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Old 11-18-2003, 01:58 PM   #1
labratt
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truemobile 1150 wireless card


hello i have a truemobile 1150 wireless card and i am also a nebie to linux... 2 part question

1. can someone tell me how i can configure this card to work with my wireless router..
2. can someone suggest a good book to buy on red hat 9.0 pro

i need a good book on redhat 9.0 pro becuase i want to get into php programming but i don't know where to start to setup the server settings... thanks

labratt,
 
Old 11-18-2003, 06:33 PM   #2
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The Dell Truemobile 1150 card is extremely well supported in linux. A stock rh9 install should enable pcmcia and install the necessary drivers. If you insert your card, and lights are flashing, then odds are your drivers are properly loaded.

Type "lsmod | grep ds", you should see a line of output that is something like
pcmcia_core 40032 0 [orinoco_cs wvlan_cs ds yenta_socket]

if you see either, or both orinoco_cs or wvlan_cs, your card is working. I've noticed that rh9 will only work with this card when wvlan_cs is loaded, though orinoco_cs SHOULD, work alone (it appears to in slackware 9.1). If you're trying to do WEP or other advanced manuevers, then you'll also want to load orinoco_cs, try "modprobe orinoco_cs".

Once you are sure your drivers are loaded, then simply try "iwconfig". It will list your wireless devices. Odds are it's registered to eth0, or eth1, so type "man iwconfig" to see the various options. You've configured your AP, so I can't tell you all the settings, but I'm guessing it will be something like "iwconfig eth0 essid linksys". Then, you may be running dhcp, or might need to assign the ip staticly. You can do this with ifconfig, or, you should be able to do all of the above through "redhat-config-network", but I personally don't trust the redhat network config tools all that much. You can always go to /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ and edit the scripts manually, which I prefer.

As to your php development, you simply need to look at the config file /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf . That's the config file for apache, and you can set up a webserver from there, it's extremely well commented, or... go to http://httpd.apache.org/docs-2.0/ . Be warned, I believe the implementation of php in redhat 9 is a little old, and if you want to do the most recent php stuff, you'll need to upgrade to rawhide (their next release). You can always get php rpms themselves off one of redhat's mirrors.
 
Old 11-23-2003, 06:34 PM   #3
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Sorry for being noobish, but I see the orinoco_cs loaded using lsmod, but I dont' see wvlan_cs. My problem may be related to this, but I'm not sure. For some sites, I can load fine, like www.yahoo.com and www.google.com, but other sites like when I try to check my yahoo mail doesn't work. It works on my other computers and wireless setups in Windows. I am using Redhat 9 with a Truemobile 1150 PC Card. Anyone know why this happens?

Also.. if I need the wvlan_cs module, how do I make it load? I've done "insmod wvlan_cs" and it seems to load it but it says it's "unused" when I do an lsmod.

Thanks for all the help guys.

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Originally posted by random_one
The Dell Truemobile 1150 card is extremely well supported in linux. A stock rh9 install should enable pcmcia and install the necessary drivers. If you insert your card, and lights are flashing, then odds are your drivers are properly loaded.

Type "lsmod | grep ds", you should see a line of output that is something like
pcmcia_core 40032 0 [orinoco_cs wvlan_cs ds yenta_socket]

if you see either, or both orinoco_cs or wvlan_cs, your card is working. I've noticed that rh9 will only work with this card when wvlan_cs is loaded, though orinoco_cs SHOULD, work alone (it appears to in slackware 9.1). If you're trying to do WEP or other advanced manuevers, then you'll also want to load orinoco_cs, try "modprobe orinoco_cs".

Once you are sure your drivers are loaded, then simply try "iwconfig". It will list your wireless devices. Odds are it's registered to eth0, or eth1, so type "man iwconfig" to see the various options. You've configured your AP, so I can't tell you all the settings, but I'm guessing it will be something like "iwconfig eth0 essid linksys". Then, you may be running dhcp, or might need to assign the ip staticly. You can do this with ifconfig, or, you should be able to do all of the above through "redhat-config-network", but I personally don't trust the redhat network config tools all that much. You can always go to /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ and edit the scripts manually, which I prefer.

As to your php development, you simply need to look at the config file /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf . That's the config file for apache, and you can set up a webserver from there, it's extremely well commented, or... go to http://httpd.apache.org/docs-2.0/ . Be warned, I believe the implementation of php in redhat 9 is a little old, and if you want to do the most recent php stuff, you'll need to upgrade to rawhide (their next release). You can always get php rpms themselves off one of redhat's mirrors.
 
Old 11-23-2003, 06:52 PM   #4
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If you can get to any websites whatsover, then your wireless is working properly. What browser are you using? It sounds to me like you're only having problems with SSL, https, while standard http is fine. You shouldn't need to mess with any drivers, but, you might want to try another browser. Get Mozilla, and Mozilla-nss, they're rpms on the redhat CD, nss is the ssl libraries. This is not a wireless problem, it is probably a browser problem.
 
Old 11-23-2003, 07:37 PM   #5
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I don't think it's anything wrong with the browser or settings because I can the to these sites if I use the regular lan connection. If I use the regular lan connection, everything works perfectly.. it's only when I use the wireless connection that it doesn't get to some sites.

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If you can get to any websites whatsover, then your wireless is working properly. What browser are you using? It sounds to me like you're only having problems with SSL, https, while standard http is fine. You shouldn't need to mess with any drivers, but, you might want to try another browser. Get Mozilla, and Mozilla-nss, they're rpms on the redhat CD, nss is the ssl libraries. This is not a wireless problem, it is probably a browser problem.
 
Old 11-23-2003, 08:06 PM   #6
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Perhaps it is an issue with your wireless access point configuration. If you bought a bundeled ap/router, perhaps you have some ports blocked, or perhaps there is a timeout issues with those particular sites. Http, and https, telnet, ssh, etc. They are all services over http, and ssl packets are no differently formed from standard http. If net works at all with your card, then, tcp is working, and I can concieve no possible reason why a wireless driver would affect https and not http. I would suggest checking your ap configuration, and perhaps present some more verbose errors. Maybe you're running some sort of iptables that stops various outgoing traffic and is blocking the https ports? I sincerely believe that this is unrelated to your wireless driver.
 
Old 11-23-2003, 10:28 PM   #7
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But if my wireless setup works for all my Windows setups, shouldn't it work for my Linux setup? i'm rather stumped on this. Is there something in Redhat 9 that filters wireless packets or something? Also.. is there a way I can switch from the orinoco_cs to wvlan_cs?

Edit:
Ok.. I found something interesting.. I cannot access http://login.yahoo.com, but I can access it's direct ip http://216.109.127.60

And I can access it http://login.yahoo.com from the LAN connection.

Any ideas?

More Edit:
I found this guy had the same problem too.. I will try to email him to find out if he found a solution.
http://lists.samba.org/archive/wireless/msg02490.html

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Perhaps it is an issue with your wireless access point configuration. If you bought a bundeled ap/router, perhaps you have some ports blocked, or perhaps there is a timeout issues with those particular sites. Http, and https, telnet, ssh, etc. They are all services over http, and ssl packets are no differently formed from standard http. If net works at all with your card, then, tcp is working, and I can concieve no possible reason why a wireless driver would affect https and not http. I would suggest checking your ap configuration, and perhaps present some more verbose errors. Maybe you're running some sort of iptables that stops various outgoing traffic and is blocking the https ports? I sincerely believe that this is unrelated to your wireless driver.

Last edited by doggyworld; 11-23-2003 at 11:11 PM.
 
Old 11-24-2003, 12:43 PM   #8
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If wireless works in windows setups, you're right, it should work under linux. I used wireless on my redhat 8 install, and had no problems. I've also briefly run wireless on a redhat 9 install with no problems. Your symtoms seem very odd to me, I can't think of any reason why redhat 9 should be treating wireless any different than redhat 8, and I know that every modern kernel supports your card rather well. Presently I'm running a slackware 9.1 install, and wireless works just fine with only orinoco_cs loaded. You can try loading wvlan_cs by using modprobe wvlan_cs before inserting your wireless card. Also, you could try looking in /etc/pcmcia/config and finding your card and binding the different driver to it. I always felt that needing to use wvlan_cs and orinoco_cs in parallel on rh8 was a bug, so I wouldn't really recomend this. My only other suggestions are, maybe you're losing one of your nameservers when you don't use the ethernet card? Try cat /etc/resolv.conf, and make sure you have enough dns info in there. Redhat might be doing some odd firewalling with iptables, but I find that unlikely. Sorry that I can't be of more help, but your problem does sound rather... unique and somewhat random, and I'm running out of ideas. Good luck with finding a solution from the site you found. Be sure to post it here if you figure things out, I'm really curious.
 
  


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