Wireless Setup On Gateway GT4016

Asked by Connie K on 2008-07-01

My Laptop (Dell D600) appears to recognize the wireless link but my Desktop Gateway GT4016 does not show any sort of wireless network when I invoke the "set up Manually" feature. I've read somewhere that a Network Manager exists somewhere in Ubuntu 8.04 but I can find nothing of the sort. Admittedly I have practically zero knowledge of Ubuntu although I have spent hours and hours and hours attempting to get Ubuntu and Windows XP to work with each other and have finally succeeded (I think).

I have an internet connection on both the desktop and the Laptop. I have loaded the Netgear 802.11 software into the laptop to allow the Wireless Adapter to operate. What must I do to connect the two machines together wirelessly?

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Connie K (cpkoch) said : #1

Actually I no more info to provide. I am simply trying to send out my question and somehow came upon this page.

peter b (b1pete) said : #2

hello,

I assume that you're familiar with how to enter and carry out commands in a terminal window -just go applications --> accessories --> terminal
and enter

lspci

followed by return/enter key and

lsusb

enter hey

please copy/paste the output of these two commands here. we'll pick it up from there.

peter b

Connie K (cpkoch) said : #3

_/*LSPCI */Command yields the following_
00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
00:00.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 0 (rev a2)
00:00.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 1 (rev a2)
00:00.3 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 5 (rev a2)
00:00.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 4 (rev a2)
00:00.5 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
00:00.6 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 3 (rev a2)
00:00.7 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 2 (rev a2)
00:02.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
00:03.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
00:04.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
00:05.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation C51G [GeForce
6100] (rev a2)
00:09.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
00:0a.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 LPC Bridge (rev a2)
00:0a.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP51 SMBus (rev a2)
00:0a.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Memory Controller 0 (rev a2)
00:0b.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP51 USB Controller (rev a2)
00:0b.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP51 USB Controller (rev a2)
00:0d.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP51 IDE (rev a1)
00:0e.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Serial ATA Controller
(rev a1)
00:10.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 PCI Bridge (rev a2)
00:10.1 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP51 High Definition Audio
(rev a2)
00:14.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Ethernet Controller (rev a1)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron]
HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron]
Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron]
DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron]
Miscellaneous Control
04:07.0 Communication controller: Conexant HSF 56k Data/Fax Modem
04:08.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. IEEE 1394 Host
Controller (rev 80)
/*_lsusb yields_*/
00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
00:00.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 0 (rev a2)
00:00.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 1 (rev a2)
00:00.3 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 5 (rev a2)
00:00.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 4 (rev a2)
00:00.5 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
00:00.6 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 3 (rev a2)
00:00.7 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 2 (rev a2)
00:02.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
00:03.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
00:04.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
00:05.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation C51G [GeForce
6100] (rev a2)
00:09.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
00:0a.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 LPC Bridge (rev a2)
00:0a.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP51 SMBus (rev a2)
00:0a.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Memory Controller 0 (rev a2)
00:0b.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP51 USB Controller (rev a2)
00:0b.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP51 USB Controller (rev a2)
00:0d.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP51 IDE (rev a1)
00:0e.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Serial ATA Controller
(rev a1)
00:10.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 PCI Bridge (rev a2)
00:10.1 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP51 High Definition Audio
(rev a2)
00:14.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Ethernet Controller (rev a1)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron]
HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron]
Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron]
DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron]
Miscellaneous Control
04:07.0 Communication controller: Conexant HSF 56k Data/Fax Modem
04:08.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. IEEE 1394 Host
Controller (rev 80)
cpkoch@cpkoch-desktop:~$
cpkoch@cpkoch-desktop:~$ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 058f:9360 Alcor Micro Corp. 8-in-1 Media Card Reader
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 03f0:0211 Hewlett-Packard
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

peter b wrote:
> Your question #37949 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/37949
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> peter b proposed the following answer:
> hello,
>
> I assume that you're familiar with how to enter and carry out commands in a terminal window -just go applications --> accessories --> terminal
> and enter
>
> lspci
>
> followed by return/enter key and
>
> lsusb
>
> enter hey
>
> please copy/paste the output of these two commands here. we'll pick it
> up from there.
>
> peter b
>
>

Connie K (cpkoch) said : #4

While waiting ... I decided I'd try again to set up the wireless
network in the Windows XP environment on both the desktop and the
laptop. Having successfully accomplished that I tried accessing the
wireless network from Ubuntu through the "Manual Setup feature". I was
not able to see anything except the two "wired" connections. No
Wireless connection was listed. I then went to "Places" menu and
clicked the "Network" button and then the "Windows Network" button. I
was able to access the laptop folders and files from my desk top. Seems
that I should not to have had to set the thing up in Windows XP to get
what I need and for that reason, although I have the access I need, I
would be interested in finding out how to do the setup using the gnome
Network Manager or whatever appropriate method there might be to create
a wireless network.

peter b wrote:
> Your question #37949 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/37949
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> peter b proposed the following answer:
> hello,
>
> I assume that you're familiar with how to enter and carry out commands in a terminal window -just go applications --> accessories --> terminal
> and enter
>
> lspci
>
> followed by return/enter key and
>
> lsusb
>
> enter hey
>
> please copy/paste the output of these two commands here. we'll pick it
> up from there.
>
> peter b
>
>

peter b (b1pete) said : #5

You are right, the output of the two commands does not contain any indication of any wireless device/interface detected.

so, going further .....'I have an internet connection on both the desktop and the Laptop'.....statement - if you're not having any wireless means to connect the gateway pc to an access point then for sure you're connected to the internet via

00:14.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Ethernet Controller (rev a1)

which is an ethernet WIRED interface. next, I would like you to confirm

 - do you have a router-access point device that connects WIRED the gateway and WIRELESS the laptop ? (for sure the answer is yes but I'd like you to confirm pls); this router/access-point is connected to the internet either via a cable/dsl modem OR it has it already yhe latter built in.

if that is the case, then the two pc's ARE already connected --> it is just a matter of of how to see them. there are many ways to accomplish that in linux/ubuntu; I personally like ssh - the url below shows you how to do it

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SSHHowto

further, on your post you ask .....'What must I do to connect the two machines together wirelessly?'.

easy, --> answer --> purchase a wireless interface device for gateway that will access the access point (not wired as the current setup is). There are two ways to accomplish that

1 - a PCI bus based wireless interface (it will live inside your gateway AND IT MUST HAVE AVAILABLE a so called pci slot) or
2 - a USB bus base wireless interface (commonly called a usb wifi dongle)

again, I personally prefer/use #2 above for many reasons that for sure are obvious to you too. there are many makes available on the market some are much better supported in linux/ubuntu than others. just the other day I answered a ticket re wireless 'dongles' url below

https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/37566

I hope the above clarify and help.

regards,
peter b

Connie K (cpkoch) said : #6

I invoked the SSH command that you suggested and installed the thing but
that's all there was to that. Nothing seems to have changed in terms of
my being able to accessing files from or to the laptop-desktop. I also
noted that Putty needs to be installed ostensible if I want to network
with both Windows XP and Ubuntu. Not at all clear as to what to do with
that!

As to the wireless access point ... Yes I have a Netgear WGR614 v4
properly connected.

peter b wrote:
> Your question #37949 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/37949
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> peter b proposed the following answer:
> You are right, the output of the two commands does not contain any
> indication of any wireless device/interface detected.
>
> so, going further .....'I have an internet connection on both the
> desktop and the Laptop'.....statement - if you're not having any
> wireless means to connect the gateway pc to an access point then for
> sure you're connected to the internet via
>
> 00:14.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Ethernet Controller (rev a1)
>
> which is an ethernet WIRED interface. next, I would like you to confirm
>
> - do you have a router-access point device that connects WIRED the
> gateway and WIRELESS the laptop ? (for sure the answer is yes but I'd
> like you to confirm pls); this router/access-point is connected to the
> internet either via a cable/dsl modem OR it has it already yhe latter
> built in.
>
> if that is the case, then the two pc's ARE already connected --> it is
> just a matter of of how to see them. there are many ways to accomplish
> that in linux/ubuntu; I personally like ssh - the url below shows you
> how to do it
>
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SSHHowto
>
> further, on your post you ask .....'What must I do to connect the two
> machines together wirelessly?'.
>
> easy, --> answer --> purchase a wireless interface device for gateway
> that will access the access point (not wired as the current setup is).
> There are two ways to accomplish that
>
> 1 - a PCI bus based wireless interface (it will live inside your gateway AND IT MUST HAVE AVAILABLE a so called pci slot) or
> 2 - a USB bus base wireless interface (commonly called a usb wifi dongle)
>
> again, I personally prefer/use #2 above for many reasons that for sure
> are obvious to you too. there are many makes available on the market
> some are much better supported in linux/ubuntu than others. just the
> other day I answered a ticket re wireless 'dongles' url below
>
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/37566
>
> I hope the above clarify and help.
>
> regards,
> peter b
>
>

peter b (b1pete) said : #7

Connie, the way you speak/post it appears that you're a little lost on this, sorry to say that. I'll try to explain below for you in a little detail the contents (minimum req'd to establish a session) of this howto

- on this howto ssh is installed on the pc that has linux/ubuntu installed (it can be the laptop or the gateway) --> this is called the SERVER;

- then, obviously, there must be a CLIENT (or more) that will access the SERVER; now, if the client is a WINDOW pc then THE FIRST THING TO DO is
- quote ....'From Windows

Using Putty

Putty is a graphical tool available here : Download Putty

http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/7404/putty3zv1.png

Once the connection is made you will be given a Terminal (Command Line Interface).

If you generated a Public Key (see next section) you will need to import it to Putty. Download puttygen.exe from th ePutty site above and use it to import your open-ssh key. There is a walk through for how to do this here

Otherwise you can generate a key with puttygen (I do not think you can import a putty key to open-ssh)

Keep alive

Your putty (ssh) session will automatically log out if it is idle. To keep the connection active (alive), before you make the connection, select "Connection" on the left and in the box " Seconds between keepalives (0 to turn off) enter 120 (this = 120 seconds). '.... end quote.

- Connie, pls, after installation on THE WINDOWS PC (client) pay special attention to the last para contents -Keep alive- if this is not done the connection will be dropped immediately for security reasons.

- if the above are done ok then sessions can be initiated as follows -quote ......

Transferring Files Remotely With SSH

Graphically

From Gnome

Nautilus can access remote computers via SSH, and browse and transfer files. Click Places -> Connect to Server. Select SSH for Service Type, write the name or IP address of the computer you're connecting to in Server, the user you'd like to connect as in User Name, and a name for the connection if you wish.

Files can be copied by dragging and dropping between this window and other windows. ' .....end quote.

OR - quote .....

From Windows

WinSCP can be used to transfer files between Linux machines running SSH and Windows.

WinSCP is capable of using either scp or sftp.

You can download it for free from http://winscp.net.

http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/491/winscpnh5.png

Note: Winscp uses Putty keys (See the Using Putty section below) '....... end quote.

this howto contains lots of other situations that a user may want to consider; what's explained above is a minimum to get you going - I'm convinced that you're going to have sessions established between the two pc's in no time.

hope this clarifies this issue.

regards,
peter b

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