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Old 01-21-2006, 11:01 PM   #1
ap0ll0
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IPv6 issue/dhclient issue


First off, thanks for reading this. I just installed Ubuntu 5.10 on my Compaq Proliant Server (system specs: dual 400 mhz PIIs, 192mb pc 100 ram, 7 4.3gb scsi drives, Riser board with Realtek 8185 wireless G card, ISA Soundblaster card, PCI usb controller.) I was going to use this machine for several different servers, and the first thing I set out to do was to get it on the wireless network. It duals boots with windows 2000 and it works fine with the wireless card. I used the pre-compiled version of NDISwrapper (1.1 I think) and loaded the driver, net8185.inf. It looks fine under NDISwrapper. Ndiswrapper -l says
Code:
 
root@rpcproliant:/etc# ndiswrapper -l
Installed ndis drivers:
net8185 driver present, hardware present
All looks good. I modprobed NDISwrapper, and then did a ndiswrapper -m. Again all looks ok. I went into iwconfig gave it what it needed and all looks good. iwconfig says
Code:
 root@rpcproliant:~# iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

sit0      no wireless extensions.

wlan0     IEEE 802.11b  ESSID:"Cope"
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.437 GHz  Access Point: 00:09:5B:AF:B7:1A
          Bit Rate:11 Mb/s   Tx-Power:20 dBm   Sensitivity=0/3
          RTS thr:2432 B   Fragment thr:2432 B
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality:100/100  Signal level:-63 dBm  Noise level:-256 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
This looks right. From here I should have had to done was to load DHCP, and off it goes. However that was not the case. The feedback from DHClient was
Code:
sit0: unknown hardware address type 776
sit0: unknown hardware address type 776
Listening on LPF/wlan0/00:0e:2e:6d:78:3c
Sending on   LPF/wlan0/00:0e:2e:6d:78:3c
Sending on   Socket/fallback
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 7
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 15
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 18
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 9
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 10
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 2
No DHCPOFFERS received.
No working leases in persistent database - sleeping.
Under ifconfig it looks like it assigned my card a IPv6 ip. I think I need to run rmmod IPv6 first thing on start up but I forgot where the rc file to do that in Ubuntu is...if someone could show me a work around to this it would be nice. I do not think my Netgear Wireless b router can use IPv6 addresses.
 
Old 01-21-2006, 11:45 PM   #2
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Hi.

The 00:0e:2e:6d:78:3c is the MAC address of the card, not an IPv6 address.

What do you get from 'ifconfig'?

Dave
 
Old 01-23-2006, 06:57 PM   #3
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Thanks for pointing that out, but I feel I was not clear enough. I guess it was my mistake to put the result from DHClient right above where I had said that I thought it was the IPv6 protocol. I had looked at ifconfig
Code:
root@rpcproliant:~# ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:50:8B:76:BF:04
          inet addr:172.16.1.50  Bcast:172.16.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::250:8bff:fe76:bf04/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:74 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:42 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:9058 (8.8 KiB)  TX bytes:5700 (5.5 KiB)
          Interrupt:29 Base address:0x2c20

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:37 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:37 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:2800 (2.7 KiB)  TX bytes:2800 (2.7 KiB)

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0E:2E:6D:78:3C
          inet6 addr: fe80::20e:2eff:fe6d:783c/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:67 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:10 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:8536 (8.3 KiB)  TX bytes:2088 (2.0 KiB)
          Memory:c6fffe00-c6fffe24
Wlan0 has an IPv6 address on it as does eth0. eth0 is a static address however. The eth0 connection is obviously fine, since I am on an SSH connection to this machine from my workstation. This is what is in dmesg (Note: I copied most of the list so its somewhat long.)
Code:
 [  212.481309]   Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
[  212.481343]  target1:0:0: tagged command queuing enabled, command queue depth 16.
[  212.481392]  target1:0:0: Beginning Domain Validation
[  212.482229]  target1:0:0: asynchronous.
[  212.489749]  target1:0:0: Domain Validation skipping write tests
[  212.490773]  target1:0:0: FAST-10 SCSI 10.0 MB/s ST (100 ns, offset 15)
[  212.498230]  target1:0:0: Ending Domain Validation
[  212.505036]  target1:0:1: FAST-10 SCSI 10.0 MB/s ST (100 ns, offset 15)
[  212.507665]   Vendor: COMPAQ    Model: ST15150N          Rev: 5216
[  212.507708]   Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
[  212.507741]  target1:0:1: tagged command queuing enabled, command queue depth 16.
[  212.507774]  target1:0:1: Beginning Domain Validation
[  212.508630]  target1:0:1: asynchronous.
[  212.516250]  target1:0:1: Domain Validation skipping write tests
[  212.517251]  target1:0:1: FAST-10 SCSI 10.0 MB/s ST (100 ns, offset 15)
[  212.524669]  target1:0:1: Ending Domain Validation
[  212.531438]  target1:0:2: FAST-10 SCSI 10.0 MB/s ST (100 ns, offset 15)
[  212.534079]   Vendor: COMPAQ    Model: ST15150N          Rev: 5213
[  212.534122]   Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
[  212.534155]  target1:0:2: tagged command queuing enabled, command queue depth 16.
[  212.534188]  target1:0:2: Beginning Domain Validation
[  212.535044]  target1:0:2: asynchronous.
[  212.542737]  target1:0:2: Domain Validation skipping write tests
[  212.543760]  target1:0:2: FAST-10 SCSI 10.0 MB/s ST (100 ns, offset 15)
[  212.551309]  target1:0:2: Ending Domain Validation
[  212.558141]  target1:0:3: FAST-10 SCSI 10.0 MB/s ST (100 ns, offset 15)
[  212.560793]   Vendor: COMPAQ    Model: ST15150N          Rev: 5216
[  212.560835]   Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
[  212.560869]  target1:0:3: tagged command queuing enabled, command queue depth 16.
[  212.560903]  target1:0:3: Beginning Domain Validation
[  212.561759]  target1:0:3: asynchronous.
[  212.569277]  target1:0:3: Domain Validation skipping write tests
[  212.570277]  target1:0:3: FAST-10 SCSI 10.0 MB/s ST (100 ns, offset 15)
[  212.577775]  target1:0:3: Ending Domain Validation
[  212.584537]  target1:0:4: FAST-10 SCSI 10.0 MB/s ST (100 ns, offset 15)
[  212.587166]   Vendor: COMPAQ    Model: ST15150N          Rev: 5216
[  212.587209]   Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
[  212.587242]  target1:0:4: tagged command queuing enabled, command queue depth 16.
[  212.587278]  target1:0:4: Beginning Domain Validation
[  212.588133]  target1:0:4: asynchronous.
[  212.595652]  target1:0:4: Domain Validation skipping write tests
[  212.596653]  target1:0:4: FAST-10 SCSI 10.0 MB/s ST (100 ns, offset 15)
[  212.604172]  target1:0:4: Ending Domain Validation
[  212.610973]  target1:0:5: FAST-10 SCSI 10.0 MB/s ST (100 ns, offset 15)
[  212.613602]   Vendor: COMPAQ    Model: ST15150N          Rev: 5216
[  212.613645]   Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
[  212.613678]  target1:0:5: tagged command queuing enabled, command queue depth 16.
[  212.613730]  target1:0:5: Beginning Domain Validation
[  212.614592]  target1:0:5: asynchronous.
[  212.622188]  target1:0:5: Domain Validation skipping write tests
[  212.623188]  target1:0:5: FAST-10 SCSI 10.0 MB/s ST (100 ns, offset 15)
[  212.630607]  target1:0:5: Ending Domain Validation
[  212.637394]  target1:0:6: FAST-10 SCSI 10.0 MB/s ST (100 ns, offset 15)
[  212.640025]   Vendor: COMPAQ    Model: ST15150N          Rev: 5216
[  212.640068]   Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
[  212.640101]  target1:0:6: tagged command queuing enabled, command queue depth 16.
[  212.640136]  target1:0:6: Beginning Domain Validation
[  212.640993]  target1:0:6: asynchronous.
[  212.648588]  target1:0:6: Domain Validation skipping write tests
[  212.649589]  target1:0:6: FAST-10 SCSI 10.0 MB/s ST (100 ns, offset 15)
[  212.657071]  target1:0:6: Ending Domain Validation
[  213.589930]   Vendor: COMPAQ    Model: PROLIANT 3-7E     Rev: JM14
[  213.589973]   Type:   Processor                          ANSI SCSI revision: 02
[  213.590029]  target1:0:11: Beginning Domain Validation
[  213.590247]  1:0:11:0: phase change 6-7 9@0b34efa0 resid=7.
[  213.591531]  1:0:11:0: phase change 6-7 9@0b34efa0 resid=7.
[  213.592817]  1:0:11:0: phase change 6-7 9@0b34efa0 resid=7.
[  213.594103]  1:0:11:0: phase change 6-7 9@0b34efa0 resid=7.
[  213.595198]  target1:0:11: Ending Domain Validation
[  214.850804] Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00alpha2
[  214.850840] ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
[  214.871202] PIIX4: IDE controller at PCI slot 0000:00:14.1
[  214.871248] PIIX4: chipset revision 1
[  214.871260] PIIX4: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
[  214.871287]     ide0: BM-DMA at 0x2c30-0x2c37, BIOS settings: hda:pio, hdb:pio
[  214.871323] Probing IDE interface ide0...
[  215.544295] hda: COMPAQ CDR-8435, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
[  216.157061] ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
[  216.157443] Probing IDE interface ide1...
[  216.670744] Probing IDE interface ide2...
[  217.217562] Probing IDE interface ide3...
[  217.731324] Probing IDE interface ide4...
[  218.245086] Probing IDE interface ide5...
[  218.786843] hda: ATAPI 32X CD-ROM drive, 128kB Cache
[  218.786869] Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20
[  218.818014] SCSI device sda: 8386000 512-byte hdwr sectors (4294 MB)
[  218.819664] SCSI device sda: drive cache: write through
[  218.820793] SCSI device sda: 8386000 512-byte hdwr sectors (4294 MB)
[  218.822444] SCSI device sda: drive cache: write through
[  218.822459]  /dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0: p1 p2
[  218.831245] Attached scsi disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
[  218.836443] SCSI device sdb: 8386000 512-byte hdwr sectors (4294 MB)
[  218.840458] SCSI device sdb: drive cache: write through
[  218.842961] SCSI device sdb: 8386000 512-byte hdwr sectors (4294 MB)
[  218.846985] SCSI device sdb: drive cache: write through
[  218.847001]  /dev/scsi/host1/bus0/target0/lun0: p1
[  218.857592] Attached scsi disk sdb at scsi1, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
[  218.862787] SCSI device sdc: 8386000 512-byte hdwr sectors (4294 MB)
[  218.866800] SCSI device sdc: drive cache: write through
[  218.869304] SCSI device sdc: 8386000 512-byte hdwr sectors (4294 MB)
[  218.873341] SCSI device sdc: drive cache: write through
[  218.873357]  /dev/scsi/host1/bus0/target1/lun0: p1
[  218.883774] Attached scsi disk sdc at scsi1, channel 0, id 1, lun 0
[  218.888859] SCSI device sdd: 8386000 512-byte hdwr sectors (4294 MB)
[  218.892836] SCSI device sdd: drive cache: write through
[  218.895323] SCSI device sdd: 8386000 512-byte hdwr sectors (4294 MB)
[  218.899341] SCSI device sdd: drive cache: write through
[  218.899357]  /dev/scsi/host1/bus0/target2/lun0: p1 p2 p3
[  218.904239] Attached scsi disk sdd at scsi1, channel 0, id 2, lun 0
[  218.909432] SCSI device sde: 8386000 512-byte hdwr sectors (4294 MB)
[  218.913447] SCSI device sde: drive cache: write through
[  218.915951] SCSI device sde: 8386000 512-byte hdwr sectors (4294 MB)
[  218.919987] SCSI device sde: drive cache: write through
[  218.920003]  /dev/scsi/host1/bus0/target3/lun0: p1
[  218.943034] Attached scsi disk sde at scsi1, channel 0, id 3, lun 0
[  218.948229] SCSI device sdf: 8386000 512-byte hdwr sectors (4294 MB)
[  218.952244] SCSI device sdf: drive cache: write through
[  218.954747] SCSI device sdf: 8386000 512-byte hdwr sectors (4294 MB)
[  218.958784] SCSI device sdf: drive cache: write through
[  218.958799]  /dev/scsi/host1/bus0/target4/lun0:
[  218.970402] Attached scsi disk sdf at scsi1, channel 0, id 4, lun 0
[  218.975619] SCSI device sdg: 8386000 512-byte hdwr sectors (4294 MB)
[  218.979711] SCSI device sdg: drive cache: write through
[  218.982215] SCSI device sdg: 8386000 512-byte hdwr sectors (4294 MB)
[  218.986229] SCSI device sdg: drive cache: write through
[  218.986245]  /dev/scsi/host1/bus0/target5/lun0:
[  219.002815] Attached scsi disk sdg at scsi1, channel 0, id 5, lun 0
[  219.008014] SCSI device sdh: 8386000 512-byte hdwr sectors (4294 MB)
[  219.012069] SCSI device sdh: drive cache: write through
[  219.014571] SCSI device sdh: 8386000 512-byte hdwr sectors (4294 MB)
[  219.018608] SCSI device sdh: drive cache: write through
[  219.018623]  /dev/scsi/host1/bus0/target6/lun0:
[  219.031736] Attached scsi disk sdh at scsi1, channel 0, id 6, lun 0
[  220.488674] Attempting manual resume
[  220.495087] swsusp: Suspend partition has wrong signature?
[  220.650620] ThunderLAN driver v1.15
[  220.653991] TLAN: eth0 irq=29, io=2c20, Compaq Netelligent Integrated 10/100 TX UTP, Rev. 16
[  220.654028] TLAN: 1 device installed, PCI: 1  EISA: 0
[  220.879635] usbcore: registered new driver usbfs
[  220.879780] usbcore: registered new driver hub
[  220.886676] USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v2.2
[  220.886896] PCI: No IRQ known for interrupt pin D of device 0000:00:14.2. Probably buggy MP table.
[  220.886918] uhci_hcd 0000:00:14.2: Found HC with no IRQ.  Check BIOS/PCI 0000:00:14.2 setup!
[  220.887359] uhci_hcd 0000:00:14.2: init 0000:00:14.2 fail, -19
[  224.805032] Attempting manual resume
[  224.818259] swsusp: Suspend partition has wrong signature?
[  224.891683] kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
[  224.891728] EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
[  227.553383] md: md driver 0.90.1 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MD_SB_DISKS=27
[  234.991842] Adding 497972k swap on /dev/sde1.  Priority:-1 extents:1
[  235.236864] EXT3 FS on sdb1, internal journal
[  260.888224] parport0: PC-style at 0x378 [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
[  260.977205] lp0: using parport0 (polling).
[  261.044972] mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
[  261.468657] logips2pp: Detected unknown logitech mouse model 1
[  261.581274] device-mapper: 4.4.0-ioctl (2005-01-12) initialised: dm-devel@redhat.com
[  261.641358] input: PS/2 Logitech Mouse on isa0060/serio1
[  262.333712] ts: Compaq touchscreen protocol output
[  267.736401] kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
[  267.740183] EXT3 FS on sda2, internal journal
[  267.740205] EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
[  267.970214] NTFS driver 2.1.22 [Flags: R/O MODULE].
[  268.067491] NTFS volume version 3.0.
[  268.186530] kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
[  268.191928] EXT3 FS on sdd1, internal journal
[  268.191951] EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
[  268.243204] kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
[  268.250111] EXT3 FS on sdd2, internal journal
[  268.250131] EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
[  272.428840] pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
[  272.454324] shpchp: acpi_shpchprm:get_device PCI ROOT HID fail=0x1001
[  273.572307] piix4_smbus 0000:00:14.3: Found 0000:00:14.3 device
[  273.572350] piix4_smbus 0000:00:14.3: Host SMBus controller not enabled!
[  274.077073] ohci_hcd: 2004 Nov 08 USB 1.1 'Open' Host Controller (OHCI) Driver (PCI)
[  274.797696] ndiswrapper version 1.1 loaded (preempt=no,smp=no)
[  274.926340] ndiswrapper: driver net8185 (Realtek,05/04/2005,5.102.0504.2005) loaded
[  275.098602] ndiswrapper: using irq 19
[  276.466080] wlan0: ndiswrapper ethernet device 00:0e:2e:6d:78:3c using driver net8185, configuration file 10EC:8185.5.conf
[  276.466264] wlan0: encryption modes supported: WEP, WPA with TKIP, WPA with AES/CCMP
[  278.177099] NET: Registered protocol family 17
[  342.473604] TLAN: eth0: Starting autonegotiation.
[  344.478245] TLAN: eth0: Autonegotiation complete.
[  344.582745] TLAN: eth0: Link active
[  369.445248] apm: BIOS not found.
[  371.607050] NET: Registered protocol family 10
[  371.607597] Disabled Privacy Extensions on device c02eb280(lo)
[  371.608649] IPv6 over IPv4 tunneling driver
[  372.236014] Bluetooth: Core ver 2.7
[  372.236045] NET: Registered protocol family 31
[  372.236056] Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
[  372.236094] Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
[  372.348046] Bluetooth: L2CAP ver 2.7
[  372.348064] Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
[  372.423038] Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.5
[  372.423073] Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer initialized
[  372.423110] Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized
[  382.080893] eth0: no IPv6 routers present
[  382.164014] wlan0: no IPv6 routers present
root@rpcproliant:~#
Is it just looking for an IPv6 router? Is this what could be doing it, and how do I disable IPv6 first thing on startup (I know I have to do rmmod IPv6, but I forgot where the startup script for ubuntu is..) All help appreciated. If you need anything else like logs or something let me know.

Ap0ll0
 
Old 01-23-2006, 07:35 PM   #4
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Can you get your wireless running by assigning wlan0 an IP address manually?
 
Old 01-24-2006, 07:48 AM   #5
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The IPv6 address is a link local address and is internally derived from the MAC address by the IPv6 stack. Its perfectly normal and is not being assigned by DHCP. Ignore it, its not going to have any effect on IPv4 operations. You just have a basic Wireless/DHCP problem. Answer ilikejam's question as its a good one. You also don't say what your DHCP server is. If its a Linksys, I've had real trouble with DHCP on the wireless side.

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Old 01-24-2006, 04:05 PM   #6
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The router is a Netgear mr814v2 b router. I know netgear stuff doesn't normally play well with linux(their wireless cards anyway). I guess it could be an issue with the router, but I am inclined to say it may be something with the distro since all my other comps with linux(Mandriva 2005LE on all the others) and windows, can connect fine. As far as using a static IP I remember seeing an option under the config for the router, however, I can't access the config until I get the password from my father, who controls the router, and it maybe a week or so before I get him to let me access it, unfortunately. Will a static IP work if its still in the range of the IPs assigned by the DHCP server? Anyone else know a workaround until I can get on the config for the router and give it a static IP?
 
Old 01-25-2006, 05:49 AM   #7
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Boot into Windows, and see what IP is assigned. Then boot back into Linux, and assign wlan0 the same address.

As for issues with Netgear products, I've never seen any, and my home network is full of Netgear stuff (the NIC in my main Linux box included).

Dave

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Old 01-25-2006, 06:37 AM   #8
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My Netgear router works without a hitch. You don't need to touch the router to test a static IP. Try posting the output of iwscan and iwconfig
 
Old 01-25-2006, 10:50 PM   #9
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I think you all were right about the netgear stuff. It looks as though the router may be fine. The results of iwlist wlan0 scanning say some thing. Iwconfig and Iwlist:
Code:
 root@rpcproliant:~# iwlist wlan0 scanning
wlan0     Scan completed :
          Cell 01 - Address: 00:09:5B:AF:B7:1A
                    ESSID:"Cope"
                    Protocol:IEEE 802.11b
                    Mode:Managed
                    Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
                    Quality:0/100  Signal level:-65 dBm  Noise level:-256 dBm
                    Encryption key:off
                    Bit Rate:1 Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:2 Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:5.5 Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:11 Mb/s
                    Extra:bcn_int=100
                    Extra:atim=0
          Cell 02 - Address: 00:0F:66:C1:A8:D2
                    ESSID:"linksys"
                    Protocol:IEEE 802.11b
                    Mode:Managed
                    Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
                    Quality:0/100  Signal level:-89 dBm  Noise level:-256 dBm
                    Encryption key:off
                    Bit Rate:1 Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:2 Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:5.5 Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:11 Mb/s
                    Extra:bcn_int=100
                    Extra:atim=0
          Cell 03 - Address: 00:09:5B:86:B1:E2
                    ESSID:"NETGEAR"
                    Protocol:IEEE 802.11g
                    Mode:Managed
                    Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
                    Quality:0/100  Signal level:-92 dBm  Noise level:-256 dBm
                    Encryption key:on
                    Bit Rate:1 Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:2 Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:5.5 Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:11 Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:6 Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:12 Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:24 Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:36 Mb/s
                    Extra:bcn_int=100
                    Extra:atim=0

root@rpcproliant:~# iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

wlan0     IEEE 802.11b  ESSID:"Cope"
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.437 GHz  Access Point: 00:09:5B:AF:B7:1A
          Bit Rate:11 Mb/s   Tx-Power:20 dBm   Sensitivity=0/3
          RTS thr:2432 B   Fragment thr:2432 B
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality:100/100  Signal level:-64 dBm  Noise level:-256 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

sit0      no wireless extensions.

root@rpcproliant:~#
I set the Its interesting that my router, "Cope" has 0/100 quality in iwlist and 100/100 in iwconfig. In windows the AP shows up around 70% consistently, and the "NETGEAR" router is my neighbors, as is the "Linksys" router, so it has to scanning somewhat correctly. The card is a cheap CompUSA one, and that may be the issue. I may go ahead and upgrade NDISwrapper to the newest version (1.7 I think) and see if it fixes it up, and I am going to try and put an amplified antenna on the card.

Last edited by ap0ll0; 01-25-2006 at 10:51 PM.
 
Old 01-26-2006, 06:00 AM   #10
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Ignore the quality, thats not right. Look at the signal level -65db looks decent enough to me. I would still try a fixed ip first, less mucking around. Also check the router, they normaly have an option to list Wireless devices they can see.

I would also discuss with your neighbor the risks in not using encryption!
 
Old 01-27-2006, 05:58 PM   #11
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I have it set to a fixed IP, however it does not seem to work. I am about to upgrade NDISwrapper and see what will happen. Thanks for all the help. BTW I do need to convince my father to enable encryption. He has the MAC address filtering on there currently but I think it would be good to throw on a wep.
 
  


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