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Old 02-10-2005, 11:14 PM   #1
totenengel
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Question wireless not working on fc3 on dell d600


I am currently trying to finish getting my wireless connection to work in fedora core 3. it's realliy the only thing keeping me from completely doing away with winblows. anyway, I have a Dell Latitude D600 notebook, which is equiped with a Truemobile 1300 wlan card. I have used Ndiswrapper to load my windows drivers, and it works fine, however i can't connect to the internet. I have noticed that on the wlan utility that my router isn't assigning me an ip address. is this something i need to configure in fedora, or do i have to set up my router differently?
 
Old 02-11-2005, 09:33 AM   #2
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Try ifup wlan0 to pull an IP from the router.
To make that permanent, edit the interface script in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts or use the network GUI to specify the interface options.
 
Old 02-11-2005, 11:51 AM   #3
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when i try the ifup wlan0 command I get the following response:

/sbin/ifup: configuration for wlan not found.
Usage: ifup <device name>

Just on a whim i ran dmesg |grep "wlan0" and got this:

divert: allocating divert_blk for wlan0
wlan0: ndiswrapper ethernet device 00:90:4b:7c:e8:ob using driver bcmw15a, configuration file 14e4:4320:1028:0001.5.conf
wlan0: encryption modes supported: WEP, WPA with TKIP, WPA with AES/CCMP


being that i know very little about linux i'm not sure if that helps, but i figured i'd include it since it mentions a configuration file which the ifup command couldn't be found. I have noticed that most connection wizrds don't even show wlan0. any tips are appreciated .

Last edited by totenengel; 02-11-2005 at 11:56 AM.
 
Old 02-11-2005, 12:55 PM   #4
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What's the output of ifconfig -a and iwconfig?

wlan0 is (i think) the default interface designation for ndiswrapper - it always is for me - but that can be overwritten by network scripts or defined differently elsewhere. Your wireless may be running on another interface.
 
Old 02-11-2005, 01:47 PM   #5
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with ifconfig -a i get:
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0F:1F:A2:81:D4
BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Interrupt:11

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:2305 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2305 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:4758322 (4.5 MiB) TX bytes:4758322 (4.5 MiB)

sit0 Link encap:IPv6-in-IPv4
NOARP MTU:1480 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:90:4B:7C:E8:0B
BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:18 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:2395 (2.3 KiB) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Memory:fafee000-fafeffff

with iwconfig i get:

lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

sit0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"linksys"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437GHz Access Point: 00:0C:41:A8:80:32
Bit Rate:11Mb/s Tx-Power:25 dBm
RTS thr:2347 B Fragment thr:2346 B
Encryption key:off
Power Management:off
Link Quality:100/100 Signal level:-78 dBm Noise level:-256 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:4754 Missed beacon:0

I have been able to assign myself an IP address. I have also been able to ping my router, which responds, so i pretty sure i am connecting. I went to the internet connection wizard to se if i could do anything from there, but when i go to make a wireless connection it doesn't seem to recognize my card. It won't let me select wlan0 for my device either.
 
Old 02-11-2005, 03:47 PM   #6
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The driver is loaded and the wireless card is associated with the AP. Good news.

wlan0 is the correct interface. OK, so far.

Try dhclient wlan0 to pull one from the router.

Looking at your error again, it seems that the ndiswrapper installation process did not create the wlan0 entries for the network scripts, You may need to do that by hand. Look at the one for eth0 to get the syntax or copy it to ifcfg-wlan0 and make the changes (if any) that you need to.
 
Old 02-11-2005, 04:30 PM   #7
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Thank you! I am proudly reporting from FC3 that your advice worked!!! Thanx for saving me from Gates!
 
Old 02-11-2005, 05:20 PM   #8
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Glad to have helped. Enjoy.

(You realize that you are now indebted to the Linux and Open Source Software community and must repay the debt by helping others in perpetuity. I probably should have made that clear up front.)

 
Old 02-12-2005, 04:46 AM   #9
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Don't worry, you have already started paying off your debt. When someone else comes along with your laptop, wanting to get their wireless working, they now have an answer.

:P

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