Toshiba Wireless card (Intersil PRISM2 11Mbps - orinoco_cs)

Mark Shuttleworth mark at
Thu Sep 23 08:11:54 UTC 2004


What's the output of "iwlist eth1 scanning"?

Santiago Erquicia wrote:

>I have been trying to get my wireless card to work.  I used bugzilla
>describing the problem but maybe here it will get more exposure.  The
>card works under linux without any weird thing because I had not any
>problem under Fedora Core 1/2.  I couldn't make it run under Debian
>unstable when I tried a couple of months before.
>The card is a Intersil PRISM2 11Mbps Wireless Adapter and should work
>with the orinoco_cs driver.
>The output of cardctl is:
>santiago at pampa ~ $ cardctl ident
>Socket 0:
>  product info: "TOSHIBA", "Wireless LAN Card", "Version 01.01", ""
>  manfid: 0x0156, 0x0002
>  function: 6 (network)
>Socket 1:
>  no product info available
>The output of iwconfig is:
>pampa:/home/santiago# iwconfig
>lo        no wireless extensions.
>eth0      no wireless extensions.
>sit0      no wireless extensions.
>eth1      IEEE 802.11-DS  ESSID:"Wireless"  Nickname:"HERMES I"
>          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.457GHz  Access Point: 44:44:44:44:44:44
>          Bit Rate:2Mb/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
>It looks like the card is detected but I cannot make it work.  My wireless network works unencrypted
>Can anyone help me with this?

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