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Old 05-31-2006, 03:36 PM   #1
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debian: wireless card not detected correctly after kernel upgrade to 2.6

I had a wireless card working fine before upgrading to a 2.6 kernel under debian. Now, ifconfig shows eth1 (the wireless card) but with a HWaddr of 00-00-00... which is obviously wrong. The IP displayed is correct (specified in /etc/network/interfaces). There's also a regular network card, which is correctly detected.

I am not sure exactly what type of card it is; how can I further diagnose this problem?

Old 05-31-2006, 03:59 PM   #2
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ifconfig -a output

on further perusal:

ifconfig -a says that there are two more devices: eth2 and wifi0 which have reasonable HWaddr parameters. does 2.6 change the name of the devices? what files do i need to update to take the changes into account?
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Maybe take a look at /etc/network/interfaces and see what is there regarding the wireless interfaces. It could be that upgrade changed/overwrote the default configuration.

If the router has WEP, you may need to add the appropriate WEP key to the configuration file.
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If you don't absolutely need 2.6 boot your old kernel.


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