rev e1 of dwl520..strange problem.

Pavel Roskin proski
Mon Mar 15 12:42:09 PST 2004

On Sat, 13 Mar 2004, Esteban Ribicic wrote:

> hi list,
> something wrong iwth my dwl 520 (dlink) rev e1 ..
> look this:
> home:/usr/local/src/wireless_tools.26# uname -a
> Linux home 2.4.24 #1 Sat Feb 7 19:23:09 ART 2004 i686 unknown
> home:/usr/local/src/wireless_tools.26#
> home:/usr/local/src/wireless_tools.26# ./iwconfig --version
> iwconfig  Version 26
>           Compatible with Wireless Extension v16 or earlier,
>           Currently compiled with Wireless Extension v12.

Set KERNEL_SRC in the Makefile for wireless tools to the kernel tree you
are using.  Wireless Extension v12 is used in Linux 2.4.18 and older.
Perhaps you have old headers in /usr/include/linux installed by the

Another solution is to use wireless_tools.27.pre16, which doesn't use
kernel headers at all.

> but...when ifconfig:
> (wlan0 does not show up!)
> home:/usr/local/src/wireless_tools.26# ifconfig wlan0
> wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:00:00:00:00:00
>           inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
>           BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1

> what can it be?

The interface is down.  Use "ifconfig -a" to see all interfaces.

Pavel Roskin

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