Ok,I have the following from lsmod:
Module Size Used by
orinoco_cs 4480 1
orinoco 32304 0 [orinoco_cs]
hermes 4912 0 [orinoco_cs orinoco]
ds 6960 1 [orinoco_cs]
i82365 27920 1
ppp_synctty 5312 0 (unused)
ppp_async 6704 1
ppp_generic 19136 3 [ppp_synctty ppp_async]
slhc 4864 0 [ppp_generic]
soundcore 3952 0 (autoclean)
binfmt_misc 5904 1
pcmcia_core 41696 0 [orinoco_cs ds i82365]
autofs 10464 0 (autoclean) (unused)
eepro100 16928 1
ipchains 33696 0
ext3 60720 1 (autoclean)
jbd 38240 1 (autoclean) [ext3]
Which seem fine to my inexperienced self? comments, positive or negative?
I have the following from ifconfig eth1:
eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:02:2D:A6:FA:4D
inet addr:192.168.1.5 Bcast:10.0.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Interrupt:3 Base address:0x100
Which also seem fine to my inexperienced self? comments, positive or negative?
I have the following from iwconfig eth1:
eth1 IEEE 802.11-DS ESSID:"a" Nickname:"localhost.localdomain"
Mode:Ad-Hoc Frequency:2.432GHz Cell: 02:E0:87:44:50:F1
Bit Rate:11Mb/s Tx-Power=15 dBm Sensitivity:1/3
Retry limit:4 RTS thr
ff Fragment thr
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 invalid crypt:0 invalid misc:0
I have made sure the card is in 802.11 compliant IBSS Ad-Hoc mode as opposed to demo-mode Ad-Hoc using iwpriv. I have made sure the card in the Linux box is on the same channel (10) as the one in the Windows laptop. I have made sure the Windows laptop shares the same ESSID as the Linux box and I have turned encryption off at both ends. I have manually assigned IP address 192.168.1.6 to the Windows laptop. I try 'ping 192.168.1.5' from the laptop and it times out. I try pinging the laptop, it tells me the host is unreachable. I'm a complete networking novice-are these IP addresses ok? am I pinging the right thing by pinging the card's IP address? Is there any way the firewall rules I applied when I installed redHat or roaring penguin could be stopping packets getting through? where can I check the setup of my firewall rules to see if they block eth1?
I would REALLY appreciate some suggestions, I'll try anything. Please guys, thanks.