[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

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
        Encryption key:off
        Power Management: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
this case.

web: http://www.ausipos.com
email: bsouthwood@ausipos.com
telephone: (+61)0407975737

Linux - stop email viruses in their tracks!

Reply to: