Re: Re: Re: How to wifi with ipw3945 on Dell Vostro ???
On Fri, 2007-10-12 at 09:12 +0200, robert caterina wrote:
> hy Joost,
> Could you be more explicit about the devices you possess? What
> kind of devices have you instaled from the inlet of telephone line? An
> ethernet box combined with a router-wifi or what else? What packages
> related to networking have you installed on your laptop etc... We need
> to know these things for understanding right the problem and may be to
> help you to solve it, if we can.
I have a Zyxel wireless AP (ZyAIR B-1000 v.2) in master mode using a WEP
key which DHCP's for the wireless network. It connects through a switch
to my ADSL modem. It runs fine and all Windows computers that I have
(both my girl friend's and my own Dell if running on Windows Vista) get
IP addresses and can reacht the internet (just as the rest of my
My Dell Vostro 1700 (again which gets to the internet using the wireless
described before if running Windows Vista) runs Debian Lenny
2.6.22-2-amd64 SMP (newest version of all available software). It has a
Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG wireless network card. I have installed the
wireless-tools 29~pre22-1, ipw3945-modules-2.6.22-2-amd64, ipw3945d,
wifi-radar 1.9.7-3, libsmbios* 1.13.10-1 and network-manager-(gnome)
The card is recognized and I can see all wifi networks in my building if
I use wifi-radar, so that does not seem to be the problem.
But whatever I do I do not seem to be able to get an IP address from the
AP. Not if I use the NetworkManager, or if I use the wifi-radar
application I once (1 time) had the network working (very slowly but
working) but I cannot reproduce that anymore.
If I use tcpdump or wireshark I see the DHCP request leave the machine.
I have even seen Wdinows NetBIOS broad cast appear from my wired network
on the wifi network card....
After a while the NetworkManager asks me for a _WEP_ key: I fill in the
right one (yes, I really do) but that does not help.
All I want is that my wireless works, with OR without the NetworkManager
(preferably because I want to use both my wired and my wirelass card at
the same time, but I settle for just the wifi card for now) .
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