Wireless Issues: Netgear WG511T

Chris racerx at makeworld.com
Sat Mar 29 13:50:21 UTC 2008


Greetings,

I need some help with my Netgear WG511T (V13) nic. Ubuntu sees it as
ath0 (using restricted drivers) but yet it does not. Please see below
the details of ath0 in both the output of ifconfig
and /etc/network/interfaces.

The trouble I'm having is this: the nic "acts" like it should (meaning
that both lights blink in a manor like they are connected to the AP)
however it does not. 

As you can tell (for some reason) it's showing up in ifconfig with
wifi0. If however, I try to config wifi0, it pretty much breaks.

Please don't tell me I purchased this nic and now it only works under
Winders and FreeBSD (I assume it can work with Open and Net) but it
sure does not under Fedora, Ubu, or Cent.


root at thudpucker:/etc/network# ifconfig
ath0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1B:2F:64:F4:C6  
          inet addr:192.168.15.240  Bcast:192.168.15.255
Mask:255.255.255.0 UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:61 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:11313 (11.0 KB)

eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0E:7F:73:86:73  
          UP BROADCAST 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
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
          Interrupt:10 Base address:0xe000 

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:20 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:20 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:1856 (1.8 KB)  TX bytes:1856 (1.8 KB)

wifi0     Link encap:UNSPEC  HWaddr
00-1B-2F-64-F4-C6-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00 UP BROADCAST RUNNING
MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1 RX packets:219521 errors:0 dropped:0
overruns:0 frame:773315 TX packets:7350 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0
carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:199 
          RX bytes:19064139 (18.1 MB)  TX bytes:348412 (340.2 KB)
          Interrupt:11 

root at thudpucker:/etc/network# cat interfaces 
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback


iface ath0 inet static
address 192.168.15.240
netmask 255.255.255.0
gateway 192.168.15.1
wireless-key 00000000000000000000000000
wireless-essid example

auto ath0
root at thudpucker:/etc/network# 



-- 
Best regards,
Chris

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