Feisty wireless with orinoco
bwbadger at gmail.com
Mon May 28 12:11:54 UTC 2007
The latest progress getting Feisty to work with the Orinoco WiFi card
on my T21 is ... none :-(
I have just tried the Mepis 6.0 live DVD and this works fine, as does
Knoppix. Only Ubuntu seems to exhibit this problem (as below).
I would appreciate any hints or tips.
On 26/04/07, Bruce Badger <bwbadger at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have just installed Feisty on a Thinkpad T21 that was running sarge.
> I am having a problem getting Feisty to use my trusty orinoco
> wireless card. I have worked through the troubleshooting guide here:
> ... but to no avail :-(
> Here´s what I see:
> lshw shows the following (which looks fine to me):
> description: Wireless interface
> physical id: 1
> logical name: eth1
> serial: 00:02:2d:66:7e:9c
> capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
> configuration: broadcast=yes driver=orinoco driverversion=0.15
> firmware=Lucent/Agere 7.28 link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11b
> pccardctl ident (looks good too):
> Socket 0:
> product info: "Avaya Communication", "Avaya Wireless PC Card",
> "Version 01.01", ""
> manfid: 0x0156, 0x0002
> function: 6 (network)
> iwconfig (again, just what I would expect for this network which uses
> a very crude hidden ssid & MAC address filter and no encryption):
> eth1 IEEE 802.11b ESSID:"setnet" Nickname:"alice"
> Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: 00:18:39:8A:68:73
> Bit Rate:2 Mb/s Sensitivity:1/3
> Retry limit:4 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
> Encryption key:off
> Power Management:off
> Link Quality=42/92 Signal level=-52 dBm Noise level=-94 dBm
> Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
> Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
> Even wavemon shows everything working just as I would expect.
> BUT when I try to start the network I get this:
> DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 6
> DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 14
> DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 11
> No DHCPOFFERS received.
> If I use a static IP config it appears to be applied (or so says
> wavemon) but I can´t ping anything. I get ¨no route to host¨.
> It is as if there is a disconnect between the orinoco hardware+drivers
> (which all look good) and the Linux socket stuff (which seems to be
> unable to connect to the orinoco stuff).
> Can anyone please point me to documentation I missed or perhaps give
> me some tips?
> Many thanks,
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