Re: Wireless problems, orinoco chipset
David Gibson wrote:
On Thu, Apr 10, 2003 at 10:36:13AM +0000, ben wrote:
I am having a little dificulty setting up my wireless network under Debian
woody kernel 2.4.18bf (Ithink!)
when i run iwconfig i get this reply:
Warning: Driver for device eth1 has been compiled with version 12
of Wireless Extension, while this program is using version 15.
Some things may be broken...
eth1 IEEE 802.11-DS ESSID:"" Nickname:"HERMES I"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.422GHz Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00
Bit Rate:11Mb/s Tx-Power=15 dBm Sensitivity:1/3
Retry limit:4 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Link Quality:0/92 Signal level:134/153 Noise level:134/153
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
whatever is broken is stopping me from putting in my ESSID, not sure about
other things, I know i can still set my Mode.
What happens when you try?
when i type iwconfig eth1 ESSID MYNETWORK
ESSID just remains at ESSID ""
for some weird reason I have to keep my network settings on this machine (in redhat at least) as managed or it doesn't work, even tho its a peer to peer network and the other machine is set to Ad-hoc, I don't think this is relevant in this case tho..
how do I go about changing the driver for version 15? or vice versa, how do
I go about changing iwconfig back to version 12?
This isn't to do with the driver, it's just the version of wireless
extensions the kernel was compiled with as opposed to that the tools
were compiled with. I wouldn't really expect it to cause a problem in
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