first off I am using the ndiswrapper method, which appears to me that it is running right now. I have the wifi network monitor built into gnome running, which tells me N/A, and when I type in the loaddriver command wifi and four little red dots appear. So to me that tells me its loaded. When I boot, eth0 (wired) and eth1 (wireless) both boot up to ok, unless the eth0 doesn't have a cable plugged in. Other than that nothing seems to look wrong. I type in vi /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1 to edit that... here it is...
I figured that was all I needed... I moved onto the iwconfig and get this...
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
eth1 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:""
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462GHz Bit Rate=54Mb/s Tx-Power:16 dBm
RTS thr=2347 B Fragment thr=2346 B
Link Quality:0 Signal level:246 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
in order for me to change anything with a command like:
iwconfig eth1 essid tribefans
it must be set to mode: Ad-Hoc. Managed will not let me change anything. This is what I get....
I tried typing ifup eth1 and got this error...
Error for wireless request "Set Frequency" (8B04) :
SET failed on device eth1 ; No such device.
Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A) :
SET failed on device eth1 ; Operation not permitted.
Determining IP information for eth1... failed; no link present. Check cable?
I am like 15 feet away from my wireless router...
and now.... I'm stuck...
My lan setup is based on WIN XP ICS. The router is not DHCP, The "Server" is the dhcp. If I hook up eth0 linux works like a charm.
I have no idea what to do now... I've searched and couldn't find anything that seemed to help.... Any ideas??? Thanks!!