> Today's Topics:
> 1. Re: Wireless networking (Piers Harding)
> Message: 1
> Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2006 15:04:41 +0000
> From: Piers Harding <piers(a)ompka.net>
> Subject: Re: [wlug] Wireless networking
> To: Waikato Linux Users Group <wlug(a)list.waikato.ac.nz>
> Message-ID: <20061230150440.GC30893(a)ompka.net>
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> Hi - is that a PCMCIA card? For the internal mini-PCMCIA card that
> came with my laptop (AMILO - Fujitsu-Siemens 64bit also running on
> Ubuntu Edgy) I had to build the acer_acpi module to activate the
> internal aerial - might be a red herring, but you never know =>
No it is a PCI card for a desktop
Seems I was a little dyslexic, It is a NP542 card (not 452) The spec
sheet is here
I am trying to get my wifes computer set up on a wireless network,
I have a Dynalink / Netcom NP452 network card 88w8835 (libertas) chipset.
I have set up the drivers with ndiswrapper.
All seems OK except access point not associated, as below
noi@noi-desktop:~$ sudo iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.
wlan0 IEEE 802.11FH ESSID:off/any
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.442 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate:1 Mb/s Sensitivity=-200 dBm
RTS thr:2346 B Fragment thr:2346 B
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
Yes no signal shows up from the router (Dynalink RTA1025W) -- Linux
based apparently :-)
but doing a scan picks up two networks.
Mine is the first one.
noi@noi-desktop:~$ sudo iwlist wlan0 scan
wlan0 Scan completed :
Cell 01 - Address: 00:16:E3:58:B2:54
Frequency:2.442 GHz (Channel 7)
Quality:0/100 Signal level:-91 dBm Noise
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
Cell 02 - Address: 00:14:78:F9:E5:96
Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
Quality:0/100 Signal level:-91 dBm Noise
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
12 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
I have updated the router firmware, I am not sure what to do next.
Rather new to networking, particularly wireless.
Any suggestions appreciated
Regards David Bowen
I will be out of the office starting 28/12/2006 and will not return until
Hi, thanks for your email. I'm on leave until Jan 15. I look forward to
catching up with you on my return.
Thanks and Merry Xmas, Warren.
I got lucky also, Had a load to pick up on the 23rd in
Detroit, MI that had to deliver Boxing Day at Laredo TX So
I got to drive 720 miles on Christmas day. Got sent back to
Detroit so looks like I get the same deal for the New Year.
Ho Ho Ho
Seasons Greeting all
----- Original Message Follows -----
> So who else has drawn the short straw and is working
> through this year?
> Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas weekend - however
> you chose to spend it - and Best wishes for the rapidly
> approaching 2K7!
> James Pluck
> PalmOS Ergo Sum
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So who else has drawn the short straw and is working through this year?
The cafe in the building is closed, the coffee is a barely acceptable
substitute for the real thing and the workload is normal only there's
fewer people to do it :)
However, it is not all gloom and doom :) At least I still have my
annual leave time for a holiday in the new year - that'll be cool!
I'm thinking somewhere warm and sunny with a pool or nice ocean to
swim in - around the time everyone else is shivering at their desks
Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas weekend - however you chose to
spend it - and Best wishes for the rapidly approaching 2K7!
PalmOS Ergo Sum
First is to identify the modem chipset. You can do this visually or use
scanmodem from http://www.linmodems.org/
You unzip the file and make it executable by running the command chmom
+x scanModem Note the capital "M"
then run it ./scanModem
It will output to the home directory a file identifying the chipset and
where to find drivers, if available.
Also check out the Ubuntu wiki
It was very good for setting up an Intel 536 modem "which is still
A friend of mine is trying to set up dialup internet on his computer
under Ubuntu (as a gift for his wife so she can keep in touch with a
good friend who's moved back to England - It's a surprise for
Christmas). He and I have done our best to get things going but no
The modem is reporting as a HCF 56K voice/data/fax but we don't know
the make as the computer was bought second hand with no supporting
Is there anyone out there who is adept at getting modems to work under
Ubuntu who could help us get this working? We discovered that the
Windows XP (original version - prior even to SP1) that is on the HDD
(we installed Ubuntu to dual boot) is a pirated copy so it won't allow
us to update the security patches and get things working under windows
in the meantime.
Any help would be appreciated.
PalmOS Ergo Sum
My view of these things is, no doubt, tainted, but when I got a used
machine with an HCF modem already in it and set it up for a friend, I
bought the Linuxant driver as the best way to get the thing going
quickly. Upgrading kernels since hasn't presented any problem--the
licence is perpetual, it seems, including upgraded drivers.
Also, I had some problem, the nature of which I can't now recall, and
asked Linuxant for assistance. I got it immediately by email and the
problem turned out not to be a driver problem. (Maybe it was a wvdial
problem.) However, the tech person, Jonathan, helped me sort it out over
a couple more emails, even though I acknowledged to him that I knew he
had no obligation to do so.
"I thought to pass on the news that DSE has started stocking the Ubuntu 6.10
Live DVD version. It comes with x86 and AMD64 Live DVD and retails for
$9.98, great for those who don't wish to spend their bandwidth downloading
The forum also has a high-res image of the new cover, which has been changed
from DSE blue to a more Ubuntu brown. If you are interested in supporting
DSE, ensuring they keep doing things like this, or just don't want to have
to download the DVDs yourself, check it out: