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Old 07-15-2007, 07:45 PM   #1
UnlimitedSupply
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netgear ma401 wirless card on fedora 7 trouble


Hello - My first post:

Trying to get netgear ma401 card to work with recently installed fedora 7. When I attempt to activate the wireless connection I get the error: "Determining IP information for eth1... failed."

The 'iwlist eth2 scanning' command sees my router.

The iwconfig & dmesg commands:

[root@localhost ~]# iwconfig eth1
eth1 IEEE 802.11b ESSID:<My Router's SSID> Nickname:"Prism I"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: 00:1A:C46:A1:B1
Bit Rate:11 Mb/s Sensitivity:1/3
Retry limit:8 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Encryption key:<My Encryption Key> Security modepen
Power Managementff
Link Quality=92/92 Signal level=8/153 Noise level=111/153
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:50 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

[root@localhost ~]# dmesg | grep eth1
eth1: Hardware identity 8002:0000:0001:0000
eth1: Station identity 001f:0003:0000:0008
eth1: Firmware determined as Intersil 0.8.3
eth1: Ad-hoc demo mode supported
eth1: IEEE standard IBSS ad-hoc mode supported
eth1: WEP supported, 104-bit key
eth1: MAC address 00:30:AC:0F:3E:3B
eth1: Station name "Prism I"
eth1: ready
eth1: orinoco_cs at 0.0, irq 3, io 0x3080-0x30bf
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth1: link is not ready
eth1: New link status: Connected (0001)
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth1: link becomes ready
eth1: no IPv6 routers present
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth1: link is not ready
eth1: New link status: Connected (0001)
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth1: link becomes ready
eth1: no IPv6 routers present
[root@localhost ~]#
 
Old 07-16-2007, 10:29 AM   #2
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First try disabling the WEP key on the router temporarily and see if you can manually set the IP configuration on your desktop, rather than trying to get it set from the router with DHCP. Then "ping" the router and see if it responds. Ping DNS servers, google.com - see if you can get anywhere in a browser.

Let us know if you need instructions for doing any of this.
 
Old 07-17-2007, 11:31 PM   #3
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Thanks for the response RJB3L.
I hadn't thought to investigate the router which seems a bit dim now.
Still no successful ping or internet, but getting closer i hope...

First the router is a 2Wire 2701HG-B.
I disabled the Wireless Network Security through the homeportal web console.
Then back in linux, using Network Configuration, I statically set the IP Address.
Address 192.168.1.100
Subnet Task 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway 192.168.1.0

[root@localhost ~]# /etc/init.d/network restart
Shutting down interface eth0: [ OK ]
Shutting down loopback interface: [ OK ]
SIOCGIFFLAGS: No such device
Bringing up loopback interface: [ OK ]
Bringing up interface eth0:
Determining IP information for eth0... done.
[ OK ]
Bringing up interface eth1: RTNETLINK answers: Invalid argument
[ OK ]

[root@localhost ~]# iwconfig eth1
eth1 IEEE 802.11b ESSID:"2WIRE678" Nickname:"localhost.localdomain" Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: 00:1A:C46:A1:B1 Bit Rate:11 Mb/s Sensitivity:1/3
Retry limit:8 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Encryption key:********** Security modepen
Power Managementff Link Quality=92/92 Signal level=65/153 Noise level=110/153
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

[root@localhost ~]#

I'll snoop around a bit more tomorrow. Bedtime for now...
 
Old 07-18-2007, 07:46 PM   #4
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I should have included this info too...

[root@localhost ~]# ifconfig eth1
eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:30:AB:0F:4E:3C
inet addr:192.168.1.66 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::230:abff:fe0f:4e3c/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:293 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:303 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:16340 (15.9 KiB) TX bytes:68915 (67.2 KiB)
Interrupt:3 Base address:0x3080

[root@localhost ~]# route
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
192.168.1.0 * 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 eth1
169.254.0.0 * 255.255.0.0 U 0 0 0 eth1
[root@localhost ~]#
[root@localhost ~]#
 
  


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