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Old 09-25-2003, 12:43 PM   #1
ToTLaugher
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Question Troubleshooting Wlan with RH9


I'll start by admitting that I'm a Linux newbie, and not a networking expert either...

I have installed RH9 on a machine, and have also installed a Belkin F5D6050 USB Wireless device. I also installed the amtel wlan driver from the sf.net atmelwlandriver project.

I have been following the directions for installing the Netgear MA101, from the sf.net project home page. making changes for my device as needed.

All goes well up to a point. The driver builds and installs. The iwconfig command shows the device, and that it has found my access point. The associations page on the router shows the MAC of the F5D6050.

However, when I try to dhclient command, it fails to get an IP address from the router.

I tried the manual IP address route as well. When I do this, I am able to ping myself by IP address, but I cannot ping the router by IP address.

As I said, I am both a Linux and networking newbie, so I'm not even sure what to try next. Can someone give me some ideas o things to try, or point me to a good troubleshooting guide?

Thanks.
 
Old 09-25-2003, 03:06 PM   #2
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HI
I'm trying to get D-Link DWL 650+ wireless PCMCIA card to work with RedHat 9, and i'm experiencing similar problem. If you would like to find out more about what's not working, you may stop the USB device by either running a stop script if it comes with the driver or ifconfig wlan0 down (where wlan0 is the name of the wireless device), and then start the device again. After that, type in "dmesg" ( I think it's under /usr/bin, or you may just log in as root, and the dmesg command should be under root's path). If the output is too long, you may do "dmesg | more" to let it display page by page. Try to look for info about your device on the bottom of the output. It might have some useful hint about what's going wrong.
 
Old 09-26-2003, 04:23 PM   #3
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Could this be the indication of something wrong

I did the dmesg command. The good news is that in the middle of everything, it tells me:

vnetusba.c: usb eth0 initialized and registered

(eth0 is the correct device)

But the last line of the dmesg output is:

vnetusba.c: Device eth0 closed

I'm no expert, but that doesn't look good to me.

Is this an indication that something is not working?

If so, how do I find out why it is closed?

Thanks.
 
  


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