Actiontec Problem Restated
My previous request for help drew no responses: was probably poorly
stated. Here is a better recap.
1. The Actiontec Instructions (Probably Based on Redhat)
a) Add to the Wireless Section
card "Actontec Wireless PC Card 802.11b"
manfid 0x1668, 0x0101
Comment: I edited these lines into /etc/pcmcia/config. This
seemed reasonable in
view of the next instruction,
particularly as config contains similar
b) vi /etc/pcmcia/wireless.opts and add the following at the bottom:
Comment: I used my lan ESSID instead of any.
c) vi /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1
This should be a blank document. Add this to it
Comment: There was no sysconfig directory in /etc. I
created one but probably
this is not the right instruction for
d) After that you should be able to put in the command:
to bring up the card.
Comment: ifup eth1 reports interface eth1 already configured but
the card doesn't
come up and ifconf -a does not report eth0
2. The linux-wlan-ng Instructions (There are several versions. I did
a) Ensure that the pcmcia-cd source tree is in a subdirectory of
Note that ... /usr/src/pcmcia-cs.tar.gz when unpacked in the
/usr/srd directory places
the pcmcia-cs source tree in the correct location.
Go to /usr/src/modules/pcmcia-cs
Execute debian/rules binary-modules
b) Untar linux-wlan-ng-0.1.15.tar.gz.
Comment: I put the tarball in /usr/src and unpacked as instructed.
Make sure you have a configured kenel and (optionally) pcmcia
sources on your
system. Note, if you are only building ... prism2_usb drivers
you don't need the
pcmcia source tree.
To configure the linux-wlan-ng package, run 'make config'.
Answer the questions.
Comment: I said yes only to Build Prism2.5 USB (_usb) driver.
Run 'make all'
Run 'make install'
c) FOR USB USERS:
modprobe prism2_usb prism2_doreset=1
Comment: This runs ok.
wlanctl-ng wlan0 lnxreq_ifstate ifstate=enable
Comment: This produces the following:
hfa384x_docmd: hfa384x_docmd:ctlx failure=REQ_TIMEOUT
failed, result = -5
prism2sta_ifstate: hfa384x_drvr_start() failed, result=-5
hfa384x_usbin_callback: hfa384_usbin_callback:Fatal, failed
to resubmit rx_urb.
ifconfig -a reports wlan0.
cat /proc/bus/usb/drivers reports prism2_usb.
lsmod reports prism2_usb and p80211.
After bootup syslog contains
usb.c: unhandled interfaces on device
usb.c: USB device 3 (vendor/prod 0x1668/0x421) is not
claimed by any active driver
and kern.log contains
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for linux NET4.0
ds: no socket drivers loaded!
One other setup detail. One of the instructions was to edit
/etc/modutils/linux-wlan-ng and uncomment the appropriate line. I
uncommented alias wlan0 prism2_usb.
This has been a very long entry but I am stumpted. I hope someone can help.