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RE: PCMCIA wireless help needed

I noticed the results of the iwconfig do not have an Essid set?  It also
states encryption is off.  It appears your wireless card is not
connecting to the wireless network, and therefore it won't get a dhcp
offer since it is technically not on the network.

Having been along time since I worked with iwfonfig, I would suggest
looking at either using it to set the config for your wireless card, or
find the config file for that card and set the essid and encryption
information needed to connectto your access point. 

Good luck, and I hope none of this was way off base.

-----Original Message-----
From: news [mailto:news@sea.gmane.org] On Behalf Of Terrence Brannon
Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2005 2:46 PM
To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
Subject: PCMCIA wireless help needed

Hi, I would appreciate some help getting a connection to the wireless
network in my house. It is an encrypted network. Here are the results
of attempting ifup. I also show the contents of several config files
and the results if iwconfig and iwspy. Any help is appreciated.

pool-71-109-151-76:/home/metaperl/tmp/wireless# ifup eth2
Internet Software Consortium DHCP Client 2.0pl5
Copyright 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 The Internet Software Consortium.
All rights reserved.

Please contribute if you find this software useful.
For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/dhcp-contrib.html

sit0: unknown hardware address type 776
eth1: unknown hardware address type 24
sit0: unknown hardware address type 776
eth1: unknown hardware address type 24
Listening on LPF/eth2/00:02:2d:b2:9f:b0
Sending on   LPF/eth2/00:02:2d:b2:9f:b0
Sending on   Socket/fallback/fallback-net
DHCPDISCOVER on eth2 to port 67 interval 8
DHCPDISCOVER on eth2 to port 67 interval 9
DHCPDISCOVER on eth2 to port 67 interval 20
DHCPDISCOVER on eth2 to port 67 interval 12
DHCPDISCOVER on eth2 to port 67 interval 11
No DHCPOFFERS received.
No working leases in persistent database.


Failed to bring up eth2.
pool-71-109-151-76:/home/metaperl/tmp/wireless# cat
# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The primary network interface
auto eth0
#iface eth0 inet static
iface eth0 inet dhcp
name Ethernet LAN card

iface eth2 inet dhcp
name Wireless LAN card
wireless_essid not_sure_what_to_set

auto eth2
pool-71-109-151-76:/home/metaperl/tmp/wireless# iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

eth1      no wireless extensions.

eth2      IEEE 802.11-DS  ESSID:"not_sure_what_to_set"  Nickname:"HERMES
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.457 GHz  Access Point:
          Bit Rate:2 Mb/s   Tx-Power=15 dBm   Sensitivity:1/3 
          Retry limit:4   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key: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

sit0      no wireless extensions.

pool-71-109-151-76:/home/metaperl/tmp/wireless# ifconfig eth2
eth2      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:02:2D:B2:9F:B0 
          inet6 addr: fe80::202:2dff:feb2:9fb0/64 Scope:Link
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:21 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
          Interrupt:193 Base address:0x100


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