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Old 02-02-2005, 09:11 PM   #1
mrsmiley
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Question Wireless Card Problem Connecting On Boot FC3


Hello,
I have been receiving a lot of trouble with my Netgear WG311 Wireless Card. I recently have configured it using the madwifi drivers and have successfully connected to the internet. When I reboot my computer, I get an error message as follows:
"Device ath0 had a different MAC address than expected: Failed"

Then soon after that error, after the login screen I get:

"Could not look up Internet address for localuser. This will prevent GNOME from operating correctly. It may be possible to correct the problem by adding localuser to the file /etc/hosts."

After I finally log on, I click on my browser to check if it will work anyhow. As I figured, no success. I go into Applications/System Tools/Network Device Control from the drop down menu. I click on activate and the error about the Different Mac Address appears. I click on configure and activate in the configuration menu and it determines the IP address. I use my browser and i can now connect to the Internet.

How would I get this to recognize the Mac Address so it will connect on boot?

The router I'm using is a motorola 1000.

Here is some information I have gathered that could be of some use.

sbin/ifconfig----------------------------------------------------------------------------
ath0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:09:5B:94:82:CC
inet addr:192.168.0.10 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::209:5bff:fe94:82cc/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:189 errors:665 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:665
TX packets:205 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:199
RX bytes:171400 (167.3 KiB) TX bytes:32775 (32.0 KiB)
Interrupt:217 Memory:62c80000-62c90000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:1355 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1355 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:1389898 (1.3 MiB) TX bytes:1389898 (1.3 MiB)
end-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

cat < /etc/sysconfig/.....-ath0-------------------------------------------------------------
# Please read /usr/share/doc/initscripts-*/sysconfig.txt
# for the documentation of these parameters.
IPV6INIT=yes
ONBOOT=yes
USERCTL=yes
PEERDNS=yes
GATEWAY=
TYPE=Wireless
DEVICE=ath0
HWADDR=00:09:5b:94:82:cc
BOOTPROTO=dhcp
NETMASK=255.255.255.0
DHCP_HOSTNAME=charlie
IPADDR=192.168.0.2
DOMAIN=192.168.0.1
ESSID=Motorola
CHANNEL=1
MODE=Managed
RATE=Auto
end------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

/etc/resolv.conf----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
; generated by /sbin/dhclient-script
nameserver 192.168.0.1
end-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Any help would be greatly appriciated, and if info could be given on where to find this solution I would be very happy!

Thanks,

charlie
 
Old 02-03-2005, 10:12 AM   #2
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"Could not look up Internet address for localuser. This will prevent GNOME from operating correctly. It may be possible to correct the problem by adding localuser to the file /etc/hosts."

to solve this just do as it says, add the line
127.0.0.1 localuser
to your /etc/hosts file. As for the different mac address error, I think you can solve this by adding alias information to the
following lines to your /etc/modprobe.conf file
alias ath0 ath_pci
however for a full round-up make sure you read
http://madwifiwiki.thewebhost.de/wiki/1
Cheers
Chris
 
  


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