Lucid appears to get wifi networking wrong on Sony Vaio PCG-SRX51P/B

Bug #532829 reported by Russel Winder on 2010-03-05
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
wireless-tools (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I did a fresh install of Lucid on this machine (CD-ROM of the 2010-03-05 nightly). Overall the install seems to succeed. There is clearly a problem with the graphics but that is being handled via Bug 288807.

I find that the wired ethernet is working fine.

Wireless ethernet however is failing to connect. I am certain that the access point is working fine and that all appropriate keys are correct. Via ifconfig, I note that the wifi MAC address of teh wifi card is associated with the eth1 device instead of the expected wlan0 device.

I am assuming that this is indicative of a problem?

Russel Winder (russel) wrote :

Sorry I forgot to add. If someone can give me a list of the bits of information needed to investigate this further I will be happy to post that information.

James P. Carter (jpcarter) wrote :

I have changed the package selection to wireless-tools.

affects: ubuntu → wireless-tools (Ubuntu)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in wireless-tools (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Achilles12 (cvg1-cool-man) wrote :

I cannot activate my wi-fi network on my ubuntu 12.04 system. I am attaching the snapshot the activation problem. Please see it.

Achilles12 (cvg1-cool-man) wrote :

Even though I have enabled the wireless through the button available it cannot be activated.

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