Re: iBook (dual USB 2001) + airport = !@#$!@#%@#$
EMail from Bastien Nocera <email@example.com> to firstname.lastname@example.org with message <3B988A6C.email@example.com>
On Fri, 07 Sep 2001 09:50:52 +0100 Bastien Nocera wrote:
> 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
> > know....
> > I initialize the airport doing:
> > modprobe airport
> > ifup eth1
> > and my /etc/network/interfaces has:
> > iface eth1 inet static
> > address 192.168.0.69
> > netmask 255.255.255.0
> > network 192.168.0.0
> > broadcast 192.168.0.255
> > 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
> > Encryption key:off
> > Power Management:off
> > Link Quality:23/92 Signal level:-72 dBm Noise level:-95 dBm
> > Rx invalid nwid:0 invalid crypt:0 invalid misc:0
Ähm ... is it possible that you are connected to "another" W AP ?
If a WAP isn´t protected with WEP everybody can connect to this.
You can only connect to a secured W AP if you set the WEP KEY with
iwconfig enc "key"
> > (notice low link quality, signal level, and noise level)
> > cat /proc/network/wireless
> > 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!)...
> > ifconfig eth1
> > 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
> > collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
> > RX bytes:738 (738.0 b) TX bytes:27340 (26.6 Kb)
> > Interrupt:57 Base address:0xc000
> > lsmod
> > 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
> > nothing.
> > 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!!!!!!
then you haven´t got a connection to this WAP ...
Will release documentation for airport soon... because I also had big problems installing airport.
> > Arg!
> > Anyone know anything that can help?
> > Desperately,
> > Jesse Andrews
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