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Old 10-28-2003, 03:34 AM   #1
tznomani
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Unhappy Network Configuration Errors Setting D-Link DW650+ Wireless Card


1. I am using Windows 2000 & Red Hat 9.0, kernel version - 2.4.20-6

2. My Red Hat 9.0 installation is working perfectly. I am not very familiar with the terminal commands.

3. I am trying to install my D-Link DW 650+ Wireless network card.

4. In Windows 2000, using DHCP

5. It shows two devices in Network Configuration:
eth1, nick: eth1, type: ethernet
eth1:1, nick: eth1:1, type: Wireless

6. I changed the modules.conf recently and the hardware in network configuration displays:

acx100sta, type: ethernet, eth0
acx100sta, type: ethernet, eth1

7. The DNS settings displays:
hostname: localhost.localdomain

8. The hosts displays:
127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost

9. When I try to activate the first one (eth1) it gives this error:
Cannot activate network device eth1 !
Determining IP information for eth1.... failed.

10. When I try to activate the second one (eth1:1) it gives these errors:

Cannot activate network device eth1:1 !

SIOCSIFFLAGS: Cannot assign requested address
Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06):
SET failed on device eth1:1; Operation not supported.
Error for wireless request "Set Bit Rate" (8B20):
SET failed on device eth1:1; Invalid Argument
Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A):
SET failed on device eth1:1; Invalid argument "s:".

Determining IP information for eth1:1..... SIOCSIFFLAGS: Cannot assign requested address failed.

11. I have tried this both before and after trying to disable firewalls using: service iptables stop

I have given you all the information I can think of. Please help me I am a complete newbie, so can I get exact info. Thanx for your help.
 
Old 10-28-2003, 05:37 AM   #2
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Do you have dchp installed? If so make sure it's assigned to your wirless card. Also make sure the ESSID is set to the specific WLAN you want to connect to (I had issues with it set to any, which was the default for Mandrake).
How is the wireless network set up? Is there any encryption based authentication? Or is it computername based? Or something else?
Also, are there any proxies involved?
 
Old 10-28-2003, 11:13 AM   #3
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Thanx for your reply. I will give you a specific response tomorrow when I reach my office as to the other things because I am not sure of them. But I am sure of one thing, we are using a proxy server in our company its address is something like 194.xxx.x.xxx I don't have the exact one now.
 
Old 10-28-2003, 03:42 PM   #4
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I'll help as much as I can once you tell me then.
The only reason I know anything about this is I just set up my Wireless laptop at my school, and the schools tech support won't even look at you if you need help with linux
 
Old 10-29-2003, 12:43 AM   #5
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I have a dhclient installed already. When I run "dhclient eth1" it displays the following final messages after it tries to do DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67:

No DHCPOFFERS recieved.
No working leases in persistent database - sleeping.

The ESSID of our network is set to null, so I switched the network configuration to Auto and so now ESSID=""

We use a proxy server, its address is 194.xxx.x.xxx, and we arenot using an encrytion based authentication.
 
Old 10-29-2003, 04:08 AM   #6
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Allright,

When you run iwconfig (may need to be root), what do you get?
Make sure ESSID and Encryption Key are off and you're nickname (hostname) is set correctly if it needs to be.

A strange thing I've noticed is that I can NEVER get my IP by running dhclient eth1, which annoys me as I dislike the wizard I need to use to connect to the network. (It's drakconnect for mandrake, I think it's "redhat-config-network" for redhat, but I can't be sure as I haven't really used redhat for more than a few hours). That should be a GUI anyway, so as you're "not very familiar with the terminal commands". Now that wizard should take care of those errors you mentioned in the first post. If it doesn't, you'll need to run iwconfig. I won't go into the details of that when there's a good man page for it.

Find out if the LAN you're trying to connect to does anything non-default.
If it still doesn't work I'll try to help, but I'm sorry if I'm just telling you things you already know. We're vastly approaching the end of my (limited) knowledge and experience.

Good luck
- cirofren
 
Old 10-29-2003, 04:31 AM   #7
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Just found this thread, should help you.
 
  


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