Wireless visible but can't connect
Hi. Hoping someone can tell me what I'm missing with my wireless setup.
Running slack12, 184.108.40.206 on a toshiba laptop with an ipw3945 card. Dual boot with winXP.
Previously had wireless working with Vector 5.8. Recently installed slack12 and have not been able to get wireless working.
Recently wireless stopped working under windows with similar symptoms (could see wireless network and network settings all seemed OK) and this was fixed by uninstalling and reinstalling driver. I'd put this down to normal windows behaviour.
I've built the driver module under this kernel (from source, not the slackware extras package) and it gets loaded in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules
The ipw3945d daemon gets started in rc.local
So far I think it's all OK because e.g.
# iwlist scanning
produces a normal output including my own wireless network.
iwconfig output looks ok to my newbie eye
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
eth1 unassociated ESSID:"Palantir" Nickname:"orthanc"
Mode:Managed Frequency=2.437 GHz Access Point: 00:60:64:07:A2:4C
Bit Rate:0 kb/s Tx-Power:16 dBm
Retry limit:15 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:XXXX_XXXX_XXXX_XXXX_XXXX_XXXX_XX Security mode:restricted
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:27093 Missed beacon:0
The wireless device was always eth1 (192.168.1.3). The wired NIC is eth0 which is working fine (192.168.1.2).
The changes I've made are:
/etc/modprobe.d/wireless:alias eth1 ipw3945
Settings for eth1 in /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf
Filled in section in /etc/rc.d/rcwireless.conf
eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:13:02:D6:F4:1B
inet addr:192.168.1.3 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:17449 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:150 (150.0 b)
Interrupt:17 Base address:0x8000 Memory:ff9ff000-ff9fffff
# route -n
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
192.168.1.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
192.168.1.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 eth1
127.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.0.0.0 U 0 0 0 lo
0.0.0.0 192.168.1.1 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 eth1
With all of this can't ping my wireless router except with a wired connection (Destination host unreachable) or connect anywhere else
Didn't want to make this too much bulkier. If someone is able to help please just let me know which other outputs I should include. And I'm sure my problem has been dealt with before but I jst can't find a thread which quite matches my problem.