Re: iBook (dual USB 2001) + airport = !@#$!@#%@#$
Jesse Andrews wrote:
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)
Simple, simply use 2 different networks for the 2 different cards, eg.
192.168.0.0 network on eth0 (netmask 255.255.255.0)
192.168.1.0 network on eth1 (netmask 255.255.255.0)
Otherwise how do you expect the system to tell which interface it should
use when pinging on the 192.168.0.0 network ?
BTW, this is a question for debian-users, not debian-powerpc, there's
probably nothing wrong with your hardware, or config.
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?