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Re: Linksys 802.11 pcmcia card troubles

After you load the module prism2_pci, you have to run these commands:
I think that's what is there in linux-wlan-ng_pre_up file but you can
always verify:
wlanctl-ng wlan0 lnxreq_ifstate ifstate=enable
wlanctl-ng wlan0 lnxreq_autojoin ssid=<your APs SSID> authtype=opensystem

Are you using wireless_* keywords in the interfaces file?

On Wed, Oct 30, 2002 at 01:25:30PM -0800, Curt Howland wrote:
> I have the correct modules modconf'd, the cardinfo shows the card is
> there. The wireless utilities are installed and working, I have
> configured "wlan0" in /etc/network/interfaces, but with only the
> standard address and mask information. I realize this is likely the
> source of some problems, but there is no documentation about what the
> right information is to put there.
> I checked the generic Linux-wireless site suggested by Linksys, and it
> instructed to download and build tools. I found that Debian has many (if
> not all) of those tools and kernel modules already packaged and ready to
> go.
> The kernel modules for Prism2 load fine, and cardinfo shows the card is
> alive and well.
> The file which the generic Linux-wireless site says to customise with
> the 802.11 unique configuration options has been commented by the Debian
> developer that it should not be used, all options should be set in the
> interfaces file. However, no information is given in the wireless HowTo
> about the obvious Debian specific issues.
> Aparently, the Debian packages are not everything needed, because of the
> following error:
> # ifup wlan0
> modprobe: Can't locate module p80211
> Failed to load p80211.o.
> run-parts: /etc/network/if-pre-up.d/linux-wlan-ng_pre-up exited with
> return code 1
> SIOCSIFADDR: No such device
> wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
> SIOCSIFNETMASK: No such device
> wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
> I would love it if someone who has this working could let me know where
> all the 802.11 information goes, and what they had to do to get past
> this module dependency, etc etc etc.
> This is certainly one of those times when the package maintainers are
> making it more difficult by making changes without documentation....
> Curt-
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