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Old 07-24-2005, 05:32 PM   #1
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madwifi and toshiba A70


I have a problem with my built in wireless on my laptop. i know it works, it has worked on some of the live cd's.
i have madwifi installed

lsmod shows. (greped ath)
ath_pci 51616 0
ath_rate_onoe 6920 1 ath_pci
wlan 103900 3 ath_pci,ath_rate_onoe
ath_hal 146512 2 ath_pci

iwconfig shows
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

ath0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"smiley"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437GHz Access Point: 00:12:17:44:54:35
Bit Rate:11Mb/s Tx-Power:50 dBm Sensitivity=0/3
Retryff RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Encryption keyff
Power Managementff
Link Quality:34/94 Signal level:-61 dBm Noise level:-95 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:17414 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

sit0 no wireless extensions.
note the essid is mine and the mac of the ap is mine. it finds that info.

ifconfig
ath0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:11:F5:0BF:67
inet6 addr: fe80::211:f5ff:fe0b:df67/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:5 errors:192 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:192
TX packets:2 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:199
RX bytes:1260 (1.2 Kb) TX bytes:176 (176.0 b)
Interrupt:11 Memory:e8b00000-e8b10000

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:02:3F8:CC:07
inet addr:192.168.1.144 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::202:3fff:fed8:cc07/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:16 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:13 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:5244 (5.1 Kb) TX bytes:4038 (3.9 Kb)
Interrupt:11 Base address:0xa000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:2 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:100 (100.0 b) TX bytes:100 (100.0 b)

eth0 is hot because i need a connection to post this. if i leave it unpluged it simply dosent show.
if i assign an ip it just shows the ip and still is not connected.
if i dhcpcd it times out.
i can also
iwlist ath0 scan and pick up the 4 ap's that are around me. but still cant connect.
have checked ap and nothing id blocking it. it has full access, as much as i hate to speak the "w" work. its works as it should in winDOHs.
i know it has to be something simple but i appear to be snake bit.
any suggestions?
ty
 
Old 07-26-2005, 11:02 AM   #2
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