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Old 09-29-2008, 07:39 AM
Ken Heard
 
Default Wireless issues -- Lenovo R61 ThinkPad -- cannot enable connection on boot-up ...

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Florian Kulzer wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 09:35:55 +0200, Ken Heard wrote:
>
> [...]
>
>> I would like however to be able to have the wireless connection enabled
>> on boot-up. I would appreciate it if someone could tell me how to do so.
>
> Add "auto wlan0" to /etc/network/interfaces.
>
I did as you suggested, but it did not work.

In an effort to determine why, I ran "dmesg|grep wlan0" which returned
the following:

[ 115.301609] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
[ 1845.942662] wlan0: Initial auth_alg=0
[ 1845.942676] wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:04:0e:76:ff:46
[ 1845.951180] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
[ 1846.143176] wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:04:0e:76:ff:46
[ 1846.145035] wlan0: RX authentication from 00:04:0e:76:ff:46 (alg=0
transaction=2 status=0)
[ 1846.145044] wlan0: authenticated
[ 1846.145050] wlan0: associate with AP 00:04:0e:76:ff:46
[ 1846.148041] wlan0: RX AssocResp from 00:04:0e:76:ff:46 (capab=0x451
status=0 aid=1)
[ 1846.148041] wlan0: associated
[ 1846.148041] wlan0: CTS protection enabled (BSSID=00:04:0e:76:ff:46)
[ 1846.148041] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan0: link becomes ready
[ 1856.758407] wlan0: no IPv6 routers present

I then ran "cat /var/log/syslog|grep NetworkManager" which showed the
following:

Sep 29 07:35:54 R61 NetworkManager: <info> starting...
Sep 29 07:35:54 R61 NetworkManager: <info> New VPN service 'openvpn'
(org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.openvpn).
Sep 29 07:35:54 R61 NetworkManager: <info> New VPN service 'vpnc'
(org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.vpnc).
Sep 29 07:35:54 R61 NetworkManager: <info> Found radio killswitch
/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/ipw_wlan_switch
Sep 29 07:35:54 R61 NetworkManager: <info> eth0: Device is
fully-supported using driver 'tg3'.
Sep 29 07:35:54 R61 NetworkManager: <info> nm_device_init(): waiting
for device's worker thread to start
Sep 29 07:35:54 R61 NetworkManager: <info> nm_device_init(): device's
worker thread started, continuing.
Sep 29 07:35:54 R61 NetworkManager: <info> Now managing wired Ethernet
(802.3) device 'eth0'.
Sep 29 07:35:54 R61 NetworkManager: <info> Deactivating device eth0.
Sep 29 07:35:54 R61 NetworkManager: <info> Wireless now enabled by
radio killswitch
Sep 29 07:35:57 R61 NetworkManager: <debug> [1222666557.497372]
nm_hal_device_added(): New device added (hal udi is
'/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_8086_2a02_drm_i915_card0').
Sep 29 07:36:30 R61 NetworkManager: <info> Updating allowed wireless
network lists.
Sep 29 07:36:30 R61 NetworkManager: <WARN> nm_dbus_get_networks_cb():
error received: org.freedesktop.NetworkManagerInfo.NoNetworks -
org.freedesktop.NetworkManagerInfo.NoNetworks.

I then ran command "ifup wlan0", which returned:

ifup: interface wlan0 already configured

So, the interface may be configured, but obviously was not connecting.

I next ran command "ifdown wlan", which returned the following:

There is already a pid file /var/run/dhclient.wlan0.pid with pid 2719
killed old client process, removed PID file
Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.1.1
Copyright 2004-2008 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/

wmaster0: unknown hardware address type 801
wmaster0: unknown hardware address type 801
Listening on LPF/wlan0/00:1f:3c:28:09:1e
Sending on LPF/wlan0/00:1f:3c:28:09:1e
Sending on Socket/fallback
DHCPRELEASE on wlan0 to 192.168.178.1 port 67
send_packet: Network is unreachable
send_packet: please consult README file regarding broadcast address.

I then ran "ifup wlan0" again, with the following result:

Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.1.1
Copyright 2004-2008 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/

wmaster0: unknown hardware address type 801
wmaster0: unknown hardware address type 801
Listening on LPF/wlan0/00:1f:3c:28:09:1e
Sending on LPF/wlan0/00:1f:3c:28:09:1e
Sending on Socket/fallback
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 8
DHCPOFFER from 192.168.178.1
DHCPREQUEST on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
DHCPACK from 192.168.178.1
bound to 192.168.178.28 -- renewal in 392034 seconds.

So, the only way I can get a wireless connection is by not having the
boot-up process try to establish a connection automatically on boot-up,
but to establish the connection manually after boot-up is completed by
running "ifup wlan0".

Does all the foregoing give anyone any idea why I cannot establish on
boot-up of my Lenovo R61 ThinkPad a good wireless connection?

Regards, Ken Heard


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