This is starting to be an old problem for me, my wireless connection is not working since the kernel reduced the stack to 4kb (or something like that
Now I fresh installed fedora 9 (with new hopes) and when I ifup wlan0 it sais:
Error, some other host already uses address 192.168.1.4
and I know there is no other.
I asumed that it might be already up and tried:
# iwlist wlan0 scanning
wlan0 Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down
the output of iwconfig is:
# iwconfig wlan0
wlan0 IEEE 802.11 ESSID:"home_li"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr=2352 B
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 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
my hardware is an acer aspire 5610z laptop with a Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
short history of the problem:
-back in the days of fedora 7 it worked
-after the kernel upgrade it stoped working giving an error message "set failed on device wlan0 ; Operation not supported"
-tried all kind of stuff to bring it up and finally there was no err, I could see the AP but had no ping
-current status is the one described above
any ideas guys?