wifi0 exist but wlan0 no

ahuguet at cttc.es ahuguet at cttc.es
Fri May 25 15:01:43 EDT 2007


I'd say that your dmesg output is not enough detailed, you filtered it too
much ;)

I would, in any case, also blacklist the orinoco module (orinoco.ko), and
not only the orinoco_pci.
I guess that should then work (upon system restart)



> Hello everyone!
>
> Why iwconfig tells me
>
> wifi0     IEEE 802.11b  ESSID:"test"
>            Mode:Master  Access Point: Not-Associated   Bit Rate:11 Mb/s
>            Sensitivity=1/3
>            Retry min limit:8   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
>            Encryption key:off
>            Power Management:off
>
> eth0      IEEE 802.11b  ESSID:"test"
>            Mode:Master  Access Point: Not-Associated   Bit Rate:11 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:0  Rx invalid frag:0
>            Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
>
> but no wlan0 interfaces exist? i remember that the hostap driver creates
> both wifi0 and wlan0, and then one have to configure wlan0 and forget
> about wifi0.. but now i don't have wlan0.. i've blacklisted orinoco_pci,
> so now the only module that is loaded at boot is hostap (and
> hostap_pci).. do i miss something? here is the output of dmesg:
>
> [root at PCGUEST9G9 ~]# dmesg | grep hostap
> hostap_pci: 0.4.4-kernel (Jouni Malinen <jkmaline at cc.hut.fi>)
> hostap_pci: Registered netdevice wifi0
>
> [root at PCGUEST9G9 ~]# dmesg | grep wifi0
> hostap_pci: Registered netdevice wifi0
> wifi0: Original COR value: 0x20
> wifi0: NIC: id=0x8022 v1.0.0
> wifi0: PRI: id=0x15 v1.1.1
> wifi0: STA: id=0x1f v1.7.4
> wifi0: Intersil Prism2.5 PCI: mem=0xe0500000, irq=11
> wifi0: registered netdevice wlan0
>
> what this last line means? and what is instead that eth0 that iwconfig
> shows?
>
> thanx a lot
> Rob
>
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