Wireless NIC Kaput !!! [SOLVED]

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Wireless NIC Kaput !!! [SOLVED]

Postby R_Head » 18 Feb 2016, 22:06

Ok, where do I start....

My mum in law have been doing all the updates on Mageia 5. She never rebooted for the new Kernels to take place. I rebooted on the latest update. The problem that she had and still have is the Laptop seems to recognize the Wireless NIC but is not able to detect any wireless routers.

Says that is connecting and fails.

This is where my talent runs out; not sure where to start took. Removed the NIC, cleaned contacts and reseated, just in case. Removed and readded via MCC. Seems to find it but looks like is turned off. Checked the WiFi on/off button, cannot turn off, looks like is stuck at the on position.
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Re: Wireless NIC Kaput !!!

Postby viking60 » 19 Feb 2016, 00:42

Does

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netstat -an

Indicate "CONNECTED" ?
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Re: Wireless NIC Kaput !!!

Postby R_Head » 19 Feb 2016, 02:30

Long list and all says connected.

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Re: Wireless NIC Kaput !!!

Postby viking60 » 19 Feb 2016, 09:32

OK let us optimistically move on - how about:

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traceroute -I bjoernvold.com

(You need to be root)
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Re: Wireless NIC Kaput !!!

Postby R_Head » 19 Feb 2016, 21:43

What the duce????

"bash: traceroute: command not found"

Looking for man files...

"No manual entry for traceroute"

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Re: Wireless NIC Kaput !!!

Postby viking60 » 20 Feb 2016, 14:48

Ah caramba - it is not there by default so you need to install it.
But I guess you cannot if your network is fubared.. :think:

What happens if you simply ping bjoernvold.com?

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ping bjoernvold.com
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Re: Wireless NIC Kaput !!!

Postby R_Head » 20 Feb 2016, 17:39

I can use the RJ45 connector, no issues there. I cannot join any WiFi, cannot see any of them.

Feels like the NIC is there without the RF transmission or like been away from any WiFi.

Here is a new thing... I can use the RJ45 connection, can go in the world. No able to update via MCC; error message comes up.

I think is a series of updates without reboothing.
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Re: Wireless NIC Kaput !!!

Postby viking60 » 22 Feb 2016, 09:49

Lets check your "card" with

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lspci -k
or even better with

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inxi -n

Then lets check the interface with:

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ip link

If you see your wifi interface there then do a

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ip link set wlan0 up
(where "wlanO" is the interface that you found)

....Stopping there for now if we still are out of luck we will check the Kernel messages for firmware being loaded....
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Re: Wireless NIC Kaput !!!

Postby R_Head » 23 Feb 2016, 02:09

Deleted and reloaded the OS. Nothing important so is ok to load from scratch and the OS is up to date.

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[[email protected] yyy]$ su
Password:
[[email protected] yyy]# lspci -k
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub (rev 07)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 360b
        Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 360b
        Kernel driver in use: i915
        Kernel modules: i915
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 360b
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 360b
        Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
        Kernel modules: uhci_hcd
00:1a.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 360b
        Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd                                         
        Kernel modules: uhci_hcd                                               
00:1a.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 (rev 03)                                                                 
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 360b                         
        Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd                                         
        Kernel modules: uhci_hcd                                               
00:1a.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)                                                                 
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 360b                         
        Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci                                         
        Kernel modules: ehci_pci                                               
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 360b
        Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
        Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport
        Kernel modules: shpchp
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport
        Kernel modules: shpchp
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 360b
        Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
        Kernel modules: uhci_hcd
00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 360b
        Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
        Kernel modules: uhci_hcd
00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 360b
        Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
        Kernel modules: uhci_hcd
00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 360b
        Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
        Kernel modules: ehci_pci
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 93)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation ICH9M LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 360b
        Kernel driver in use: lpc_ich
        Kernel modules: lpc_ich
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801IBM/IEM (ICH9M/ICH9M-E) 4 port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 03)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 360b
        Kernel driver in use: ahci
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 360b
        Kernel driver in use: i801_smbus
        Kernel modules: i2c_i801
00:1f.6 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) Thermal Subsystem (rev 03)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 360b
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 02)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 360b
        Kernel driver in use: r8169
        Kernel modules: r8169
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company AR5BXB63 (Foxconn) 802.11bg Mini PCIe NIC
        Kernel driver in use: ath5k
        Kernel modules: ath5k
[[email protected] yyy]# inxi -n
bash: inxi: command not found
[[email protected] yyy]# ip link
1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN mode DEFAULT group default
    link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
2: enp1s0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc fq_codel state UP mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1000
    link/ether 00:1d:72:75:20:0b brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
3: wls1: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 qdisc mq state DOWN mode DORMANT group default qlen 1000
    link/ether 00:23:4d:0f:db:7e brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
[[email protected] yyy]# ip link set wlan0 up
Cannot find device "wlan0"
[[email protected] yyy]#

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Re: Wireless NIC Kaput !!!

Postby R_Head » 28 Feb 2016, 14:32

Ran the command

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echo "blacklist_wmi" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-mga.conf


Rebooted the system

Ran this command

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rfkill list all
0: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN
        Soft blocked: no
        Hard blocked: no
1: phy0: Wireless LAN
        Soft blocked: no
        Hard blocked: no


Using the control network configuration GUI all available networks shows up.


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