NDISwrapper and wlan0 under iwconfig
aaron.bennett at olin.edu
Tue Jun 15 19:27:48 UTC 2004
Timothy Wagner wrote:
> Ladies and Gentlemen!
> A friend of mine has a Belkin 802.11b wi-fi pci card in his desktop.
> The best and most reliable way to get this going that I've found so
> far is using NDISwrapper. First of all, if anyone else knows of a
> great driver for this card then I am completely all ears. However, I
> have had excellent performance with my Belkin 802.11g card using
> NDISwrapper so I think it will work for his too. His chipset (Realtek
> 8180) is supported by NDISwrapper. Anyway, the problem he is having is
> that when he gets "wlan0" created into iwconfig he can't edit it. He
> tries to edit settings like mode, or encryption key, or ESSID, or
> anything and nothing changes. None of the things he sets will be
> changed. Therefore, he is having significant trouble getting his wi-fi
> card to get onto any routers. Anyone have any ideas as to what could
> cause this? Thanks!
The problem is that Neat prefers eth_ devices over wlan_ devices.
assuming he's using FC 2, his /etc/modprobe.conf need to be changed like
alias eth1 ndiswrapper
options eth1 if_name=eth1
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
More information about the fedora-list