver using ndiswrapper, got some tutorials, and i followed this video on how to install driver using ndiswrapper.

    hyyp://xxx.linuxjournal.com/content/how-install-and-use-ndiswrapper-video (change x to w, and y to t)

    i think i installed the driver succesfully, but the problem now is i dont know how to configured the wireless thing. my school has a wifi with a key, i know the key and i want to connect to it, i tried to create a new wireless connection with the key, but when i try to connect, its always says on the status "connecting", and never connected.

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    Howdy.

    Please read the Wireless Setup sticky and post the requested info.

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    Code:
     lspci:
    
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Memory Controller Hub [8086:27ac] (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:27ae] (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 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
    	Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:27d0] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 [8086:27d2] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:27c8] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:27c9] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:27ca] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:27cb] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:27cc] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev e2)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:27b9] (rev 02)
    	Kernel modules: iTCO_wdt, intel-rng
    00:1f.2 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller [8086:27c4] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:27da] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: i801_smbus
    	Kernel modules: i2c-i801
    01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: r8169
    	Kernel modules: r8169
    02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8187SE Wireless LAN Controller [10ec:8199] (rev 22)
    	Kernel driver in use: ndiswrapper
    Code:
    lsmod:
    
    Module                  Size  Used by
    vfat                   12544  1 
    fat                    42784  1 vfat
    fuse                   49436  2 
    i915                   53764  2 
    drm                   158388  3 i915
    bridge                 43796  0 
    stp                     6148  1 bridge
    bnep                   14848  2 
    sco                    12932  2 
    l2cap                  21504  3 bnep
    bluetooth              48736  5 bnep,sco,l2cap
    sunrpc                156052  3 
    ip6t_REJECT             7296  2 
    nf_conntrack_ipv6      15864  2 
    ip6table_filter         6400  1 
    ip6_tables             14736  1 ip6table_filter
    ipv6                  230516  24 ip6t_REJECT,nf_conntrack_ipv6
    cpufreq_ondemand        9996  2 
    acpi_cpufreq           12172  0 
    dm_multipath           17292  0 
    uinput                 10624  0 
    snd_hda_intel         354196  3 
    snd_seq_dummy           6660  0 
    snd_seq_oss            30364  0 
    snd_seq_midi_event      9600  1 snd_seq_oss
    snd_seq                48576  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_seq_device         10124  3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
    snd_pcm_oss            42624  0 
    snd_mixer_oss          16896  1 snd_pcm_oss
    iTCO_wdt               13732  0 
    snd_pcm                65924  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
    iTCO_vendor_support     6916  1 iTCO_wdt
    snd_timer              22024  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
    i2c_i801               12048  0 
    i2c_core               21396  2 drm,i2c_i801
    usb_storage            86792  0 
    pcspkr                  6272  0 
    snd_page_alloc         11016  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    snd_hwdep              10628  1 snd_hda_intel
    snd                    50616  16 snd_hda_intel,snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_hwdep
    soundcore               9416  1 snd
    wmi                     9768  0 
    video                  20628  0 
    r8169                  32132  0 
    mii                     8192  1 r8169
    output                  6528  1 video
    ndiswrapper           154900  0 
    ata_generic             8452  0 
    pata_acpi               7680  0
    Code:
    kernel: 2.6.27.30-170.2.82.fc10.i686
    Code:
    demsg:
    
    firmware: requesting intel-ucode/06-1c-02
    firmware: requesting intel-ucode/06-1c-02s
    Thanks in advance.

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    Hmm, that looks ok. Have you tried connecting to any other networks? It may be having a problem with the encryption your school uses, which is probably WPA2.

    You might also try replacing networkmanager with wicd. It sometimes works better.
    Wicd on Fedora 10 - Wicd Wiki

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    In Fedora you need to configure the wireless card. Open the "Network" program from the menu. Click on the wireless to highlight it, and then click Edit.

    Check the box for using NetworkManager and don't enable the wireless at boot. Use DHCP for the connection, and save the configuration. After re-boot, NetworkManager should be able to connect to wireless networks.
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    the key is 40-bit so do you think that it is a WEP key?

    how should i configure the wireless connection? there's a lot of stuffs in creating wireless network in my network manager, wep/wpa, open/shared, index, and stuffs. so what should i do?

    hello waterhead, the default setting uses network manager and disable the wireless at boot and its using DHCP.


    btw, so i installed the driver successfully? i dont really know if i did it right.

    thanks.

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    The wireless connection settings are determined by the Access Point/Router. When you click on the NetworkManager icon in the task bar it should show any available networks.

    To see if the driver installed correctly, run these commands.
    Code:
    ifconfig
    Code:
    iwconfig
    Code:
    iwlist scan
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    Hello waterhead.
    Code:
    ifconfig:
    
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:24:21:65:92:21  
              UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
              Interrupt:16 Base address:0xe000 
    
    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:12 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:12 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:800 (800.0 b)  TX bytes:800 (800.0 b)
    
    wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:21:85:ED:08:A9  
              UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
              Interrupt:17 Memory:dfc00000-dfc04000
    Code:
    iwconfig:
    
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    wlan0     IEEE 802.11g  ESSID:off/any  
              Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.457 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated   
              Bit Rate:54 Mb/s   Tx-Power:20 dBm   Sensitivity=0/3  
              RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Encryption key:off
              Power Management: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
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    pan0      no wireless extensions.
    Code:
    iwlist scan:
    
    
    lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.
    
    wlan0     No scan results
    
    eth0      Interface doesn't support scanning.
    
    pan0      Interface doesn't support scanning.
    so did i installed the driver correctly? if no, could you please tell me what is the best way to install the driver, and how should i do it?

    thanks.

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    This:
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    wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:21:85:ED:08:A9  
              UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
              Interrupt:17 Memory:dfc00000-dfc04000
    And this
    Code:
    wlan0     IEEE 802.11g  ESSID:off/any  
              Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.457 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated   
              Bit Rate:54 Mb/s   Tx-Power:20 dBm   Sensitivity=0/3  
              RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Encryption key:off
              Power Management: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
    Is your wireless. It looks to be working perfectly.

    This indicates that there are no wireless networks to connect to:
    Code:
    iwlist scan:
    
    wlan0     No scan results
    This sometimes is inaccurate.

    It seems that the driver is installed, otherwise there would not be a wlan0 device. When you click on the NetworkManager icon (next to the Date/Time), does it list any networks? Do you know for sure that there is an available network?
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    Thanks waterhead.

    there's a wifi connection in my school, but when i tried to do iwlist scan, it says no available network, but there is.
    Code:
    wlan0     No scan results
    When i click NetworkManager icon, there's no list or wireless connection available, but actually there's wifi in my school with 40-bit key, but i know the key.

    So what is the best way i can do so that i can connect to a wireless connection?

    Thanks.

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