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Old 01-15-2008, 09:15 PM   #1
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wlan diag output explanation

okay, been googling and searching all over the place.. i know my card and i know my router.
im using slack 12 32bit and a 2.6.21 kernel

I have 2 ethernet (1 onboard, 1 pci) cards and 1 wireless (onboard)

ifconfig outputs

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:118:A6:092
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
inet6 addr: fe80::211:d8ff:fea6:9d2/64 Scope:Link
RX packets:2474233 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2575164 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:1161767477 (1.0 GiB) TX bytes:1719297580 (1.6 GiB)
Interrupt:25 Memory:dc000000-0

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
RX packets:68 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:68 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:4300 (4.1 KiB) TX bytes:4300 (4.1 KiB)

which is my onboard nic.

lspci | grep Ethernet outputs:

00:07.0 Ethernet controller: Galileo Technology Ltd.: Unknown device 1fa7 (rev 07)
00:0b.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Galileo Technology Ltd.: Unknown device 4362 (rev 15)

Why are the onboard wireless and ethernet controllers "unknown" while the pci is known.
the drivers for the onboard ethernet is installed and working properly.

lshw -C network returns:
description: Ethernet interface
product: 88E8053 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
vendor: Galileo Technology Ltd.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:05:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 15
serial: 00:11:d8:a6:09:d2
size: 100MB/s
capacity: 1GB/s
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm vpd msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=sk98lin driverversion= (04) duplex=full firmware=N/A ip= latency=0 link=yes module=sk98lin multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100MB/s
*-network:0 UNCLAIMED
description: Ethernet controller
product: 88W8310 and 88W8000G [Libertas] 802.11g client chipset
vendor: Galileo Technology Ltd.
physical id: 7
bus info: pci@0000:00:07.0
version: 07
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=32
*-network:1 DISABLED
description: Ethernet interface
product: RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: b
bus info: pci@0000:00:0b.0
logical name: eth1
version: 10
serial: 00:50:bf:d1:dc:ba
size: 100MB/s
capacity: 100MB/s
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=8139too driverversion=0.9.28 duplex=full latency=32 link=yes maxlatency=64 mingnt=32 module=8139too multicast=yes port=MII speed=100MB/s

so, why is the wireless onboard "unclaimed"? and how do i "claim" it?

iwconfig outputs:

lo no wireless extensions.

eth1 no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

so, are the drivers not installed or not installed properly? I dont need a how to on installing drivers, i can google those. i'm just curious if that is the problem.

Old 01-17-2008, 06:08 PM   #2
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First lspci scan the pci bus and gets info that is encoded on all pci devices.

Next not knowing which nic is what listed above it is hard to say what will work with it. You can get more info from the lspci command using the -v option.

Listing the loaded modules will help as well.

Now last is to know what you wish to do with the setup you have.



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