Airport on new 700MHz iBook
I'm trying to get an Airport card working in my new iBook (700MHz
G3). FWIW the Airport card works under MacOSX connecting to my
Linksys base station. I'm running benh's 2.4.19-rc5 kernel which
detects the card:
hermes.c: 5 Apr 2002 David Gibson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
orinoco.c 0.11b (David Gibson <email@example.com> and others)
airport.c 0.11b (Benjamin Herrenschmidt <firstname.lastname@example.org>)
eth1: Station identity 001f:0001:0008:000c
eth1: Looks like a Lucent/Agere firmware version 8.12
eth1: Ad-hoc demo mode supported
eth1: IEEE standard IBSS ad-hoc mode supported
eth1: WEP supported, 104-bit key
eth1: MAC address 00:30:65:16:16:EE
eth1: Station name "HERMES I"
airport: card registered for interface eth1
After I iwconfig the card I get something like this. My ESSID
and WEP key values are correct. For the time being, anyway. :-)
eth1 IEEE 802.11-DS ESSID:"F00N3T" Nickname:"wilde"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437GHz Access Point: 44:44:44:44:44:44
Bit Rate:2Mb/s Tx-Power=15 dBm Sensitivity:1/3
Retry limit:4 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Link Quality:0/92 Signal level:134/153 Noise level:134/153
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:1
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
At this point I can't the card to do IP. I've tried setting the
mode to ad-hoc but I think "managed" is the right setting as I'm
connecting to a Linksys base station. The bitrate gets torqued
down to 2Mb/s after I try DHCP but the frequency gets set correctly
(a manual ifconfig doesn't get me any closer to doing IP either).
Clearly the Access Point MAC listed in the above output is wrong
but I'm not sure what the cause is. It's the first time I've done
802.11b on Linux let alone using an Airport on an iBook. ;-)
Other than this, Debian has been a champ.
Any ideas greatly appreciated.