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I'm trying to set up a connection to my home wireless network in the latest version of Fedora. The device identifies it as "Harris Semiconductor Prism 2.5 Wavelan chipset (rev 01)" and shows up within Fedora's network settings window.
When I try to add a wireless connection through the whole little wizard, I specify everything correctly, including the 128 bit WEP key. I save the changes.
The first time I tried, I immediately tried to activate the card. It gave an interesting error relating to "Unexpected EOF" (end of file). The second time, I deleted the device I just made and went through the wizard again, saved the changes, and rebooted. This time I was greeted with a hardware probe window during startup asking what to do with the newly removed hardware ("Harris Semiconductor Prism 2.5 Wavelan chipset (rev 01)") and the newly discovered hardware--the exact same device, in that order. For spite I go through its wizard, selecting DHCP (the only relevant option).
Long story short, I just can't get a simple wireless connection up. What would be the troubleshooting steps? The only troubleshooting I've done is verify that "lspci" displays "Harris Semiconductor Prism 2.5 Wavelan chipset (rev 01)".
This is a Fujitsu B2620 laptop. The built-in wireless (the device in question) works fine in Windows.
Well it fixed the Unexpected EOF, but trying to bring up eth0 always times out with the error "Cannot get driver information: Operation not supported"...and then naturally, trying to get an IP times out as well.
I've searched but can't find any specific answers (or the frustrating generic response of "I fixed it" with no description of how...). Any ideas? Those commands were very helpful.
edit: the AP MAC ID is showing up as 44:44:44... which is obviously not correct. I have trillion-checked the encryption key, both in hex and in ASCII, and entered it through the Redhat wizard and iwconfig, and it still refuses to start eth0 with the beforementioned error.
How would I check if the driver is loading correctly? All I know is that lspci correctly shows the card, and modprobe orinoco_pci doesn't produce any output (which I assume means no errors). Except for the network initialization step for eth0, all of the startup steps say [OK].