[driverloader] Problems getting the driver to work on a new Centrino laptop

Linuxant Support (Jonathan) support at linuxant.com
Fri Jul 23 12:15:33 EDT 2004


as long as you will be unable to see an access point or another wireless 
device in the output of the 'iwlist scanning' command, you will be unable to 
associate (connect) to your access point or another wireless device.

Please make sure that your wireless card is activated. It is possible that you 
might have to press a button or look in the BIOS for an option to activate 
the card.

If you are trying to connect to an access point, make sure that your access 
point broadcast it's ESSID and make sure that the ESSID string is not empty. 
You should also disable all MAC address filtering and make sure that the 
channel is set between 1 and 11. If your access point have a CTS protection 
mode, please disable it. You should also make sure that you use the latest 
firmware version for your access point.

If you require more assistance, please send at support at linuxant.com the output 
of 'dumpdiag'. Type the following in a root shell:

dldrconfig --dumpdiag

Just send us the generated file located in /tmp ('driverloaderdiag.txt').
It'll help us solve the problem.


Technical specialist / Linuxant
support at linuxant.com

Le 23 Juillet 2004 05:10, Jesper Skov a écrit :
> Hi
> I've installed driverloader with a trial license, and through it
> installed the Intel 2200BG Centrino driver. No problems that far.
> However, the led which should identify that the controller is active
> remains dark.
> iwconfig looks OK (I think):
> eth1      IEEE 802.11-DS  ESSID:"casa"  Nickname:"boystoy.zoftcorp.dk"
>           Mode:Ad-Hoc  Bit Rate=54Mb/s
>           RTS thr=1600 B   Fragment thr=2304 B
>           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
> However, ifconfig shows only transmit errors:
> eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0E:35:39:66:DE
>           inet addr:  Bcast:
> Mask:
>           inet6 addr: fe80::20e:35ff:fe39:66de/64 Scope:Link
>           UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
>           RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
>           TX packets:0 errors:9 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
>           collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
>           RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
> iwlist scan results in this interesting message:
> # iwlist eth1 scan
> eth1      Failed to read scan data : No data available
> The only errors/warnings I see in the log are from my attempt to change
> channel:
> Jul 23 11:05:11 boystoy kernel: driverloader: ndisQueryInformation:
> Jul 23 11:05:11 boystoy kernel: eth1: Error -5 getting configuration to
> set frequency
> I have another laptop with a working wifi setup (under Windows 2000),
> which has the IP address Pinging it from linux (route is
> set up correctly to use eth1) only results in counting up the TX error
> count.
> Has anyone seen anything like this before?
> Cheers,
> Jesper
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