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#1 2013-05-18 21:06:30

jheath
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From: FL
Registered: 2013-05-18
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Wheezy No Network Connection

I got a new computer to replace and olf Dell M1330. I bought a Dell Inspiron with the Celeron setup. Crunchbang is my prefered distro and I have a problem. I have no network connection at all. No ethernet or wifi. I did have network connect after the first day of install, now nothing. I know it is not my router or service because Windows 8 has great connection. The computer has the Realtek RTL8101E amd Atheros AR9485. I understand there was a problem with this hardware in the last version aswell. While I had connection I attempted to do a kernel update; I never got past the initial install of fakeroot. Any help is appreciated.

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#2 2013-05-19 15:56:20

xaos52
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Re: Wheezy No Network Connection

sudo dpkg -i <path-to-the-downloaded deb file>

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#3 2013-05-19 19:38:45

jheath
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Re: Wheezy No Network Connection

That is allowing me to connect, but the connection is very slow despite having full bars. Wired connection still has nothing.

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#4 2013-05-20 07:58:49

xaos52
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Re: Wheezy No Network Connection

Post

dmesg

output please.

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#5 2013-05-22 22:35:24

jheath
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Re: Wheezy No Network Connection

Last edited by jheath (2013-05-22 22:39:24)

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#6 2013-05-23 10:00:31

xaos52
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Re: Wheezy No Network Connection

Nothing out of the ordinary in the info you posted.
Post output of

lspci -knn | grep -EiA2 'net'
lsmod | grep -Ei 'r816|ath'
sudo ifconfig -a
sudo iwconfig

please.

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#7 2013-05-24 16:53:11

jheath
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Re: Wheezy No Network Connection

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#8 2013-05-24 17:58:47

xaos52
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Re: Wheezy No Network Connection

Wireless looks OK.
Have you tried the wired connection? Everything looks in place.

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#9 2013-05-28 20:15:11

jheath
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Re: Wheezy No Network Connection

Just tried wired and I have zero connection. With wireless I technically have connection. I used speedtest.net to test. I have an average download speed of .37Mbps and upload of 8.83Mbps.

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#10 2013-05-28 21:04:00

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Re: Wheezy No Network Connection

sudo geany /etc/modprobe.d/ath9.conf

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#11 2013-06-21 01:08:22

jeepee
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Re: Wheezy No Network Connection

Hey jheath, any luck on this?  I am actually thinking about purchasing an Inspiron 3521, which I think is the same system you've been trying to get to work if the output above is correct, and want to be sure I can throw crunchbang on there as soon as it arrives wink

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#12 2013-07-02 00:59:25

jeepee
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Re: Wheezy No Network Connection

Ok so, I just wanted to post an update, for anyone else that comes across this thread.

I did go ahead and get a Dell Inspiron 3521, and I had issues with getting the network up and going.  xaos52, your advice about installing the realtek firmware got wired working just fine, but I continued to have issues with the wireless.  The wireless had worked fine while booting a live USB with Ubuntu on it, but that was a newer kernel, so I compiled 3.9 with no luck yesterday afternoon.  But thankfully, the 3.10 released yesterday works just fine.

So, for a simple answer for a Inspiron 3521, install the newest kernel, problem (seemingly) solved wink

Thanks for your help guys, and in case anyone needs it, here's the output to the commands requested above...

:~$ lspci -knn | grep -EiA2 'net';
01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 05)
	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0597] 
	Kernel driver in use: r8169
02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter [168c:0036] (rev 01)
	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:020c]
	Kernel driver in use: ath9k

:~$ lsmod | grep -Ei 'r816|ath';
ath9k                 157135  0 
ath9k_common           13859  1 ath9k
ath9k_hw              431507  2 ath9k_common,ath9k
ath                    24123  3 ath9k_common,ath9k,ath9k_hw
mac80211              624025  1 ath9k
ath3k                  12968  0 
cfg80211              499487  3 ath,ath9k,mac80211
bluetooth             253156  25 bnep,ath3k,btusb,rfcomm
r8169                  68812  0 

:~$ sudo ifconfig -a;
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 74:86:7a:15:00:74  
          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)

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:65536  Metric:1
          RX packets:286 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:286 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:23268 (22.7 KiB)  TX bytes:23268 (22.7 KiB)

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 1c:3e:84:bf:9f:65  
          inet addr:192.168.1.13  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::1e3e:84ff:febf:9f65/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:59191 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:48851 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:65623777 (62.5 MiB)  TX bytes:25836887 (24.6 MiB)

:~$ sudo iwconfig;
eth0      no wireless extensions.

lo        no wireless extensions.

wlan0     IEEE 802.11bgn  ESSID:"GoTeamVenture"  
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.437 GHz  Access Point: 00:7F:28:DB:D0:09   
          Bit Rate=54 Mb/s   Tx-Power=16 dBm   
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:on
          Link Quality=70/70  Signal level=-29 dBm  
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:93   Missed beacon:0

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