iBook (dual USB 2001) + airport = !@#$!@#%@#$
I am writing in a vain attempt to finally get my airport card to work under
debianppc on my new ibook. I know the hardware works (under mac os 9, x) and
I know all the information for my WAP - ssid "jesse" ...
I am using the 2.4.8 kernel.
My WAP does NAT with 192.168.0.1 being the WAP's address, and the gateway, ...
My static ip for the built-in wired port is 192.168.0.101 (eth0)
my static ip for the airport wireless is 192.168.0.69 (eth1)
ping 192.168.0.1 works when eth0 is up.
ping 192.168.0.1 doesn't when eth1 is in use :(
Some funny things:
My WAP reports that its mac address is xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:31 while iwconfig says
that it is xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:32. Ok, that could be a major problem, but I don't
I initialize the airport doing:
and my /etc/network/interfaces has:
iface eth1 inet static
up route add default gw 192.168.0.1
iwconfig eth1 reports:
eth1 IEEE 802.11-DS ESSID:"jesse" Nickname:"blah"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437GHz Access Point: 00:50:18:06:96:32
Bit Rate=11Mb/s Tx-Power=15 dBm Sensitivity:3/3
Retry limit:4 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Link Quality:23/92 Signal level:-72 dBm Noise level:-95 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 invalid crypt:0 invalid misc:0
(notice low link quality, signal level, and noise level)
Inter-| sta-| Quality | Discarded packets
face | tus | link level noise | nwid crypt misc
eth1: 0000 22. 183. 161. 0 0 0
(notice the signal, noise are now high!)
when I try to ping with just my airport enabled, it adds some bytes to TX in
ifconfig (like normal) but so far I have transfered 26.6Kb via mostly pinging
and the RX is only 738b and no ping has EVER been sucessful.
I have check the ssid on the WAP and it is "jesse" (with the case being
that). I don't have WEP enabled (no use until I get normal working!)...
eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:30:65:1B:3F:6A
inet addr:192.168.0.69 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:3 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:178 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:738 (738.0 b) TX bytes:27340 (26.6 Kb)
Interrupt:57 Base address:0xc000
Module Size Used by
airport 3072 1
orinoco 32304 0 [airport]
hermes 5328 0 [airport orinoco]
af_packet 15744 0 (autoclean)
unix 19488 98 (autoclean)
I know my WAP uses channel 6. but doing
iwconfig eth1 channel 6 gives:
SIOCSIWFREQ: Operation not supported
using auto or 2Mbps for the rate doesn't help....
I read something somewhere about hermes.conf file... This may only be for
compiling, but I did a search find / | grep hermes.conf and it turned up
I disconnected eth0 and ifconfig eth0 down and then brought up eth1 (airport)
and pinged the WAP (192.168.0.1) and with the WAP 6 inches from my box the
WLAN led (wireless activity light) never blinked!!!!!!
Anyone know anything that can help?