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Old 07-17-2008, 11:11 PM
Paul Lemmons
 
Default Wireless problems Intel 4965agn

I posted on the ubuntu forums but most of my best answers come from here

I just got a new laptop : Lenovo T61 completely tricked out including an
Intel 4965agn wireless card. I am having a devil of a time getting it to
work. It fails to connect to anything and once it does that it no longer
scans for networks, leaving network-manager very empty looking.


Are any of you experiencing any success with this card? Did you have to
do any vodo to make it work? I am fresh out of dead chickens to wave
over it but it that is what it takes I will be looking for a farm...


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Old 07-17-2008, 11:33 PM
Bruce Marshall
 
Default Wireless problems Intel 4965agn

On Thursday 17 July 2008, Paul Lemmons wrote:
> I just got a new laptop : Lenovo T61 completely tricked out including an
> Intel 4965agn wireless card. I am having a devil of a time getting it to
> work. It fails to connect to anything and once it does that it no longer
> scans for networks, leaving network-manager very empty looking.

I assume this isn't really a 'card' but is built-in?

I think I have a 4965xxx in my Toshiba that is working ok.

How about doing a hwinfo --wlan and posting the result.

I'll do the same and check what I have.


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Old 07-17-2008, 11:53 PM
Bruce Marshall
 
Default Wireless problems Intel 4965agn

On Thursday 17 July 2008, Bruce Marshall wrote:
> On Thursday 17 July 2008, Paul Lemmons wrote:
> > I just got a new laptop : Lenovo T61 completely tricked out including an
> > Intel 4965agn wireless card. I am having a devil of a time getting it to
> > work. It fails to connect to anything and once it does that it no longer
> > scans for networks, leaving network-manager very empty looking.
>
> I assume this isn't really a 'card' but is built-in?
>
> I think I have a 4965xxx in my Toshiba that is working ok.
>
> How about doing a hwinfo --wlan and posting the result.
>
> I'll do the same and check what I have.

Below is the hwinfo for my wlan. Note that the module being used is:

iwl4965

You should have a similar module in use.


04: PCI 800.0: 0282 WLAN controller
[Created at pci.296]
UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_8086_4229
Unique ID: y9sn.dFdMEvTRjP5
Parent ID: HnsE.6tejkoUeUmF
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.5/0000:08:00.0
SysFS BusID: 0000:08:00.0
Hardware Class: network
Model: "Intel WLAN controller"
Vendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
Device: pci 0x4229
SubVendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
SubDevice: pci 0x1100
Revision: 0x61
Driver: "iwl4965"
Driver Modules: "iwl4965"
Device File: wlan0
Device Files: wlan0, wmaster0
Features: WLAN
Memory Range: 0xc2100000-0xc2101fff (rw,non-prefetchable)
IRQ: 219 (no events)
HW Address: 00:1d:e0:b4:c0:29
Link detected: yes
WLAN channels: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 149 153 157
161 165
WLAN frequencies: 2.412 2.417 2.422 2.427 2.432 2.437 2.442 2.447 2.452
2.457 2.462 5.18 5.2 5.22 5.24 5.26 5.28 5.3 5.32 5.745 5.765 5.785 5.805
5.825
WLAN encryption modes: WEP40 WEP104 TKIP CCMP
WLAN authentication modes: open sharedkey wpa-psk wpa-eap
Module Alias: "pci:v00008086d00004229sv00008086sd00001100bc02sc8 0i00"
Driver Info #0:
Driver Status: iwl4965 is active
Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe iwl4965"
Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
Attached to: #15 (PCI bridge)


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Old 07-18-2008, 02:16 AM
Paul Rumelhart
 
Default Wireless problems Intel 4965agn

Bruce Marshall wrote:
> On Thursday 17 July 2008, Bruce Marshall wrote:
>
>> On Thursday 17 July 2008, Paul Lemmons wrote:
>>
>>> I just got a new laptop : Lenovo T61 completely tricked out including an
>>> Intel 4965agn wireless card. I am having a devil of a time getting it to
>>> work. It fails to connect to anything and once it does that it no longer
>>> scans for networks, leaving network-manager very empty looking.
>>>
>> I assume this isn't really a 'card' but is built-in?
>>
>> I think I have a 4965xxx in my Toshiba that is working ok.
>>
>> How about doing a hwinfo --wlan and posting the result.
>>
>> I'll do the same and check what I have.
>>
>
> Below is the hwinfo for my wlan. Note that the module being used is:
>
> iwl4965
>
> You should have a similar module in use.
>
>
> 04: PCI 800.0: 0282 WLAN controller
> [Created at pci.296]
> UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_8086_4229
> Unique ID: y9sn.dFdMEvTRjP5
> Parent ID: HnsE.6tejkoUeUmF
> SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.5/0000:08:00.0
> SysFS BusID: 0000:08:00.0
> Hardware Class: network
> Model: "Intel WLAN controller"
> Vendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
> Device: pci 0x4229
> SubVendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
> SubDevice: pci 0x1100
> Revision: 0x61
> Driver: "iwl4965"
> Driver Modules: "iwl4965"
> Device File: wlan0
> Device Files: wlan0, wmaster0
> Features: WLAN
> Memory Range: 0xc2100000-0xc2101fff (rw,non-prefetchable)
> IRQ: 219 (no events)
> HW Address: 00:1d:e0:b4:c0:29
> Link detected: yes
> WLAN channels: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 149 153 157
> 161 165
> WLAN frequencies: 2.412 2.417 2.422 2.427 2.432 2.437 2.442 2.447 2.452
> 2.457 2.462 5.18 5.2 5.22 5.24 5.26 5.28 5.3 5.32 5.745 5.765 5.785 5.805
> 5.825
> WLAN encryption modes: WEP40 WEP104 TKIP CCMP
> WLAN authentication modes: open sharedkey wpa-psk wpa-eap
> Module Alias: "pci:v00008086d00004229sv00008086sd00001100bc02sc8 0i00"
> Driver Info #0:
> Driver Status: iwl4965 is active
> Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe iwl4965"
> Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
> Attached to: #15 (PCI bridge)
>
>
>
I have a T61 at work, with the same card, and also had trouble with the
wireless. None of the gui configuration tools would work for me. I
ended up writing a script that I would run after logging in. I don't
have access to the laptop at the moment, but to the best of my
recollection this is what I did:

I would run "iwlist wlan0 -scan" to get a list of access points. I
would choose the one with the highest power setting and note it's frequency.

I'd run "ifconfig wlan0 -up", if I remember correctly. This enables the
network, from what I understand. It's possible this wasn't needed.

I would then run iwconfig wlan0 with parameters to give the essid,
frequency, and WEP key. I may have had mode in there, too, but I can't
remember. I think the key to getting it working command-line for me was
to specify the frequency. For example:

iwconfig wlan0 -essid whatever -WEP blah -freq 2.322G (or whatever it was)

I would finally run "dhclient wlan0" to get my IP address. After that,
I was golden.

It sounds worse than it is. I was connecting to static access points,
so I only had to run iwlist once and note the frequency. Then I just
put the other commands in a script, hard-coded the frequency on the
iwconfig command-line, and would run it via sudo.

Unfortunately, I've been told by my boss to have customer support
install Vista on it, so I probably won't be much help after that.

If needed, I can get to the script on Monday and send it to the list.

Paul






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Old 07-18-2008, 05:27 PM
Paul Lemmons
 
Default Wireless problems Intel 4965agn

-------- Original Message* --------

Subject: Re:Wireless problems Intel 4965agn

From: Paul Rumelhart <godshatter@yahoo.com>

To: Kubuntu Help and User Discussions
<kubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com>

Date: 07/17/2008 07:16 PM


Bruce Marshall wrote:


On Thursday 17 July 2008, Bruce Marshall wrote:



On Thursday 17 July 2008, Paul Lemmons wrote:



I just got a new laptop : Lenovo T61 completely tricked out including an
Intel 4965agn wireless card. I am having a devil of a time getting it to
work. It fails to connect to anything and once it does that it no longer
scans for networks, leaving network-manager very empty looking.



I assume this isn't really a 'card' but is built-in?

I think I have a 4965xxx in my Toshiba that is working ok.

How about doing a hwinfo --wlan and posting the result.

I'll do the same and check what I have.



Below is the hwinfo for my wlan. Note that the module being used is:

iwl4965

You should have a similar module in use.


04: PCI 800.0: 0282 WLAN controller
[Created at pci.296]
UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_8086_4229
Unique ID: y9sn.dFdMEvTRjP5
Parent ID: HnsE.6tejkoUeUmF
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.5/0000:08:00.0
SysFS BusID: 0000:08:00.0
Hardware Class: network
Model: "Intel WLAN controller"
Vendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
Device: pci 0x4229
SubVendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
SubDevice: pci 0x1100
Revision: 0x61
Driver: "iwl4965"
Driver Modules: "iwl4965"
Device File: wlan0
Device Files: wlan0, wmaster0
Features: WLAN
Memory Range: 0xc2100000-0xc2101fff (rw,non-prefetchable)
IRQ: 219 (no events)
HW Address: 00:1d:e0:b4:c0:29
Link detected: yes
WLAN channels: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 149 153 157
161 165
WLAN frequencies: 2.412 2.417 2.422 2.427 2.432 2.437 2.442 2.447 2.452
2.457 2.462 5.18 5.2 5.22 5.24 5.26 5.28 5.3 5.32 5.745 5.765 5.785 5.805
5.825
WLAN encryption modes: WEP40 WEP104 TKIP CCMP
WLAN authentication modes: open sharedkey wpa-psk wpa-eap
Module Alias: "pci:v00008086d00004229sv00008086sd00001100bc02sc8 0i00"
Driver Info #0:
Driver Status: iwl4965 is active
Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe iwl4965"
Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
Attached to: #15 (PCI bridge)





I have a T61 at work, with the same card, and also had trouble with the
wireless. None of the gui configuration tools would work for me. I
ended up writing a script that I would run after logging in. I don't
have access to the laptop at the moment, but to the best of my
recollection this is what I did:

I would run "iwlist wlan0 -scan" to get a list of access points. I
would choose the one with the highest power setting and note it's frequency.

I'd run "ifconfig wlan0 -up", if I remember correctly. This enables the
network, from what I understand. It's possible this wasn't needed.

I would then run iwconfig wlan0 with parameters to give the essid,
frequency, and WEP key. I may have had mode in there, too, but I can't
remember. I think the key to getting it working command-line for me was
to specify the frequency. For example:

iwconfig wlan0 -essid whatever -WEP blah -freq 2.322G (or whatever it was)

I would finally run "dhclient wlan0" to get my IP address. After that,
I was golden.

It sounds worse than it is. I was connecting to static access points,
so I only had to run iwlist once and note the frequency. Then I just
put the other commands in a script, hard-coded the frequency on the
iwconfig command-line, and would run it via sudo.

Unfortunately, I've been told by my boss to have customer support
install Vista on it, so I probably won't be much help after that.

If needed, I can get to the script on Monday and send it to the list.

Paul

If you could share your scripts before your laptop gets lobotomized I
would reallt appreciate it. I would like to do some experimentation to
see if I can isolate where the problem is.



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Old 07-18-2008, 05:32 PM
Paul Lemmons
 
Default Wireless problems Intel 4965agn

-------- Original Message* --------

Subject: Re:Wireless problems Intel 4965agn

From: Bruce Marshall <bmarsh@bmarsh.com>

To: kubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com

Date: 07/17/2008 04:53 PM


On Thursday 17 July 2008, Bruce Marshall wrote:


On Thursday 17 July 2008, Paul Lemmons wrote:


I just got a new laptop : Lenovo T61 completely tricked out including an
Intel 4965agn wireless card. I am having a devil of a time getting it to
work. It fails to connect to anything and once it does that it no longer
scans for networks, leaving network-manager very empty looking.


I assume this isn't really a 'card' but is built-in?

I think I have a 4965xxx in my Toshiba that is working ok.

How about doing a hwinfo --wlan and posting the result.

I'll do the same and check what I have.



Below is the hwinfo for my wlan. Note that the module being used is:

iwl4965

You should have a similar module in use.


04: PCI 800.0: 0282 WLAN controller
[Created at pci.296]
UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_8086_4229
Unique ID: y9sn.dFdMEvTRjP5
Parent ID: HnsE.6tejkoUeUmF
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.5/0000:08:00.0
SysFS BusID: 0000:08:00.0
Hardware Class: network
Model: "Intel WLAN controller"
Vendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
Device: pci 0x4229
SubVendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
SubDevice: pci 0x1100
Revision: 0x61
Driver: "iwl4965"
Driver Modules: "iwl4965"
Device File: wlan0
Device Files: wlan0, wmaster0
Features: WLAN
Memory Range: 0xc2100000-0xc2101fff (rw,non-prefetchable)
IRQ: 219 (no events)
HW Address: 00:1d:e0:b4:c0:29
Link detected: yes
WLAN channels: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 149 153 157
161 165
WLAN frequencies: 2.412 2.417 2.422 2.427 2.432 2.437 2.442 2.447 2.452
2.457 2.462 5.18 5.2 5.22 5.24 5.26 5.28 5.3 5.32 5.745 5.765 5.785 5.805
5.825
WLAN encryption modes: WEP40 WEP104 TKIP CCMP
WLAN authentication modes: open sharedkey wpa-psk wpa-eap
Module Alias: "pci:v00008086d00004229sv00008086sd00001100bc02sc8 0i00"
Driver Info #0:
Driver Status: iwl4965 is active
Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe iwl4965"
Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
Attached to: #15 (PCI bridge)


I will do this but I did not bring the laptop to work this morning. I
was in a hurry. Anyway, interestingly enough, the wireless adapter (is
that better than "card" ) works without issue at home on my old
d-link router. So far it has connected without issue and stayed
connected for the duration of the time I was using it. It is only here
at work that I have the problem.



I will get the above info when I get back to the house. I don't expect
it to be aby different form what you see, though.



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Old 07-18-2008, 06:51 PM
Paul Rumelhart
 
Default Wireless problems Intel 4965agn

Paul Lemmons wrote:
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re:Wireless problems Intel 4965agn
> From: Paul Rumelhart <godshatter@yahoo.com>
> To: Kubuntu Help and User Discussions <kubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com>
> Date: 07/17/2008 07:16 PM
>> Bruce Marshall wrote:
>>
>>> On Thursday 17 July 2008, Bruce Marshall wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>> On Thursday 17 July 2008, Paul Lemmons wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> I just got a new laptop : Lenovo T61 completely tricked out including an
>>>>> Intel 4965agn wireless card. I am having a devil of a time getting it to
>>>>> work. It fails to connect to anything and once it does that it no longer
>>>>> scans for networks, leaving network-manager very empty looking.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>> I assume this isn't really a 'card' but is built-in?
>>>>
>>>> I think I have a 4965xxx in my Toshiba that is working ok.
>>>>
>>>> How about doing a hwinfo --wlan and posting the result.
>>>>
>>>> I'll do the same and check what I have.
>>>>
>>>>
>>> Below is the hwinfo for my wlan. Note that the module being used is:
>>>
>>> iwl4965
>>>
>>> You should have a similar module in use.
>>>
>>>
>>> 04: PCI 800.0: 0282 WLAN controller
>>> [Created at pci.296]
>>> UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_8086_4229
>>> Unique ID: y9sn.dFdMEvTRjP5
>>> Parent ID: HnsE.6tejkoUeUmF
>>> SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.5/0000:08:00.0
>>> SysFS BusID: 0000:08:00.0
>>> Hardware Class: network
>>> Model: "Intel WLAN controller"
>>> Vendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
>>> Device: pci 0x4229
>>> SubVendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
>>> SubDevice: pci 0x1100
>>> Revision: 0x61
>>> Driver: "iwl4965"
>>> Driver Modules: "iwl4965"
>>> Device File: wlan0
>>> Device Files: wlan0, wmaster0
>>> Features: WLAN
>>> Memory Range: 0xc2100000-0xc2101fff (rw,non-prefetchable)
>>> IRQ: 219 (no events)
>>> HW Address: 00:1d:e0:b4:c0:29
>>> Link detected: yes
>>> WLAN channels: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 149 153 157
>>> 161 165
>>> WLAN frequencies: 2.412 2.417 2.422 2.427 2.432 2.437 2.442 2.447 2.452
>>> 2.457 2.462 5.18 5.2 5.22 5.24 5.26 5.28 5.3 5.32 5.745 5.765 5.785 5.805
>>> 5.825
>>> WLAN encryption modes: WEP40 WEP104 TKIP CCMP
>>> WLAN authentication modes: open sharedkey wpa-psk wpa-eap
>>> Module Alias: "pci:v00008086d00004229sv00008086sd00001100bc02sc8 0i00"
>>> Driver Info #0:
>>> Driver Status: iwl4965 is active
>>> Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe iwl4965"
>>> Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
>>> Attached to: #15 (PCI bridge)
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>> I have a T61 at work, with the same card, and also had trouble with the
>> wireless. None of the gui configuration tools would work for me. I
>> ended up writing a script that I would run after logging in. I don't
>> have access to the laptop at the moment, but to the best of my
>> recollection this is what I did:
>>
>> I would run "iwlist wlan0 -scan" to get a list of access points. I
>> would choose the one with the highest power setting and note it's frequency.
>>
>> I'd run "ifconfig wlan0 -up", if I remember correctly. This enables the
>> network, from what I understand. It's possible this wasn't needed.
>>
>> I would then run iwconfig wlan0 with parameters to give the essid,
>> frequency, and WEP key. I may have had mode in there, too, but I can't
>> remember. I think the key to getting it working command-line for me was
>> to specify the frequency. For example:
>>
>> iwconfig wlan0 -essid whatever -WEP blah -freq 2.322G (or whatever it was)
>>
>> I would finally run "dhclient wlan0" to get my IP address. After that,
>> I was golden.
>>
>> It sounds worse than it is. I was connecting to static access points,
>> so I only had to run iwlist once and note the frequency. Then I just
>> put the other commands in a script, hard-coded the frequency on the
>> iwconfig command-line, and would run it via sudo.
>>
>> Unfortunately, I've been told by my boss to have customer support
>> install Vista on it, so I probably won't be much help after that.
>>
>> If needed, I can get to the script on Monday and send it to the list.
>>
>> Paul
> If you could share your scripts before your laptop gets lobotomized I
> would reallt appreciate it. I would like to do some experimentation to
> see if I can isolate where the problem is.
>
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> Sometimes I wonder. Were our faith able to stand upright and look around, would it be looking down at the mustard seed or standing in awe of the height and breadth of it.
>
Here it is (essid and WEP key removed):

ifconfig wlan0 up
iwconfig essid <removed> mode Managed freq 2.462G key <removed>
dhclient wlan0

The frequency (2.452G) corresponds to one of the access points in our
building. I tried different settings combinations, but nothing worked
before I specified frequency. I removed most of the other settings,
trying to pair down the script.

I just run this script as sudo when I want to connect. After that,
everything seems fine.

Paul


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