Feisty wireless with orinoco
m.zarri at gmail.com
Mon May 28 12:24:39 UTC 2007
On 5/28/07, Bruce Badger <bwbadger at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Many thanks,
> On 26/04/07, Bruce Badger <bwbadger at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 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:
> > https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/WirelessTroubleShootingGuide
> > ... but to no avail :-(
> > Here´s what I see:
> > lshw shows the following (which looks fine to me):
> > *-network
> > 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,
> > Bruce
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I use my laptop (compaq + Orinoco USB WLAN) with Ubuntu for business
and I really need the WLAN access therefore I did not dare to upgrade
to Feisty yet. Having said that, in 2 weeks time I will have
sufficient time to give a try to feisty and eventually revert to edgy
if things go wrong. So if you can hold on a bit more I will tell you
how it went for me.
The only real issue for me is to find a compelling reason why I should
upgrade to Feisty (which I have currently installed on my desktop at
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