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I'm trying to get this card to work on a ibm thinkpad t22
Linux seems to recognize the card as a MN-520 when I do a cardctl ident. I added the card Microsoft
bind orinoco_cs to pcmcia/config.opts.
In YAST I set default gateway to 192.168.1.1 and the proper nameservers in resolv.conf
When I do ifdown wlan0 and then a ifup wlan0 it says "Starting DHCP client on wlan0........no ip address yet..... backgrounding
The output of lspci is long, and I'm on another computer. What am I looking for?
I have wireless tools installed and iwconfig says
wlan0 IEEE 802.11-Ds ESSID:"wireless" Nickname;"wireless
mode:managed Frequency;2.437 GHz Access Point: 00:0c:41:1F::F7:88
Bit rate:2Mb/s Tx-power;2346 dbm
ifconfig gives me this
wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:50:F2:C1:EA:C4
inet6 addr: fe80::250:f2ff:fec1:eac4/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:62 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:24 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:9874 (9.6 Kb) TX bytes:7856 (7.6 Kb)
Interrupt:3 Base address:0x100
I'm also using the built in ethernet card and it started working right away
Distribution: gentoo, debian, ubuntu live gnome 2.10
Are you sure you're using the correct driver for your card. It doesn't seem to be working. I realize this may seem a little odd to you, but you don't suppose this might me a deliberate microsfot obstruction of functionality?
If you check the output in post #9, I assigned it an ip address and did the route add default gw. It still couldn't ping the gateway.
I finally gave up trying today and installed Fedora Core 3. The card was instantly recognised and configured. I can't understand how two different distros, with essentially the same 2.6 kernels have completely different results.
Thanks to all that helped, it was a learning experience