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Old 09-04-2004, 04:59 AM   #1
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Dell Inspirion 5150 + Fedora Core 2 + True Mobile 1350

Hello, I am having some serious problems with my wireless LAN. I use a Dell True Mobile 2300 router, a Dell True Mobile 1350 wireless PCI card and a Dell Inspirion, PIV 2.8 GH Mobile Processor with 512MB RAM and a GeForce Go 5200 card.

The following inputs generate this commands:


wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"tethealla" Nickname:"localhost.localdomain"
Mode:Auto Frequency:2.412GHz Access Point: D6:A3:99:54:01:66
Bit Rate=54Mb/s Tx-Power:16 dBm
RTS thr=2347 B Fragment thr=2346 B
Encryption keyff
Power Managementff
Link Quality:100/100 Signal level:-57 dBm Noise level:-256 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0F:1F:1D:4E:9D
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
inet6 addr: fe80::20f:1fff:fe1d:4e9d/64 Scope:Link
RX packets:771 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1137 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:5
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:311183 (303.8 Kb) TX bytes:130001 (126.9 Kb)

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
RX packets:1940 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1940 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:2030491 (1.9 Mb) TX bytes:2030491 (1.9 Mb)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:90:96:C4:4A:20
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
inet6 addr: fe80::290:96ff:fec4:4a20/64 Scope:Link
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:3 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:210 (210.0 b)
Interrupt:11 Memory:faffc000-faffdfff

wlan0: no IPv6 routers present
Linux Kernel Card Services
options: [pci] [cardbus] [pm]
PCI: Enabling device 0000:02:04.0 (0000 -> 0002)
Furthermore, the WLAN device shows up in the Network tool under the tab System Settings and has clearly picked up the MAC of the access point. I have enabled the WLAN0 in the System Settings / Security to pass by the firewall as the eth0 device.

I completely lost it. I did everything I read on all forums and it should be working if you look at the command outputs, but still, starting my browser gets me a "HOST UNRESOLVED" error and nothing happens. Also the LED on my True Mobile 2300 wireless station does not blink, indicating there is no traffic between it and my laptop.

What am I doing wrong?
Old 09-05-2004, 06:55 AM   #2
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On a side note, which brands / wireless PCI/PCMIA adapters are 100% Linux compatible out of the box for SuSe/Mandrake/Fedora?

I am desperate enough to buy a new wireless card for this shit.


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