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Old 07-15-2003, 10:11 PM   #1
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Mandrake 9.1 and Linksys WiFi card


Today I finally got my dual boot Windows XP and Mandrake 9.1 system working. Unfortunately, I can't seem to get on the internet in Linux.

I ran netconf to try and configure my connection, but to no avail.

I have a Linksys PCMCIA WiFi card (802.11b) Model Number: WPC11.

I tried disabling my WEP key, but that didn't help. I still get the same message when typing my router IP address (192.168.1.1) into the address bar in Galeon, something along the lines of "The host refused the connection."

By the way, my network connection works perfectly in Windows XP, so I'm pretty sure it's a Linux problem. Might it have something to do with not having installed the right drivers?

Thanks
 
Old 07-15-2003, 11:35 PM   #2
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unfortunately, the model number of a given wireless card is not all that useful these days as the manufacturers change chipsets without changing the model number, what is the FCCID of your card? That is perhaps the only real positive identifier for a card anymore, which will lead us to the proper module.

--time for some more info--
what driver (actually, kernel module) are you using? If you're not sure, post the output of "lsmod", typed into a console (no quotes). secondly, type "cardctl ident" and "lspci -n" and post those also. additionally, what model router/access point (if any) are you attempting to connect to? as of now, Texas Instruments' PBCC (packet binary convolutional code) which enables the supposed 22mbps (the 802.11b+) speed does not work with linux, you may need to tell your router to allow all speeds if it is one with the TI code. (mine is, it's an SMC).

The linksys cards are known to work w/linux, so don't be discouraged.
 
Old 07-15-2003, 11:35 PM   #3
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above post got duplicated here.

Last edited by akaBeaVis; 07-15-2003 at 11:36 PM.
 
Old 07-16-2003, 12:28 AM   #4
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The FCCID is: PKM-WPC11-V31

my kernel modules are:

sg
st
sr_mod
sd_mod
scsi_mod
ide-cd
cdrom
parport_pc
lp
parport
i810
agpgart
i810_audio
soundcore
ac97_codec
nfsd
ds
yenta_socket
pcmcia_core
af_packet
floppy
eepro100
mii
supermount
usb_uhci
usbcore
rtc
 
Old 07-16-2003, 12:35 AM   #5
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The output after cardctl ident is:

socket 0:

Product info: "The Linksys Group, inc.", "Instant Wireless Network PC Card", "ISL373oop", "RevA"

manfid: 0x0274, 0x1613

function: 6 (network)

socket 1:

Product info unavailable.

///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

The output after I type "lspci -n" is:

00:00.0 Class 0600: 8086:1130 (rev 11)
00:02.0 Class 0300: 8086:1132 (rev 11)
00:1e.0 Class 0604: 8086:2448 (rev 03)
00:1f.0 Class 0601: 8086:244c (rev 03)
00:1f.1 Class 0101: 8086:244a (rev 03)
00:1f.2 Class 0c03: 8086:2442 (rev 03)
00:1f.3 Class 0c05: 8086:2443 (rev 03)
00:1f.4 Class 0c03: 8086:2444 (rev 03)
00:1f.5 Class 0401: 8086:2445 (rev 03)
01:03.0 Class 0607: 1217:6933 (rev 01)
01:03.1 Class 0607: 1217:6933 (rev 01)
01:0b.0 Class 0604: 1668:0100 (rev 11)
02:04.0 Class 0200: 8086:1229 (rev 08)
02:08.0 Class 0780: 11c1:0448 (rev 01)

////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

My router is a Linksys BEFW11S4 Version 2/3


By the way, I heard somewhere else that the problem might be solved by disabling plug and play in the BIOS. Could that be it?

Also, at the Linux loading screen (before the GUI) eth01 (or something like it) always fails. Could that be part of the problem?

Last edited by Ekpyrotic; 07-16-2003 at 12:52 AM.
 
Old 07-16-2003, 03:38 AM   #6
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Have this problem. See my post (fabwifi : DWL650/Mandrake9.1)
Thanks.
 
Old 07-16-2003, 08:17 AM   #7
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uh... yeah. You do have the same problem. Got any solutions?
 
Old 07-16-2003, 08:32 AM   #8
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Angry

any solution !!

I search .....
 
Old 07-16-2003, 01:14 PM   #9
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Dude, I just solved the problem! Maybe my solution will work for you.

I loaded up the Mandrake Control Center and went to the Hardware Tab. I then selected Hard Drake. Under "eth0" or "eth1" you should see your wireless card. Select it, then click on "run config tool". This will start drakconnect, which should configure it for you.

If that doesnt work, let me know and I'll try to help.
 
Old 07-16-2003, 06:49 PM   #10
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Question WPC 11 v.3 and SuSE 8.2 SMC Router

akaBeaVis question.

I'm running a SMC2404WBR wireless router and am trying to get my linksys card to connect, i've tried everything listed within these forums to try to get my card to work with no success. I'm wondering if it might be my router, how did you get yours to work with Linux?
 
Old 07-16-2003, 10:09 PM   #11
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Do you have a dual boot system? If you do then you should try the card in whatever your other OS is to see if the problem is with Linux or the card.
 
Old 07-16-2003, 10:33 PM   #12
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Smile WPC 11 v.3 on SuSE8.2

Sorry yes I am dual booting a toshiba Tecra 8000 laptop with XP and SuSE. I am currently on XP to reach this forum. Everything works good in XP so it must be a Linux issue.

Thanks in anvance for any help

Kevin
 
Old 07-16-2003, 10:45 PM   #13
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to kevin edmonds:
that is the exact model number of my router also. So far, I have a belkin f5d6020, a d-link dwl-650 (both version 2) and smc cards connected to it. (the smc's are "b+" and so far do not work w/linux, the other cards are on slackware and mandrake.).

anyway, what setup are you using for the router? eg: are you using MAC filtering? are you using WEP? what speeds have you setup? I'm using the MAC filtering, 64bit WEP and have speed set to what amounts to "all speeds", remember, so far the 22mbps doesn't work w/linux, you can thank TI for that.
 
Old 07-16-2003, 10:59 PM   #14
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router model

I have a SMC 2404WBR Wireless Router and I'm trying to get a linksys wpc11 v.3 card to connect.

Kevin
 
Old 07-16-2003, 11:13 PM   #15
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ammendment

My current setup is speed any, wep disabled, mac filtering. I disabled wep to see if that would help to no avail.

If I understand you correctly you are still connecting even though the router is not Linux friendly, correct?

Kevin
 
  


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