[SOLVED] wifi not working on toshiba portege r705

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[SOLVED] wifi not working on toshiba portege r705

Post by dimebag » 15. Oct 2010, 06:25

Hello again forum. I have a new problem. I just got a new laptop, a Toshiba Portege R705, which has an Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6250 AGN wireless adapter. Salix installed just fine, but my wireless connection is not working, and I assume this is because it does not have the right driver. Upon some research, I think I need iwlwifi6000. Is this available for Salix?
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Re: wifi not working on toshiba portege r705

Post by zAchAry » 15. Oct 2010, 13:48

Please enter these two:

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$ /sbin/lspci | grep Network
$ /sbin/lspci -vnn | grep Network
and post here the outputs. and also please post links to the relevant pages.

My outputs:

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etf[~]$ /sbin/lspci | grep Network
03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01)
etf[~]$ /sbin/lspci -vnn | grep Network
03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 01)
etf[~]$ 
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Re: wifi not working on toshiba portege r705

Post by dimebag » 15. Oct 2010, 16:42

zAchAry,
Here are the outputs for the two commands that you suggested I enter:

/sbin/lspci | grep Network (produced the following)

00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82577LC Gigabit Network Connection (rev 06)
02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation WiMAX/Wifi Link 6050 Series (rev 5f)

/sbin/lspci -vnn | grep Network (produced the following)

00:19.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82577LC Gigabit Network Connection [8086:10eb] (rev 06)
02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation WiMAX/Wifi Link 6050 Series [8086:0087] (rev 5f)
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Re: wifi not working on toshiba portege r705

Post by zAchAry » 15. Oct 2010, 17:52

Links I've found:
http://wiki.debian.org/iwlagn
http://cateee.net/lkddb/web-lkddb/IWLAGN.html
http://www.intellinuxwireless.org/?n=Downloads

http://lists.debian.org/debian-kernel/2 ... 00335.html
http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/foru ... nth=200912
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s ... ion/120799

Packages in the repository:

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etf[~]$ /usr/sbin/slapt-get -se iwlagn
iwlwifi-1000-ucode-128.50.3.1-fw-1 [inst=yes]: iwlwifi-1000-ucode (Intel 1000 wireless microcode)
iwlwifi-5000-ucode-8.24.2.12-fw-1 [inst=yes]: iwlwifi-5000-ucode (Intel 5000 wireless microcode)
iwlwifi-5150-ucode-8.24.2.2-fw-1 [inst=yes]: iwlwifi-5150-ucode (Intel 5150 wireless microcode)
iwlwifi-6000-ucode-9.193.4.1-fw-1 [inst=yes]: iwlwifi-6000-ucode (Intel 6000 wireless microcode)
etf[~]$ 
It is in:

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iwlwifi-6000-ucode-9.193.4.1-fw-1 [inst=yes]: iwlwifi-6000-ucode (Intel 6000 wireless microcode)
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Re: wifi not working on toshiba portege r705

Post by dimebag » 16. Oct 2010, 03:31

zAchAry,
Apparently, I need the iwlwifi-6050 driver, according to the following web link:

http://intellinuxwireless.org/?n=downloads

Hopefully, someone from the Salix team saves the day and can instruct me on what needs to be done. :?
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Re: wifi not working on toshiba portege r705

Post by gapan » 16. Oct 2010, 06:46

Just download the respective tarball, extract the .ucode file in it and put it in your system's /lib/firmware/.
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Re: wifi not working on toshiba portege r705

Post by zAchAry » 16. Oct 2010, 06:57

gapan wrote:Just download the respective tarball, extract the .ucode file in it and put it in your system's /lib/firmware/.
With what? Thunar?

IMHO, it is not matter if the user is a beginner or a professional, it would be most appropriate to submit a command-line to do the wanted action

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# install -m 0644 ./iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode /lib/firmware/
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Re: wifi not working on toshiba portege r705

Post by dimebag » 17. Oct 2010, 03:19

Gapan, thanks for the instructions and the reply! zAchAry, for some reason, the command-line you suggested did not work. I tried to extract the iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode from the package I downloaded from intellinuxwireless.org, and move it to /lib/firmware, but I was met with a message stating I did not have root privileges to execute the action. So I did some research on how to move files from one directory to another using root privileges and found the following command-lines:

sudo mv <file name> <directory>

gksudo thunar

I attempted the former (sudo mv), and got my wireless card working! Here is what I did, step by step, for fellow noobs like myself:

1. Download required package from intellinuxwireless.org (in my case iwlwifi-6050-9.201.4.1.tgz
2. Extract the iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode file from the .tgz to desktop.
3. Open terminal, type: cd Desktop
4. Then type: sudo mv iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode /lib/firmware
5. Exit terminal, verify that the .ucode file is indeed in /lib/firmware directory.
6. Try wifi connection, and verify that it works.

And it did in fact work! Now my wifi connection is up and running and I am super stoked! :D
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Re: [SOLVED] wifi not working on toshiba portege r705

Post by Akuna » 17. Oct 2010, 05:38

Or you could have executed the following command before executing Zachary's one:

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$ su
This would have issued the root password request & you would have then be allowed to run the initial command with root privilege.

Please note the symbol $ at the beginning of my command & the symbol # at the beginning of Zachary's command. Those symbols are actually not part of the command & are not meant to be executed. They only show the status of the user executing the command. # for root, $ for regular user. Those are actually part of the Shell prompt which changes when you switch from regular user to root & vice-versa. When you see these symbols in a how-to or in some forum posts, they are only meant to indicate whether you should execute the piece of code that follows as root or as a regular user.

You will find helpful reading material for Linux beginners here -> http://www.salixos.org/forum/viewtopic. ... 52&start=0
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