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Old 03-27-2006, 06:19 AM   #1
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MADWIFI : warning ... Wireless Extension ...


Hi all.

I have configured the "madwifi-ng" (last version).
When i configure it , I used this site : http://www.madwifi.net/

My system : Redhat EL 4 ES and kernel is 2.6.13
Wireless card is "Aterm WL54AG" wireless card.

After all, I have Warnning message :
Exp, when i use command "iwconfig or iwlist"

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# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

wifi0 no wireless extensions.

Warning: Driver for device ath0 has been compiled with version 18
of Wireless Extension, while this program supports up to version 17.
Some things may be broken...


ath0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"ESSID1"
Mode:Master Frequency:2.432GHz Access Point: 00:0D:02:AB:17:4F
Bit Rate=54Mb/s Tx-Power:16 dBm Sensitivity=0/3
Retryff RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Encryption keyff
Power Managementff
Link Quality=0/94 Signal level=-95 dBm Noise level=-95 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:8522 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

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# iwlist ath0 scanning
Warning: Driver for device ath0 has been compiled with version 18
of Wireless Extension, while this program supports up to version 17.
Some things may be broken...

ath0 No scan results


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But wireless connection and AP ..... all OK.
I understand that, I need to change madwifi driver version, but I do not understand Wireless extension.

How can I solve this problem ?
 
Old 03-27-2006, 08:23 AM   #2
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You get that error when the wireless tools package from your distro and the wireless extensions version in the kernel get out of sync. I'm guessing that you recently upgraded your kernel and that causes this warning. The solution is to either find an updated RPM of the latest wireless tools or to download them from here and compile it yourself. Since you need extensions version 18 support, you'll have to use wireless tools version 28 (which is still in beta) to get this to work.
 
Old 03-27-2006, 11:53 PM   #3
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Thk u for information, Hangdog42

>> I'm guessing that you recently upgraded your kernel and that causes this warning.

PIN PON , ... Yes, I compiled kernel (from 2.6.9-5 to 2.6.13).

After I update wireless tools (wireless tools version 28), warning message is disappeared.
 
  


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