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
> 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 <email@example.com>)
> 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
> 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.
- Airport woes
- From: Jean-Baptiste Note <Jean-Baptiste.Note@wanadoo.fr>