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phillvs
Hi all,

Have not used or looked at my C860 for some 6 months or so, because I get so frustrated with it and with pdaXrom. I must say that it is definately the best OS for the machine, by far, but I do have some problems with it. Good work by all of you.

Here is my first problem, perhaps you can help.

The WiFi network doesn't seem to work - it used to work in an earlier beta. I have looked through this forum but can't see anything to help. I have followed the link (can't remember where now) which suggested that the networking profile should be named after the interface such as eth0 or wlan but those two don't work.

I have tried to run cardctl to get info on the adapter but that program doesnt seem to be present.

I have tried to find the wlan.conf files (cant remmebr the file names of the top of my head) which used to be in the /etc/pcmcia directory (if I remember correctly) but now I can't find it anywhere.

Has anyone any idea how to get the WiFi network running please.

Phill
louigi600
Beta4 no longer uses pcmcia-cs from Davi Hinds but uses the new stuff ... try pccardctl.

when you have the card inserted what do you get if you run
"iwconfig" and do you see any errors when you look at "dmesg" ?

If the gui wizzard fails but the modules get loaded correctly you could try using iwconfig to set up wireless networking.
wsuetholz
QUOTE(louigi600 @ Aug 16 2006, 02:25 PM)
Beta4 no longer uses pcmcia-cs from Davi Hinds but uses the new stuff ... try pccardctl.

when you have the card inserted what do you get if you run
"iwconfig" and do you see any errors when you look at "dmesg" ?

If the gui wizzard fails but the modules get loaded correctly you could try using iwconfig to set up wireless networking.
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Good, this answers my question from from the other day.

Bill
phillvs
QUOTE(louigi600 @ Aug 16 2006, 08:25 PM)
Beta4 no longer uses pcmcia-cs from Davi Hinds but uses the new stuff ... try pccardctl.

when you have the card inserted what do you get if you run
"iwconfig" and do you see any errors when you look at "dmesg" ?

If the gui wizzard fails but the modules get loaded correctly you could try using iwconfig to set up wireless networking.
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Thanks for the help.
Here are the things I have found so far:

iwconfig comes back with errors:
lo no wireless extension
irda0 no wireless extension
sit0 no wireless extension

wifi0 IEEE 802.11b ESSID:"test"
Mode:Master Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00 Bit Rate:11Mb/s
Sensitivity=1/3
Retry min limit:8 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:off
Power Management:off

wlan0 IEEE 802.11b ESSID:"test"
Mode:Master Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00 Bit Rate:11Mb/s
Sensitivity=1/3
Retry min limit:8 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:off
Power Management:off
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0


I don't really know what these are, except irda is the IR port. Looks to me as if it is saying that the modules for these interfaces have not loaded, anyway what to do now?

Also, pccardctl works fine. I can see the WiFi card settings as I used to do with the old system.

Also, dmesg doesn't seem to give any errors but I have attached the output here as a .txt file. Do you see anything wrong here?

Anymore help you can give will be most welcome.

Phill
louigi600
QUOTE(phillvs @ Aug 17 2006, 02:03 AM)
iwconfig comes back with errors:
lo            no wireless extension
irda0        no wireless extension
sit0          no wireless extension

wifi0    IEEE 802.11b  ESSID:"test" 
          Mode:Master  Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00  Bit Rate:11Mb/s 
          Sensitivity=1/3 
          Retry min limit:8  RTS thr:off  Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
         
wlan0    IEEE 802.11b  ESSID:"test" 
          Mode:Master  Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00  Bit Rate:11Mb/s 
          Sensitivity=1/3 
          Retry min limit:8  RTS thr:off  Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0  Missed beacon:0


Those are not errors:
iwconfig is telling you that lo,irda0,sit0 are not wireless devices while it appears that
your card got recognised (probably with hostAP extensions) wlan0 and wifi0.

So far it looks like the card is working fine OS level ... maybe some stuff is broken on beta4 and the giu wizzard is not working.
You could try setting up wireless networking manually like this:
iwconfig wlan0 essid "your wireless lan ID"
if you use wep do also
iwconfig wlan0 key "your key"
wait for a few seconds while the card associates and then try
iwconfig wlan0
you should noe se the mac address of the access point instead of "00:00:00:00:00:00"
if this is the case you can now obtain ip address via dhcp
dhcpcd wlan0

If you use WPA I can't help you off hand ... if not you should be ok now.
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