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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:36 am    Post subject: Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 problems Reply with quote

Hello Forum.

I am running into a problem very much like this particular thread:

http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-844925-highlight-centrino+ultimate.html

My machine boots quickly, X is brillian and the regular ethernet works fine.

I am however running into a brick wall trying to get the wireless card working.

Here is from my kernel:

http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-844925-highlight-centrino+ultimate.html

jdewberr-lnx dev # grep IWL /usr/src/linux/.config
CONFIG_IWLWIFI=m
# CONFIG_IWLWIFI_DEBUG is not set
# CONFIG_IWLWIFI_DEVICE_TRACING is not set
# CONFIG_IWLWIFI_P2P is not set
# CONFIG_IWLWIFI_EXPERIMENTAL_MFP is not set
CONFIG_IWLEGACY=m
CONFIG_IWL4965=m
CONFIG_IWL3945=m
# CONFIG_IWLEGACY_DEBUG is not set


Here's the wireless NIC:

jdewberr-lnx dev # lspci | grep -i cent
03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 (rev 3e)

I am not too skilled at wpa_supplicant, I leverage wicd to get my WLAN circutis working for me. Any tips on wpa_supplicant configs would be grealy appreciated, I'm doing some googling and reading to get a basic wpa=psk wpa_supplicant.conf file cooked up.

I'm looking for tips and assistance in troubleshooting this one. I'm very much a Gentoo novice, but it flat out works better than anything else I've used and I don't want to run any of the *buntu distros.

Thanks in advance,

Joe
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

run
Code:
emerge linux-firmware pciutils
modprobe -r iwlwifi
modprobe iwlwifi
lspci -k
does the output show that your wireless card have a driver in use?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jdewberr-lnx ~ # emerge linux-firmware pciutils
Calculating dependencies... done!
[ebuild R ] sys-apps/pciutils-3.1.9-r1
[ebuild N ] sys-kernel/linux-firmware-20120719 USE="-savedconfig"
[blocks B ] sys-firmware/iwl6000-ucode ("sys-firmware/iwl6000-ucode" is blocking sys-kernel/linux-firmware-20120719)

* Error: The above package list contains packages which cannot be
* installed at the same time on the same system.

(sys-firmware/iwl6000-ucode-9.221.4.1::gentoo, installed) pulled in by
sys-firmware/iwl6000-ucode required by @selected

(sys-kernel/linux-firmware-20120719::gentoo, ebuild scheduled for merge) pulled in by
linux-firmware

I did the

modprobe -r iwlwifi
modprobe iwlwifi

here's the lspci -k

03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 (rev 3e)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 3x3 AGN
Kernel driver in use: iwlwifi
Kernel modules: iwlwifi

applicable to my wlan0 card
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you had emerged the firmware separately - thus the blockage - no problem
Code:
emerge wireless-tools
iwlist scan
says ?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jdewberr@jdewberr-lnx:~ $ eix wireless-tools
[I] net-wireless/wireless-tools
Available versions: 29 ~29-r1 ~30_pre9 {{linguas_cs linguas_fr multicall nls}}
Installed versions: 29(14:43:34 09/10/12)(nls -multicall)
Homepage: http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Jean_Tourrilhes/Linux/Tools.html
Description: A collection of tools to configure IEEE 802.11 wireless LAN cards


jdewberr@jdewberr-lnx:~ $


I PM'd you on the

iwlist scan
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the nic scans

I just use straight up gentoo networking on desktop, so

references

http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/Wicd
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=4&chap=4
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am getting some success with wicd now. Basic WPA-PSK circuits work fine.

There's one SSID I need to get squared away. Oddly enough, it's peap-gtc and wicd won't save the criteria for the SSID.

Thanks for the help...it's going well so far!

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