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Old 07-20-2006, 06:31 PM   #1
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wireless-tools (iw*) error on FC5 using kernel 2.6.17.6


I'm trying to get the wireless card in my laptop working. I downloaded the 2.6.17.6 kernel from kernel.org, and compiled it. Then I compiled the bcm43xx module (bcm43xx.berlios.net), and setup the card. However, when I try run iwlist eth1 scanning, I get the message:
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Warning: Driver for device eth1 has been compiled with version 20
of Wireless Extention, while this program supports up to version 19.
Some things may be broken...

eth1      No scan results
I get the warning for every program in wireless-tools.

My kernel was compiled with Wireless support.
Code:
# lspci
...
2:06.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 03)
...
# iwconfig eth1
Warning: Driver for device eth1 has been compiled with version 20
of Wireless Extention, while this program supports up to version 19.
Some things may be broken...

eth1      IEEE 802.11b/g  ESSID:off/any  Nickname:"localhost.localdomain"
          Mode:Managed  Frequency=2.484 GHz   Access Point: Invalid
          Bit Rate=11 Mb/s    Tx-Power=19dBm
          RTS thr:off    Fragment thr:off
          Encryption Key:off
          Link Quality:0   Signal level:0   Noise level:0
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0   Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
does anyone know why I get that warning or how to fix it?
 
Old 07-21-2006, 07:09 AM   #2
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That warning means that your wireless tools package is not as current as the wireless extensions in the kernel. Check the output of iwconfig -v to see what version of wireless tools you have. The latest stable version is 28. If you have that installed already, you may need to compile your own using the version 29 beta, which you can find here. If you have something earlier than version 28, have a look in your favorite FC repository for a more current RPM.
 
Old 07-21-2006, 01:57 PM   #3
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Thanks, the beta works fine.
 
  


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