Problems with an Intel wi-fi card

Questions about WIFI networks and devices
Forum rules
Before you post please read this

Problems with an Intel wi-fi card

Postby dfmartinezc on Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:18 am

Regards,
I've recently arrived to LMDE 201108 (64 bit) from Ubuntu. I'm really glad with the Linux Mint's performance.
The only problem (until now) is with my wifi card. It's an Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 1000. It recognizes the wireless networks, but it's not possible to connect me to them. I've tried with WEP, WPA and non-security networks, but I always failed. I've read that the network manager had some problems with Intel wifi cards, so I installed wicd. It was worse. Now it can't detect any network.

Does somebody know any solution?
Thanks.

Pd: I deplore the misuse of English. I'm still learning....
dfmartinezc
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 10
Joined: Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:56 am

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Re: Problems with an Intel wi-fi card

Postby AlbertP on Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:19 am

Please install linux-firmware-nonfree (Ubuntu-based Mint) or firmware-iwlwifi (Debian-based Mint) from the Software Manager (after connecting to a wired network). Then this Intel wifi card works fine.

And you can place NM back without any problem, but with the firmware installed, wicd should work too.
Registered Linux User #528502
Image
Feel free to correct me if I'm trying to write in Spanish, French or German.
AlbertP
Level 16
Level 16
 
Posts: 6522
Joined: Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:38 pm
Location: The Netherlands

Re: Problems with an Intel wi-fi card

Postby dfmartinezc on Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:21 pm

The firmware-iwlwifi is already installed (I'm using Linux Mint Debian Edition). The installed version is the last one. :?
dfmartinezc
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 10
Joined: Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:56 am

Re: Problems with an Intel wi-fi card

Postby Thalley on Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:43 pm

Got the exact same problem, I also have the proper firmware installed.
Thalley
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 13
Joined: Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:36 pm

Re: Problems with an Intel wi-fi card

Postby wyrdoak on Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:51 pm

-Dell Mini Netbook-Atom CPU-N270-1.60ghz; 16gbs mini ePCI PATA SSD
RAM- 1gbs-(Maya-Xfce) LInux 3.2.0.57-generic(i686)
SolydX (32bit)
User avatar
wyrdoak
Level 6
Level 6
 
Posts: 1313
Joined: Thu May 19, 2011 1:32 pm
Location: USA

Re: Problems with an Intel wi-fi card

Postby dfmartinezc on Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:56 pm

I installed the 2.6.32 linux kernel, and wireless-crda package, and it doesn't work yet.
I installed the same kernel version you've shown on the picture.
Is there need to install any other package?
dfmartinezc
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 10
Joined: Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:56 am

Re: Problems with an Intel wi-fi card

Postby wyrdoak on Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:27 pm

viewtopic.php?f=53&t=81051#p470728

post back any errors you get.
-Dell Mini Netbook-Atom CPU-N270-1.60ghz; 16gbs mini ePCI PATA SSD
RAM- 1gbs-(Maya-Xfce) LInux 3.2.0.57-generic(i686)
SolydX (32bit)
User avatar
wyrdoak
Level 6
Level 6
 
Posts: 1313
Joined: Thu May 19, 2011 1:32 pm
Location: USA

Re: Problems with an Intel wi-fi card

Postby dfmartinezc on Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:20 pm

I've done everything on that post. I could install the 2.6.32 kernel and wireless-crda.
I've installed the iwlwifi firmware too. I didn't get any error.
Is there need to remove the 2.6.39 kernel?? I did all the past steps and everything is gone "right". The wifi card recognizes all the networks, but I can't connect to any network.
dfmartinezc
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 10
Joined: Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:56 am

Re: Problems with an Intel wi-fi card

Postby wyrdoak on Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:10 pm

No you should need to remove your other kernels.

So the card it working now but just not connecting to the network?

Try right click on your panel icon then network connections and the wireless tab. , then add.

Do you know the SSID and security key to the network you are trying to connect too?

I hide my SSID broadcast, so unless I type it in, the card would never know it was there.

But anyway since your card is working now,you will need to find out why it's not connecting to any networks found,

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiD ... otingGuide
-Dell Mini Netbook-Atom CPU-N270-1.60ghz; 16gbs mini ePCI PATA SSD
RAM- 1gbs-(Maya-Xfce) LInux 3.2.0.57-generic(i686)
SolydX (32bit)
User avatar
wyrdoak
Level 6
Level 6
 
Posts: 1313
Joined: Thu May 19, 2011 1:32 pm
Location: USA

Re: Problems with an Intel wi-fi card

Postby dfmartinezc on Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:01 pm

The first time I installed LMDE the wifi card was installed but i couldn't connect to any network.
I'm trying to connect with my wifi network. It uses WEP security. I obviously have the password. It's working fine in Window$
It worked fine on Ubuntu 11.04, so I think there's not need to install a Window$ driver with ndiswarapper.

wlan0 Scan completed :
Cell 01 - Address: 70:71:BC:E6:C3:43
Channel:11
Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
Quality=70/70 Signal level=-15 dBm
Encryption key:on
ESSID:"5333851"
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s
Bit Rates:6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s
36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
dfmartinezc
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 10
Joined: Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:56 am

Re: Problems with an Intel wi-fi card

Postby wyrdoak on Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:00 am

have you tried wifi-radar as a network manager? It's in the package manager.
-Dell Mini Netbook-Atom CPU-N270-1.60ghz; 16gbs mini ePCI PATA SSD
RAM- 1gbs-(Maya-Xfce) LInux 3.2.0.57-generic(i686)
SolydX (32bit)
User avatar
wyrdoak
Level 6
Level 6
 
Posts: 1313
Joined: Thu May 19, 2011 1:32 pm
Location: USA

Re: Problems with an Intel wi-fi card

Postby dfmartinezc on Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:26 am

I tried installing wifi-radar. I had to run it from Terminal, and ir recognized the networks too. But I unistalled network-manager and they dissapeared. I hado to install it again because the wired network didn't work without network-manager. Is there need to install any other package with wifi-radar?

wlan0 Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/sbin/wifi-radar", line 973, in destroy
self.status_window.destroy()
File "/usr/sbin/wifi-radar", line 2562, in destroy
self.dialog.destroy()
AttributeError: StatusWindow instance has no attribute 'dialog'
dfmartinezc
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 10
Joined: Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:56 am

Re: Problems with an Intel wi-fi card

Postby wyrdoak on Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:51 am

-Dell Mini Netbook-Atom CPU-N270-1.60ghz; 16gbs mini ePCI PATA SSD
RAM- 1gbs-(Maya-Xfce) LInux 3.2.0.57-generic(i686)
SolydX (32bit)
User avatar
wyrdoak
Level 6
Level 6
 
Posts: 1313
Joined: Thu May 19, 2011 1:32 pm
Location: USA

Re: Problems with an Intel wi-fi card

Postby dfmartinezc on Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:07 am

the dependencies are already installed...
dfmartinezc
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 10
Joined: Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:56 am

Re: Problems with an Intel wi-fi card

Postby wyrdoak on Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:21 am

it's not a hardware or driver problem now, maybe a conf' problem see if something here might help: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1701477

EDit: another source: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1592846
-Dell Mini Netbook-Atom CPU-N270-1.60ghz; 16gbs mini ePCI PATA SSD
RAM- 1gbs-(Maya-Xfce) LInux 3.2.0.57-generic(i686)
SolydX (32bit)
User avatar
wyrdoak
Level 6
Level 6
 
Posts: 1313
Joined: Thu May 19, 2011 1:32 pm
Location: USA

Re: Problems with an Intel wi-fi card

Postby dfmartinezc on Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:43 pm

I'm from Linux Mint 11 (Live Mode) and the wireless card works fine. So, is there anything I could get from here to apply to LMDE? (firmware, driver, .conf file, I don't know...)
dfmartinezc
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 10
Joined: Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:56 am

Re: Problems with an Intel wi-fi card

Postby AlbertP on Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:51 am

Perhaps installing firmware-iwlwifi helps?

On Ubuntu firmware for 2100, 2200, 2915, 3945 and 4965 is pre-installed, and the other chips are in firmware-nonfree. At Debian, I just found out, the firmware for 3945 and 4965 is in the firmware package too, instead of the kernel.
Registered Linux User #528502
Image
Feel free to correct me if I'm trying to write in Spanish, French or German.
AlbertP
Level 16
Level 16
 
Posts: 6522
Joined: Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:38 pm
Location: The Netherlands

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Return to Wireless

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests