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Old 09-08-2004, 10:52 AM   #1
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no wireless extension?


I can't get my wlan card to work, when i run iwconfig it says eth1 no wireless extension. It got an address from the router, because in attached devices in the router config I can see the IP and MAC of the card. Also the light on the card is always blinking.
This is a Linksys WCF12, i'm using the orinoco_cs driver, the prism2_cs driver doesn't work.


thanks
 
Old 09-08-2004, 11:02 AM   #2
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You say that the card is getting a IP from the router. What does ifconfig tell you?

make sure the modules (drivers) are loaded properly. lsmod |grep orinoco

Also (this is minor), I use that same card, and when everything is connected, the light will stay on without blinking.
 
Old 09-08-2004, 12:53 PM   #3
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here is my dmesg

Linux version 2.4.27 (root@Koffer) (gcc version 2.95.4 20011002 (Debian prerelease)) #2 SMP Mo Aug 9 00:39:37 CEST 2004
BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009fc00 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 000000000009fc00 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 0000000017fdb000 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 0000000017fdb000 - 0000000018000000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000ffe00000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
0MB HIGHMEM available.
383MB LOWMEM available.
On node 0 totalpages: 98267
zone(0): 4096 pages.
zone(1): 94171 pages.
zone(2): 0 pages.
Dell Latitude C600 machine detected. Mousepad Resume Bug workaround enabled.
Dell Latitude with broken BIOS detected. Refusing to enable the local APIC.
Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=Linux ro root=305 ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init lang=us apm=on acpi=off apm=power-off nomce quiet lang=us nodma
Initializing CPU#0
Detected 551.257 MHz processor.
Console: colour dummy device 80x25
Calibrating delay loop... 1101.00 BogoMIPS
Memory: 382064k/393068k available (1406k kernel code, 10616k reserved, 574k data, 144k init, 0k highmem)
Dentry cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 7, 524288 bytes)
Inode cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
Mount cache hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
Buffer cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
Page-cache hash table entries: 131072 (order: 7, 524288 bytes)
CPU: L1 I cache: 16K, L1 D cache: 16K
CPU: L2 cache: 256K
CPU: After generic, caps: 0383f9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000
CPU: Common caps: 0383f9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000
Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
Checking for popad bug... OK.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
mtrr: v1.40 (20010327) Richard Gooch (rgooch@atnf.csiro.au)
mtrr: detected mtrr type: Intel
CPU: L1 I cache: 16K, L1 D cache: 16K
CPU: L2 cache: 256K
CPU: After generic, caps: 0383f9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000
CPU: Common caps: 0383f9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000
CPU0: Intel Pentium III (Coppermine) stepping 06
per-CPU timeslice cutoff: 731.31 usecs.
SMP motherboard not detected.
Local APIC not detected. Using dummy APIC emulation.
Waiting on wait_init_idle (map = 0x0)
All processors have done init_idle
ACPI: Subsystem revision 20040326
ACPI: Interpreter disabled.
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfc13e, last bus=1
PCI: Using configuration type 1
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
PCI: Discovered primary peer bus 08 [IRQ]
PCI: Using IRQ router PIIX/ICH [8086/7110] at 00:07.0
Limiting direct PCI/PCI transfers.
isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.4
Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
Initializing RT netlink socket
Starting kswapd
VFS: Disk quotas vdquot_6.5.1
vesafb: framebuffer at 0xf8000000, mapped to 0xd880d000, size 3072k
vesafb: mode is 1024x768x16, linelength=2048, pages=9
vesafb: protected mode interface info at c000:6294
vesafb: scrolling: redraw
vesafb: directcolor: size=0:5:6:5, shift=0:11:5:0
Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 128x48
fb0: VESA VGA frame buffer device
pty: 256 Unix98 ptys configured
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 100000K size 1024 blocksize
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00beta4-2.4
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
PIIX4: IDE controller at PCI slot 00:07.1
PIIX4: chipset revision 1
PIIX4: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
ide0: BM-DMA at 0x0860-0x0867, BIOS settings: hdaMA, hdbio
ide1: BM-DMA at 0x0868-0x086f, BIOS settings: hdcMA, hddio
hda: IC25N040ATMR04-0, ATA DISK drive
hdc: TOSHIBA CD-ROM XM-1902B, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
hda: attached ide-disk driver.
hda: host protected area => 1
hda: 78140160 sectors (40008 MB) w/1740KiB Cache, CHS=4864/255/63
Partition check:
hda: hda1 hda2 < hda5 hda6 hda7 >
ide: late registration of driver.
SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
libata version 1.02 loaded.
kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k scsi_hostadapter, errno = 2
kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k scsi_hostadapter, errno = 2
Initializing Cryptographic API
NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, IGMP
IP: routing cache hash table of 4096 buckets, 32Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 32768 bind 32768)
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.
RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
Freeing initrd memory: 3391k freed
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
Freeing unused kernel memory: 144k freed
Journalled Block Device driver loaded
kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
EXT3 FS 2.4-0.9.19, 19 August 2002 on ide0(3,5), internal journal
Real Time Clock Driver v1.10f
Adding Swap: 506008k swap-space (priority -1)
EXT3 FS 2.4-0.9.19, 19 August 2002 on ide0(3,5), internal journal
hdc: attached ide-scsi driver.
scsi0 : SCSI host adapter emulation for IDE ATAPI devices
Vendor: TOSHIBA Model: CD-ROM XM-1902B Rev: 1A15
Type: CD-ROM ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0 at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 24x/24x cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.12
apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x03 (Driver version 1.16)
Linux Kernel Card Services 3.1.22
options: [pci] [cardbus] [pm]
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:03.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 00:03.1
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 00:07.2
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 00:10.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 00:10.1
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:03.1
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 00:03.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 00:07.2
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 00:10.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 00:10.1
Yenta ISA IRQ mask 0x0698, PCI irq 11
Socket status: 30000006
Yenta ISA IRQ mask 0x0698, PCI irq 11
Socket status: 30000010
cs: IO port probe 0x0c00-0x0cff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0820-0x08ff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0800-0x080f: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: excluding 0x378-0x37f 0x4d0-0x4d7
cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean.
cs: memory probe 0xa0000000-0xa0ffffff: clean.
orinoco 0.15rc2STA (David Gibson <hermes@gibson.dropbear.id.au>, Pavel Roskin <proski@gnu.org>, et al)
orinoco_cs 0.15rc2STA (David Gibson <hermes@gibson.dropbear.id.au>, Pavel Roskin <proski@gnu.org>, et al)
eth0: Hardware identity 801b:0000:0001:0000
eth0: Station identity 001f:0002:0001:0004
eth0: Firmware determined as Intersil 1.4.2
eth0: Ad-hoc demo mode supported
eth0: IEEE standard IBSS ad-hoc mode supported
eth0: WEP supported, 104-bit key
eth0: MAC address 00:0C:41:15:B8:7C
eth0: Station name "Prism I"
eth0: ready
eth0: index 0x01: Vcc 3.3, irq 3, io 0x0100-0x013f
eth0: New link status: Connected (0001)
usb.c: registered new driver usbdevfs
usb.c: registered new driver hub
usb-uhci.c: $Revision: 1.275 $ time 00:50:50 Aug 9 2004
usb-uhci.c: High bandwidth mode enabled
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:07.2
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 00:03.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 00:03.1
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 00:10.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 00:10.1
usb-uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0xdce0, IRQ 11
usb-uhci.c: Detected 2 ports
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 2 ports detected
usb-uhci.c: v1.275:USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver
usbdevfs: remount parameter error
eth0: New link status: Connected (0001)
Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
usb.c: registered new driver usb-storage
USB Mass Storage support registered.
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:10.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 00:03.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 00:03.1
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 00:07.2
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 00:10.1
3c59x: Donald Becker and others. www.scyld.com/network/vortex.html
See Documentation/networking/vortex.txt
00:10.0: 3Com PCI 3c556 Laptop Tornado at 0xd400. Vers LK1.1.18-ac
00:01:03:89:4d:ca, IRQ 11
product code 0000 rev 00.0 date 07-05-01
00:10.0: CardBus functions mapped f3ffd800->d8c06800
Internal config register is 80600000, transceivers 0x40.
8K byte-wide RAM 5:3 Rx:Tx split, MII interface.
MII transceiver found at address 0, status 7809.
Enabling bus-master transmits and whole-frame receives.
00:10.0: scatter/gather enabled. h/w checksums enabled
maestro3: version 1.23 built at 00:49:40 Aug 9 2004
PCI: Found IRQ 5 for device 00:08.0
maestro3: Configuring ESS Maestro3(i) found at IO 0xD800 IRQ 5
maestro3: subvendor id: 0x00b11028
ac97_codec: AC97 Audio codec, id: 0x8384:0x7609 (SigmaTel STAC9721/23)
Serial driver version 5.05c (2001-07-08) with MANY_PORTS SHARE_IRQ SERIAL_PCI ISAPNP enabled
Linux agpgart interface v0.99 (c) Jeff Hartmann
agpgart: Maximum main memory to use for agp memory: 321M
agpgart: Detected Intel 440BX chipset
agpgart: AGP aperture is 64M @ 0xf4000000
[drm] AGP 0.99 Aperture @ 0xf4000000 64MB
[drm] Initialized r128 2.2.0 20010917 on minor 0
eth0: New link status: Connected (0001)
parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778) [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
parport0: irq 7 detected
lp0: using parport0 (polling).
lp0: console ready
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 01:00.0
 
Old 09-08-2004, 02:33 PM   #4
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Looks like it's connecting OK from that.

What does iwconfig tell you now (eth0)?
 
Old 09-08-2004, 10:57 PM   #5
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eth0 is my mini pci nic the wlan nic is eth1, i don't know why it doesn't show up?
I ran and ifconfig -a and i don't see it.

also iwconfig says no wireless extension for eth0
 
Old 09-09-2004, 10:41 PM   #6
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sorry it's taken so long to respond. An oddball side-note: my WCF12 just got fried somehow, so I'm kinda pissed about that one. But anyway.....

From your dmesg, the system thinks the wireless card is eth0, so there is some sort of conflict there if your mini-pci card is also.
You can try to force the wireless card to eth1 by adding a line in /etc/modules.conf that says:

alias eth1 orinoco_cs
 
Old 09-10-2004, 08:55 PM   #7
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I tried that and it didnt seem to work. the wlan card had the MAC of the other nic.
a couple days ago i was messing with the files in the /etc/pcmcia directory. I modified the file network.opts and wireless. that might have been the problemof me actually getting this thing to work.
So i decided to start over I reinstalled knoppix 3.6 to my hd and used a linksys WPC11 v.4 with ndiswrapper.
I loaded the driver, then installed the module. and the card came up as wlan0 so I then used the knoppix network card configuration to get it to get an ip. everything works now.
thanks for all the help.

i'm still gonna play around with the prism2 card tough, because i just ordered a SMC SMC2532W-B, its high powered and has connections for an externnal anteanna. I hope this does not give me as much trouble as the wcf12.

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