AntiX - No Wireless internet connection

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AntiX - No Wireless internet connection

#1 Postby robert1 » Mon May 07, 2012 2:54 pm

Last week, i installed AntiX 11 on a friends laptop. i used the ethernet connection to do the updates. however, getting the wireless to work is another story.
the wireless card is a cardbus / express-card Linksys card with a Realtek rtl8180l chipset that has kernel support & has worked with previous Linux installations on this laptop.

the problem is that although it is connecting to my network, i am not able to bring up a website or ping a ip address. my network uses WPA2 personal encryption with a passkey.

iwconfig shows this:
root@antiX1:/home/jon# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11b ESSID:"linuxuser"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: 00:16:B6:BF:45:B8
Bit Rate=11 Mb/s Tx-Power=20 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:off
Power Management:off
Link Quality=42/100 Signal level=42/100
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

lsmod shows the proper drivers are being loaded. (irevelent parts snipped)
rtl8180 23944 0
snd_mixer_oss 10105 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 46446 3 snd_pcm_oss,snd_ac97_codec,snd_maestro3
eeprom_93cx6 959 1 rtl8180
snd_page_alloc 4857 1 snd_pcm
mac80211 142376 1 rtl8180
snd_seq_midi 3392 0
cfg80211 97225 2 mac80211,rtl8180
rfkill 10646 1 cfg80211

so what is killing the internet connection?

Wicd shows me as connected, but i cannot access any websites

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Re: AntiX - No Wireless internet connection

#2 Postby anticapitalista » Mon May 07, 2012 3:36 pm

I don't really have experience with wireless, but does using ceni rather than wicd to conect get any better results? Does it need a reboot?
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Re: AntiX - No Wireless internet connection

#3 Postby robert1 » Mon May 07, 2012 4:34 pm

anticapitalista wrote:I don't really have experience with wireless, but does using ceni rather than wicd to conect get any better results? Does it need a reboot?


when i first went to set it up, Ceni was the first application that i used to set it up with. it was giving me the same identical results. Wicd was the last app that i tried. in both cases, both apps were showing me that they were connecting, Authorizing, & fetching a ip address. the other thing in common was that i was only getting a 42% signal strength reading although i was approxamatly 6 feet from the router.

i have rebooted every time & still no difference.

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Re: AntiX - No Wireless internet connection

#4 Postby Jerry3904 » Tue May 08, 2012 7:54 am

wlan0 IEEE 802.11b ESSID:"linuxuser"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: 00:16:B6:BF:45:B8
Bit Rate=11 Mb/s Tx-Power=20 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:off
Power Management:off
Link Quality=42/100 Signal level=42/100
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
I wonder if the encryption is on correctly. You might try:

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iwconfig wlan0 enc on
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iwconfig wlan0 key KEY
Replace KEY with the actual key number. For details, type man:iwconfig in Konqueror.

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Re: AntiX - No Wireless internet connection

#5 Postby rokytnji » Tue May 08, 2012 10:12 am

Just showing my setup for a

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:~$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:8189 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8187B Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps Network Adapter


I use wpa2 wireless OK in wicd on here. Ceni and me get along sometimes. Sometimes I don't get along with ceni.

I wonder if the encryption is on correctly.


As you can see. My terminal readout in screenshot matches his but I connect to wpa2 OK.
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