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Old 06-24-2004, 02:12 AM   #1
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Angry Cisco Aironet 340 problem


This will be a rather long post sorry!! I am having problems with getting my new Cisco Aironet 340 Wireless 802.11b PCMCIA card to work under Red Hat 8.0 with the kernel on a Dell Inspiron 8100 Laptop.

First off here is the output of the command "cat /var/log/messages"

Jun 23 06:44:19 localhost cardmgr [502]:executing: './network stop eth0'
Jun 23 06:44:19 localhost cardmgr [502]:executing: 'modprob -r airo_cs'
Jun 23 06:44:21 localhost /etc/hotplug/net.agent' NET unregister event not supported
Jun 23 06:44:24 localhost cardmgr [502]: Socket 1:Aironet PC4800
Jun 23:06:44:25 localhost cardmgr [502]: executing:'mobprob airo_cs'
Jun 23:06:44:30 localhost kernel:airo: Probing for PCI adapters
Jun 23:06:44:32 localhost kernel:airo: Finished probing for PCI adapters
Jun 23:06:44:34 localhost kernel:airo: MAC enabled eth0 0:40:96:39:44:f
Jun 23:06:44:35 localhost kernel:eth0:index 0x05:Vcc 5.0,Vpp 5.0, irq 3, io 0x0100-0x013f
Jun 23:06:44:36 localhost cardmgr [502]: executing: './network start eth0'
Jun 23:06:44:40 localhost /etc/hotplug/net.agent:invoke ifup eth0

Here is the output of the command 'cat /proc/driver/aironet/eth0/Status

Status: CFG ACT
Mode: f
Signal Strength: 0
Signal Quality: 3
Freq: 0
BitRate: 11mbs
Driver Version: airo.c 0.3 (Ben Reed & Javier Achirica)
Device: 340 Series
Manufacturer: Cisco Systems
Firmware Version: 3.93
Radio Type: 2
Country: 0
Hardware Version: 20
Software Version: 393
Software Subversion: 0
Boot Block version: 143

Ok, now that that is out of the way, I then issue the command "neat" in a term window as root. When the window pops up I get this warning error

"eth0 has an alias to module airo_cs in modules.conf, instead of currently loaded module airo!"

after clicking on "ok" I then click on "activate" to activate the device. After clicking on "activate" I get this little error in my term window,

"Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06):
SET failed on device eth0; Invalid argument"

Then a message comes on the term window and says pretty much that it pinged the gateway ( and all packets where lost.

Also when I do the commond "/sbin/ifconfig -a" I can see that its doing something it shows that RX packets:0 errors:563 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:563
and that TX packets:24 errors:24 dropped:0 overrun:0 carrier:22

I dont konw what else to do. Your help is greatly appreciated and thank you for your time!

Old 07-15-2004, 10:34 PM   #2
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check modules.conf for the alias to airo vs airo_cs, also check your card (manfid, etc) in the /etc/pcmcia/config file, the bindings (hence alias) may be changed there. Hope this helps.


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