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Re: Madwifi on FC6 - Wireless Card Misconfigures as Ethernet



On Mon, Jan 08, 2007 at 01:08:53AM -0500, Temlakos wrote:
> Anyone:
> 
> Just installed FC6 on a Dell Inspiron 1200 having a Netgear Dual Band 
> Wireless Card Model WAG511.
> 
> I installed the madwifi and kmod-madwifi packages for the latest 
> kernel--an i686 kernel; I made sure of that.
> 
> But the hardware device is misconfigured as though it were an Ethernet 
> card, and not a Wireless card.
> 
> As a result, the system doesn't even know that it has a wireless card in 
> place.

Curiouser and curiouser. My Lenovo R51 has an IPW2200 wireless card,
which shows up as eth1. system-config-network sees it as a wireless
card anyway. So there is nothing per se wrong with it showing up as
ethX.

What happens when you do:

iwconfig ethX

(where X is the wireless card)?

You should see something like:

[root dragon ~]# iwconfig eth1
eth1      IEEE 802.11g  ESSID:"Curleynet"  Nickname:"localhost.localdomain"
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.374 GHz  Access Point: 00:21:17:F6:FD:7F   
          Bit Rate=54 Mb/s   Tx-Power=20 dBm   Sensitivity=8/0  
          Retry limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:6121-4A8C-A6A0-0EC1-B3EC-D5CC-43   Security mode:open
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=86/100  Signal level=-44 dBm  Noise level=-87 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:47  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:5

as opposed to:

[root dragon ~]# iwconfig eth0
eth0      no wireless extensions.

If you see the latter, I would suspect a driver or firmware not being
loaded.


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