[NBLUG/talk] How do I get RH to recognize wireless card?
dsisley at arczip.com
Fri Sep 19 21:59:01 PDT 2003
On Fri, Sep 19, 2003 at 08:56:28PM -0700, Micxz Love (lovedialup.com) wrote:
> >nothing but 'lo' ! Damn! I *am* getting closer... I can smell it!
> >Thanks again for the help Mark (& everyone else!). Take a look at my
> >notes and let me know if you see anything that I could tweak.
> Please post the relevant lines of /var/log/messages as you insert the card.
> My network script is setup somthing like:
> DEVICE=wlan0 <-- Change this to your device name!
> And I have a server answering @ 10.10.10.1 (mars) and forwarding traffic
> from the wireless access point. Mars is also my gateway to the internet.
> So the relavant IP's for you may be different if your gateway has
> another IP. This is all depending on the network you've setup.
Hey! Thanks for the tip! I'm really close, now. /var/log/messages
made it look like the machine was looking at eth0, so I edited the
file as you suggested, replacing wlan0 with eth0, and I changed the
name to ifcfg-eth0 as well.
After those changes, I was able to see an available card in the gui
network configuration app. I tried it, and it created a new network
script (I'm pretty sure it is *not* the one I tried putting in there
after Mark's email. Here's what's in there now:
# Please read /usr/share/doc/initscripts-*/sysconfig.txt
# for the documentation of these parameters.
Here's the relevant lines from /var/log/messages:
Sep 19 21:06:21 localhost cardmgr: socket 0: Belkin F5D6020u (ver.2) WLAN PC Card
Sep 19 21:06:21 localhost cardmgr: executing: 'modprobe pcmf502rd'
Sep 19 21:06:22 localhost /etc/hotplug/net.agent: invoke ifup eth0
Sep 19 21:06:22 localhost cardmgr: executing: './network start eth0'
Sep 19 21:07:27 localhost dhcpcd: timed out waiting for a valid DHCP server response
Now when I run ifconfig, I see the following:
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:30:BD:D0:96:5B
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Interrupt:3 Base address:0x100
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:2921 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2921 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:208549 (203.6 Kb) TX bytes:208549 (203.6 Kb)
I notice that the eth0 entry disappears if I let the card sit there;
this obviously has to do with the lack of a DHCP server. It looks
like I need to do some tweaking to the network script file (i.e. some
How do I figure out what to put in there? The file recommended at the
top of my new ifcfg-eth0 file
(/usr/share/doc/initscripts-*/sysconfig.txt) is geek to me.
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