Wireless card not working
dcbw at redhat.com
Sun Oct 8 12:52:23 EDT 2006
On Sun, 2006-10-08 at 18:00 +0200, ph35sm at free.fr wrote:
> 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.
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 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
> 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.
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