Linksys WPC 11 - Followup

Gary Huntress ghuntress at attbi.com
Sat Dec 14 13:05:24 EST 2002


I'm not sure what I have done differently (because I haven't really changed
anything) but now iwconfig reports  an access point of 00:06:25:A8:F7:CE
which tells me that my basic connectivity is ok.

ifconfig shows wlan0 with the IP of 192.168.0.45 and I added the default
gateway again but I still can't even ping the gateway (192.168.0.1)

This seems less like a wireless problem and more like a plain old networking
problem, but I still don't know what to do next!




----- Original Message -----
From: "Gary Huntress" <ghuntress at attbi.com>
To: <jasonb at edseek.com>; <hostap at shmoo.com>
Sent: Saturday, December 14, 2002 12:30 PM
Subject: Re: Linksys WPC 11


> Thanks for the reply.  I'm sure that part of the problem is my lack of
> understanding of the detection and iwconfig/ifconfig process.
>
> After booting, I insert the card and iwconfig does not list wlan0 as I
> expected (I assumed this must occur before I can ifconfig).   Ifconfig -a
> does list wlan0 but with no ip address.
>
> Someone suggested that I do:
>
>     iwconfig wlan0 mode managed
>
> And then I did
>
>     ifconfig wlan0 192.168.0.45
>
> both completed without error, but clearly something is wrong because
> iwconfig reports the access point as 44:44:44:44:44:44.   (but ifconfig
> reports 966 RX packets!)
>
>
> The only other problem I notice is that if I eject the card I get:
>
>     hostap_cs:   release postponed wlan0 still locked
>
> and I can't reinsert the card :
>     requestID : resource in use
>
>
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jason Boxman" <jasonb at edseek.com>
> To: <hostap at shmoo.com>
> Sent: Saturday, December 14, 2002 10:50 AM
> Subject: Re: Linksys WPC 11
>
>
> On Saturday 14 December 2002 09:06 am, Gary Huntress wrote:
> > I am trying to use the hostap driver with a linksys wpc11.   This is on
an
> > IBM Thinkpad running a very stock installation of RH 7.3 (installed
> fresh).
> >
> <snip>
> > I'm still offline and totally out of ideas.  Can anyone tell me how I
> > should continue troubleshooting this?
>
> What happens if you use ifconfig to give wlan0 an IP?
>
> If it loaded successfully you ought to be able to run ifconfig -a and see
> the
> interface even without an IP.
>
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> >
> > Gary
>
> --
>
> Jason Boxman
> Administrator TrekWeb.COM
> http://trekweb.com/~jasonb/articles/ - Linux Pages
>
>
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