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Old 09-30-2008, 04:47 PM
Florian Kulzer
 
Default Wireless issues -- Lenovo R61 ThinkPad -- cannot enable connection on boot-up ...

On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 09:39:39 +0200, Ken Heard wrote:
> 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

That does not look too bad...

> I then ran "cat /var/log/syslog|grep NetworkManager" which showed the
> following:
>
> Sep 29 07:35:54 R61 NetworkManager: <info> starting...

...and then NetworkManager joins the party.

> 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?

AFAICT, NetworkManager works for fine some people and is the bane of the
existence of many others ("NetworkMangler"). I would try if uninstalling
NM allows the interface to come up automatically.

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Florian |


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