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Old 06-22-2005, 11:40 PM   #16
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Somebody else had similar situation.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=335804

Although you are not this stage yet, this thread helps next step.

I also asked this penguin (MDK user) to give you some help.
 
Old 06-23-2005, 01:04 AM   #17
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I also had problems seeing the cardbus slot on my Toshiba A60 Laptop.

I found the following solution somewhere in the ether...

Add:
setpci -s 0:14.4 SUBORDINATE_BUS=0A
to rc.pcmcia


Then you should see you card with lspci; For me it is a Ralink wireless

bash-3.00# lspci -tv
-[00]-+-00.0 ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device cab3
+-01.0-[01]----05.0 ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4437
+-13.0 ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4347
+-13.1 ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4348
+-13.2 ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4345
+-14.0 ATI Technologies Inc ATI SMBus
+-14.1 ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4349
+-14.3 ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 434c
+-14.4-[02-0a]--+-[03]---00.0 RaLink: Unknown device 0201
| \-[02]-+-06.0 Texas Instruments PCI1410 PC card Cardbus Controller
| +-07.0 Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
| \-0a.0 Texas Instruments TSB43AB21 IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
+-14.5 ATI Technologies Inc SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
\-14.6 ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 434d
 
Old 06-23-2005, 04:53 AM   #18
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OK so i typed -

setpci -s 0:14.4 SUBORDINATE_BUS=0A

at the prompt and then plugged the card back in and it was then shown in iwconfig as :
ath0 IEEE 802.11 ESSID:"" Nickname:"192.168.1.110"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.442 GHz Access Point: FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF
Bit Rate:1 Mb/s Tx-Power:50 dBm Sensitivity=0/3
Retryff RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Encryption keyff
Power Managementff
Link Quality=0/94 Signal level=-95 dBm Noise level=-95 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

Where is rc.pcmcia?? and where in the file do I add the line?

Also although the card is connected I can't seem to connect to my network using it even though it sees the network in the GUI, I have set the router to have no security on wireless and to accept g+b but still no joy.


Thanks
Malc
 
Old 06-23-2005, 08:04 AM   #19
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#1 location of rc.pcmica

It depends on your configuration. (distro)

Go /etc, look for directory rc, rc.d or init.d

or
Code:
find /etc -name rc.pcmcia -print
#2 Follow command line (no GUI), which is found the other thread I mentioned. You will see more informative message. I guess "ifconfig ath0 up" or setup dhcp or static IP part have not been done.

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Old 06-23-2005, 08:21 AM   #20
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Thanks for that, I found the file pcmcia in /etc/rc.d/innit.d and added the command to the end of the file, when I rebooted it has worked. But I still can't connect to my network? What can I do now?

Thanks for all your help so far!!


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Old 06-23-2005, 08:37 AM   #21
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#1. stay on command line.

#2. if "ifconfig" fails to detect ath0, do "ifconfig ath0 up" (should be no error, if error post them)

#2.5 iwconfig ath0 essid "your setting"
#2.5 may need some other lines, depends on your setting

#3 setup DHCP or static IP through ath0. static one is something like "ifconfig ath0 your-information", DHCP depends on your system, "dhcpcd" or "dhclient" check these. if dhclient "dhclient ath0" or "dhclient" would do. I forgot how to do dhcpcd.

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Old 06-23-2005, 09:10 AM   #22
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Thanks,

When I enter ifconfig ath0 192.168.1.101 the card starts flashing away nicely and I can ping the router at 192.168.1.1 but if I try to connect to the network in the gui it just doesn't and then I can no longer ping the router, I tried to set up DHCP instead but it just goes round in a loop like this -
Listening on LPF/ath0/00:11:95:17:8c:99
Sending on LPF/ath0/00:11:95:17:8c:99
Sending on Socket/fallback
DHCPDISCOVER on ath0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 6
DHCPOFFER from 192.168.1.1
DHCPREQUEST on ath0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
DHCPACK from 192.168.1.1
/sbin/dhclient-script: configuration for ath0 not found.
dhclient.c(2050): null pointer
DHCPDECLINE on ath0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
DHCPDISCOVER on ath0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 6
DHCPOFFER from 192.168.1.1
DHCPREQUEST on ath0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
DHCPACK from 192.168.1.1
/sbin/dhclient-script: configuration for ath0 not found.
dhclient.c(2050): null pointer
DHCPDECLINE on ath0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67

We must be getting close if I can ping the router!! lol

Malc
 
Old 06-23-2005, 09:15 AM   #23
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also when I enter ifconfig ath0 I get :

ifconfig ath0
ath0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:11:95:17:8C:99
inet addr:192.168.1.101 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::211:95ff:fe17:8c99/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:27 errors:9 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:9
TX packets:23 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:199
RX bytes:6990 (6.8 Kb) TX bytes:4684 (4.5 Kb)
Interrupt:19 Memory:cccc0000-cccd0000

Is there something wrong with the Bcast address of 192.168.1.255?? Or is that right? Shouldn't it be the same as the static IP I set as 192.168.1.101?

Thanks
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Old 06-23-2005, 09:37 AM   #24
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Ok,

#1. Bcast is is taken care of DHPC host. so I assume it is ok.

#2. I guess everthing is ok, as both TX and RX packets exist, this means that packets went out and came in.
what happens "lynx www.linuxquestions.org"? If this connects LQ. you are connected.
 
Old 06-23-2005, 09:42 AM   #25
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No it just says:

lynx www.linuxquestions.org

Looking up www.linuxquestions.org first
Looking up www.linuxquestions.org.com, guessing...
Looking up www.linuxquestions.org.edu, guessing...
Looking up www.linuxquestions.org.net, guessing...
Looking up www.linuxquestions.org.org, guessing...
Can't Access `file://localhost/home/drone/www.linuxquestions.org'
Alert!: Unable to access document.

lynx: Can't access startfile


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Old 06-23-2005, 09:56 AM   #26
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Ok, I was wrong. Something is not quite right.

#1. Can you pull off ether cable and reboot? so that eth0 is dead. make sure that "ifconfig" does not detect eth0. If exists, kill it "ifconfig eth0 down"

#2. If dhcp program is running, kill it.

#3 set up ath0, (ifconfig ath0 up) then set connection as you do with eth0 (do NOT do both static and DHCP, do only ONE of them.)

#4 check "ifconfig" and make sure ath0 looks correct.

#5 lynx www.linuxquestions.org
 
Old 06-23-2005, 12:08 PM   #27
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WIRELESS INTERNET AT LAST!!!

Right, I pulled the ether cable and cheated by setting the DHCP in the GUI and set it to do it on boot, when I rebooted the eth0 failed and the ath0 was enabled.
I now have access to the net/router!! I have had the encryption disabled on the router though and would like to switch WPA pre-shared key back on, i've tried but had no joy. Do I need other software for this?

Also I know the card is automatically connected to my router when I boot up now, but how can I actively select different networks when i'm on the move?


Thanks

Malc
 
Old 06-23-2005, 01:32 PM   #28
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How nice!




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I have had the encryption disabled on the router though and would like to switch WPA pre-shared key back on, i've tried but had no joy. Do I need other software for this?

Also I know the card is automatically connected to my router when I boot up now, but how can I actively select different networks when i'm on the move?
These two questions, I have not figured out. Could you post when you find any sort of clue?

welcome to flying penguin world
 
Old 06-23-2005, 01:40 PM   #29
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Thanks for all your help!! I think i'll post another thread to ask these questions and see if anyone can drop some hints.......


Thanks again.

Malc
 
  


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