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I cannot seem to see my network (or router) with my wireless card. The system seems to see the card. I used the network configuration utility to set the card up as the only network device and to run dhcp. Still I can't see the rest of my network and I'm not sure why. I'm using a Lucent Tech (Orinoco) pcmcia wireless card on my Laptop running RH 8.0. The system does detect the card correctly and loads the module for it (wvlan_cs). The system gives me the two good beeps when booting and the lights on the card come ...

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    Default Problems with Lucent Tech (Orinoco) wireless card

    I cannot seem to see my network (or router) with my wireless card. The
    system seems to see the card. I used the network configuration utility
    to set the card up as the only network device and to run dhcp. Still I
    can't see the rest of my network and I'm not sure why.

    I'm using a Lucent Tech (Orinoco) pcmcia wireless card on my Laptop running
    RH 8.0. The system does detect the card correctly and loads the module for
    it (wvlan_cs). The system gives me the two good beeps when booting and the
    lights on the card come on like it's happy. I'm using a Belkin wireless
    router. The system is dual boot and the wireless system works fine with
    Windows so I know the hardware is fine.

    ifconfig yields:

    eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:60:1D:23:E5:D4
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:14 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:5892 (5.7 Kb)

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:148 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:148 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0
    RX bytes:9646 (9.4 Kb) TX bytes:9646 (9.4 Kb)


    iwconfig eth1 yields:

    eth1 IEEE 802.11-DS ESSID:"WLAN" Nickname:"Sara"
    Mode:Ad-Hoc Frequency:2.462GHz Cell: 00:30:BD:C2:C5:64
    Bit Rate:11Mb/s Tx-Power=15 dBm Sensitivity:1/3
    RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
    Encryption key:7365-6375-31
    Power Management:off
    Link Quality:61/92 Signal level:-30 dBm Noise level:-92 dBm
    Rx invalid nwid:0 invalid crypt:0 invalid misc:0


    route yields:

    Kernel IP routing table
    Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
    127.0.0.0 * 255.0.0.0 U 0 0 0 lo

    When I try to add a default route to my router the system just says that
    the "Network is unreachable"

    I notice that iwconfig shows an encryption key but I am not running WEP on
    my router (I live a good 1/2 mile from my nearest neighbor and the road).
    I set the ESSID to WLAN though my router calls it SSID. Could this be my
    problem?

    I've played at this for a while and gotten nowhere. Any help or suggestions
    on how to trouble shoot this would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    James Kimble
    James Guest

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    Default Re: Problems with Lucent Tech (Orinoco) wireless card

    > I'm using a Lucent Tech (Orinoco) pcmcia wireless card on my Laptop running 

    You might find the orinoco_cs module to work better for you.
     

    Since we don't see an IP address here, it looks like you're not getting
    an IP address via DHCP. How are you requesting your IP address? Are you
    running "dhcpcd eth1"?
     

    Does your router have an SSID of "WLAN"? What the router calls SSID and
    iwconfig call ESSID are the same thing.
     

    Could be. Try "iwconfig eth1 key off".

    Dan

    Dan Guest

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    Default Re: Problems with Lucent Tech (Orinoco) wireless card

    Thank you for your help Dan.

    The encryption key was the problem. When I altered the startup script
    in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1 setting KEY=off pump was
    able to get an IP from dhcp and everthing started working!

    Cool, thanks again.

    JK



    Dan Mahoney <us> wrote in message news:<bsb6rc$bea7o$news.uni-berlin.de>... 
    >
    > You might find the orinoco_cs module to work better for you.

    >
    > Since we don't see an IP address here, it looks like you're not getting
    > an IP address via DHCP. How are you requesting your IP address? Are you
    > running "dhcpcd eth1"?

    >
    > Does your router have an SSID of "WLAN"? What the router calls SSID and
    > iwconfig call ESSID are the same thing.

    >
    > Could be. Try "iwconfig eth1 key off".
    >
    > Dan[/ref]
    James Guest

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