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Old 07-23-2004, 04:30 PM   #1
xiral
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iwconfig shows no wirless extension


hello!

i'm running my notebook with suse 9.1 and have a texas instruments pcmcia wlan card. yast2 correctly installed the pcmcia card and i could configure the card with the essid and the other wlan things without a problem. now if i'm typing "iwconfig" as su in the console the output is:
#lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
sit0 no wireless extensions.

now i'm some kind of confused...why can i configure the wlan card in yast2 but i doesn't see it in the iwconfig output. ohh...and network through the wlan card...doesn't work either.

does someone know where or what i have to change something?

sincerely xiral
 
Old 07-23-2004, 05:03 PM   #2
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What kind of card is it? Model/version number?
 
Old 07-23-2004, 05:27 PM   #3
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You need to download the wireless extensions. I forgot the website, just google it. You can also upgrade your kernel to 2.6.7 which has the extensions built in.
 
Old 07-23-2004, 05:31 PM   #4
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thx...for your reply

@prissed
yeah good question...i recevied the card without manual or other description...
YAST shows the card as a:

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS ACX 100 22Mbps Wireless Interface

@bluntman:
which keywords for a google search.../me is having o idea


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Old 07-23-2004, 05:38 PM   #5
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Try this: http://www.houseofcraig.net/acx100_howto.php
 
Old 07-24-2004, 06:06 AM   #6
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thank you for your link! but i think my problem has something to do with the firmware and section in craigs tutorial doesn´t help me.

when i type tail -f /var/log/messages and i insert the pcmcia wlan card i recive this output:
Code:
Jul 24 11:53:53 xemxijo kernel: PCI: Enabling device 0000:06:00.0 (0000 -> 0003)
Jul 24 11:53:53 xemxijo kernel: PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:06:00.0 to 64
Jul 24 11:53:53 xemxijo kernel: Found ACX100-based wireless network card, phymem1:0x10c10000, phymem2:0x10c00000, irq:11, mem1:0xd09f9000, mem1_size:4096, mem2:0xd0b4b000, mem2_size:65536 compiled with wireless extensions v16
Jul 24 11:53:53 xemxijo kernel: acx100_probe_pci: using acx100 io resource adresses (size: 96)
Jul 24 11:53:53 xemxijo kernel: hw_unavailable = 1
Jul 24 11:53:53 xemxijo kernel: acx100_probe_pci: EEPROM card ID string check found non-standard card ID: this is a DrayTek Vigor 520, no??
Jul 24 11:53:53 xemxijo kernel: reset hw_unavailable++
Jul 24 11:53:53 xemxijo kernel: acx100_reset_mac: enable soft reset...
Jul 24 11:53:53 xemxijo kernel: acx100_reset_mac: disable soft reset and go to init mode...
Jul 24 11:53:53 xemxijo kernel: ERROR: no directory for firmware file specified, ABORTING. Make sure to set module parameter 'firmware_dir'! (specified as absolute path!)
Jul 24 11:53:53 xemxijo kernel: acx100_reset_dev: Failed to upload firmware to the ACX100
Jul 24 11:53:53 xemxijo kernel: acx100_probe_pci: TI acx100_pci: MAC initialize failure!
Jul 24 11:53:53 xemxijo kernel: acx100_pci: probe of 0000:06:00.0 failed with error -5
i highlighted the part, which i think is my problem. now my question is where and how can i tell the kernel to search after the firmware. And my 2nd question is where can i found a standard acx100 firmware, because i doesn´t know the manufactor of the card?

sincerely xiral
 
  


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