[CALUG] wifi stopped working

Anderson Manly andersonmanly at yahoo.com
Sun Dec 4 12:31:17 CST 2005


   You might want to try modprobe-ing again, like you
had to do when you first installed ndiswrapper.


--- John Cunningham <djohngo at gmail.com> wrote:

> IBM Thinkpad T23
> Fedora Core 4, kernel: 2.6.14-1.1637_FC4
> Linksys WPC54Gv2 wifi card
> ndiswrapper 1.5
> I've had wifi working on my notebook for several
> weeks. Last night, I went to
> bed and forgot to shut down. APM put it in some kind
> of hibernation state
> that it would not wake up from the next morning, so
> I had to force it to shut
> down by holding down the power button. When I
> rebooted, eth1 (the wifi nic)
> would not come back up.
> I tried to activate it using neat, I tried "system
> network restart", and I
> tried "ifup eth1." In all cases I receive the "No
> Link Present. Check
> cable?" error messages. I've tried specifying the
> ESSID, and I've
> tried Auto. I've
> deleted and reinstalled the wireless interface from
> neat. I've removed
> and reinstalled
> ndiswrapper, but it doesn't make a difference.
> If I run "iwlist eth1 scan" it gives the correct
> information for my wireless
> access point, and the power light on the card is
> lit. These make me believe
> that it isn't a problem with the nic. The built-in
> ethernet (eth0) works
> fine.
> Does anyone have any advice on next steps to resolve
> this?
> TIA,
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