Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Probelms Configuring Wireless Card


  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 fearmyawesome

fearmyawesome

  • Members
  • 15 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Canada
  • Local time:03:49 AM

Posted 22 September 2009 - 06:34 PM

Hello There,

I just recently formatted my older computer (desktop) and put Ubuntu 9.04 on it. It installed successfully, but now that I have plugged in my wireless adapter to connect the internet, It does not seem to work.

I realized that I need a driver to get my wireless card (Belkin Wireless G FD7000 V. 4000) to work. I downloaded mad-wifi and installed it. I followed the instructions the How-to page. While I was using the terminal, it said that I had to install the package madwifi-tools... using apt-get. I could not connect to the internet using wifi, and therefore it encountered an error when I tried to use apt-get, saying that it could not locate the package.
I then proceeded to download ndiswrapper (common files, utilities, and ndisgtk according to the ubuntu how-to page)...

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/...ver/Ndiswrapper

then installed all of the packages in the correct order. I put in my Windows Driver CD, located the correct .INF file, and installed it. Once completed, ndisgtk said that it could not locate the hardware... but as soon as I closed that window, the ndisgtk main window stated that the hardware was present. I still could not locate my wireless network, and so I installed the windows 98 driver as well.

By my network card "not working", I mean that it can neither find my network in the connections app, nor establish a connection to it. I have manually entered all of the correct information into the network connection app, including my WEP key, correct ESSID, and everything else, but to no avail. I have searched for the access point and everything.

Below is my ifconfig and iwconfig:

ifconfig:

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0a:e6:fb:17:34
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:23 Base address:0x4000

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:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B ) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B )

iwconfig:

lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wmaster0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:""
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Tx-Power=20 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr=2352 B
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

pan0 no wireless extensions.

Please Help me! I'm really new to Linux so if someone could explain what I need to do in simple terms, I should be able to catch on. :thumbsup:

Thank you very much!

Fearmyawesome

Edited by fearmyawesome, 23 September 2009 - 11:12 AM.


BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 fearmyawesome

fearmyawesome
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 15 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Canada
  • Local time:03:49 AM

Posted 24 September 2009 - 05:33 PM

Hello Again... Just Figured I would update this post.

I Formatted my Hard-Drive again but this time put on Linux Mint. Again I installed the drivers using ndiswrapper:

ndiswrapper -l
WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper, it will be ignored in a future release.
bcmwl5 : driver installed
device (14E4:4318) present (alternate driver: ssb)

But I am still unable to connect to my network. I open wifi-radar and am greeted with this message on the terminal.

wlan0 : Interface does not support scanning. Network is down.

My network is definitely up because I can still access the network with my Windows Computer!

Any Ideas?

BTW Here is my ifconfig and iwlist scanning:

lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wmaster0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:""
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Tx-Power=20 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr=2352 B
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

pan0 no wireless extensions.

lo no wireless extensions.

iwlist scanning

lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

wmaster0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

wlan0 Failed to read scan data : Resource temporarily unavailable

Thanks For your time!




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users