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Old 12-04-2003, 12:19 AM   #1
joshlamerritt
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Redhat 9 Aironet 350


I am having a hell of a time trying to get my Aironet 350 to work on Redhat 9. When the card is inserted, /var/log/messages as follows:

-----snip-----
Dec 3 23:11:23 localhost cardmgr[2412]: socket 0: 350 Series Wireless LAN Adapter
Dec 3 23:11:24 localhost cardmgr[2412]: executing: 'modprobe airo'
Dec 3 23:11:24 localhost kernel: airo: Probing for PCI adapters
Dec 3 23:11:24 localhost kernel: airo: Finished probing for PCI adapters
Dec 3 23:11:24 localhost cardmgr[2412]: executing: 'modprobe airo_cs'
Dec 3 23:11:24 localhost kernel: airo: MAC enabled eth1 0:b:fd:6f:b6:9f
Dec 3 23:11:24 localhost kernel: eth1: index 0x05: Vcc 5.0, Vpp 5.0, irq 3, io 0x0100-0x013f
Dec 3 23:11:24 localhost cardmgr[2412]: executing: './network start eth1'
Dec 3 23:11:24 localhost /etc/hotplug/net.agent: invoke ifup eth1
Dec 3 23:11:24 localhost /etc/hotplug/net.agent: invoke ifup wifi0
Dec 3 23:11:24 localhost kernel: ip_tables: (C) 2000-2002 Netfilter core team
Dec 3 23:11:24 localhost dhclient: wifi0: unknown hardware address type 801
Dec 3 23:11:25 localhost dhclient: wifi0: unknown hardware address type 801
Dec 3 23:11:26 localhost dhclient: DHCPREQUEST on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
Dec 3 23:11:27 localhost dhclient: DHCPACK from 192.168.1.1
Dec 3 23:11:27 localhost dhclient: bound to 192.168.1.202 -- renewal in 35351 seconds.
-----snip-----

Not sure if the "wifi0" message matters.

/etc/modules.conf as follows:

-----snip-----
alias eth0 e100
alias eth1 airo_cs
-----snip-----

Not sure if I need 'airo' or 'airo_cs'...tried both but didn't seem to help.

When I run the cisco acu, it disables the Aironet card. I then have to run 'ifup eth1' because the "Toggle Radio on/off" command in the acu doesn't work.

Permission not an issue as I am doing everything as sudo.

Not using a WEP key, using default "linksys" SSID.

Just getting back into linux after a couple of years off...first time trying to get wireless running on a linux workstation. Any thoughts helpful.

Thanks.

Josh
 
Old 12-05-2003, 08:32 PM   #2
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Aironet 350 & RH 9

I was banging my head against my laptop for days, becuase the Aironet driver seemed to be recognized in both Windows and RH9 on my laptop, but only the Windows version seemed to be working.

....BUT after I downloaded and installed the latest FIRMWARE for the Cisco Card, it worked flawlessly!
 
Old 12-09-2003, 10:54 PM   #3
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Would you mind giving me a detailed description of how you got it working? I was so frustrated that I completely re-installed RH9. Then, I did as you suggested and upgraded to the latest firmware. Now, I am trying to reinstall the drivers. However, I am not sure if I should use the install routine from Cisco and the redhat-config-network tool in RH to install the drivers.

Thanks.

Josh

BTW, the card is working perfectly in Win2k (dual booting RH9 and Win2k).

Last edited by joshlamerritt; 12-09-2003 at 10:55 PM.
 
Old 02-09-2004, 05:01 PM   #4
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I was finally able to get it to work. The firmware version that must be used is 4.25.30, which is latest linux version on Cisco's website.

Josh
 
Old 03-24-2004, 05:46 PM   #5
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I'm seeing what appears to be a very similar problem. However I never see any DHCP request (/var/log/messages below). When I run acu it reports that the radio is associated to IP Address: 00.00.00.00 and status shows the correct ssid. I am already using the latest radio fw version (4.25.30).

---------snip------------
Mar 24 12:45:03 lnxvclc cardmgr[2800]: socket 0: 350 Series Wireless LAN Adapter Mar 24 12:45:03 lnxvclc kernel: cs: memory probe 0xa0000000-0xa0ffffff: clean.
Mar 24 12:45:03 lnxvclc cardmgr[2800]: executing: 'modprobe airo_cs' Mar 24 12:45:03 lnxvclc kernel: airo: Probing for PCI adapters
Mar 24 12:45:03 lnxvclc kernel: airo: Finished probing for PCI adapters Mar 24 12:45:04 lnxvclc kernel: airo: MAC enabled eth1 0:9:7c:77:85:d5
Mar 24 12:45:04 lnxvclc kernel: eth1: index 0x05: Vcc 5.0, Vpp 5.0, irq 3, io 0x0180-0x01bf Mar 24 12:45:04 lnxvclc cardmgr[2800]: executing: './network start eth1'
Mar 24 12:45:04 lnxvclc /etc/hotplug/net.agent: invoke ifup eth1
Mar 24 12:45:04 lnxvclc /etc/hotplug/net.agent: invoke ifup wifi0
Mar 24 12:45:04 lnxvclc kernel: ip_tables: (C) 2000-2002 Netfilter core team Mar 24 12:45:04 lnxvclc dhclient: wifi0: unknown hardware address type 801
Mar 24 12:45:05 lnxvclc dhclient: wifi0: unknown hardware address type 801
Mar 24 12:45:05 lnxvclc dhclient: Bind socket to interface: No such device
---------snip------------
Mar 24 12:45:05 lnxvclc dhclient: exiting.
---------snip------------


System details:

RH 9
Kernel 2.4.20-8

/etc/modules.conf
alias eth0 eepro100
alias eth1 airo_cs
--------snip-----------


Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Lon
 
Old 05-29-2004, 03:23 PM   #6
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I have the Cisco Aironet Card PCM352 I download the drivers and ACU from the Cisco site, I'm ruinning Red Hat 9 - 2.4.20-8 this are the questions:

1. Will the card ever work or should I return it?
2. Is it true that I need to disable PCMCIA support for the kernel before installing the drivers?
3. f the above #2 is true then how do I do that? I suppose that rmmod the modules is not enough...

Please help,
Pedro
 
Old 05-29-2004, 03:56 PM   #7
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in Wireless Networking and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
Old 05-30-2004, 07:21 PM   #8
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OK, now i got the card to work, to my surprise. After installing the rpm for the kernel source when I did the sh install to install the drivers and ACU, the went fine and the ACU works fine.

But, when I connect to the access point I get the associated to IP 00.00.00.00 --what's that? even after giving the ACu the exact MAC address of the Access point it give s the same kind of connection... I already tried with and without the WEP encryption but it stays the same anyway.

Thanks for the help,
Pedro

By the way I have win98 in the same laptop and it works ok in windows... argh!
 
  


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