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Old 07-26-2004, 08:55 AM   #1
polgard
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PCMCIA wpc11 sees network but will not connect ...can anyone help?


Wireless PCMCIA card problem...

I am trying to use a Linksys WPC11 ver 3.0 PMCIA card, on a Compaq NX9005 running SuSE 9.1.
I can find the wireless network (kwifimanager shows that there is a good signal, on the right channel and connecting to WLAN which is the correct ESSID) but I cannot connect. I have the correct WEP key (in ifcfg-wlan-bus-pcmcia). The Access point shows all zeroes, despite having entered this through Yast, and checking to see it has appeared in ifcfg-wlan-bus-pcmcia. No IP address is given.

Can anyone advise me on what I can do to track down the problem? It seems that the wireless card is functioning correctly.


/etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-wlan-bus-pcmcia
BOOTPROTO='dhcp'
MTU=''
REMOTE_IPADDR=''
STARTMODE='onboot'
UNIQUE='K1pk.BmEnFe_QWA7'
WIRELESS_AP='0030BD4AFFCD'
WIRELESS_AUTH_MODE='open'
WIRELESS_BITRATE='auto'
WIRELESS_CHANNEL=''
WIRELESS_DEFAULT_KEY='0'
WIRELESS_ESSID='WLAN'
WIRELESS_KEY=''
WIRELESS_KEY_0='******my key***********'
WIRELESS_KEY_1=''
WIRELESS_KEY_2=''
WIRELESS_KEY_3=''
WIRELESS_KEY_LENGTH='128'
WIRELESS_MODE='Managed'
WIRELESS_NICK=''
WIRELESS_NWID=''
WIRELESS_POWER='yes'
_nm_name='static-0'


from iwconfig................
wlan0 IEEE 802.11-DS ESSID:"WLAN" Nickname:"WLAN"
Mode:Auto Frequency:2.462GHz Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00
Bit Rate:2Mb/s Tx-Power:2346 dBm
Retry min limit:8 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:off
Link Quality:22/92 Signal level:-61 dBm Noise level:-92 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0



From ifconfig...........
wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:06:25:16:C3:C2
inet6 addr: fe80::206:25ff:fe16:c3c2/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:106 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Interrupt:3 Base address:0x100


thanks for any help

Polgard

Last edited by polgard; 07-26-2004 at 10:27 AM.
 
Old 07-27-2004, 02:53 AM   #2
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I think the problem is that your card is using IPv6 and your router is trying to give it an IPv4 address. I don't know much about the whole v4/v6 thing but it's a start. This might help you out: http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Linux+IPv6-HOWTO/
 
Old 07-27-2004, 03:58 AM   #3
polgard
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Thanks for the reply. I checked the /var/log/messages and found
kernel: wlan0: no IPv6 routers present
..so maybe this is the problem. But so far I have found nothing that helps to solve it. I'll keep on Googling.

However, I did also find this in the /var/log/messages:
kernel: dot11req_reset: the macaddress and setdefaultmib arguments are currently unsupported.

Not sure what this means


Polgard

Last edited by polgard; 07-27-2004 at 04:36 AM.
 
  


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