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Hi Version: Gnome 2.26.1 Build date: 14/04/09 I have just received a Dell latitude D610 with ubuntu on it and am trying to figure out the wireless network. Please assume ...
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    [SOLVED] Need Some Help with Wireless Set Up


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    Version: Gnome 2.26.1
    Build date: 14/04/09

    I have just received a Dell latitude D610 with ubuntu on it and am trying to figure out the wireless network. Please assume I am a total newbie with linux and know really only the basics of how to use the command line. I want to check that everything is available for me to use wireless on the laptop and to do this I have been following the instructions here:

    linuxforums.org/forum/wireless-internet/137532-wireless-setup-start-here.html

    First problem I encountered was trying to create an executable file from the attached bash script (in the link above) called WirelessSetup. I have this file in my /home/username/WireLessSetup and when I type the following command (chmod +x ~/WireLessSetup) it says 'cannot access /home/username/WireLessSetup no such file or directory exists' I thought it might have been that I was not allowed to access it so I tried adding 'sudo' to the start of the command, this still didn't work.

    So it is from this point I need to get some help to set the file as an executable then paste the output results into this forum to see what it is I need to do to check my wireless settings. I would also like to know is there a way to send the output of the script to a file in my home directory, will it automatically create the file or is there one command for the whole operation?

    Thanks for any input

    LNNewbie

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    Quote Originally Posted by LNNewbie View Post
    Hi

    Version: Gnome 2.26.1
    Build date: 14/04/09

    I have just received a Dell latitude D610 with ubuntu on it and am trying to figure out the wireless network. Please assume I am a total newbie with linux and know really only the basics of how to use the command line. I want to check that everything is available for me to use wireless on the laptop and to do this I have been following the instructions here:

    linuxforums.org/forum/wireless-internet/137532-wireless-setup-start-here.html

    First problem I encountered was trying to create an executable file from the attached bash script (in the link above) called WirelessSetup. I have this file in my /home/username/WireLessSetup and when I type the following command (chmod +x ~/WireLessSetup) it says 'cannot access /home/username/WireLessSetup no such file or directory exists' I thought it might have been that I was not allowed to access it so I tried adding 'sudo' to the start of the command, this still didn't work.

    So it is from this point I need to get some hehttp://scores.espn.go.com/nba/scoreboardlp to set the file as an executable then paste the output results into this forum to see what it is I need to do to check my wireless settings. I would also like to know is there a way to send the output of the script to a file in my home directory, will it automatically create the file or is there one command for the whole operation?

    Thanks for any input

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    Hello and Welcome.
    Did you misspell wireless?
    chmod +x ~/WireLessSetup
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    Hi

    Yes I did use the wrong case in that statement. It now seems to have worked.

    I will now try running it and post the results.

    LNNewbie

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    Hi

    Ok so here is the results from running that file. When I ran the file it said:

    Code:
    ========= lspci ============
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Express Processor to DRAM Controller [8086:2590] (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
    	Kernel modules: intel-agp
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller [8086:2592] (rev 03)
    	Kernel modules: intelfb
    00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller [8086:2792] (rev 03)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:2660] (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1 [8086:2658] (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #2 [8086:2659] (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #3 [8086:265a] (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #4 [8086:265b] (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:265c] (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev d3)
    00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller [8086:266e] (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: Intel ICH
    	Kernel modules: snd-intel8x0
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801FBM (ICH6M) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:2641] (rev 03)
    	Kernel modules: iTCO_wdt, intel-rng
    00:1f.2 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801FBM (ICH6M) SATA Controller [8086:2653] (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5751 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express [14e4:1677] (rev 01)
    	Kernel driver in use: tg3
    	Kernel modules: tg3
    03:01.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: Texas Instruments PCI6515 Cardbus Controller [104c:8036]
    	Kernel driver in use: yenta_cardbus
    	Kernel modules: yenta_socket
    03:01.5 Communication controller [0780]: Texas Instruments PCI6515 SmartCard Controller [104c:8038]
    03:03.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2] Network Connection [8086:4220] (rev 05)
    	Kernel driver in use: ipw2200
    	Kernel modules: ipw2200
    
    ============ lsusb ============
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 002: ID 413c:3012 Dell Computer Corp. 
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    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
    
    ============ lsmod ============
    Module                  Size  Used by
    usbhid                 42336  0 
    binfmt_misc            16776  1 
    i915                   65540  2 
    drm                    96296  3 i915
    bridge                 56340  0 
    stp                    10500  1 bridge
    bnep                   20224  2 
    input_polldev          11912  0 
    joydev                 18368  0 
    lp                     17156  0 
    Initial RAM filesystem and RAM disk (initramfs/initrd) support
    and use /usr/share/v86d/initramfs in Initramfs source file(s).
    (that's CONFIG_INITRAMFS_SOURCE="/usr/share/v86d/initramfs") snd_intel8x0           37532  3 
    snd_ac97_codec        112292  1 snd_intel8x0
    ac97_bus                9856  1 snd_ac97_codec
    snd_pcm_oss            46336  0 
    snd_mixer_oss          22656  1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_pcm                82948  3 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
    snd_seq_dummy          10756  0 
    snd_seq_oss            37760  0 
    snd_seq_midi           14336  0 
    pcmcia                 44748  0 
    snd_rawmidi            29696  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event     15104  2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq                56880  6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_timer              29704  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device         14988  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    iTCO_wdt               19108  0 
    snd                    62628  16 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    iTCO_vendor_support    11652  1 iTCO_wdt
    psmouse                61972  0 
    soundcore              15200  1 snd
    ipw2200               150984  0 
    intel_agp              34108  1 
    yenta_socket           32396  1 
    rsrc_nonstatic         19328  1 yenta_socket
    pcspkr                 10496  0 
    serio_raw              13316  0 
    ppdev                  15620  0 
    video                  25360  0 
    dcdbas                 15264  0 
    snd_page_alloc         16904  2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
    ieee80211              38344  1 ipw2200
    ieee80211_crypt        13444  1 ieee80211
    agpgart                42696  3 drm,intel_agp
    pcmcia_core            43540  3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
    output                 11008  1 video
    parport_pc             40100  1 
    parport                42220  3 lp,ppdev,parport_pc
    tg3                   131204  0 
    fbcon                  46112  0 
    tileblit               10752  1 fbcon
    font                   16384  1 fbcon
    bitblit                13824  1 fbcon
    softcursor              9984  1 bitblit
    
    ============ dmesg-firmware ============
    [   14.570230] ipw2200 0000:03:03.0: firmware: requesting ipw2200-bss.fw
    
    ============ kernel version ============
    2.6.28-11-generic
    
    ============ ifconfig ============
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:11:43:4f:7b:be  
              inet addr:192.168.1.2  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              inet6 addr: fe80::211:43ff:fe4f:7bbe/64 Scope:Linksnd_intel8x0           37532  3 
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:36272 errors:1 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:2
              TX packets:31304 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:38511195 (38.5 MB)  TX bytes:5309848 (5.3 MB)
              Interrupt:16 
    
    eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:12:f0:19:66:2e  
              inet6 addr: fe80::212:f0ff:fe19:662e/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:227 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:146 errors:0 dropped:10 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:168 (168.0 B)
              Interrupt:17 Base address:0x4000 Memory:dfcff000-dfcfffff 
    
    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:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:240 (240.0 B)  TX bytes:240 (240.0 B)
    
    
    ============ iwconfig ============
    eth1      unassociated  ESSID:off/any  
              Mode:Managed  Channel=0  Access Point: Not-Associated   
              Bit Rate:0 kb/s   Tx-Power=20 dBm   Sensitivity=8/0  
              Retry limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr: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
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    Your device appears to be working, it's named eth1.
    Can you try these commands please?
    Code:
    ifconfig eth1 up
    iwlist eth1 scan
    2nd command should show your wireless network.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    Your device appears to be working, it's named eth1.
    Can you try these commands please?
    Code:
    ifconfig eth1 up
    iwlist eth1 scan
    2nd command should show your wireless network.
    Hi here is the result from the 2nd command:

    Code:
    eth1      Scan completed :
              Cell 01 - Address: 1C:BD:B9:27:19:D8
                        ESSID:"dlink"
                        Protocol:IEEE 802.11bg
                        Mode:Master
                        Frequency:2.412 GHz (Channel 1)
                        Encryption key:on
                        Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s
                                  9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                                  48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                        Quality=29/100  Signal level=-82 dBm  
                        Extra: Last beacon: 228ms ago

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    Awesome!
    Now you can either go into the network tool and select eth1 as your wireless device and create a new connection or you can use the command line.
    Code:
    sudo iwconfig eth1 essid dlink key your-encryption-key
    Code:
    sudo dhcpcd eth1
    You may need to bring the wired connection down first.
    Code:
    sudo ifconfig eth0 down
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    Awesome!
    Now you can either go into the network tool and select eth1 as your wireless device and create a new connection or you can use the command line.

    I see an option for network tool in system > admin > network tools but I don't think this is the right thing to be using. Is it found in system > preferences > network connections? I can't see any options for eth1, where do I select that?

    Code:
    sudo iwconfig eth1 essid dlink key your-encryption-key
    If I alternatively use this code Is theyour-encryption-key the key for the network as in when you do it in windows you put in the key given on the back of the router to connect to the wlan?

    Code:
    sudo dhcpcd eth1
    You may need to bring the wired connection down first.
    Code:
    sudo ifconfig eth0 down
    Thanks

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    So did it work?
    Tell us how you did it, please and thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    So did it work?
    Tell us how you did it, please and thanks.
    Hi

    I still need some instruction as per the above post. Regarding encryption/set up of network.

    LNNewbie

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