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    difficulties connecting to network - ubuntu 10.04


    hi, i'm having a fair amount of trouble trying to pinpoint where is the problem. I've read many pages but still don't know what to look for. please help!
    Code:
    uname -a
    Linux gandhi 2.6.32-21-generic #32-Ubuntu SMP Fri Apr 16 08:10:02 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux
    My NetwokManager scans the networks around the house but when i try to connect to the one he's supposed to be connected to, it takes 5 min of "connecting" without getting a connection at the end. when i try to make changes from the desktop environment, the window is shaded and i get an error message.
    this is when NM tries to connect:
    Code:
    nm-tool
    
    NetworkManager Tool
    
    State: connecting
    
    - Device: eth0 -----------------------------------------------------------------
      Type:              Wired
      Driver:            8139too
      State:             unavailable
      Default:           no
      HW Address:        00:50:BA:BE:F2:20
    
      Capabilities:
        Carrier Detect:  yes
        Speed:           10 Mb/s
    
      Wired Properties
        Carrier:         off
    
    
    - Device: wlan0  [Auto NETGEAR] ------------------------------------------------
      Type:              802.11 WiFi
      Driver:            ath5k
      State:             connecting (configuring)
      Default:           no
      HW Address:        00:1E:2A:46:CC:52
    
      Capabilities:
    
      Wireless Properties
        WEP Encryption:  yes
        WPA Encryption:  yes
        WPA2 Encryption: yes
    
      Wireless Access Points 
        NETGEAR:         Infra, 00:26:F2:43:48:3E, Freq 2437 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 44 WPA
        BELL937:         Infra, 3C:EA:4F:B8:94:F9, Freq 2412 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 52 WEP
        Max:             Infra, 00:22:6B:4C:F6:03, Freq 2437 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 70 WPA WPA2
    Code:
    sudo lshw -c network
      *-network:0             
           description: Wireless interface
           product: Atheros AR5001X+ Wireless Network Adapter
           vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.
           physical id: 8
           bus info: pci@0000:00:08.0
           logical name: wlan0
           version: 01
           serial: 00:1e:2a:46:cc:52
           width: 32 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
           configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath5k latency=168 maxlatency=28 mingnt=10 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg
           resources: irq:11 memory:f6800000-f680ffff
      *-network:1
           description: Ethernet interface
           product: RTL8139 Ethernet
           vendor: D-Link System Inc
           physical id: 9
           bus info: pci@0000:00:09.0
           logical name: eth0
           version: 10
           serial: 00:50:ba:be:f2:20
           size: 10MB/s
           capacity: 100MB/s
           width: 32 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
           configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=8139too driverversion=0.9.28 duplex=half latency=32 link=no maxlatency=64 mingnt=32 multicast=yes port=MII speed=10MB/s
           resources: irq:5 ioport:a800(size=256) memory:f6000000-f60000ff
    francis@gandhi:~$ lsmod
    Module                  Size  Used by
    r128                   35235  3 
    drm                   162471  4 r128
    binfmt_misc             6587  1 
    arc4                    1153  2 
    snd_ens1371            18814  2 
    gameport                9089  1 snd_ens1371
    snd_ac97_codec        100646  1 snd_ens1371
    ac97_bus                1002  1 snd_ac97_codec
    snd_pcm_oss            35308  0 
    snd_mixer_oss          13746  1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_pcm                70662  3 snd_ens1371,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
    snd_seq_dummy           1338  0 
    snd_seq_oss            26726  0 
    snd_seq_midi            4557  0 
    snd_rawmidi            19056  2 snd_ens1371,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event      6003  2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq                47263  6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_timer              19098  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device          5700  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    fbcon                  35102  71 
    tileblit                2031  1 fbcon
    font                    7557  1 fbcon
    bitblit                 4707  1 fbcon
    ath5k                 121792  0 
    softcursor              1189  1 bitblit
    snd                    54148  14 snd_ens1371,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    mac80211              204922  1 ath5k
    vga16fb                11385  1 
    ath                     7611  1 ath5k
    vgastate                8961  1 vga16fb
    soundcore               6620  1 snd
    psmouse                63245  0 
    ppdev                   5259  0 
    cfg80211              126485  3 ath5k,mac80211,ath
    via686a                10986  0 
    via_agp                 5310  1 
    serio_raw               3978  0 
    snd_page_alloc          7076  1 snd_pcm
    led_class               2864  1 ath5k
    i2c_viapro              5573  0 
    shpchp                 28820  0 
    parport_pc             25962  1 
    agpgart                31724  2 drm,via_agp
    lp                      7028  0 
    parport                32635  3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
    8139too                18545  0 
    mii                     4381  1 8139too
    pata_via                7272  2
    Code:
    lspci -nn
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C693A/694x [Apollo PRO133x] [1106:0691] (rev c4)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C598/694x [Apollo MVP3/Pro133x AGP] [1106:8598]
    00:04.0 ISA bridge [0601]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super South] [1106:0686] (rev 22)
    00:04.1 IDE interface [0101]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE [1106:0571] (rev 10)
    00:04.2 USB Controller [0c03]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller [1106:3038] (rev 10)
    00:04.3 USB Controller [0c03]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller [1106:3038] (rev 10)
    00:04.4 Host bridge [0600]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super ACPI] [1106:3057] (rev 30)
    00:08.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications Inc. Atheros AR5001X+ Wireless Network Adapter [168c:0013] (rev 01)
    00:09.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: D-Link System Inc RTL8139 Ethernet [1186:1300] (rev 10)
    00:0a.0 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Ensoniq 5880B [AudioPCI] [1274:5880] (rev 02)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc Rage 128 Pro Ultra TF [1002:5446]
    Code:
    iwconfig
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:"\x08p\xD4\xB2\x8A)TH\x9A\x0A\xBC\xD5\x0E\x18\xA8D\xAC[\xF3\x8EL\xD7-\x9B\x09B\xE5\x06\xC43\xAF\xCD"  
              Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.437 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated   
              Tx-Power=27 dBm   
              Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Power Management:off
    Code:
    ifconfig
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:50:ba:be:f2:20  
              UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              Packets reçus:0 erreurs:0 :0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 lg file transmission:1000 
              Octets reçus:0 (0.0 B) Octets transmis:0 (0.0 B)
              Interruption:5 Adresse de base:0xa800 
    
    lo        Link encap:Boucle locale  
              inet adr:127.0.0.1  Masque:255.0.0.0
              adr inet6: ::1/128 Scope:Hôte
              UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
              Packets reçus:216 erreurs:0 :0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:216 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 lg file transmission:0 
              Octets reçus:17088 (17.0 KB) Octets transmis:17088 (17.0 KB)
    
    wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1e:2a:46:cc:52  
              adr inet6: fe80::21e:2aff:fe46:cc52/64 Scope:Lien
              UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              Packets reçus:1031 erreurs:0 :0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:1033 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 lg file transmission:1000 
              Octets reçus:116503 (116.5 KB) Octets transmis:160009 (160.0 KB)
    Code:
    rfkill list all
    0: phy0: Wireless LAN
    	Soft blocked: no
    	Hard blocked: no
    Code:
    iwlist wlan0 scan
    wlan0     Scan completed :
              Cell 01 - Address: 3C:EA:4F:B8:94:F9
                        Channel:1
                        Frequency:2.412 GHz (Channel 1)
                        Quality=35/70  Signal level=-75 dBm  
                        Encryption key:on
                        ESSID:"BELL937"
                        Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
                                  11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                        Bit Rates:24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                        Mode:Master
                        Extra:tsf=000000d0751e5181
                        Extra: Last beacon: 984ms ago
                        IE: Unknown: 000742454C4C393337
                        IE: Unknown: 010882848B0C12961824
                        IE: Unknown: 030101
                        IE: Unknown: 0706555320010B1B
                        IE: Unknown: 2A0100
                        IE: Unknown: 32043048606C
              Cell 02 - Address: 00:22:6B:4C:F6:03
                        Channel:6
                        Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
                        Quality=48/70  Signal level=-62 dBm  
                        Encryption key:on
                        ESSID:"Max"
                        Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                                  24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                        Bit Rates:6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
                        Mode:Master
                        Extra:tsf=000000d0787ff183
                        Extra: Last beacon: 668ms ago
                        IE: Unknown: 00034D6178
                        IE: Unknown: 010882848B962430486C
                        IE: Unknown: 030106
                        IE: Unknown: 2A0104
                        IE: Unknown: 2F0104
                        IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                            Group Cipher : TKIP
                            Pairwise Ciphers (2) : CCMP TKIP
                            Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                        IE: Unknown: 32040C121860
                        IE: Unknown: DD7E0050F204104A0001101044000102103B00010310470010138140001DD211B29FFFC67E816B4BFB102100074C696E6B73797310230006526F7574657210240007575254353447321042000C4353563031483839303038341054000800060050F204000110110011576972656C6573732D4720526F75746572100800020088
                        IE: Unknown: DD090010180200F4000000
                        IE: WPA Version 1
                            Group Cipher : TKIP
                            Pairwise Ciphers (2) : CCMP TKIP
                            Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
              Cell 03 - Address: 00:26:F2:43:48:3E
                        Channel:6
                        Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
                        Quality=33/70  Signal level=-77 dBm  
                        Encryption key:on
                        ESSID:"NETGEAR"
                        Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
                                  12 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                        Bit Rates:9 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                        Mode:Master
                        Extra:tsf=0000004c9162f087
                        Extra: Last beacon: 596ms ago
                        IE: Unknown: 00074E455447454152
                        IE: Unknown: 010882848B968C98B048
                        IE: Unknown: 030106
                        IE: Unknown: 2A0100
                        IE: Unknown: 32041224606C
                        IE: WPA Version 1
                            Group Cipher : TKIP
                            Pairwise Ciphers (1) : TKIP
                            Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
    Code:
    dmesg | grep firmware
    [   23.793808] platform r128_cce.0: firmware: requesting r128/r128_cce.bin
    hopefully, all the needed information is there for diagnosis.
    thanks
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    Try connecting again and immediately issue this command and post the results please.
    Code:
    sudo tail -50 /var/log/dmesg
    If the above command does not work then just use
    Code:
    sudo dmesg
    It's going to be a lot of output but we really only need the lasy 50 lines or so.
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