Re: orinoco wireless with WEP under kernel 2.6.14-2-686
On Thursday, 29 December 2005 at 13:48:28 +0100, Richard Mittendorfer wrote:
> Also sprach Richard Lyons <email@example.com> (Thu, 29 Dec 2005
> 10:59:24 +0000):
> > To my innocent eye, this suggests that there are two problems:
> > - /e/n/i not sourced at bootup
> Do you have any other configuration tools installed that might interact
> through hotplug/pcmcia? Is it a cardbus/pcmcia card at all? If, what
> does "lspci" and the logs tell when it's plugged in?
No other tools that I can think of. lspci is silent on the pcmcia card.
Here is a log entry:
dmesg:eth0: Hardware identity 0001:0004:0005:0000
dmesg:eth0: Station identity 001f:0001:0008:0048
dmesg:eth0: Firmware determined as Lucent/Agere 8.72
dmesg:eth0: Ad-hoc demo mode supported
dmesg:eth0: IEEE standard IBSS ad-hoc mode supported
dmesg:eth0: WEP supported 104-bit key
dmesg:eth0: MAC address 00:02:2D:A6:07:BB
dmesg:eth0: Station name "Hermes I"
dmesg:eth0: index 0x01: Vcc 5.0, irq 3, io 0x0100-0x013f
> > - kernel/modules problem with encryption.
> There should be a description about what to choose when compiling the
> kernel. AFAICR The config you posted didn't look bad. check this.
Mine is a standard kernel, so I am glad it doesn't look bad.
> Have you tried manually without DHCP?
The wireless connection works with DHCP, it is only the encryption key
that causes it to fail. WHen I turn off security at the router/access
point, I have no difficulty in getting a connection.
> > castagna:~# iwconfig eth0
> > eth0 IEEE 802.11b ESSID:"Coixxxxxxxxx" Nickname "HERMES I"
> > Mode:Managed Frequency:2.427 GHz Access Point:
> > 00:0F:B5:51:D7:FC Bit Rate:11 Mb/s Sensitivity:1/3
> > Retry limit:4 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
> > Encryption key:xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xx Security
> > mode:open Power Management:off
> > Link Quality=10/92 Signal level=-78 dBm Noise level=-88
> > dBm Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:305 Rx invalid
> > [...]
> Never seen this before. There's the problem for sure.
> Does this card work with earlier kernels? Is udev in use?
Yes, udev is in use. I am almost certain that I had the same difficulty
(or similar -- at that time I did not bother to investigate much) with a
2.6.12 kernel on a Dell Inspiron 8200 with the same card. That probably
did not have udev running.
Thanks for your help thus far.