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Old 01-22-2005, 04:29 PM   #1
ELconkestador
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wireless drivers installed but still not working!


I have set up my laptop, a dell 5150 with fedora core 2. i sucsessfully installed ndiswrapper and got working drivers for it installed. it detects my AP and has the right ESSID. It shows up working with iwconfig and every other thing possible, however I still can't acces the internet or the rest of the local network. I'm sure there are some steps that I probably don't know about. If someone can fill me in on what the problem is it would be much appreciated.

lspci produced this:
02:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM94306 802.11g (rev 03)

about my wireless card
iwconfig produced this:
wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"NETGEAR"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462GHz Access Point: 00:09:5BD:F3:3E
Bit Rate:54Mb/s Tx-Power:25 dBm
RTS thr:2347 B Fragment thr:2346 B
Encryption keyff
Power Managementff
Link Quality:100/100 Signal level:-42 dBm Noise level:-256 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:7816 Missed beacon:0

modprobe ndiswrapper produces no errors
iwlist wlan0 scan produces the specs for my local router

Last edited by ELconkestador; 01-22-2005 at 04:51 PM.
 
Old 01-22-2005, 06:25 PM   #2
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I am interested in this too. I am having the same problem with a differant card. How do i get it to appear in ifconfig and get a DHCP IP address?
 
Old 01-22-2005, 06:39 PM   #3
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post the output of ifconfig, iwconfig and route
 
Old 01-22-2005, 06:50 PM   #4
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ifconfig:

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:90:96:CD:27:B7
inet6 addr: fe80::290:96ff:fecd:27b7/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:11694 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:8966 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:3779517 (3.6 Mb) TX bytes:3065040 (2.9 Mb)
Interrupt:11 Memory:faffc000-faffdfff

iwconfig:
wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"NETGEAR"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462GHz Access Point: 00:09:5BD:F3:3E
Bit Rate:54Mb/s Tx-Power:25 dBm
RTS thr:2347 B Fragment thr:2346 B
Encryption keyff
Power Managementff
Link Quality:100/100 Signal level:-37 dBm Noise level:-256 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:56 Invalid misc:31140 Missed beacon:0

route:
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
192.168.0.0 * 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
default 192.168.0.1 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 eth0

if the problem does get fixed i am also interested in getting all this wireless stuff to work at boot time. it would be very helpful

Last edited by ELconkestador; 01-22-2005 at 06:53 PM.
 
Old 01-22-2005, 09:10 PM   #5
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i belive the problem that i am having is with obtaining an IP address. when I run dhclient i get this:

/sbin/dhclient-script: configuration for wlan0 not found.
dhclient.c(2046): null pointer
DHCPDECLINE on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 4
DHCPOFFER from 192.168.0.1
DHCPREQUEST on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
DHCPACK from 192.168.0.1

Please please please help me!
 
Old 01-22-2005, 11:48 PM   #6
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post your /etc/network/interfaces file.
 
Old 01-23-2005, 11:16 AM   #7
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I do not have a folder called "network" in the etc folder, sorry.

I am using fedora core 2
 
Old 01-23-2005, 11:24 AM   #8
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Hmm, i have Debian.
 
Old 01-23-2005, 11:30 AM   #9
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I am fairly sure that the problem lays in dhclient but i don't have a clue how to fix it.
 
Old 01-23-2005, 11:58 AM   #10
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I'm also using debian and I've used the debian sarge ndiswrapper howto, it can be found here.
I'm stuck at point 17, cause when I do ' ifup wlan0' I get an error that it's an unknown interface. The howto mentioned this and has a solution, as you can see it's:
Note: If it complains about unknown interface wlan0, edit /etc/network/interfaces to include an entry for wlan0 mirroring eth0.
My /etc/network/interfaces file looks like this:
Code:
# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The primary network interface
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp
I hope you guys know how I can 'mirror' eth0 by wlan0.
Thanks
Ruben
 
Old 01-23-2005, 05:28 PM   #11
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In the output there is an eth0 route, does that belong to an internal nic ? if not create an entry in /etc/modprobe.conf with the following info
alias wlan0 name_of_device_module

open system settings then open network create new wlan
 
Old 01-24-2005, 09:21 AM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by arno
In the output there is an eth0 route, does that belong to an internal nic ? if not create an entry in /etc/modprobe.conf with the following info
alias wlan0 name_of_device_module

open system settings then open network create new wlan
eth0 is a wired card (a 3com ethernet III if remembered correctly), so what do I've to do now?
 
Old 01-24-2005, 07:26 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by Ruben2
I'm also using debian and I've used the debian sarge ndiswrapper howto, it can be found here.
I'm stuck at point 17, cause when I do ' ifup wlan0' I get an error that it's an unknown interface. The howto mentioned this and has a solution, as you can see it's:
Note: If it complains about unknown interface wlan0, edit /etc/network/interfaces to include an entry for wlan0 mirroring eth0.
My /etc/network/interfaces file looks like this:
Code:
# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The primary network interface
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp
I hope you guys know how I can 'mirror' eth0 by wlan0.
Thanks
Ruben


Make it this:



Code:
# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The primary network interface
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

# The wireless card
auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
 
Old 01-24-2005, 07:28 PM   #14
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That (above post) solved my problem instantly.
 
Old 01-24-2005, 07:29 PM   #15
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Quote:
Originally posted by arno
In the output there is an eth0 route, does that belong to an internal nic ? if not create an entry in /etc/modprobe.conf with the following info
alias wlan0 name_of_device_module

open system settings then open network create new wlan
WAY to involved and wownt work.....
 
  


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