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Old 12-08-2004, 07:51 AM   #1
southamptonfc
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need help to make card active & respond to the wireless network


recently, i've install fedora core 1 (version 2.4.22-1.2115 nptl). i intend to use it on myvibm r40 to surf wirelessly in my school.

i'm using a cisco aironet a/b/g cardbus adapter which work fine with win xp.

however, the card don't seems to work in the fedora mode.

it always beep one time after i put the card in.

can anyone guide me in layman term because i'm a newbie as to how to make card active & respond to the wireless network?

thanks in advance.
 
Old 12-08-2004, 11:55 AM   #2
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At a command line run 'iwconfig -a' . This will list out all the wireless devices you have, which should be only one. If nothing shows up then you could have a driver issue.

If the card shows up, then run a second command 'iwlist <wireless adapter> scan'. This should list the access points near you. if nothing comes back then it could mean that your school is not broadcasting the SSID. This isn't bad, you can still get on the network but you have to know the SSID.

Finally, if everything checks out, you'll need to configure the card. Go through the network config utility to do this. It's pretty straight forward.
 
Old 12-08-2004, 08:27 PM   #3
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error while loading shared libraries:libiw.so.27

i run the 'iwconfig' command but it generate 'error while loading shared libraries:libiw.so.27 can't open shared object no such file or directory'.

so i check under '/lib' & found only libiw.so.26 exist. so what do i do next?

do i restall linux-wlan-ng drivers or restall pcmcia-cs or both again? if so what version to take?
 
Old 12-09-2004, 01:56 AM   #4
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first remove your wireless tools rpm and intsall this rpmftp://rpmfind.net/linux/fedora/core/3/i386/os/Fedora/RPMS/wireless-tools-27-0.pre25.2.i386.rpm
and now run "iwconfig "
 
Old 12-09-2004, 07:56 AM   #5
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eth0 no wireless extensions

thanks. now it does recognize that command. however it shows 'l0 no wireless extensions' followed by 'eth0 no wireless extensions' after i run 'iwconfig -a'.

and if i run 'ifconfig -a' then it show a eth0 device that is not having my card mac address.

according to looseCannon, i might have a driver issue. so do i reinstall linux-wlan-ng drivers? if so what version?
 
Old 12-09-2004, 08:45 AM   #6
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iwconfig -a will give you the message "no wireless extensions" for non-wireless devices, like a 10/100/1000 nic. That's normal. You should see eth1 or some other device that does have wireless extensions.

If you aren't seeing this, try tailing /var/log/messages when you insert the card. It may not recognize it if you insert the card Linux is up and running.
 
Old 12-09-2004, 11:40 PM   #7
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card manager [4474] : socket 0 : cardbus hot plug done

i checked one portion showed :

'card manager [4474] : socket 0 : cardbus hot plug done'
'pcmcia : done'
'starting pcmcia : succeeded'

does it mean it's active from the log?
 
  


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