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#1 2021-07-21 11:43:25

Registered: 2020-04-01
Posts: 28

connect to wifi



I try to launch lithium 2.1 live on a Lenovo Edge et on a IBM R40 (this is a very old laptop).  I could not connect to the web (neither WiFi nor cable RJ45).

So I did stop and did not install anything.

(I am working with a Lenovo v320 + BL - I think Lithium 2.0).

Can you help me ?



#2 2021-07-21 15:52:26

From: Saskatchewan, Canada
Registered: 2017-06-27
Posts: 87

Re: connect to wifi

First of all, please make sure there is no hardware switch to turn on.  I have a little LED thing that sometimes toggles to "off".  Next, there are few things to diagnose.

Post the outputs of these things that follow, and this will start to help to diagnose for you. There will be driver no doubt for your card.  I know the diagnostic steps, someone will help if you need to find a driver for the card. These things are almost always solvable.

In a console

$ lspci

and look for a line like what I get:

10:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 4965 AG or AGN [Kedron] Network Connection (rev 61)

This tells us that your wireless card is seen by the system.
Then you can do it again with the number before the Network controller, for me it is 10:00.0

$ lspci -vv -s 10:00.0

which will give you additional details, including what driver is used for the card.  I get

10:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 4965 AG or AGN [Kedron] Network Connection (rev 61)
	Subsystem: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 4965 AG or AGN [Kedron] Network Connection
	Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx+
	Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
	Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
	Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 30
	Region 0: Memory at e4000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: iwl4965
	Kernel modules: iwl4965

Next use modinfo and the driver, for me, it is

 $ modinfo iwl4965

I get

filename:       /lib/modules/4.9.0-13-686-pae/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/intel/iwlegacy/iwl4965.ko
firmware:       iwlwifi-4965-2.ucode
alias:          iwl4965
license:        GPL
author:         Copyright(c) 2003-2011 Intel Corporation <>
version:        in-tree:
description:    Intel(R) Wireless WiFi 4965 driver for Linux
srcversion:     B6B7C39190B5179F05CEC97
alias:          pci:v00008086d00004230sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v00008086d00004229sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
depends:        iwlegacy,mac80211,cfg80211
retpoline:      Y
intree:         Y
vermagic:       4.9.0-13-686-pae SMP mod_unload modversions 686 
parm:           swcrypto:using crypto in software (default 0 [hardware]) (int)
parm:           queues_num:number of hw queues. (int)
parm:           11n_disable:disable 11n functionality (int)
parm:           amsdu_size_8K:enable 8K amsdu size (default 0 [disabled]) (int)
parm:           fw_restart:restart firmware in case of error (int)

Post the outputs of all of it for your card, and that will be a good start to solving the problem.

Last edited by trilobite (2021-07-21 15:54:01)

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#3 2021-07-23 12:06:34

Registered: 2015-09-29
Posts: 5,554

Re: connect to wifi

Give to COVAX! Here or here. (explanation)


#4 2021-07-25 17:25:26

Registered: 2020-04-01
Posts: 28

Re: connect to wifi

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Hello ohnonot : seriously I dont understand what you mean.

Hello trilobite,

I did not find any hardware switch.

Here the output of modinfo iwlwifi

filename:       /lib/modules/4.8.0-53-generic/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/intel/iwlwifi/iwlwifi.ko
license:        GPL
author:         Copyright(c) 2003- 2015 Intel Corporation <>
description:    Intel(R) Wireless WiFi driver for Linux
firmware:       iwlwifi-100-5.ucode
firmware:       iwlwifi-1000-5.ucode
firmware:       iwlwifi-135-6.ucode
firmware:       iwlwifi-105-6.ucode
firmware:       iwlwifi-2030-6.ucode
firmware:       iwlwifi-2000-6.ucode
firmware:       iwlwifi-5150-2.ucode
firmware:       iwlwifi-5000-5.ucode
firmware:       iwlwifi-6000g2b-IWL6000G2B_UCODE_API_MAX.ucode
firmware:       iwlwifi-6000g2a-6.ucode
firmware:       iwlwifi-6050-5.ucode
firmware:       iwlwifi-6000-6.ucode
firmware:       iwlwifi-7265D-24.ucode
firmware:       iwlwifi-7265-17.ucode
firmware:       iwlwifi-3168-24.ucode
firmware:       iwlwifi-3160-17.ucode
firmware:       iwlwifi-7260-17.ucode
firmware:       iwlwifi-8265-24.ucode
firmware:       iwlwifi-8000C--24.ucode
firmware:       iwlwifi-9260-th-a0-lc-a0--24.ucode
firmware:       iwlwifi-9260-th-a0-jf-a0--24.ucode
firmware:       iwlwifi-9000-pu-a0-lc-a0--24.ucode
firmware:       iwlwifi-Qu-a0-jf-b0--24.ucode
srcversion:     E7651FD3D9AF45F96CD8B2E
alias:          pci:v00008086d00002720sv*sd00000A10bc*sc*i*

here I cut all the aliases

depends:        cfg80211
intree:         Y
vermagic:       4.8.0-53-generic SMP mod_unload modversions 
parm:           swcrypto:using crypto in software (default 0 [hardware]) (int)
parm:           11n_disable:disable 11n functionality, bitmap: 1: full, 2: disable agg TX, 4: disable agg RX, 8 enable agg TX (uint)
parm:           amsdu_size:amsdu size 0: 12K for multi Rx queue devices, 4K for other devices 1:4K 2:8K 3:12K (default 0) (int)
parm:           fw_restart:restart firmware in case of error (default true) (bool)
parm:           antenna_coupling:specify antenna coupling in dB (default: 0 dB) (int)
parm:           nvm_file:NVM file name (charp)
parm:           d0i3_disable:disable d0i3 functionality (default: Y) (bool)
parm:           lar_disable:disable LAR functionality (default: N) (bool)
parm:           uapsd_disable:disable U-APSD functionality bitmap 1: BSS 2: P2P Client (default: 3) (uint)
parm:           bt_coex_active:enable wifi/bt co-exist (default: enable) (bool)
parm:           led_mode:0=system default, 1=On(RF On)/Off(RF Off), 2=blinking, 3=Off (default: 0) (int)
parm:           power_save:enable WiFi power management (default: disable) (bool)
parm:           power_level:default power save level (range from 1 - 5, default: 1) (int)
parm:           fw_monitor:firmware monitor - to debug FW (default: false - needs lots of memory) (bool)
parm:           d0i3_timeout:Timeout to D0i3 entry when idle (ms) (uint)
parm:           disable_11ac:Disable VHT capabilities (default: false) (bool)

Last edited by damo (2021-07-26 07:12:31)


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