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Old 09-24-2006, 04:27 PM   #1
mcmillan
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DWL-G520 adapter won't connect in Arch, works with Slax


I'm having a bit of trouble getting my wireless adapter to work in my Arch install, though it connects fine with a Slax liveCD.

I've installed the madwifi drivers since it's an Atheros chipset. My rc.conf file in Arch says:

Code:
lo="lo 127.0.0.1"
eth0="dhcp"
ath0="dhcp"
INTERFACES=(lo !eth0 ath0)
And /etc/conf/wireless says
Code:
wlan_ath0="ath0 essid Actiontec"
With this setting iwconfig says
Code:
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wifi0 no wireless extensions.

ath0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"Actiontec"
Mode:Managed Channel:0 Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate:0 kb/s Tx-Power:18 dBm Sensitivity=0/3
Retry:off RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:off
Power Management:off
Link Quality=0/94 Signal level=-95 dBm Noise level=-95 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:2052 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

sit0 no wireless extensions.
And iwlist scan doesn't detect anything. And I see a message saying dhcp timed out in the error log. When I set my ip address manually iwconfig looks the same, but now iwlist gives

Code:
ath0 Scan completed :
Cell 01 - Address: 00:0F:B3:24:34:65
ESSID:"ACTIONTEC"
Mode:Master
Frequency:2.412 GHz (Channel 1)
Quality=21/94 Signal level=-74 dBm Noise level=-95 dBm
Encryption key:off
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 22 Mb/s
6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s
36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
Extra:bcn_int=200
Cell 02 - Address: 00:0F:66:40:A2:7E
ESSID:""
Mode:Master
Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
Quality=3/94 Signal level=-92 dBm Noise level=-95 dBm
Encryption key:on
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s
Extra:bcn_int=100
With Slax iwlist scan looks the same.

iwconfig says:
Code:
ath0      IEEE 802.11g  ESSID:"ACTIONTEC"
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.412 GHz  Access Point: 00:0F:B3:24:34:65
          Bit Rate:12 Mb/s   Tx-Power:18 dBm   Sensitivity=0/3
          Retry:off   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=15/94  Signal level=-80 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
Slax has the following ing /etc/rc.d/wireless.conf

Code:
# Wireless LAN adapter configuration
#
# Theory of operation :
#
# The script attempts to match a block of settings to the specific wireless
# card inserted, the *first* block matching the card is used.
# The address format is "hwaddr", with * as a wildcard.
# 'hwaddr' is the unique MAC address identifier of the wireless card.
# The MAC address is usually printed on the card, or can be found via ifconfig.
# Some examples here use only half of the MAC address with a wildcard to
# match a whole family of cards...
#
# All the Wireless specific configuration is done through the Wireless
# Extensions, so we will just call 'iwconfig' with the right parameters
# defined below.
# Of course, you need to have iwconfig installled on your system.
# To download iwconfig, or for more info on Wireless Extensions :
# http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Jean_Tourrilhes/Linux/Tools.html
#
# Note : you don't need to fill all parameters, leave them blank, in most
# cases the driver will initialise itself with sane defaults values or
# automatically figure out the value... And no drivers do support all
# possible settings...
#
# -- This is a modified '/etc/pcmcia/wireless.opts' script --
# -- I added sections for Prism/GT and Atheros based cards --
# -- (supported by the prism54 and madwifi drivers) --
# -- 16/sep/2004 * Eric Hameleers --
#

VERBOSE=1

case "$HWADDR" in

## NOTE : Comment out the following five lines to activate the samples below ...
## --------- START SECTION TO REMOVE -----------
## Pick up any Access Point, should work on most 802.11 cards
*)
INFO="Any ESSID"
ESSID="any"
;;
## ---------- END SECTION TO REMOVE ------------


# Here are a few examples with a few Wireless LANs supported...
# The matching is done on the first 3 bytes of the MAC address

# SMC2835W EZ Connect g 2.4GHz 54 Mbps Wireless Cardbus Adapter
00:04:E2:*)
INFO="SMC2835W EZ Connect g 2.4GHz 54 Mbps Wireless Cardbus Adapter"
# ESSID (extended network name) : My Network, any
ESSID="any"
# NWID/Domain (cell identifier) : 89AB, 100, off
NWID=""
# Operation mode : Ad-Hoc, Managed, Master, Repeater, Secondary, auto
MODE="Managed"
# Frequency or channel : 1, 2, 3 (channel) ; 2.422G, 2.46G (frequency)
FREQ=""
CHANNEL="7"
# Sensitivity (cell size + roaming speed) : 1, 2, 3 ; -70 (dBm)
SENS=""
# Bit rate : auto, 1M, 11M,54M
RATE="auto"
# Encryption key : 4567-89AB-CD, s:password
# Example for 40-bit encryption:
#KEY="883e-aa67-21 [1] key 5501-d0da-87 [2] key 91f5-3368-6b [3] key 2d73-31b7-96 [4]"
# Example for 104-bit encryption (aka 128-bit WEP):
#KEY="d5ad2f05abd048ecf10b1c80c7"
KEY=""
# RTS threshold : off, 500
RTS=""
# Fragmentation threshold : off, 1000
FRAG=""
# Other iwconfig parameters : power off, ap 01:23:45:67:89:AB
IWCONFIG=""
# iwspy parameters : + 01:23:45:67:89:AB
IWSPY=""
# iwpriv parameters : set_port 2, set_histo 50 60
IWPRIV=""
;;

# Multiband Atheros based 802.11a/b/g universal NIC cards
00:05:4E:*)
INFO="Multiband Atheros based 802.11a/b/g universal NIC"
# ESSID (extended network name) : My Network, any
ESSID=""
# Operation mode : Ad-Hoc, Managed, Master, Repeater, Secondary, auto
MODE="Managed"
# Frequency or channel : 1, 2, 3 (channel) ; 2.422G, 2.46G (frequency)
FREQ=""
CHANNEL="7"
# Bit rate : auto, 1M, 11M,54M
RATE="auto"
# Encryption key : 4567-89AB-CD, s:password
# Example for 40-bit encryption:
#KEY="883e-aa67-21 [1] key 5501-d0da-87 [2] key 91f5-3368-6b [3] key 2d73-31b7-96 [4]"
# Example for 104-bit encryption (aka 128-bit WEP):
#KEY="d5ad2f05abd048ecf10b1c80c7"
KEY=""
# Other iwconfig parameters : power off, ap 01:23:45:67:89:AB
IWCONFIG=""
# iwspy parameters : + 01:23:45:67:89:AB
IWSPY=""
# iwpriv parameters : set_port 2, set_histo 50 60
IWPRIV=""
;;

# Lucent Wavelan IEEE (+ Orinoco, RoamAbout and ELSA)
# Note : wvlan_cs driver only, and version 1.0.4+ for encryption support
00:60:1D:*|00:02:2D:*)
INFO="Wavelan IEEE example (Lucent default settings)"
ESSID="Wavelan Network"
MODE="Managed"
#RATE="auto"
KEY="s:secu1"
# To set all four keys, use :
#KEY="s:secu1 [1] key s:secu2 [2] key s:secu3 [3] key s:secu4 [4] key [1]"
# For the RG 1000 Residential Gateway: The ESSID is the identifier on
# the unit, and the default key is the last 5 digits of the same.
#ESSID="084d70"
#KEY="s:84d70"
;;

# Cisco/Aironet 4800/3x0
# Note : MPL driver only (airo/airo_cs), version 1.3 or later
00:40:96:*|00:02:8A:*)
INFO="Cisco/Aironet example (Cisco default settings)"
ESSID="any"
# To set all four ESSID, use iwconfig v21 and the same trick as above
MODE="Managed"
#RATE="11M auto"
#KEY="d5ad2f05abd048ecf10b1c80c7"
KEY="off"
;;

# Samsung MagicLan (+ some other PrismII cards)
# Note : Samsung binary library driver, version 1.20 or later
00:00:F0:*|00:02:78:*)
INFO="Samsung MagicLan example (Samsung default settings)"
ESSID="any"
MODE="Managed"
CHANNEL="4"
RATE="auto"
#KEY="883e-aa67-21 [1] key 5501-d0da-87 [2] key 91f5-3368-6b [3] key 2d73-31b7-96 [4]"
#IWCONFIG="power on"
;;

# Raytheon Raylink/WebGear Aviator2.4
# Note : doesn't work yet, please use for debugging only Sad
00:00:8F:*|00:00:F1:*)
INFO="Raylink/Aviator2.4 example (Aviator default ad-hoc setting)"
ESSID="ADHOC_ESSID"
MODE="Ad-Hoc"
RATE="auto"
IWPRIV="set_framing 1"
;;

# Old Lucent Wavelan
08:00:0E:*)
INFO="Wavelan example (Lucent default settings)"
NWID="0100"
MODE="Ad-Hoc"
FREQ="2.425G"
KEY="off"
;;

# Netwave (Xircom Netwave/Netwave Airsurfer)
00:80:C7:*)
INFO="Netwave example (Netwave default settings)"
NWID="100"
KEY="00"
;;

# Proxim RangeLan2/Symphony (what is the MAC address ???)
XX:XX:XX:*)
INFO="Proxim RangeLan2/Symphony example"
NWID="0"
MODE="Master"
CHANNEL="15"
IWPRIV="setsubchan 1"
;;

# No Wires Needed Swallow 550 and 1100 setting (what is the MAC address ???)
XX:XX:XX:*)
INFO="NWN Swallow example"
ESSID="session"
KEY="0000-0000-00 open"
;;

# Symbol Spectrum24 setting (what is the MAC address ???)
XX:XX:XX:*)
INFO="Symbol Spectrum24 example"
ESSID="Essid string"
;;

# Generic example (decribe all possible settings)
*)
INFO="Fill with your own settings..."
# ESSID (extended network name) : My Network, any
ESSID=""
# NWID/Domain (cell identifier) : 89AB, 100, off
NWID=""
# Operation mode : Ad-Hoc, Managed, Master, Repeater, Secondary, auto
MODE=""
# Frequency or channel : 1, 2, 3 (channel) ; 2.422G, 2.46G (frequency)
FREQ=""
CHANNEL=""
# Sensitivity (cell size + roaming speed) : 1, 2, 3 ; -70 (dBm)
SENS=""
# Bit rate : auto, 1M, 11M
RATE=""
# Encryption key : 4567-89AB-CD, s:password
KEY=""
# RTS threshold : off, 500
RTS=""
# Fragmentation threshold : off, 1000
FRAG=""
# Other iwconfig parameters : power off, ap 01:23:45:67:89:AB
IWCONFIG=""
# iwspy parameters : + 01:23:45:67:89:AB
IWSPY=""
# iwpriv parameters : set_port 2, set_histo 50 60
IWPRIV=""
;;
esac
Anyone have ideas of what's different between the two?
 
  


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