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Old 11-11-2004, 06:55 PM   #1
mixmastermike
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Making a SMC2532W-B wireless card (prism2 chipset) work with fedora core 2


I am having trouble getting my wireless card to work. I get this far and then it just doesn't work.
For example:


[root@localhost wireless_tools.27]# iwconfig wlan0
wlan0 IEEE 802.11-b ESSID:"tmcwireless" Nickname:"tmcwireless"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437GHz Access Point: 00:01:F4:ED:9C9
Bit Rate:11Mb/s Tx-Power:32 dBm
Retry min limit:8 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Encryption keyff
Link Quality:92/92 Signal level:-40 dBm Noise level:-91 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

[root@localhost wireless_tools.27]# iwconfig wlan0 essid tmcwireless
Error for wireless request "Set ESSID" (8B1A) :
SET failed on device wlan0 ; Operation not supported.
[root@localhost wireless_tools.27]#

Thanks, Mike
 
Old 11-12-2004, 01:40 AM   #2
snecklifter
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Hello mike,

I believe its failed because its already connected. Its got your AP's MAC address, name etc. I think your problem here is just obtaining an IP lease from the server. Try
Code:
dhclient wlan0
It should attempt to get a lease from your Access Point and then you should be in business. If this doesnt work, try bringing up the interface using
Code:
ifconfig wlan0 up
and see what happens
Regards
Chris
 
  


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