wireless connect with ubuntu 10.10 HELP!

Asked by JEFF HEMEKE on 2010-10-07

i loaded the live dvd of ubuntu 10.10, on my laptop, and it wont connect wireless. it says i have a wireless connection called 2wire115, i try to connect, i put in my key, and a min. latter it asks for my key again. this goes on until i hit cancel.
sudo: ipconfig: command not found
rokalotjeff@rokalotjeff-lap:~$ sudo ipconfig-A
sudo: ipconfig-A: command not found
rokalotjeff@rokalotjeff-lap:~$ ipconfig
No command 'ipconfig' found, did you mean:
 Command 'tpconfig' from package 'tpconfig' (universe)
 Command 'iwconfig' from package 'wireless-tools' (main)
 Command 'ifconfig' from package 'net-tools' (main)
ipconfig: command not found
rokalotjeff@rokalotjeff-lap:~$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

eth1 IEEE 802.11b ESSID:"rokalotjeff-lap"
          Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: None
          Bit Rate:11 Mb/s Sensitivity:1/0
          Retry limit:8 RTS thr=2347 B Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=0/70 Signal level=-122 dBm Noise level=-122 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:10
          Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0 “Sudo <ipconfig-a>”.
“man sudu_root”
man sudo_root
this is what i get when i try to look for the wireless info. please help!

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JEFF HEMEKE
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2010-10-08
peter b (b1pete) said : #1

try

sudo ifconfig
sudo iwconfig
lsusb
lspci

pls post output here of all above cmds. tu.

JEFF HEMEKE (rokmonstr9) said : #2

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rokalotjeff@rokalotjeff-lap:~$ sudo
ifconfig

[sudo] password for rokalotjeff:

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr
00:00:39:66:a2:ea

          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST
MTU:1500 Metric:1

          RX packets:0 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:0 (0.0 B) TX
bytes:0 (0.0 B)

eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr
00:02:2d:7d:dd:d3

          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST
MTU:1500 Metric:1

          RX packets:0 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:0 (0.0 B) TX
bytes:0 (0.0 B)

          Interrupt:11 Base
address:0xc100

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:8 errors:0
dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

          TX packets:8 errors:0
dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0

          RX bytes:480 (480.0 B) TX
bytes:480 (480.0 B)

rokalotjeff@rokalotjeff-lap:~$ sudo
iwconfig

lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

eth1 IEEE 802.11b ESSID:""

          Mode:Managed Frequency:2.457
GHz Access Point: None

          Bit Rate:11 Mb/s
Sensitivity:1/0

          Retry limit:8 RTS thr=2347
B Fragment thr:off

          Encryption key:off

          Power Management:off

          Link Quality=0/70 Signal
level=-122 dBm Noise level=-122 dBm

          Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid
crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0

          Tx excessive retries:0
Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

rokalotjeff@rokalotjeff-lap:~$ l susb

ls: cannot access susb: No such file or
directory

rokalotjeff@rokalotjeff-lap:~$ sudo l
susb

sudo: l: command not found

rokalotjeff@rokalotjeff-lap:~$

rokalotjeff@rokalotjeff-lap:~$ l spci

ls: cannot access spci: No such file or
directory

rokalotjeff@rokalotjeff-lap:~$ sudo l
spci

sudo: l: command not found

rokalotjeff@rokalotjeff-lap:~$

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Subject: Re: [Question #128322]: wireless connect with ubuntu 10.10 HELP!
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Date: Thursday, October 7, 2010, 1:37 PM

Your question #128322 on Ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/128322

    Status: Open => Answered

peter b proposed the following answer:
try

sudo ifconfig
sudo iwconfig
lsusb
lspci

pls post output here of all above cmds. tu.

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JEFF HEMEKE (rokmonstr9) said : #3

rokalotjeff@rokalotjeff-lap:~$ sudo l susb
[sudo] password for rokalotjeff:
sudo: l: command not found
rokalotjeff@rokalotjeff-lap:~$ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
rokalotjeff@rokalotjeff-lap:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 01)
00:00.1 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 01)
00:00.3 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 01)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 01)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 83)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 03)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 03)
01:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB PRO/100 VE (MOB) Ethernet Controller (rev 83)
01:0a.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1410 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 01)
01:0b.0 CardBus bridge: Toshiba America Info Systems ToPIC100 PCI to Cardbus Bridge with ZV Support (rev 33)

peter b (b1pete) said : #4

it appears that eth1 is your wireless interface. in order to have a clearer 'picture' please run in a terminal

sudo lshw -short

PS.
pls just copy and paste the commands from here in the terminal, run them then again copy and paste their output here as new posts under this thread/question; this will prevent typos and confusion. also pls do not truncate the commands and their output - just copy/paste procedure - (I hope you know how to do it). pls use your eth0 wired connection until wireless is functional. tu.

JEFF HEMEKE (rokmonstr9) said : #5

im sorry, i just dont understand how any of this works. im sorry if i offened you. im not sure if this is how to respond to a new post, i hope you get this. also i dont know what truncate means. i have to get the output from my laptop then paste it in a document save it to my usb then transfer it to my desktop, because i have no shift key functionality. hope this helps. again, i did,nt mean to sound obnoxious with my statement.
H/W path Device Class Description
=========================================================
                               system Portable PC
/0 bus Portable PC
/0/1 memory 128KiB BIOS
/0/4 processor Mobile Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.2
/0/4/12 memory 8KiB L1 cache
/0/4/13 memory 256KiB L2 cache
/0/81 memory 1GiB System Memory
/0/81/0 memory 512MiB SODIMM SDRAM Synchronous
/0/81/1 memory 512MiB SODIMM SDRAM Synchronous
/0/2 memory 928KiB BIOS
/0/0 memory 291KiB BIOS
/0/1800 memory 1MiB BIOS
/0/b705 memory 1MiB BIOS
/0/100 bridge 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processo
/0/100/0.1 generic 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processo
/0/100/0.3 generic 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processo
/0/100/2 display 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics De
/0/100/2.1 display 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics De
/0/100/1d bus 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-
/0/100/1d.7 bus 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHC
/0/100/1e bridge 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge
/0/100/1e/8 eth0 network 82801DB PRO/100 VE (MOB) Ethernet
/0/100/1e/a bridge PCI1410 PC card Cardbus Controller
/0/100/1e/b bridge ToPIC100 PCI to Cardbus Bridge wit
/0/100/1f bridge 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface Br
/0/100/1f.1 scsi0 storage 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE Controller
/0/100/1f.1/0 /dev/sda disk 40GB HITACHI_DK23EB-4
/0/100/1f.1/0/1 /dev/sda1 volume 35GiB EXT4 volume
/0/100/1f.1/0/2 /dev/sda2 volume 1610MiB Extended partition
/0/100/1f.1/0/2/5 /dev/sda5 volume 1610MiB Linux swap / Solaris parti
/0/100/1f.1/1 /dev/cdrom disk DVD-ROM SD-R2412
/0/100/1f.5 multimedia 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-
/0/100/1f.6 communication 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-
/0/3 scsi2 storage
/0/3/0.0.0 /dev/sdb disk 2GB U3 Cruzer Micro
/0/3/0.0.0/0 /dev/sdb disk 2GB
/0/3/0.0.0/0/1 /dev/sdb1 volume 991MiB Windows FAT volume
/1 power Lithium Ion Battery
/2 eth1 network Wireless interface

peter b (b1pete) said : #6

....'im not sure if this is how to respond to a new post,'....

A. yes, this is the way except that next time/always pls show also the command that generated the output

...'i have to get the output from my laptop then paste it in a document save it to my usb then transfer it to my desktop, because i have no shift key functionality.'....

A. why don't you connect your laptop eth0 wired interface to the web ? as mentioned in my last post. did you try it ? any particular reason ? what about laptop touchpad ? or use an usb mouse ?

your wireless interface is - see last item on your last post

/2 eth1 network Wireless interface

pls run in a terminal the following cmds and copy/paste their output here as new post. tu.

sudo ifup eth1
sudo iwlist eth1 scan
sudo dhclient eth1

JEFF HEMEKE (rokmonstr9) said : #7

the reason i do this is because the shift key on my lap dosent work, so i cant log into my account with out the @ symbol. i used to use a wireless microsoft keyboard desktop 1000 but i dont know if i can download the software for this. thank you for your time.

rokalotjeff@rokalotjeff-lap:~$ sudo ifup eth1
[sudo] password for rokalotjeff:
Ignoring unknown interface eth1=eth1.
rokalotjeff@rokalotjeff-lap:~$ sudo ifup eth1
Ignoring unknown interface eth1=eth1.
rokalotjeff@rokalotjeff-lap:~$

sudo iwlist eth1 scan
sudo dhclient eth1

rokalotjeff@rokalotjeff-lap:~$ sudo iwlist eth1 scan
eth1 Scan completed :
          Cell 01 - Address: 34:EF:44:A4:1E:81
                    Channel:6
                    Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
                    Quality=70/70 Signal level=-40 dBm
                    Encryption key:on
                    ESSID:"2WIRE115"
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=00000027b60be42e
                    Extra: Last beacon: 208ms ago
                    IE: Unknown: 00083257495245313135
                    IE: Unknown: 010482848B96
                    IE: Unknown: 030106
                    IE: Unknown: 0706555320010B1B

                    IE: Unknown: 2A0100

rokalotjeff@rokalotjeff-lap:~$ sudo dhclient eth1
Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.1.3
Copyright 2004-2009 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit https://www.isc.org/software/dhcp/

Listening on LPF/eth1/00:02:2d:7d:dd:d3
Sending on LPF/eth1/00:02:2d:7d:dd:d3
Sending on Socket/fallback
DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 3
DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 5
DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 5
DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 9
DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 14
DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 9
DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 12
DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 4
No DHCPOFFERS received.
No working leases in persistent database - sleeping.

peter b (b1pete) said : #8

it appears that this pc/laptop is a v new entry on the market. I would recommend to wait after ubuntu maverick 10.10 final release on 10/10/2010. I will sit aside; probably somebody else can provide more information.

JEFF HEMEKE (rokmonstr9) said : #9

o.k. i,ll wait. thanks