[driverloader] Configuration problem? [eid-20050720-d76]

Peter Talbot pete at stagefights.com
Thu Jul 21 11:09:43 EDT 2005


Wanted to let the list know how my problem got resolved...

On Thu, 2005-07-21 at 10:05 -0400, Linuxant support wrote:
> Hi,
> the error message:
> ---
> Error : unrecognised wireless request "Mb/s"
> ---
> seems to be a bug in Fedora Core 4:
> To fix it, please edit the file
> '/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1'. 

>RATE='11 Mb/s'

That seems to have done the trick! I still have no luck getting an
address with DHCP, but editing that file and setting the IP address
staticly has accomplished my goal of getting my laptop wireless. I do
use MAC filtering, but the card is registered and I have not had a need
to turn off that protection.

And now (finally) I have a working linux wireless configuration that I
can refer to if things get funky in future!

In researching this problem, I ran across the idea that only one
interface per computer may be a DHCP client. Could that be my issue? Or
is this possibly a problem with dhclient? I shall try not having eth0
activated at startup and see if eth1 can get me a dynamic address.

Is it ok to use kWiFi manager to set WEP keys for driverloader? or
should I use iwconfig or another tool?

> It seems that you are unable to obtain IP information by DHCP even if
> according to the output of 'iwconfig' you are connected to the access point
> and according to the output of 'ifconfig' you are able to send and receive
> packets with the wireless interface.
> Please make sure that every protection feature on the access point are
> disabled, for example, MAC address filtering. You could also try to upgrade
> the access point firmware to see if there is a difference.

> Regards,

> Jonathan
> Technical specialist / Linuxant
> www.linuxant.com
> support at linuxant.com

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