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Re: Airport woes

On Wed, Feb 20, 2002 at 03:32:10PM +0100, Jean-Baptiste Note wrote:
> Dear list,
> I recently tried to set up a wireless lan at home.
> I bought a linksys WAP11 accesspoint, a linksys PCMCIA card for my dad's 
> laptop,
> and an airport card for me. All would be well, if i could set my airport 
> card to work  [:)] 

I'm working just fine with this setup.  ibook2 + airport to a WAP11
accesspoint.  I've even gotten it working with encryption.

the kernel I'm using has version 0.09b of the driver, which does have
issues with frequent "TX timeout" messages (and a mention of fixing
them in the TODO list).

I have noticed that the WAP11 needs to be powercycled every few days
(sometimes daily) because things will just mysteriously quit working
(with no error messages).  I haven't looked into firmware upgrades for


> So, here's my problem,
> kernel 2.4.17 benh-patched (thank you !)
> (but the same happened with a previous 2.4.16)
> after a modprobe aiport and an ifconfig eth1 up :
> dmesg :
> airport.c 0.06f (Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>)
> eth1: Station identity 001f:0001:0004:0010
> eth1: Looks like a Lucent/Agere firmware version 4.16
> eth1: Ad-hoc demo mode supported
> eth1: MAC address 00:30:65:02:19:C1
> eth1: Station name "HERMES I"
> eth1: ready
> airport: card registered for interface eth1
> so far so good.
> iwconfig eth1 :
> eth1      IEEE 802.11-DS  ESSID:""  Nickname:"HERMES I"
>          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.462GHz  Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00
>          Bit Rate:11Mb/s   Tx-Power=15 dBm   Sensitivity:1/3 
>          Retry limit:4   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
>          Power Management:off
>          Link Quality:0/92  Signal level:134/153  Noise level:134/153
>          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
>          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
> I can change the essid OK,  iwlist eth1 channel reports channel 
> 10,11,12,13 ok
> (i live in France), my basestation is on channel 11 = 2.462GHz....
> But, wherever i go in and outside my home, link quality = 0,
> signal level = noise level = 134.
> I thought of a hardware problem, so i made sure the card was properly 
> inserted
> and connected to the integrated antenna...
> Has anyone encountered the problem ? Could this be a hardware problem ? How
> could I make sure that my hardware and the antenna is OK ?
> I'd really appreciate any help on the matter,
> thanks for reading,
> Jean-Baptiste Note.

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