Can't connect with DHCP or Static IP
I finally got around to getting my Hawking wireless PCI card working. It uses the rt2500 drivers, and it seems to be working fine.
Kismet displays my AP. However I'm not able to connect to it by any means so far.
Here's what I've tried in my /etc/network/interfaces file:
# For static
iface eth-wifi inet static
# For DHCP - I either use static or DHCP - not both at the same time.
iface eth-wifi inet dhcp
# Then these settings
pre-up ifconfig eth-wifi up
pre-up iwconfig eth-wifi essid MyESSID
Please note, I am on channel 6, and my essid is correct. My static IP is in range. I am also hooked into the (Linksys WRT54G v8) router via ethernet, so I can configure it as I test. For simplicity's sake, I have disabled encryption until I can actually connect.
When I do ifup eth-wifi, it pulls the card up but receives no DHCPOFFERs. When I use static IP, and try to ping 192.168.1.1, it says "destination host unreachable".
ifconfig and iwconfig both show the card up, and as I said, I can see networks with Kismet. Just can't connect. So this leads me to believe that the card is fine, but I'm just doing the networking part wrong.