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Old 04-20-2005, 05:50 PM   #1
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microsoft MN-520 and novell desktop linux


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
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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

any help would be appreciated
David
 
Old 04-20-2005, 08:15 PM   #2
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so does it not work? can you post the output of lspci? have you downloaded wireless-tools? is there an iwconfig command availble in console
 
Old 04-20-2005, 08:34 PM   #3
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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
....
 
Old 04-20-2005, 08:41 PM   #4
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wait ten minutes and run ifconfig. doe sthe interface recieve an interface?
 
Old 04-20-2005, 08:59 PM   #5
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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
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
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
 
Old 04-20-2005, 09:15 PM   #6
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I make sure the dhcp server is workign correctly
 
Old 04-20-2005, 09:24 PM   #7
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I'm pretty sure it is, It assigned an ip address for eth0, as an aside I put in an ibm wireless adaptor and it was recognised by ifconfig as eth1.It also uses the orinoco driver.

I did a ifdown eth0 and
ifup eth1 and it was assigned an ip address
 
Old 04-20-2005, 09:30 PM   #8
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can you manually assign an ip to the wireless card and get it to work?
 
Old 04-20-2005, 09:39 PM   #9
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moe:/home/david # ifconfig wlan0 192.168.1.104 netmask 255.255.255.0
moe:/home/david # ifconfig
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:62 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:62 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:4012 (3.9 Kb) TX bytes:4012 (3.9 Kb)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:50:F2:C1:EA:C4
inet addr:192.168.1.104 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::250:f2ff:fec1:eac4/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:19 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:12 errors:0 dropped:2 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:4241 (4.1 Kb) TX bytes:4432 (4.3 Kb)
Interrupt:3 Base address:0x100

moe:/home/david # route add default gw 192.168.1.1
moe:/home/david # ping 234.12.134.2
PING 234.12.134.2 (234.12.134.2) 56(84) bytes of data.

--- 234.12.134.2 ping statistics ---
16 packets transmitted, 0 received, 100% packet loss, time 15012ms


I can add an address manually, but it still can't seem to get anywhere
 
Old 04-20-2005, 09:55 PM   #10
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and if you ping the gateway 192.168.1.1?
 
Old 04-20-2005, 10:22 PM   #11
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moe:/home/david # route -n
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
192.168.1.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 wlan0
127.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.0.0.0 U 0 0 0 lo
0.0.0.0 192.168.1.1 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 wlan0
moe:/home/david # ping 192.168.1.1
PING 192.168.1.1 (192.168.1.1) 56(84) bytes of data.
From 192.168.1.104: icmp_seq=2 Destination Host Unreachable
From 192.168.1.104 icmp_seq=2 Destination Host Unreachable
From 192.168.1.104 icmp_seq=3 Destination Host Unreachable

Sorry I keep having to switch between eth0 and wlan0
 
Old 04-21-2005, 08:18 AM   #12
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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?
 
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use wlan_ng driver instead
 
Old 04-23-2005, 03:11 PM   #14
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Assign yourself a manual IP and then do:
route add default gw 192.168.1.1

This works for me.
 
Old 04-23-2005, 03:50 PM   #15
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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
 
  


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