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Old 06-28-2004, 09:32 PM   #1
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Realtek 8180 loaded! Now no traffic?

I'm using a Realtek 8180 based Linksys WPC11 on a livecd distro of Slackware with kernel2.4.22(i believe). I am using ndiswrapper 0.8 with the latest WinXP drivers from the realtek website net8180.inf. I've got to the point where the drivers are installed the module is loaded and i can even dhcpcd the wlan0 card and it receives the information. I can goto my routers page and view the DHCP lease, so i know it has connected and is working properly. But i still have no network traffic. I am assuming i've setup the gateway wrong or something. As i don't have/can't use a ifcfg-wlan0 file i've been typing the commands in manually. Has anyone solved this problem?

dmesg | grep ndis
// snip
ndiswrapper version 0.8 loaded
ndiswrapper adding rtl8180.sys
wlan0: ndiswrapper ethernet device 00:06:25:2f:fe:72 using driver rtl8180.sys
// snip

// snip
wlan0 IEEE 80211.b ESSID:"Openend"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437GHz Access point: 00:06:25:91:CB
Bit Rate:11Mb/s Tx-Power:20 dBm Sensitivity=0/3
RTS thr:2432 B Fragment thr:2432 B
Encryption keyff
Power Managementff
Link Quality:100/100 Signal level:-56 dBm Noise level:-256 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
// snip

// snip
wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:06:25:2F:FE:72
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
RX packets:206 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TC packets:15 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:62800 (61.3Kb) TX bytes:2164 (2.1Kb)
Interrupt:11 Memory:10800000-108000ff
// snip

Kernel IP routing table
// snip
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
default Ug 0 0 0 wlan0
// snip

Can someone point me in the right direction?

(sorry for length)

Last edited by Noisebox; 06-28-2004 at 11:10 PM.
Old 06-29-2004, 10:44 PM   #2
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Alright so i was partially right when i said i think it's a routeing problem. Turns out that Slax 4.1.2 (Slackware based LiveCD) has a bug with the firewall script. It was blocking network traffic for soemreason. a simple /etc/rc.d/rc.firewall stop followed by my dhcpcd wlan0 and then /etc/rc.d/rc.firewall start to bring it back up worked wonders!


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