Wireless card not working
ph35sm at free.fr
Sun Oct 8 12:02:19 PDT 2006
Quoting Dan Williams <dcbw at redhat.com>:
> On Sun, 2006-10-08 at 18:00 +0200, ph35sm at free.fr wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 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
> > the software hostap driver. No problem and everything works fine.
> > 2) this month i change the hardware from pentium 166 Mhz to PIII 1Ghz :-)
> > install fedora core 5 and the same wifi card. As I want to download
> > from hostap.epitest.fi I understand that the kernel 2.6.17-1.2187_FC5 i
> > already have all the necessairy modules, but I can't configure the card as
> FC5 has the hostap driver _and_ the orinoco driver, and both work for a
> subset of the same hardware. They are likely fighting for the card.
> Add these lines to your /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist file:
> > result of command :
> > # lspci -v|grep SMC
> > 01:0d.0 Network controller: Standard Microsystems Corp [SMC] SMC2602W
> > / Addtron AWA-100 / Eumitcom PCI WL11000 (rev 02)
> > Subsystem: Standard Microsystems Corp [SMC] SMC2602W EZConnect /
> > 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
> > Encryption key:off
> > Power Management: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.
> > Best regards
> > Thanks
> > Philippe
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I have added :
to the file /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
i use modprobe orinoco and the result of lsmod | egrep "orino|hostap" is
orinoco_pci 7885 0
hostap_plx 58517 0
hostap 113737 1 hostap_plx
ieee80211_crypt 6849 1 hostap
orinoco_plx 7245 0
orinoco 40533 2 orinoco_pci,orinoco_plx
hermes 8129 3 orinoco_pci,orinoco_plx,orinoco
but the following command do not still success :
#iwconfig eth1 mode master
Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :
SET failed on device eth1 ; Operation not supported.
Is there another files to populate like /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist ?
What commands may i use to identify the problem ? since this card have already
work using kernel 2.4 and the hostap driver ?
Thanks for your help.
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