can't find network

Live forum: http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/viewtopic.php?t=4399

hjwold

01-11-2007 15:14:48

Hi. I am new to Linux and I have been trying to get my wireless network card to work for a while now but I still cannot connect to any networks or even see them with $/sbin/iwlist scanning. I downloaded the latest CVS and followed the instructions in the README. I was able to compile and install with no problems. When this didn't work I followed the instructions in TESTING.

debug
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Nov 1 14:52:25 localhost kernel: Entering add_active_range(0, 0, 229359) 0 entries of 256 used
Nov 1 14:52:25 localhost kernel: On node 0 totalpages: 229359
Nov 1 14:52:25 localhost kernel: DMA zone: 32 pages used for memmap
Nov 1 14:52:25 localhost kernel: DMA zone: 0 pages reserved
Nov 1 14:52:25 localhost kernel: DMA zone: 4064 pages, LIFO batch:0
Nov 1 14:52:25 localhost kernel: Normal zone: 1759 pages used for memmap
Nov 1 14:52:25 localhost kernel: Normal zone: 223504 pages, LIFO batch:31
Nov 1 14:52:25 localhost kernel: HighMem zone: 0 pages used for memmap
Nov 1 14:52:25 localhost kernel: Movable zone: 0 pages used for memmap
Nov 1 14:52:25 localhost kernel: ACPI: Local APIC address 0xfee00000
Nov 1 14:52:25 localhost kernel: ACPI: IRQ0 used by override.
Nov 1 14:52:25 localhost kernel: ACPI: IRQ2 used by override.
Nov 1 14:52:25 localhost kernel: ACPI: IRQ9 used by override.
Nov 1 14:52:25 localhost kernel: mapped APIC to ffffb000 (fee00000)
Nov 1 14:52:25 localhost kernel: mapped IOAPIC to ffffa000 (fec00000)
Nov 1 14:52:25 localhost kernel: SELinux: Starting in permissive mode
Nov 1 14:52:25 localhost kernel: CPU: After generic identify, caps: 078bfbff c3d3fbff 00000000 00000000 00000001 00000000 00000001 00000000
Nov 1 14:52:25 localhost kernel: CPU: After all inits, caps: 078bf3ff c3d3fbff 00000000 00000410 00000001 00000000 00000001 00000000
Nov 1 14:52:25 localhost kernel: sizeof(vma)=84 bytes
Nov 1 14:52:25 localhost kernel: sizeof(page)=32 bytes
Nov 1 14:52:25 localhost kernel: sizeof(inode)=336 bytes
Nov 1 14:52:25 localhost kernel: sizeof(dentry)=132 bytes
Nov 1 14:52:25 localhost kernel: sizeof(ext3inode)=488 bytes
Nov 1 14:52:25 localhost kernel: sizeof(buffer_head)=56 bytes
Nov 1 14:52:25 localhost kernel: sizeof(skbuff)=180 bytes
Nov 1 14:52:25 localhost kernel: sizeof(task_struct)=1552 bytes
Nov 1 14:52:25 localhost kernel: ACPI: EC: Look up EC in DSDT
Nov 1 14:52:25 localhost kernel: ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0._PRT]
Nov 1 14:52:25 localhost kernel: ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.GFX_._PRT]
Nov 1 14:52:25 localhost kernel: ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.PE2P._PRT]
Nov 1 14:52:25 localhost kernel: PCI: Cannot allocate resource region 0 of device 0000:00:11.0
Nov 1 14:52:25 localhost kernel: PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:10.0 to 64
Nov 1 14:52:25 localhost kernel: PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:19.0 to 64
Nov 1 14:52:26 localhost kernel: SELinux: Registering netfilter hooks
Nov 1 14:52:26 localhost kernel: Boot video device is 0000:01:05.0
Nov 1 14:52:27 localhost kernel: ohci_hcd: 2006 August 04 USB 1.1 'Open' Host Controller (OHCI) Driver
Nov 1 14:52:29 localhost kernel: libata version 2.21 loaded.
Nov 1 14:52:29 localhost kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00
Nov 1 14:52:29 localhost kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00
Nov 1 14:52:30 localhost kernel: security: 3 users, 6 roles, 1855 types, 86 bools, 1 sens, 1024 cats
Nov 1 14:52:30 localhost kernel: security: 61 classes, 70892 rules
Nov 1 14:52:30 localhost kernel: SELinux: Completing initialization.
Nov 1 14:52:30 localhost kernel: SELinux: Setting up existing superblocks.
Nov 1 14:52:30 localhost kernel: SELinux: initialized (dev dm-0, type ext3), uses xattr
Nov 1 14:52:30 localhost kernel: SELinux: initialized (dev usbfs, type usbfs), uses genfs_contexts
Nov 1 14:52:30 localhost kernel: SELinux: initialized (dev tmpfs, type tmpfs), uses transition SIDs
Nov 1 14:52:30 localhost kernel: SELinux: initialized (dev debugfs, type debugfs), uses genfs_contexts
Nov 1 14:52:30 localhost kernel: SELinux: initialized (dev selinuxfs, type selinuxfs), uses genfs_contexts
Nov 1 14:52:30 localhost kernel: SELinux: initialized (dev mqueue, type mqueue), uses transition SIDs
Nov 1 14:52:30 localhost kernel: SELinux: initialized (dev hugetlbfs, type hugetlbfs), uses genfs_contexts
Nov 1 14:52:30 localhost kernel: SELinux: initialized (dev devpts, type devpts), uses transition SIDs
Nov 1 14:52:30 localhost kernel: SELinux: initialized (dev inotifyfs, type inotifyfs), uses genfs_contexts
Nov 1 14:52:30 localhost kernel: SELinux: initialized (dev tmpfs, type tmpfs), uses transition SIDs
Nov 1 14:52:30 localhost kernel: SELinux: initialized (dev futexfs, type futexfs), uses genfs_contexts
Nov 1 14:52:30 localhost kernel: SELinux: initialized (dev anon_inodefs, type anon_inodefs), uses genfs_contexts
Nov 1 14:52:30 localhost kernel: SELinux: initialized (dev pipefs, type pipefs), uses task SIDs
Nov 1 14:52:30 localhost kernel: SELinux: initialized (dev sockfs, type sockfs), uses task SIDs
Nov 1 14:52:30 localhost kernel: SELinux: initialized (dev cpuset, type cpuset), uses genfs_contexts
Nov 1 14:52:30 localhost kernel: SELinux: initialized (dev proc, type proc), uses genfs_contexts
Nov 1 14:52:30 localhost kernel: SELinux: initialized (dev bdev, type bdev), uses genfs_contexts
Nov 1 14:52:30 localhost kernel: SELinux: initialized (dev rootfs, type rootfs), uses genfs_contexts
Nov 1 14:52:30 localhost kernel: SELinux: initialized (dev sysfs, type sysfs), uses genfs_contexts
Nov 1 14:52:30 localhost kernel: sr 1:0:0:0: Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0
Nov 1 14:52:31 localhost kernel: PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:11.0 to 64
Nov 1 14:52:31 localhost kernel: phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'simple'
Nov 1 14:52:31 localhost kernel: SELinux: initialized (dev ramfs, type ramfs), uses genfs_contexts
Nov 1 14:52:31 localhost kernel: SELinux: initialized (dev sda1, type ext3), uses xattr
Nov 1 14:52:31 localhost kernel: SELinux: initialized (dev tmpfs, type tmpfs), uses transition SIDs
Nov 1 14:52:31 localhost kernel: SELinux: initialized (dev binfmt_misc, type binfmt_misc), uses genfs_contexts
Nov 1 14:52:31 localhost kernel: SELinux: initialized (dev rpc_pipefs, type rpc_pipefs), uses genfs_contexts
Nov 1 14:52:31 localhost kernel: SELinux: initialized (dev autofs, type autofs), uses genfs_contexts
Nov 1 14:52:31 localhost last message repeated 2 times
Nov 1 14:52:31 localhost kernel: eth0: no IPv6 routers present
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Module details
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[hjwold@localhost Module]$ /sbin/modinfo rt2500.ko
filename: rt2500.ko
license: GPL
description: Ralink RT2500 802.11g WLAN driver 1.1.0 CVS 2007110108
author: http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com
alias: pci:v00001814d00000201sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
depends:
vermagic: 2.6.23.1-10.fc7 SMP mod_unload 686 4KSTACKS
parm: debug:Debug mask: n selects filter, 0 for none (int)
parm: ifname:Network device name (default ra%d) (charp)
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Kernel details
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[hjwold@localhost Module]$ uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.23.1-10.fc7 #1 SMP Fri Oct 19 15:39:08 EDT 2007 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
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Network adapter Billionton 802.11b/g Mini-PCI Wireless LAN adapter
http//support.packardbell.com/no/item/ ... 8702530237

Thanks for any help!

Henry

Spy84464

03-11-2007 15:42:22

Hello,
There's nothing relevant to rt2500 in the debug trace you posted. How did you configure the card? Are you far from any access point? What is your distribution?

Regards,
Romain

hjwold

04-11-2007 11:46:08

Distribution Fedora core 7

iwconfig
wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID""
ModeManaged Channel0 Access Point Not-Associated
Tx-Power=0 dBm
Retry min limit7 RTS throff Fragment thr=2346 B
Link Quality0 Signal level0 Noise level0
Rx invalid nwid0 Rx invalid crypt0 Rx invalid frag0
Tx excessive retries0 Invalid misc0 Missed beacon0

I am close to an access point, but I can't connect when I configure my card accordingly. Shouldn't I be able to scan for access points without configuring?

hjwold

04-11-2007 13:27:08

Everything runs perfectly now. The problem was the rt2500pci module that was interfering.

Thanks for the help!