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> Sl-6000, Oz 3.5.2, Wifi, How?
strfryed
post Dec 9 2004, 08:02 AM
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I have a SL-6000; nothing remarkable about it. I did the whole, enable wlan0 on boot and restart thing and I can find WAPs. I've tried everything with several WAPs both with and without WEP and can get nothing to work.

Here's the lowdown. As I said I can scan for APs and select one, all the while the wifi LED blinks. Watching the ESSID in OPIE every few seconds it changes to a scrambled value for a split second and back to the correct value again. Looking at wlan0 with iwconfig I'm seeing negative values for Tx Pow, Signal Strn and Qual, no ESSID is listed. I can staticly assign an IP, but of course, it does nothing.

I'm totally confused as to what to try next. I've tweaked the /etc/network/interfaces file to every permutation I can think of both with and without OPIE to no avail.

I'm assuming OZ worked with the SL-6000 Wifi for someone or it would've been noted in the release notes, no?

So, anyone with a SL-6000 and working Wifi, please take a few minutes to _clearly_ document the steps to getting this working from a clean OZ 3.5.2 OPIE (or even GPE) install. I, and I'm sure other SL-6000 owners, would appreciate it much especially since 99% of OZ reference seems to be totally offline at the moment.

I have several other small issues I'm sure I can work out but this is the only showstopper for me at the moment.

Thanks a ton,

strfryed
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MeaninglessNick
post Dec 9 2004, 08:05 AM
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I am currently trying to figure out how to get WEP working. Without wep
"ifup wlan0" does the trick for me.
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strfryed
post Dec 9 2004, 08:19 AM
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What the heck!?

I must be out of my mind then.

If it's not too much trouble please list the output of your /etc/network/interfaces and iwconfig wlan0 with any important stuff (keys) blanked out.

I wonder if I touched something I didn't realize.
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post Dec 9 2004, 09:20 AM
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I have attached my (as far as I know stock) interfaces file.

The output of iwconfig does seem goofy.

root@tosa:~# ifup wlan0
ok.
udhcpc (v0.9.9-pre) started
Sending discover...
Sending discover...
Sending select for 192.168.1.104...
Lease of 192.168.1.104 obtained, lease time 86400
adding dns 198.164.30.2
adding dns 198.164.4.2

# iwconfig wlan0
wlan0 IEEE 802.11-b ESSID:"linksys" Nickname:"linksys"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437GHz Access Point: 00:0F:66:D4:FE:AF
Bit Rate:11Mb/s Tx-Power:-1029939532 dBm
Retry min limit:8 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:off
Link Quality:30/92 Signal level:-58 dBm Noise level:-92 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

That's my neighbour's AP, with no WEP.

I think the issue that the wlan-ng drivers do not support wireless extensions very well.
there is something called
wlanctl-ng
but it makes iwconfig look user-friendly :-)
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strfryed
post Dec 10 2004, 06:19 AM
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Well, shoot.

Don't know what changed, but I copied your config verbatim and it works for me now. Not sure what I was doing different. Now if I can just get the routing for vpnc setup right again I'll be back in business.

Thanks!
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post Jan 7 2005, 10:20 AM
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Has anyone been able to configure WEP on the 6000L using an actual wep key as opposed to pass codes. For the life of me I cannot get it to work. I actually am not extremely familiar with the interfaces file except what I have seen on various posts. Here is the fragment from my file that I entered based on post I had seen is this correct?

iface wlan0 inet dhcp
  wireless-type wlan-ng
  wireless-mode infrastructure
  wireless-essid gamboids
  wireless-enc on
  wlan-ng-default-key-id 0
  wlan-ng-key0 xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
  wlan-ng-key1 xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
  wlan-ng-key2 xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
  wlan-ng-key3 xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
  pre-up modprobe prism2_usb
  pre-up /sbin/usbctl on 1
  post-down /sbin/usbctl off 1
  post-down rmmod prism2_usb

I appear to be able to connect via ifup, however, it appears that the WEP key is not recognized because I am unable to get an IP. I have checked and double checked the key it is correct. Is there something that I have fat fingered in this fragment.

Any help would be greatly appreciated if I can get this going hopefully I can stay in OZ land without having to reflash back to the SharpROM...


As soon as I posted it the answer appeared right in front of me. I had fat fingered it. the above exerpt works beautifully!!!
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post Jan 7 2005, 12:09 PM
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Yea I've been using WEP on my OZ installation without much problem. Had to change the /etc/network/interfaces to look like this:
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iface wlan0 inet dhcp
 wireless_type wlan-ng
 wireless_mode Managed
 wireless_enc on
 wlan_ng_priv_key128 false
 wlan_ng_priv_genstr passwordhere
 pre-up modprobe prism2_usb
 pre-up /sbin/usbctl on 1
 post-down /sbin/usbctl off 1
 post-down rmmod prism2_usb


If you are using 128bit keys change wlan_ng_priv_key128 to true. This code will probably work fine in place of wlan_ng_priv_genstr, but don't use both.
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 wlan-ng-default-key-id 0
 wlan-ng-key0 xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
 wlan-ng-key1 xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
 wlan-ng-key2 xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
 wlan-ng-key3 xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx


Now I also had to edit /etc/wlan/wlancfg-DEFAULT (which I probably left out of my last post, sorry) to look like this:

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#=======WEP===========================================
# [Dis/En]able WEP.  Settings only matter if PrivacyInvoked is true
lnxreq_hostWEPEncrypt=true     # true|false
lnxreq_hostWEPDecrypt=true     # true|false
dot11PrivacyInvoked=true        # true|false
dot11WEPDefaultKeyID=0          # 0|1|2|3
dot11ExcludeUnencrypted=true    # true|false, in AP this means WEP is required.



P.S. I've seen some hiccups with ifup and ifdown scripts trying to load and unload the prism2_usb module. When you make these changes run ifdown wlan0, and also rmmod prism2_usb. Then try and run ifup wlan0.
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post Jan 9 2005, 09:21 PM
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upon resume, if the wireless connection was active when the machine was suspended the 6000L takes a long time (1 minute or so) to wake up and need to do a 'ifup wlan0' to get the network back, but this works erratically. many times a reboot is required to get the network back. i am not using wep. does anyone else face a similar problem.
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hatchetman
post Jan 9 2005, 09:39 PM
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Yes, if my 6000 goes into suspend with wireless on it rarely comes back. Sometimes I get frustrated and reboot when it won't come back up. Usually though ifdown wlan0, then rmmod prism2_usb does the trick. If it still doesn't come up I'll just go crazy and run those commands a few times in random order, eventually it wisens up.
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