Wireless card not working
ph35sm at free.fr
Sun Oct 8 09:00:22 PDT 2006
I need your help and hope that someone may explain what happens.
let me explain :
1) three years ago i set up a linux firewall with a SMC wifi card as a AP using
the software hostap driver. No problem and everything works fine.
2) this month i change the hardware from pentium 166 Mhz to PIII 1Ghz :-) and
install fedora core 5 and the same wifi card. As I want to download software
from hostap.epitest.fi I understand that the kernel 2.6.17-1.2187_FC5 i have,
already have all the necessairy modules, but I can't configure the card as AP.
result of command :
# lspci -v|grep SMC
01:0d.0 Network controller: Standard Microsystems Corp [SMC] SMC2602W EZConnect
/ Addtron AWA-100 / Eumitcom PCI WL11000 (rev 02)
Subsystem: Standard Microsystems Corp [SMC] SMC2602W EZConnect / Addtron
AWA-100 / Eumitcom PCI WL11000
Subsystem: Standard Microsystems Corp [SMC] Unknown device 1255
[root at localhost ~]# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
Warning: Driver for device eth1 has been compiled with version 20
of Wireless Extension, while this program supports up to version 19.
Some things may be broken...
eth1 IEEE 802.11b ESSID:"stmalo" Nickname:"localhost.localdomain"
Mode:Ad-Hoc Frequency:2.462 GHz Cell: 02:23:EF:CC:0D:AD
Bit Rate:5.5 Mb/s Sensitivity:1/3
Retry min limit:8 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:2 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:21662 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
eth2 no wireless extensions.
sit0 no wireless extensions.
# iwconfig eth1 mode Master
Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :
SET failed on device eth1 ; Operation not supported.
Why is it not possible to configure the card as an AP (master) ?
The modules are loaded :
# lsmod |grep host
hostap_plx 58517 0
hostap 113737 1 hostap_plx
ieee80211_crypt 6849 1 hostap
Your help will be greatly appreciated.
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