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  1. #1

    Netbook doesn't like encrypted wifi


    Hello, I'm running Eeebuntu 3.0 with LXDE and wicd as my network manager, and since switching the computer to linux, I've been unable to access a friend of mine's encrypted wep. There's a similar thread to this but I didn't post there because I -could- access the internet when this was a windows box. I'm not sure if there's special settings I should input or what...Might be worth noting that the WEP [I have it memorized because I've tinkered with it so much] could possibly be a number in hex, or a pass phrase that doens't include a character higher than F, nobody is 100% of that. Internet works elsewhere. Thank you kindly.

    -Kit

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    Linux Guru reed9's Avatar
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    What is the network card? I'm aware of a few wireless drivers that have trouble with WPA/WPA2, but I haven't heard reports of lack of WEP support.

    With wicd you have to select what form of encryption, have you tried hex and passphrase?

    Post the output of
    Code:
    lspci -v

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    Here you are, it's much appreciated. And gradually, I'll need to bug you guys less and less, seems like I learn a little more each time someone fixes something for me. I tried the key on both hex and passphrase.

    -Kit

    Code:
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 8340
    	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    	Capabilities: <access denied>
    	Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
    	Kernel modules: intel-agp
    
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 8340
    	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
    	Memory at f7e00000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
    	I/O ports at dc00 [size=8]
    	Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
    	Memory at f7dc0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256K]
    	Capabilities: <access denied>
    	Kernel modules: intelfb
    
    00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 8340
    	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    	Memory at f7e80000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
    	Capabilities: <access denied>
    
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
    	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 8398
    	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 22
    	Memory at f7db8000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
    	Capabilities: <access denied>
    	Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
    	Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
    
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
    	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    	Bus: primary=00, secondary=04, subordinate=04, sec-latency=0
    	Capabilities: <access denied>
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
    	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    	Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=03, sec-latency=0
    	Memory behind bridge: f8000000-fbffffff
    	Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000f0000000-00000000f6ffffff
    	Capabilities: <access denied>
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    
    00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 02)
    	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    	Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
    	I/O behind bridge: 0000e000-0000efff
    	Memory behind bridge: f7f00000-f7ffffff
    	Capabilities: <access denied>
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    
    00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
    	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 830f
    	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 23
    	I/O ports at d400 [size=32]
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    	Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
    
    00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
    	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 830f
    	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
    	I/O ports at d480 [size=32]
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    	Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
    
    00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
    	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 830f
    	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
    	I/O ports at d800 [size=32]
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    	Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
    
    00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
    	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 830f
    	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
    	I/O ports at d880 [size=32]
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    	Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
    
    00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02) (prog-if 20)
    	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 830f
    	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 23
    	Memory at f7db7c00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
    	Capabilities: <access denied>
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    	Kernel modules: ehci-hcd
    
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2) (prog-if 01)
    	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    	Bus: primary=00, secondary=05, subordinate=05, sec-latency=32
    	Capabilities: <access denied>
    
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
    	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 830f
    	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0
    	Capabilities: <access denied>
    	Kernel modules: intel-rng, iTCO_wdt
    
    00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA AHCI Controller (rev 02) (prog-if 01)
    	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 830f
    	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 27
    	I/O ports at d080 [size=8]
    	I/O ports at d000 [size=4]
    	I/O ports at cc00 [size=8]
    	I/O ports at c880 [size=4]
    	I/O ports at c800 [size=16]
    	Memory at f7db7800 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
    	Capabilities: <access denied>
    	Kernel driver in use: ahci
    
    01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Attansic Technology Corp. Device 1062 (rev c0)
    	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 838a
    	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 28
    	Memory at f7fc0000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256K]
    	I/O ports at ec00 [size=128]
    	Capabilities: <access denied>
    	Kernel driver in use: atheros_eth
    	Kernel modules: atl1e
    
    02:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: Device 1a3b:1089
    	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
    	Memory at fbff0000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
    	Capabilities: <access denied>
    	Kernel driver in use: ath9k
    	Kernel modules: ath9k
    Last edited by SteamKit; 11-03-2009 at 03:54 AM. Reason: omission of information

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    Linux Guru reed9's Avatar
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    I have seen a lot of people having trouble with the ath9k drivers.

    What is the output of
    Code:
    dmesg | grep ath9k
    You might trying compiling the latest drivers.
    Download - Linux Wireless

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    Here's the output of dmesg. I feel somewhat ashamed that it didn't occurr to me that the drivers could possibly be an issue, I'll have to play around with them. I appreciate the help, at any rate.

    -Kit


    Code:
     
    [   10.219817] ath9k: 0.1
    [   10.219909] ath9k 0000:02:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
    [   10.219930] ath9k 0000:02:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
    [   10.292563] wmaster0 (ath9k): not using net_device_ops yet
    [   10.294551] phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'ath9k_rate_control'
    [   10.396552] wlan0 (ath9k): not using net_device_ops yet
    [   10.398844] Registered led device: ath9k-phy0:radio
    [   10.398897] Registered led device: ath9k-phy0:assoc
    [   10.398948] Registered led device: ath9k-phy0:tx
    [   10.398999] Registered led device: ath9k-phy0:rx
    [   11.084151] Modules linked in: asus_eee(+) i2c_i801 joydev snd_hda_codec_realtek snd_hda_intel snd_hda_codec snd_pcm_oss snd_mixer_oss snd_pcm snd_seq_dummy snd_seq_oss snd_seq_midi snd_rawmidi arc4 snd_seq_midi_event ecb snd_seq snd_timer snd_seq_device ath9k serio_raw iTCO_wdt iTCO_vendor_support mac80211 psmouse pcspkr snd cfg80211 led_class soundcore snd_page_alloc intel_agp atl1e agpgart video output eeepc_laptop ehci_hcd uhci_hcd fuse

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