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Prism54 and FC5



Hi,

Has anyone had any problems getting any prism54 based wifi card to work with FC5? I have a WG511 based on prism54 that I have been using since FC2. Pre-FC5, the device showed up as eth1 or eth0. On FC5, it showed up as "dev9772" in iwconfig output:


[kedar localhost ~]$ /sbin/iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth1      no wireless extensions.

dev9772   IEEE 802.11b/g  ESSID:"myessid"
          Mode:Managed  Frequency: 2.462 GHz  Access Point: xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
          Bit Rate:24 Mb/s   Sensitivity=20/200
          Retry min limit:8   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Link Quality=4/0  Signal level=-81 dBm  Noise level=-132 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

sit0      no wireless extensions.


The device actually works. I had to configure it by hand with iwconfig and ifconfig. I am using it on an AMD64 laptop with WEP.

Any idea why the device id is so weird "dev9772" ??

Also when I try to use the "System->Administration->Network" tool to configure the prism54 card, it showed me two devices: the prism54 and the built in ethernet. What is odd is that the ethernet (VIA-rhine) showed up in the menu as wireless and the prism54 as "ethernet". It won't allow me to configure essid/WEP on the prism54. But would let me config these on the via-rhine.

Any ideas?


Regards/Kedar.


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