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Old 09-18-2004, 08:50 PM   #1
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Linksys WUSB11 v2.6 - Able to ping Access point but nothing beyond

I am helping a friend setup a Linksys WUSB11 version 2.6 in Slackware 10.0. As I understand it his wireless access point has no essid setup. After running "iwconfig wlan0 essid any mode managed" were are able to ping (his access point) but not something like google.

Ifconfig shows wlan0 as the atmel76c503a.

Is there something we need to start the network with netconfig? I have tried setting netconfig with a static address and dhcp with no joy.

Any help appreciated

edited for grammer
Old 09-18-2004, 09:06 PM   #2
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can you ping an ip outside your local network?
Old 09-18-2004, 09:11 PM   #3
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Are there any nameservers in /etc/resolv.conf? If not does your /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf look like this:

# Config information for eth0:

Notice the USE_DHCP[0]="yes"

This is what sets up your name servers after getting your IP address.
Old 09-19-2004, 03:10 AM   #4
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Find a known external IP address.

Try to ping it.

If that works, your network is up, you're just not getting DNS resolution.

Add the ISPs DNS servers to /etc/resolv.conf, ala above :-p

Old 03-24-2005, 11:17 PM   #5
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I am taking another shot at this. If the moderators feel it would be better to have this in the wireless forum feel free to bump it. I think the rc.wireless.conf scripts are slack specific so I started here. Any help appreciated

I have compiled the latest berlios atmel driver in Slackware 10.1 but after
iwconfig wlan0 essid <myessid>
iwconfig wlan0 channel <mychannel>
iwconfig wlan0 mode managed
iwconfig wlan0 key <mywepkey>

It still will not pick up a dhcp address using dhcpcd -h <myhostname> wlan0
and I am unable to ping anything.

According to dmesg the device is registered as wlan0 so I am not sure I can
use my rc.wireless.conf scripts (I think it is setup for eth[n]

My dmesg output:
at76c503.c: Generic Atmel at76c503/at76c505 routines v0.11
usbdfu.c: USB Device Firmware Upgrade (DFU) handler v0.11
usb.c: registered new driver usbdfu
at76c503-rfmd.c: Atmel at76c503 (RFMD) Wireless LAN Driver v0.11
usb.c: registered new driver at76c503-rfmd
at76c503.c: load_ext_fw_block failed: -32, i = 0
at76c503.c: $Id: at76c503.c,v 1.35 2003/07/30 06:31:51 jal2 Exp $ compiled Dec 31 1997 16:28:03
at76c503.c: firmware version 1.101.4 #84 (fcs_len 4)
at76c503.c: device's MAC 00:0c:41:0e:5c:9c, regulatory domain FCC (U.S) (id 16)
at76c503.c: registered wlan0
parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778) [PCSPP,TRISTATE,EPP]
parport0: irq 7 detected
lp0: using parport0 (polling).
isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
isapnp: Card 'ESS ES1869 Plug and Play AudioDrive'
isapnp: 1 Plug & Play card detected total
at76c503.c: using BSSID 02:00:f3:58:fe:32
at76c503.c: using BSSID 02:00:54:df:7c:37
at76c503.c: using BSSID 02:00:e9:83:43:43
at76c503.c: using BSSID 02:00:a1:e6:63:50
at76c503.c: using BSSID 02:00:e7:6f:37:52
at76c503.c: using BSSID 02:00:ae:cc:f6:52
at76c503.c: using BSSID 02:00:7f:f9:b6:54
at76c503.c: wlan0: PRIV_IOCTL_SET_DEBUG input 10: 0x1800003 -> x1800003
at76c503.c: wlan0: PRIV_IOCTL_SET_DEBUG, old 0x0 new 0x1800003
at76c503.c: wlan0: netif running 0 queue_stopped 1 carrier_ok 0
at76c503.c: wlan0: state 8 -> 1 (SCANNING)
at76c503.c: wlan0 BSS table (curr=00000000, new=00000000):
at76c503.c: 0xc5a7cdb0: bssid 00:0f:b5:26:51:4c channel 7 ssid (00000000000000) capa x0411 rates 82 84 8B 96 24 30 48 6C rssi 23 link 0 noise 0
at76c503.c: wlan0 BSS table (curr=00000000, new=00000000):
at76c503.c: 0xc5a7cdb0: bssid 00:0f:b5:26:51:4c channel X ssid XXXXX (XXXXXX) capa x0411 rates 82 84 8B 96 24 30 48 6C rssi 41 link 0 noise 0
at76c503.c: wlan0: state 1 -> 6 (JOINING)
at76c503.c: wlan0 find_matching_bss: returned 00000000
at76c503.c: wlan0: state 6 -> 8 (STARTIBSS)
at76c503.c: using BSSID 02:00:a7:16:83:7e

Last edited by shepper; 03-24-2005 at 11:18 PM.
Old 03-25-2005, 12:33 AM   #6
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did u try giving static ip?

to give a static ip, issue this command as root

ifconfig wlan0 IP address
to add the default gateway, issue this command
route add default gw YourRouterDefaultGatewayAddress

or you can manually add the default gateway in /etc/resolv.conf

nameserver YourRouterDefaultGateway
Old 03-25-2005, 01:00 AM   #7
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to shepper

What drivers have you used for your wireless device ?

I'm using latest cvs snapshot from and it works just fine for me.

Also I'm not using a DHCP as all information is assigned on boot time in /etc/tc.d/rc.local:
ifconfig wlan0 netmask broadcast yyy.yyy.y.yyy
iwconfig wlan0 mode Managed channel 11 rate auto
route add default gw ZZZ.ZZZ.Z.Z
iwconfig wlan0 essid any
ifconfig wlan0
Where(examples are taken using home network with Windos & Unix OSes )
- is manually assigned address that your machine will use.
- yyy.yyy.y.yyy is a broadcast address (usually take first data from IP like if you IP is then bcast is
Channel - I looked up on Windows machine (which is on the same network)
ZZZ.ZZZ.Z.Z Gatway is an address of main CPu that has wireless base connected to it.

All this works fine for me on my Slackware 10.1 with k 2.4.29 system

hope this helps

Old 03-25-2005, 01:15 AM   #8
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I set up the configuration in rc.local instead of rc.wireless and it works.
Last line invokes dhcp
/bin/dhcpcd wlan0

It seems less elegant than using the rc.wireless scripts but I am just glad to get it working

Old 03-25-2005, 02:25 AM   #9
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I'm pretty sure I had the same problem when installing my SMC 802.11b v3 PCMCIA card - it also uses the atmel driver. I'm using a static IP setup and fixed the problem by manually entering DNS server addresses.


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