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Re: problems with deXlan (Intersil) wifi pcmcia card

On Sat, Nov 08, 2008 at 06:28:18PM +0100, Bernard wrote:
> >are you sure your AP is set to WPA?
> Sure it is. At this very moment, I am wirelessly connected with this 
> pre-up iwconfig ra0 essid Livebox-46db
> pre-up iwpriv ra0 set AuthMode=WPAPSK
> pre-up iwpriv ra0 set EncrypType=TKIP
> pre-up iwpriv ra0 set WPAPSK="779xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxAD"

hm, pls post output from 'iwconfig ra0' and 'iwlist ra0 scan' on that
desktop - obfuscate sensitive data of course.
> the pasword (or passphrase, don't exactly know how it is called: 26 

key ? ;)

> Ethernet card in slot 1 and the WiFi card in slot 2... but nothing 
> worked, I couldn't even reboot with both cards in: the boot process got 
> stuck in the middle.

resources conflict, likely - check pccard config and dmesg/boot msg; try
to insert/remove both cards when it's up and running normally, check if
it hangs/freezes, check dmesg/ifconfig/iwconfig/pccardctl if the modules 
get loaded, resources are allocated, interfaces appears etc.

> So, I hope that wifi connexions on laptops are supposed to work with 
> just a wifi card, and not an Ethernet card on top...

of course, they're the same thing, only the medium is different.

> I went inside my DSL box, using Firefox in root mode, with 
> Security : WPA

ok, but output from above commands would be of interest anyway.


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