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Thanks to all the posts here, I finally got my madwifi working with a DWL-G650 PCMCIA card.
However, I am still stuck on one point for which I couldn't find a post.
I'm using ad-hoc mode (to a Win2K station, I have no AP) and it works ONLY if I set the MODE parameter in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ath0 to be empty (ie. MODE=). When booting up, iwconfig ath0 shows me MODE=managed and the card didn't receive an IP address from my ICS DHCP server. I then manually change iwconfig mode ad-hoc and ifup ath0 and receive properly IP and DNS info from my DHCP server.
When I want this to happen automatically, ie. by setting MODE=ad-hoc in ifcfg-ath0, it doesn't work and I never get an IP address, even when trying to manually ifup ath0...
Does anybody have an idea where the error can be ?
No. There is a know problem whereby the station becomes desynchronised from the network. Fixing it is very low on Sam's priority list, and there is nothing to stop someone else working on it if it's a problem in the driver.
Thanks but no that doesn't help. The Madwifi FAQ you refer too is outdated on some points including ad-hoc. I know it works as you long as you keep both cards on 11b rather than 11g because it works for me... it's just the auto-start part that doesn't seem to be working...