Trendnet TPL-303E 200Mbps Powerline Utility won't work in KDE Desktop

Asked by Peter Saxon on 2012-10-24

Am using Trendnet TPL-303E 200Mbps Powerline Utility (Using home

electrical wiring system), setup on a Windows XP machine in room

1.
Problem: On a 2nd room computer, using Ubuntu v12 + KDE 4

Desktop, Unable to connect to Internet through the following

setup using Ubuntu v12 + KDE 4 Desktop. (This system works

perfectly in WinXP Pro – same computer). The plugged-in utility 3

lights are all on in Linux.

ACTUAL SETTINGS of TrendNet Utility:
Web Login name: my email
Web Pass: bumpalot

Network Name: HomePlugAV
Network Password: SVWY-MM1W-WKPH-UNBC
MAC ID: 0014D17B1087

Network Name: HomePlugAV
Network Password: AXZM-EOUY-XPON-BFHF
MAC ID: 0014D17B1088

I tried to download files from Windows XP & copy them to Linux:

- faifa_0.2~svn64-1_amd64.deb, (which strongly suggests to use a

package manager like aptitude or synaptic to download and install

packages),so no luck there.

 - Downloaded Faifa tool, but it also requires other files to be

downloaded, which obviously I cannot accomplish.

The only Network Manager I have installed is a Ubuntu version

that obviously is not working properly.

I would appreciate any suggestions re Powerline utility or a KDE

Network Manager if that would help (would have to be downloaded in WinXP, & be self installing without Internet access).

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2012-10-27

what is the output of:

sudo lshw -C network; lsb_release -a; uname -a

Thanks

Peter Saxon (bumpysax-w) said : #2

bumpy@bumpyputer:~$ sudo lshw -C network; lsb_release -a; uname -a
[sudo] password for bumpy:
  *-network
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
       vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: 03
       serial: 00:14:d1:7b:10:88
       size: 100Mbit/s
       capacity: 1Gbit/s
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=full firmware=rtl_nic/rtl8168d-2.fw ip=169.254.7.16 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=MII speed=100Mbit/s
       resources: irq:18 ioport:d800(size=256) memory:fafff000-faffffff memory:faff8000-faffbfff memory:feaf0000-feafffff
  *-network
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
       vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
       physical id: 6
       bus info: pci@0000:03:06.0
       logical name: eth1
       version: 10
       serial: 00:48:54:6e:f4:e6
       size: 10Mbit/s
       capacity: 100Mbit/s
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=8139too driverversion=0.9.28 duplex=half latency=64 link=no maxlatency=64 mingnt=32 multicast=yes port=MII speed=10Mbit/s
       resources: irq:10 ioport:e800(size=256) memory:febffc00-febffcff
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise
Linux bumpyputer 3.2.0-31-generic #50-Ubuntu SMP Fri Sep 7 16:16:45 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
bumpy@bumpyputer:~$

*** Bumpalot note: product: RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
       vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. is disabled by me
Active network is RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller

Seems to be ok but you are failing DHCP, hence the 169.254.0.0/16 address. If you run:

sudo dhclient eth0

Do you get a DHCP response?

Peter Saxon (bumpysax-w) said : #4

No respnse

Peter Saxon (bumpysax-w) said : #5

Here are some results that may/may not be relevant:
bumpy@bumpyputer:~/Downloads/Network Manager Files/kwlan extraction$ ./configure
checking build system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
checking host system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
checking target system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking for -p flag to install... yes
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
/bin/bash: /home/bumpy/Downloads/Network: No such file or directory
configure: WARNING: `missing' script is too old or missing
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking for kde-config... not found
configure: error: The important program kde-config was not found!
Please check whether you installed KDE correctly.

bumpy@bumpyputer:~$ uname -a
Linux bumpyputer 3.2.0-31-generic #50-Ubuntu SMP Fri Sep 7 16:16:45 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
bumpy@bumpyputer:~$

bumpy@bumpyputer:~$ sudo pon dsl-provider
The file /etc/ppp/peers/dsl-provider does not exist. Please create it or use
a command line argument to use another file in the /etc/ppp/peers/ directory.

bumpy@bumpyputer:~$ sudo pppoeconf
[sudo] password for bumpy:
Interface eth0 has MTU of 80 -- should be 1500.
You may have serious connection problems.

bumpy@bumpyputer:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS880 Host Bridge
00:02.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (ext gfx port 0)
00:0a.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780/RS880 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 5)
00:11.0 SATA controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 SATA Controller [IDE mode]
00:12.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:12.1 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0 USB OHCI1 Controller
00:12.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
00:13.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:13.1 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0 USB OHCI1 Controller
00:13.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
00:14.0 SMBus: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 3c)
00:14.1 IDE interface: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 IDE Controller
00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host controller
00:14.4 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
00:14.5 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI2 Controller
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor HyperTransport Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Miscellaneous Control
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Link Control
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF116 [GeForce GTX 550 Ti] (rev a1)
01:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation GF116 High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 03)
03:06.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)

bumpy@bumpyputer:~$ ifdown eth0
ifdown: failed to open statefile /run/network/ifstate: Permission denied

bumpy@bumpyputer:~$ ifup eth0
ifup: failed to open statefile /run/network/ifstate: Permission denied

bumpy@bumpyputer:/$ cd etc/init.d/dhcp
bash: cd: etc/init.d/dhcp: No such file or directory

bumpy@bumpyputer:/$ cd etc/dhcpd.conf
bash: cd: etc/dhcpd.conf: No such file or directory

bumpy@bumpyputer:/$ man dhcpd
No manual entry for dhcpd

bumpy@bumpyputer:/$ man dhcpd.conf
No manual entry for dhcpd.confbumpy@bumpyputer:/$

bumpy@bumpyputer:/$ lspci -k
00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS880 Host Bridge
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 83a2
00:02.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (ext gfx port 0)
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport
        Kernel modules: shpchp
00:0a.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780/RS880 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 5)
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport
        Kernel modules: shpchp
00:11.0 SATA controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 SATA Controller [IDE mode]
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. M4A785TD Motherboard
        Kernel driver in use: ahci
00:12.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 8389
        Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
00:12.1 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0 USB OHCI1 Controller
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 8389
        Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
00:12.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 8389
        Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
00:13.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 8389
        Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
00:13.1 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0 USB OHCI1 Controller
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 8389
        Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
00:13.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 8389
        Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
00:14.0 SMBus: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 3c)
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. M4A785TD Motherboard
        Kernel modules: sp5100_tco, i2c-piix4
00:14.1 IDE interface: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 IDE Controller
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 8389
        Kernel driver in use: pata_atiixp
        Kernel modules: pata_atiixp
00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. M4A785TD Motherboard
        Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
        Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
00:14.3 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host controller
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 8389
00:14.4 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
00:14.5 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI2 Controller
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 8389
        Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor HyperTransport Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor DRAM Controller
        Kernel modules: amd64_edac_mod
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Miscellaneous Control
        Kernel driver in use: k10temp
        Kernel modules: k10temp
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Link Control
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF116 [GeForce GTX 550 Ti] (rev a1)
        Subsystem: Device 196e:089c
        Kernel driver in use: nvidia
        Kernel modules: nvidia_current_updates, nouveau, nvidiafb
01:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation GF116 High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)
        Subsystem: Device 196e:089c
        Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
        Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 03)
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. M4A785TD Motherboard
        Kernel driver in use: r8169
        Kernel modules: r8169
03:06.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
        Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
        Kernel driver in use: 8139too
        Kernel modules: 8139too, 8139cp

bumpy@bumpyputer:/$ modinfo shpchp
filename: /lib/modules/3.2.0-31-generic/kernel/drivers/pci/hotplug/shpchp.ko
license: GPL
description: Standard Hot Plug PCI Controller Driver
author: Dan Zink <email address hidden>, Greg Kroah-Hartman <email address hidden>, Dely Sy <email address hidden>
srcversion: 3894D2FE37874E951D446E1
alias: pci:v*d*sv*sd*bc06sc04i00*
depends:
intree: Y
vermagic: 3.2.0-31-generic SMP mod_unload modversions
parm: shpchp_debug:Debugging mode enabled or not (bool)
parm: shpchp_poll_mode:Using polling mechanism for hot-plug events or not (bool)
parm: shpchp_poll_time:Polling mechanism frequency, in seconds (int)

bumpy@bumpyputer:/$ lspci | grep -i net
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 03)
03:06.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
bumpy@bumpyputer:/$
bumpy@bumpyputer:/$ iwconfig wlan0
wlan0 No such device

bumpy@bumpyputer:/$ lsmod | grep iwlwifiIf iwlwifi
grep: iwlwifi: No such file or directory

bumpy@bumpyputer:/$ cd etc/modprobe.d/iwlwifi.conf
bash: cd: etc/modprobe.d/iwlwifi.conf: No such file or directory

bumpy@bumpyputer:/$ lsmod | grep iwlwifiIf iwlwifi
grep: iwlwifi: No such file or directory

bumpy@bumpyputer:/$ cd etc/resolv.conf
bash: cd: etc/resolv.conf: Not a directory

Excerpt from a Forum:
"Most Linux systems come with the BIND system – a well-known implementation of DNS."
Would this help??

Peter Saxon (bumpysax-w) said : #6

Is thyere any other type of Powerline Utility available? Have searched the net but NONE mention Linux!

Peter Saxon (bumpysax-w) said : #8

bumpy@bumpyputer:~$ sudo cp /usr/bin/kde4-config /usr/bin/kde-config
[sudo] password for bumpy:
bumpy@bumpyputer:~$

bumpy@bumpyputer:~$ cd /usr/bin
bumpy@bumpyputer:/usr/bin$ ln -s kde4-config kde-config
ln: failed to create symbolic link `kde-config': File exists

bumpy@bumpyputer:/usr/bin$ dir kde*
kde4 kdedoc kdemangen.pl
kde4-config kde_generate_export_header kde-mv
kde4-menu kdeinit4 kde-open
kdebugdialog kdeinit4_shutdown kdepasswd
kde-config kdeinit4_wrapper kdesudo
kde-cp kdekillall kde-systemsettings-tree.py
kded4 kdelnk2desktop.py
bumpy@bumpyputer:/usr/bin$

Am at a loss as to what is happening here! Hope you can make sense of this!

Does it now compile ok?

Peter Saxon (bumpysax-w) said : #10

NO. I think this is a waste of yor's & my time. I am wiping my drive & installing KUBUNTU 12.04.1.
Thanks for your time.