[driverloader] Configuration for USR805416 and fedora 1

Linuxant support (Jonathan) support at linuxant.com
Mon Oct 4 12:47:47 EDT 2004


according to the output of the 'iwconfig' command in a root shell, we 
can see that you are associated (connected) the the access point as we 
can see the MAC address of your access point in the output of that 
command. Since you are using the open security mode, even if you are 
connected, it's not sure if the WEP key is correct.

Please disable WEP to see if this is the problem. You should also 
disable all the secirity festures of the access point to see if they are 
not the problem. You could also take a look in the output of the 'dmesg' 
command after you have failed to ping the access point to see if you do 
not get a suspicious message related to DriverLoader there.

When you have used the 'ifconfig' commands to bring up your wireless 
interface, you forgot to set the netmask for the wireless interface. You 
can also set it with the 'ifconfig' command. Please take a look at the 
manual page of the 'ifconfig' command for more information.

We do not recommend that you manually configure your wireless interface 
with low level commands as 'iwconfig' and 'ifconfig' as it is more 
simple to do it with the network configuration tool of your Linux 
distribution and using the 'ifup' and 'ifdown' commands to control your 
wireless interface is expected by the other tools of the distribution.

If you require more assistance, while you have configured the 'eth1' 
wireless interface with the network configuration tool of Fedora Core 1, 
please send at support at linuxant.com the output of the following commands 
entered in a root shell while you are close to the access point you are 
trying to connect to.

cat /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1
dldrconfig --info
iwlist eth1 scanning
ifdown eth1
ifup eth1
ifconfig -a
ip route
ip addr
cat /etc/resolv.conf
ping www.linuxant.com -I eth1 -c 5
ping -I eth1 -c 5
tail -f -n 30 /var/log/messages


Technical specialist / Linuxant
support at linuxant.com

Nick Betteridge wrote:
> Hi
> I'm running fedora 1 and a USR 805416 pci adaptor.
> I have installed the linuxant drivers, the inf/sys/xxx files from the
> linuxant site and everything thing installed without error - even in the
> kernel log. During installation, a temporary license was picked up and
> installed.
> When I do a iwlist scan, I can see the AP. This AP is already working
> fine with a laptop & windows xp using a USR 805410.
> I entered the pci adaptors mac in the access table on the AP
> The details from the windows xp installation are:
> Association BSSID - <hex-number>
> SSID - <name>
> Channel - <number>
> NetworkType - Infrastructure
> Preamble - lonn preamble
> Data Encryption - yes
> Authentication Mode - Open
> Network Key - <13-character-key-in-hex>
> I use this manually configure the adaptor:
> /sbin/iwconfig eth1 key restricted <13-character-key-in-hex> essid
> "<name>" mode Managed nick "" channel <number>
> /sbin/ifconfig eth1
> /sbin/ifconfig eth1 up
> When I do a iwconfig -a, I get :
> lo        no wireless extensions.
> eth0      no wireless extensions.
> eth1      IEEE 802.11-DS  ESSID:"<name>"  Nickname:"anyname"
>           Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.442GHz  Access Point:
> 00:C0:49:CC:80:4A
>           Bit Rate=100Mb/s   Tx-Power=0 dBm
>           RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
>           Encryption key:<13-character-key-in-hex>   Security mode:open
>           Power Management:off
>           Link Quality:98/100  Signal level:-66 dBm  Noise level:-154
> dBm
>           Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
>           Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:7   Missed beacon:0
> But when I try and ping a machine on the network, nothing happens -
> attempted after rebooting without the ethernet cable plugged in.
> Not too sure how to go from here, and I would be very grateful for any
> ideas on how to take this further.
> Thanks
> Nick
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