wireless no longer connects need steps to fix

Asked by Chuck

First, thanks so much for you help

My Orinoco wireless card on an ibm t23 has worked well until recently. Now I cannot get it to work at all. I may have changed something or it may be either hardware or software. I am lost. The cable connects. I have tried to ping,but am not sure what is happening. I ping with the cable to the router, but that is through the cable, I think. The machine sometimes seems like it is overloaded or sluggish.

I saw this info below asked for elsewhere so I attach it.

chuck@Ubuntu:~$ ispci
bash: ispci: command not found
chuck@Ubuntu:~$ sudo ispci
sudo: ispci: command not found
chuck@Ubuntu:~$ ispci
bash: ispci: command not found
chuck@Ubuntu:~$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

vboxnet0 no wireless extensions.

pan0 no wireless extensions.

eth1 IEEE 802.11b ESSID:"Chux" Nickname:"HERMES I"
          Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: None
          Bit Rate:11 Mb/s Sensitivity:1/3
          Retry limit:4 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=0/92 Signal level=134/153 Noise level=134/153
          Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

chuck@Ubuntu:~$ ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:d0:59:bf:67:c7
          inet addr:192.168.1.104 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::2d0:59ff:febf:67c7/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
          RX packets:3879 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:2481 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:1750095 (1.7 MB) TX bytes:501349 (501.3 KB)

eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:02:2d:9d:e9:19
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
          RX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:432 (432.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
          Interrupt:3 Base address:0x2100

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
          RX packets:43 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:43 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:4264 (4.2 KB) TX bytes:4264 (4.2 KB)

If there is a really clear, detailed step-by-step procedure, I'll try to follow it. The problem is that the results obtained by some test are not understood by me. Sorry folks.

My attempts to fix center on the network manager and wifiradar.

Question: I use wep, does that mean it is "shared/restricted" or "passphrase". All I ever did in the past is use a 10 digit number.

Could the problem be this: the network manager shows 2 "Chux" (my ssid). Why 2??

Plz give an exact phrase to use for command line questions.

I await and say tahnks again.

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arochester (arochester) said :
#1

Not yet an answer to your question but the command is: lspci

That's l for lemur and not i for india.

You want is to list (ls) your pci devices

You need to look for the line that says : Network Adapter

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Chuck (chux-industryinet) said :
#2

ooops, it is really good that I'm not trying to make a living off a computer. Thank you. Attached is the results of the Lspci:

chuck@Ubuntu:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82830 830 Chipset Host Bridge (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82830 830 Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM USB Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM USB Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM USB Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 41)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801CAM ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801CAM IDE U100 Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM SMBus Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. SuperSavage IX/C SDR (rev 05)
02:00.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1420 PC card Cardbus Controller
02:00.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1420 PC card Cardbus Controller
02:02.0 Communication controller: Agere Systems WinModem 56k (rev 01)
02:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82801CAM (ICH3) PRO/100 VE (LOM) Ethernet Controller (rev 41)

I see no mention of a network adapter.

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arochester (arochester) said :
#3

Is your wireless card USB? If it is try: lsusb

That's l for lemur and not i for india.

That should list (ls) usb devices

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Chuck (chux-industryinet) said :
#4

I have made zero progress restoring the wireless Orinco card. No, my wireless card is an Orinoco Gold. I have a Hfield usb wireless but have not attempted to use it.

chuck@Ubuntu:~$ lsusb
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0cde:001a Z-Com ZD1211B
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
chuck@Ubuntu:~$ lsmod
Module Size Used by
savage 39168 2
drm 96424 3 savage
bridge 56212 0
stp 10500 1 bridge
bnep 20224 2
vboxnetflt 92200 0
vboxdrv 121512 1 vboxnetflt
input_polldev 11912 0
lp 17156 0
snd_intel8x0 37532 3
orinoco_cs 21004 1
orinoco 61716 1 orinoco_cs
snd_ac97_codec 112292 1 snd_intel8x0
hermes_dld 15232 1 orinoco
ac97_bus 9856 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm_oss 46336 0
snd_mixer_oss 22656 1 snd_pcm_oss
hermes 15360 3 orinoco_cs,orinoco,hermes_dld
snd_pcm 83076 3 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq_dummy 10756 0
snd_seq_oss 37760 0
snd_seq_midi 14336 0
snd_rawmidi 29696 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 15104 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 56880 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_timer 29704 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 14988 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
pcmcia 44748 1 orinoco_cs
arc4 9856 2
ppdev 15620 0
snd 62756 16 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
ecb 10752 2
thinkpad_acpi 66560 0
parport_pc 40100 1
iTCO_wdt 19108 0
iTCO_vendor_support 11652 1 iTCO_wdt
soundcore 15200 1 snd
intel_agp 34108 1
psmouse 61972 0
led_class 12036 1 thinkpad_acpi
video 25872 0
yenta_socket 32396 4
rsrc_nonstatic 19328 1 yenta_socket
pcmcia_core 43540 4 orinoco_cs,pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
snd_page_alloc 16904 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
zd1211rw 52740 0
pcspkr 10496 0
serio_raw 13444 0
nvram 16396 1 thinkpad_acpi
output 11008 1 video
parport 42220 3 lp,ppdev,parport_pc
shpchp 40212 0
agpgart 42696 2 drm,intel_agp
irda 197308 0
mac80211 217592 1 zd1211rw
crc_ccitt 10112 1 irda
cfg80211 38288 2 zd1211rw,mac80211
e100 41740 0
mii 13312 1 e100
floppy 64324 0
fbcon 46112 0
tileblit 10752 1 fbcon
font 16384 1 fbcon
bitblit 13824 1 fbcon
softcursor 9984 1 bitblit
chuck@Ubuntu:~$

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Chuck (chux-industryinet) said :
#5

Well, thanks for all the help. The problem is solved by installing Network Manager. It worked. I think it was a dry data pump on the router and it just needed to be oiled. Problem solved.