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  1. 3COM Wireless PCMCIA not connecting on IBM X21 - Newbie HELP please!

    I am completely new to Linux and have been using Windows for the last 20
    years, so I am a complete Linux newbie, any help would be much appreciated.



    I just installed SuSE 9.0 (Professional) on my laptop (IBM Thinkpad X21).
    Everything works fine and wonderful but I can't get the 3COM Wireless LAN PC
    card (3CRWE62092B) working.



    Installation, configuration detail:



    Apart from the built-in Ethernet port, I also configured a PCMCIA Wireless
    Network card (configured as wlan-pcmcia with DHCP).



    I have checked all the available configurations via KDE (I don't know how to
    do line commands yet). The boot up commands did say PCMCIA is hotplug and
    the hardware info does have the 3COM 3CRWE62092B hardware information (looks
    like the driver is working).



    Symptoms 1: - No wireless signal



    After installation has finished, I can't get the KWiF Manager recognise the
    Wireless card (There is a ? over the card symbol) and there is no signal.
    (My Wireless router is configured to SSID broadcast and no WEP to make it
    easier for testing the connection)

    The KWiF configuration editor's "Autodetect interface" did find a device
    "eth1", but the YaST shows that the I only got two devices (??)

    device = eth0, type=Ethernet, IP Address=DHCP

    device = wlan-pcmcia, type=Ethernet, IP Address=DHCP

    Symptoms 2: - Boot up freeze and can't change Monitor settings



    If I boot up with the Wireless card in the PCMCIA slot, it will not display
    the login page and the computer freeze up. When there is no Wireless card in
    the PCMCIA slot, boot up fine and no problems. If I plug the card in after
    it has booted up, it beep twice and the light on the card's antenna flashing
    "happily" like normal; but still no signal in KWiF Manager.



    If I try to change the monitor setting to any thing with the card plugged
    it, the laptop will go blank during test and freeze up, I will have to hold
    the power button down to reboot the laptop (without the W/L card).



    My guess: Based on my experience with Windows, this is likely to be IRQ
    config? Am I correct? How to correct it?



    Any help would be grateful, I really want to make it work and don't want to
    go back to Windows. If you have any fixes, please "spell it out" for me,
    this is the first time I use Linux, I know nothing about it.



  2. Re: 3COM Wireless PCMCIA not connecting on IBM X21 - Newbie HELP please!

    Minimax wrote:

    >
    >
    > 3COM Wireless PCMCIA not connecting on IBM X21 - Newbie HELP please!
    > From:
    > Minimax
    > Date:
    > Sunday 22 February 2004 14:22:42
    > Groups:
    > comp.os.linux.portable
    > no references
    >
    >

    Hi,


    I recent bought a wirelss card and it is working fine.
    The minor part of my story is, it payed 19 dollars to get it woring :-(

    Almost every wireless card can work using 'driverloader' from linuxant
    (www.linuxant.com). You can try their produkt for a month for free. I
    worked fine for my suse 9.0. It's configured for DHCP.


    Succes.


    Jeroen van der Waal

  3. Re: 3COM Wireless PCMCIA not connecting on IBM X21 - Newbie HELP please!

    Thanks Jeroen I will give it a try!
    "jeroen van der waal" wrote in message
    news:403b3ee6$0$210$58c7af7e@news.kabelfoon.nl...
    > Minimax wrote:
    >
    > >
    > >
    > > 3COM Wireless PCMCIA not connecting on IBM X21 - Newbie HELP please!
    > > From:
    > > Minimax
    > > Date:
    > > Sunday 22 February 2004 14:22:42
    > > Groups:
    > > comp.os.linux.portable
    > > no references
    > >
    > >

    > Hi,
    >
    >
    > I recent bought a wirelss card and it is working fine.
    > The minor part of my story is, it payed 19 dollars to get it woring :-(
    >
    > Almost every wireless card can work using 'driverloader' from linuxant
    > (www.linuxant.com). You can try their produkt for a month for free. I
    > worked fine for my suse 9.0. It's configured for DHCP.
    >
    >
    > Succes.
    >
    >
    > Jeroen van der Waal




  4. Re: 3COM Wireless PCMCIA not connecting on IBM X21 - Newbie HELP please!

    On Sun, 22 Feb 2004 13:22:42 +0000, Minimax wrote:

    > I am completely new to Linux and have been using Windows for the last 20
    > years, so I am a complete Linux newbie, any help would be much appreciated.
    >
    >
    >
    > I just installed SuSE 9.0 (Professional) on my laptop (IBM Thinkpad X21).
    > Everything works fine and wonderful but I can't get the 3COM Wireless LAN PC
    > card (3CRWE62092B) working.
    >
    >
    >
    > Installation, configuration detail:
    >
    >
    >
    > Apart from the built-in Ethernet port, I also configured a PCMCIA Wireless
    > Network card (configured as wlan-pcmcia with DHCP).
    >
    >
    >
    > I have checked all the available configurations via KDE (I don't know how to
    > do line commands yet). The boot up commands did say PCMCIA is hotplug and
    > the hardware info does have the 3COM 3CRWE62092B hardware information (looks
    > like the driver is working).
    >
    >
    >
    > Symptoms 1: - No wireless signal
    >
    >
    >
    > After installation has finished, I can't get the KWiF Manager recognise the
    > Wireless card (There is a ? over the card symbol) and there is no signal.
    > (My Wireless router is configured to SSID broadcast and no WEP to make it
    > easier for testing the connection)
    >
    > The KWiF configuration editor's "Autodetect interface" did find a device
    > "eth1", but the YaST shows that the I only got two devices (??)
    >
    > device = eth0, type=Ethernet, IP Address=DHCP
    >
    > device = wlan-pcmcia, type=Ethernet, IP Address=DHCP
    >
    > Symptoms 2: - Boot up freeze and can't change Monitor settings
    >
    >
    >
    > If I boot up with the Wireless card in the PCMCIA slot, it will not display
    > the login page and the computer freeze up. When there is no Wireless card in
    > the PCMCIA slot, boot up fine and no problems. If I plug the card in after
    > it has booted up, it beep twice and the light on the card's antenna flashing
    > "happily" like normal; but still no signal in KWiF Manager.
    >
    >
    >
    > If I try to change the monitor setting to any thing with the card plugged
    > it, the laptop will go blank during test and freeze up, I will have to hold
    > the power button down to reboot the laptop (without the W/L card).
    >
    >
    >
    > My guess: Based on my experience with Windows, this is likely to be IRQ
    > config? Am I correct? How to correct it?
    >
    >
    >
    > Any help would be grateful, I really want to make it work and don't want to
    > go back to Windows. If you have any fixes, please "spell it out" for me,
    > this is the first time I use Linux, I know nothing about it.


    Give us the output of /var/log/messages as you push the card in.

    Also output of lspci would be nice. Also ifconfig and iwconfig when you
    think it should be working.

    Linuxant is Ok, I used it as a trial on a Netgear Ma521 card. It worked no
    problems. However I found that my dell CF Wifi card worked automagically
    under Suse 9.0 so I didn't need to spend the $19.

    Ian
    --
    Entwisi
    FBOTY#2003 Honda XL1000V Varadero 'The Big V'


  5. Re: 3COM Wireless PCMCIA not connecting on IBM X21 - Newbie HELP please!

    >
    > Give us the output of /var/log/messages as you push the card in.
    >
    > Also output of lspci would be nice. Also ifconfig and iwconfig when you
    > think it should be working.
    >
    > Linuxant is Ok, I used it as a trial on a Netgear Ma521 card. It worked no
    > problems. However I found that my dell CF Wifi card worked automagically
    > under Suse 9.0 so I didn't need to spend the $19.
    >
    > Ian
    > --
    > Entwisi
    > FBOTY#2003 Honda XL1000V Varadero 'The Big V'
    >


    I tried Linuxant, loaded up the inf and sys files and it still said can't
    find the device?

    I have tried installing Atmelwlandriver as recommended from
    http://x.unix.se/stuff/inspiron4k.xml nothing seems to get it working on my
    X21.

    Here is the output, I hope I have done it correctly. I am still think it is
    something to do with the graphic card crashing with the Wireless card; may
    be I should get a Dell CF Wifi card?

    Many thanks in advance!


    var/log/messages - unplug first and plug back in again



    Feb 25 20:51:39 linux cardmgr[1211]: executing: './network stop eth1'

    Feb 25 20:51:39 linux cardmgr[1211]: executing: 'rmmod pcmf502r3'

    Feb 25 20:51:39 linux /etc/hotplug/net.agent[8845]: Interface eth1 is
    handled by service PCMCIA ... exiting

    Feb 25 20:51:49 linux cardmgr[1211]: socket 0: 3Com 3CRWE62092B 11Mbps WLAN
    PC Card

    Feb 25 20:51:50 linux cardmgr[1211]: executing: 'insmod -v
    /lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default//pcmcia/pcmf502r3.o'

    Feb 25 20:51:50 linux cardmgr[1211]: + Using
    /lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default//pcmcia/pcmf502r3.o

    Feb 25 20:51:50 linux cardmgr[1211]: + Symbol version prefix ''

    Feb 25 20:51:51 linux cardmgr[1211]: executing: './network start eth1'

    Feb 25 20:51:51 linux ifup: No configuration found for eth-pcmcia-0 eth1

    Feb 25 20:51:52 linux /etc/hotplug/net.agent[8875]: Interface eth1 is
    handled by service PCMCIA ... exiting





    inux:~ # lspci

    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge
    (rev 03)

    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev
    03)

    00:07.0 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)

    00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)

    00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)

    00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 03)

    00:08.0 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev 80)

    00:08.1 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev 80)

    00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82557/8/9 [Ethernet Pro 100] (rev
    0c)

    00:0a.1 Serial controller: Lucent Microelectronics LT WinModem (rev 01)

    00:0b.0 Multimedia audio controller: Cirrus Logic Crystal CS4281 PCI Audio
    (rev 01)

    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage Mobility P/M
    AGP 2x (rev 64)



    linux:~ # ifconfig

    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:03:47:B9:F7A

    inet addr:192.168.0.100 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0

    inet6 addr: fe80::203:47ff:feb9:f7da/64 Scope:Link

    UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1

    RX packets:2075 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

    TX packets:52 errors:31 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:31

    collisions:0 txqueuelen:100

    RX bytes:640244 (625.2 Kb) TX bytes:20443 (19.9 Kb)

    Interrupt:11 Base address:0x1840 Memory:f4010000-f4010038



    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:1447 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

    TX packets:1447 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0

    RX bytes:492655 (481.1 Kb) TX bytes:492655 (481.1 Kb)





    linux:~ # iwconfig

    lo no wireless extensions.



    eth0 no wireless extensions.



    sit0 no wireless extensions.



    eth1 ATMEL RFMD ESSID:""

    Mode:Managed Channel:6 Access Point: 00:40:05:BE:37:07

    Bit Rate:11Mb/s

    RTS thr=2347 B Fragment thr=2346 B

    Encryption keyff

    Link Quality:40 Signal level:89 Noise level:0

    Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0

    Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0



  6. Re: 3COM Wireless PCMCIA not connecting on IBM X21 - Newbie HELPplease!


    >>>"Minimax" Wed, 25 Feb 2004 21:06:48 -0000>>>


    > I have tried installing Atmelwlandriver as recommended from
    > http://x.unix.se/stuff/inspiron4k.xml nothing seems to get it working
    > on my X21.
    >

    Hi Minimax--
    I have been following this thread as I struggled with my SMC2632W-v2
    wireless PCMCIA card. What caught my attention was the Atmelwlandriver
    cuz my SMC (SadoMasochistCard) is also built on an Atmel chip. That
    x.unix.se link was useful to me.
    In fact this is the very first email that I send wirelessly!!! (Patting
    myself on the back).
    I think that you are almost there...
    >
    > Feb 25 20:51:49 linux cardmgr[1211]: socket 0: 3Com 3CRWE62092B 11Mbps
    > WLAN PC Card
    >
    > Feb 25 20:51:50 linux cardmgr[1211]: executing: 'insmod -v
    > /lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default//pcmcia/pcmf502r3.o'
    >
    > Feb 25 20:51:50 linux cardmgr[1211]: + Using
    > /lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default//pcmcia/pcmf502r3.o
    >
    > Feb 25 20:51:50 linux cardmgr[1211]: + Symbol version prefix ''
    >
    > Feb 25 20:51:51 linux cardmgr[1211]: executing: './network start eth1'
    >

    So the module loads fine, the card is working, and cardmgr tries to
    start a network connection.

    > Feb 25 20:51:51 linux ifup: No configuration found for eth-pcmcia-0
    > eth1
    >
    > Feb 25 20:51:52 linux /etc/hotplug/net.agent[8875]: Interface eth1 is
    > handled by service PCMCIA ... exiting
    >

    No configuration found... this is where you need to mess around. The
    card is fine, the module is fine; take a look at these files and read
    them carefully:
    /etc/pcmcia/network.opts
    /etc/pcmcia/wireless.opts
    /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf
    /etc/resolv.conf
    (These are the configuration files that slackware uses. Suse may be
    different, and you may be a newbie, but you have to learn to work
    directly with the config files to get things done. Hack it.)
    >
    >
    > linux:~ # ifconfig
    >
    > eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:03:47:B9:F7A
    > inet addr:192.168.0.100 Bcast:192.168.0.255
    > Mask:255.255.255.0
    > inet6 addr: fe80::203:47ff:feb9:f7da/64 Scope:Link
    > UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500
    > Metric:1
    > RX packets:2075 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    > TX packets:52 errors:31 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:31
    > collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
    > RX bytes:640244 (625.2 Kb) TX bytes:20443 (19.9 Kb)
    > Interrupt:11 Base address:0x1840 Memory:f4010000-f4010038
    >

    Why do you have eth0 up as well as your wireless eth1?
    >
    > 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:1447 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    > TX packets:1447 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    > collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    > RX bytes:492655 (481.1 Kb) TX bytes:492655 (481.1 Kb)
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > eth1 ATMEL RFMD ESSID:""
    > Mode:Managed Channel:6 Access Point: 00:40:05:BE:37:07
    > Bit Rate:11Mb/s
    > RTS thr=2347 B Fragment thr=2346 B
    > Encryption keyff
    > Link Quality:40 Signal level:89 Noise level:0
    > Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    > Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
    >

    What are you trying to connect to? What is its ESSID? Is it really
    channel 6? Why do I see the work 'invalid' three times?

    keep trying
    dan

  7. Re: 3COM Wireless PCMCIA not connecting on IBM X21 - Newbie HELP please!

    Hi,

    That x.unix.se is certainly helpful; but I still can't get that 3COM card
    working.

    I borrowed a Cisco Aeronet 350 PCMCIA card; it appears on the YaST as soon
    as it plugged in and configured it as wlan-pcmcia. I then run the Cardmgr,
    the status light lit up and it does not crash the screen when I boot up with
    the card in or when I change the screen's resolution. I thought this time it
    will work. Sadly noooooo!

    There is no output from the iwconfig (no device) and I read some where it is
    now being "controlled" under wlan-ng? I am trying to find out more
    information about wlan-ng.

    I will give it one more try this weekend, if I still can't get it working I
    have to go back to XP :-(


    "danm" wrote in message
    news:20040227011438.158c9f90.samuthas@yahoo.com...
    >
    > >>>"Minimax" Wed, 25 Feb 2004 21:06:48 -0000>>>

    >
    > > I have tried installing Atmelwlandriver as recommended from
    > > http://x.unix.se/stuff/inspiron4k.xml nothing seems to get it working
    > > on my X21.
    > >

    > Hi Minimax--
    > I have been following this thread as I struggled with my SMC2632W-v2
    > wireless PCMCIA card. What caught my attention was the Atmelwlandriver
    > cuz my SMC (SadoMasochistCard) is also built on an Atmel chip. That
    > x.unix.se link was useful to me.
    > In fact this is the very first email that I send wirelessly!!! (Patting
    > myself on the back).
    > I think that you are almost there...
    > >
    > > Feb 25 20:51:49 linux cardmgr[1211]: socket 0: 3Com 3CRWE62092B 11Mbps
    > > WLAN PC Card
    > >
    > > Feb 25 20:51:50 linux cardmgr[1211]: executing: 'insmod -v
    > > /lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default//pcmcia/pcmf502r3.o'
    > >
    > > Feb 25 20:51:50 linux cardmgr[1211]: + Using
    > > /lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default//pcmcia/pcmf502r3.o
    > >
    > > Feb 25 20:51:50 linux cardmgr[1211]: + Symbol version prefix ''
    > >
    > > Feb 25 20:51:51 linux cardmgr[1211]: executing: './network start eth1'
    > >

    > So the module loads fine, the card is working, and cardmgr tries to
    > start a network connection.
    >
    > > Feb 25 20:51:51 linux ifup: No configuration found for eth-pcmcia-0
    > > eth1
    > >
    > > Feb 25 20:51:52 linux /etc/hotplug/net.agent[8875]: Interface eth1 is
    > > handled by service PCMCIA ... exiting
    > >

    > No configuration found... this is where you need to mess around. The
    > card is fine, the module is fine; take a look at these files and read
    > them carefully:
    > /etc/pcmcia/network.opts
    > /etc/pcmcia/wireless.opts
    > /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf
    > /etc/resolv.conf
    > (These are the configuration files that slackware uses. Suse may be
    > different, and you may be a newbie, but you have to learn to work
    > directly with the config files to get things done. Hack it.)
    > >
    > >
    > > linux:~ # ifconfig
    > >
    > > eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:03:47:B9:F7A
    > > inet addr:192.168.0.100 Bcast:192.168.0.255
    > > Mask:255.255.255.0
    > > inet6 addr: fe80::203:47ff:feb9:f7da/64 Scope:Link
    > > UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500
    > > Metric:1
    > > RX packets:2075 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    > > TX packets:52 errors:31 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:31
    > > collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
    > > RX bytes:640244 (625.2 Kb) TX bytes:20443 (19.9 Kb)
    > > Interrupt:11 Base address:0x1840 Memory:f4010000-f4010038
    > >

    > Why do you have eth0 up as well as your wireless eth1?
    > >
    > > 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:1447 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    > > TX packets:1447 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    > > collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    > > RX bytes:492655 (481.1 Kb) TX bytes:492655 (481.1 Kb)
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > eth1 ATMEL RFMD ESSID:""
    > > Mode:Managed Channel:6 Access Point: 00:40:05:BE:37:07
    > > Bit Rate:11Mb/s
    > > RTS thr=2347 B Fragment thr=2346 B
    > > Encryption keyff
    > > Link Quality:40 Signal level:89 Noise level:0
    > > Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    > > Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
    > >

    > What are you trying to connect to? What is its ESSID? Is it really
    > channel 6? Why do I see the work 'invalid' three times?
    >
    > keep trying
    > dan




  8. Re: 3COM Wireless PCMCIA not connecting on IBM X21 - Newbie HELP please!

    Minimax wrote:

    > I tried Linuxant, loaded up the inf and sys files and it still said can't
    > find the device?


    What says it couldn't find the device? The driver is working fine.

    > Feb 25 20:51:50 linux cardmgr[1211]: + Symbol version prefix ''
    > Feb 25 20:51:51 linux cardmgr[1211]: executing: './network start eth1'
    > Feb 25 20:51:51 linux ifup: No configuration found for eth-pcmcia-0 eth1
    > Feb 25 20:51:52 linux /etc/hotplug/net.agent[8875]: Interface eth1 is
    > handled by service PCMCIA ... exiting


    The driver was loaded successfully. The scripts could not find any
    network configuration info for the device, so they couldn't do
    anything more. The device is fine.

    > linux:~ # ifconfig
    > eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:03:47:B9:F7A
    > inet addr:192.168.0.100 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
    > inet6 addr: fe80::203:47ff:feb9:f7da/64 Scope:Link
    > UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    > RX packets:2075 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    > TX packets:52 errors:31 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:31
    > collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
    > RX bytes:640244 (625.2 Kb) TX bytes:20443 (19.9 Kb)
    > Interrupt:11 Base address:0x1840 Memory:f4010000-f4010038


    If you do 'ifconfig -a', then the wireless device (eth1) will show up
    too. It doesn't show up by default, because an IP address has not
    been assigned, so it is not "running".

    > linux:~ # iwconfig
    > lo no wireless extensions.
    > eth0 no wireless extensions.
    > sit0 no wireless extensions.
    > eth1 ATMEL RFMD ESSID:""
    > Mode:Managed Channel:6 Access Point: 00:40:05:BE:37:07
    > Bit Rate:11Mb/s
    > RTS thr=2347 B Fragment thr=2346 B
    > Encryption keyff
    > Link Quality:40 Signal level:89 Noise level:0
    > Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    > Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0


    Looks great, for a card that has just been plugged in, and not
    actually configured yet (no IP address, no netmask, no wireless
    network parameters set)

    -- Dave


  9. Re: 3COM Wireless PCMCIA not connecting on IBM X21 - Newbie HELP please!

    danm wrote:

    >> Feb 25 20:51:51 linux ifup: No configuration found for eth-pcmcia-0
    >> eth1
    >> Feb 25 20:51:52 linux /etc/hotplug/net.agent[8875]: Interface eth1 is
    >> handled by service PCMCIA ... exiting
    >>

    > No configuration found... this is where you need to mess around. The
    > card is fine, the module is fine; take a look at these files and read
    > them carefully:
    > /etc/pcmcia/network.opts
    > /etc/pcmcia/wireless.opts
    > /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf
    > /etc/resolv.conf


    Hopefully the guy can use SuSE's network configuration tools at this
    stage, and they will "see" the new interface and let him set it up. I
    don't know if SuSE's tools know about wireless settings.

    >> eth1 ATMEL RFMD ESSID:""
    >> Mode:Managed Channel:6 Access Point: 00:40:05:BE:37:07
    >> Bit Rate:11Mb/s
    >> RTS thr=2347 B Fragment thr=2346 B
    >> Encryption keyff
    >> Link Quality:40 Signal level:89 Noise level:0
    >> Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    >> Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
    >>

    > What are you trying to connect to? What is its ESSID? Is it really
    > channel 6? Why do I see the work 'invalid' three times?


    The "invalid" things are just the error counters for this interface.

    -- Dave

  10. Re: 3COM Wireless PCMCIA not connecting on IBM X21 - Newbie HELP please!


    "danm" wrote in message
    news:20040227011438.158c9f90.samuthas@yahoo.com...
    >
    > >>>"Minimax" Wed, 25 Feb 2004 21:06:48 -0000>>>

    >
    > > I have tried installing Atmelwlandriver as recommended from
    > > http://x.unix.se/stuff/inspiron4k.xml nothing seems to get it working
    > > on my X21.
    > >

    > Hi Minimax--
    > I have been following this thread as I struggled with my SMC2632W-v2
    > wireless PCMCIA card. What caught my attention was the Atmelwlandriver
    > cuz my SMC (SadoMasochistCard) is also built on an Atmel chip. That
    > x.unix.se link was useful to me.
    > In fact this is the very first email that I send wirelessly!!! (Patting
    > myself on the back).
    > I think that you are almost there...
    > >
    > > Feb 25 20:51:49 linux cardmgr[1211]: socket 0: 3Com 3CRWE62092B 11Mbps
    > > WLAN PC Card
    > >
    > > Feb 25 20:51:50 linux cardmgr[1211]: executing: 'insmod -v
    > > /lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default//pcmcia/pcmf502r3.o'
    > >
    > > Feb 25 20:51:50 linux cardmgr[1211]: + Using
    > > /lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default//pcmcia/pcmf502r3.o
    > >
    > > Feb 25 20:51:50 linux cardmgr[1211]: + Symbol version prefix ''
    > >
    > > Feb 25 20:51:51 linux cardmgr[1211]: executing: './network start eth1'
    > >

    > So the module loads fine, the card is working, and cardmgr tries to
    > start a network connection.
    >
    > > Feb 25 20:51:51 linux ifup: No configuration found for eth-pcmcia-0
    > > eth1
    > >
    > > Feb 25 20:51:52 linux /etc/hotplug/net.agent[8875]: Interface eth1 is
    > > handled by service PCMCIA ... exiting
    > >

    > No configuration found... this is where you need to mess around. The
    > card is fine, the module is fine; take a look at these files and read
    > them carefully:
    > /etc/pcmcia/network.opts
    > /etc/pcmcia/wireless.opts
    > /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf
    > /etc/resolv.conf
    > (These are the configuration files that slackware uses. Suse may be
    > different, and you may be a newbie, but you have to learn to work
    > directly with the config files to get things done. Hack it.)
    > >
    > >
    > > linux:~ # ifconfig
    > >
    > > eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:03:47:B9:F7A
    > > inet addr:192.168.0.100 Bcast:192.168.0.255
    > > Mask:255.255.255.0
    > > inet6 addr: fe80::203:47ff:feb9:f7da/64 Scope:Link
    > > UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500
    > > Metric:1
    > > RX packets:2075 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    > > TX packets:52 errors:31 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:31
    > > collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
    > > RX bytes:640244 (625.2 Kb) TX bytes:20443 (19.9 Kb)
    > > Interrupt:11 Base address:0x1840 Memory:f4010000-f4010038
    > >

    > Why do you have eth0 up as well as your wireless eth1?
    > >
    > > 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:1447 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    > > TX packets:1447 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    > > collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    > > RX bytes:492655 (481.1 Kb) TX bytes:492655 (481.1 Kb)
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > eth1 ATMEL RFMD ESSID:""
    > > Mode:Managed Channel:6 Access Point: 00:40:05:BE:37:07
    > > Bit Rate:11Mb/s
    > > RTS thr=2347 B Fragment thr=2346 B
    > > Encryption keyff
    > > Link Quality:40 Signal level:89 Noise level:0
    > > Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    > > Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
    > >

    > What are you trying to connect to? What is its ESSID? Is it really
    > channel 6? Why do I see the work 'invalid' three times?
    >
    > keep trying
    > dan


    Hi Dan,

    I gave up on the 3COM and now trying a Cisco Aeronet 350 PCMCIA card. I
    reinstalled the Suse 9 and configured the network with the correct info
    about the ESSID, Channel etc.

    When I check with the Suseplugger, the card is correclty described their, it
    is Available and Configured and I still can't hook up with the AP! I tried
    the card with a XP laptop and it works fine with the same setting. I don't
    know what to do? Is there a "place" where I can go to get some expert to
    look into it?

    Cheers,

    Alan



  11. Re: 3COM Wireless PCMCIA not connecting on IBM X21 - Newbie HELPplease!



    >>>"Minimax" Sat, 28 Feb 2004 14:42:53 -0000>>>


    >
    > I gave up on the 3COM and now trying a Cisco Aeronet 350 PCMCIA card.


    You're lucky. Now you have *two* working PCMCIA wireless cards.

    > I reinstalled the Suse 9 and configured the network with the correct
    > info about the ESSID, Channel etc.


    Wow. Don't reinstall the whole system just because your card isn't
    configured properly. Too much unnecessary work.

    >
    > ... and I still can't hook up with the AP!


    The funny thing from your previous post was that ifconfig showed "eth0
    up" and iwconfig showed "eth1 up". Do you have a wired ethernet card
    installed at the same time as your wireless card? I'm gonna try that.
    Back in a minute.
    ....
    Yep, I plugged both wired and wireless cards in, restarted, and got an
    eth0 and an eth1. When I pinged the AP and watched the flashing lights,
    only eth0 was active. Seems like eth0 has precedence and eth1 doesn't
    have a route in this situation. (Do I sound like a dentist
    now? You need a route canal. Wait til you get my bill.)

    If you're still around, unplug the wired card and send us another
    ifconfig and iwconfig output. Your previous iwconfig eth1 looked really
    good.

    dan


  12. Re: 3COM Wireless PCMCIA not connecting on IBM X21 - Newbie HELP please!

    > The funny thing from your previous post was that ifconfig showed "eth0
    > up" and iwconfig showed "eth1 up". Do you have a wired ethernet card
    > installed at the same time as your wireless card? I'm gonna try that.
    > Back in a minute.
    > ...
    > Yep, I plugged both wired and wireless cards in, restarted, and got an
    > eth0 and an eth1. When I pinged the AP and watched the flashing lights,
    > only eth0 was active. Seems like eth0 has precedence and eth1 doesn't
    > have a route in this situation. (Do I sound like a dentist
    > now? You need a route canal. Wait til you get my bill.)
    >
    > If you're still around, unplug the wired card and send us another
    > ifconfig and iwconfig output. Your previous iwconfig eth1 looked really
    > good.
    >
    > dan
    >

    Hi Dan,

    I am still around but I don't have the 3COM card at the moment, I swapped it
    with someone for that Cisco card.

    You are correct, I do have another ethernet port (build-in), andI did try
    booting up without the LAN cable attached; the result is the same.

    With the Cisco, the iwconfig and ifconfig did not show up the PCMCIA card at
    all (no wireless device)! But it was detected in YaST, and I cn configure
    it. I can see it and it shows up under the wlan tools but I can't configure
    it to be detectable by the KWiFi Manager. Do I need to enter the device
    name under the WiFi manager? I tried enter "wlan-pcmcia" as described in
    YaST, but nothing happen.

    I am off to work now, and I don't get Newsgroup access at work, I will check
    the set up again and come back to you tonight (UK time).

    Thanks,

    Alan



  13. Re: 3COM Wireless PCMCIA not connecting on IBM X21 - Newbie HELP please!

    I checked the message log this time and found the Cisco Aronet 350 PCMCIA
    card is not working properly but I don't understand how to overcome it?

    I have included two outputs, one from the boot up and the other one is after
    I inserted the card. Hope someone can help me.

    Thanks.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ +++
    Here is the output when I first start up the laptop with the Cisco card in

    Mar 1 21:37:10 (none) rcpcmcia: /sbin/insmod
    /lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/pcmcia_core.o

    Mar 1 21:37:10 (none) rcpcmcia: Using
    /lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/pcmcia_core.o

    Mar 1 21:37:10 (none) rcpcmcia: Symbol version prefix ''

    Mar 1 21:37:10 (none) kernel: Linux Kernel Card Services 3.1.22

    Mar 1 21:37:10 (none) kernel: options: [pci] [cardbus] [pm]

    Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) rcpcmcia: /sbin/insmod
    /lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/yenta_socket.o

    Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) rcpcmcia: Using
    /lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/yenta_socket.o

    Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) rcpcmcia: Symbol version prefix ''

    Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) kernel: Yenta IRQ list 04b8, PCI irq11

    Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) kernel: Socket status: 30000410

    Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) kernel: Yenta IRQ list 04b8, PCI irq11

    Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) kernel: Socket status: 30000006

    Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) rcpcmcia: /sbin/insmod
    /lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/ds.o

    Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) rcpcmcia: Using
    /lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/ds.o

    Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) rcpcmcia: Symbol version prefix ''

    Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) cardmgr[1076]: modpath =
    /lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/

    Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) cardmgr[1076]: modsubdir = pcmcia

    Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) cardmgr[1076]: watching 2 sockets

    Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0c00-0x0cff: clean.

    Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0820-0x08ff: clean.

    Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0800-0x080f: clean.

    Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x03e0-0x04ff: excluding
    0x4d0-0x4d7

    Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x03af: excluding
    0x170-0x177 0x370-0x377

    Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean.

    Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) cardmgr[1078]: starting, version is 3.2.4

    Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) kernel: cs: memory probe 0xa0000000-0xa0ffffff:
    clean.

    Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) cardmgr[1078]: socket 0: 350 Series Wireless LAN
    Adapter

    Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: module
    /lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default//pcmcia/airo.o not available

    Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: executing: 'modprobe -v airo'

    Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: + /sbin/insmod
    /lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/airo.o

    Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: + Using
    /lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/airo.o

    Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: + Symbol version prefix ''

    Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) kernel: airo: Probing for PCI adapters

    Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) kernel: airo: Finished probing for PCI adapters

    Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: module
    /lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default//pcmcia/airo_cs.o not available

    Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: executing: 'modprobe -v airo_cs'

    Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: + /sbin/insmod
    /lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/airo_cs.o

    Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: + Using
    /lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/airo_cs.o

    Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: + Symbol version prefix ''

    Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) kernel: airo: Doing fast bap_reads

    Mar 1 21:37:15 (none) kernel: ACPI: AC Adapter [AC] (off-line)

    Mar 1 21:37:15 (none) kernel: airo: Max tries exceeded waiting for command

    Mar 1 21:37:15 (none) kernel: airo: MAC could not be enabled

    Mar 1 21:37:15 (none) kernel: airo_cs: RequestConfiguration: Operation
    succeeded


    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ +++
    And here is the output after I reinsert the card after the system boot up.

    Mar 1 21:09:33 (none) cardmgr[1153]: socket 0: 350 Series Wireless LAN
    Adapter

    Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: module
    /lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default//pcmcia/airo.o not available

    Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: executing: 'modprobe -v airo'

    Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: + /sbin/insmod
    /lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/airo.o

    Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: + Using
    /lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/airo.o

    Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: + Symbol version prefix ''

    Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) kernel: airo: Probing for PCI adapters

    Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) kernel: airo: Finished probing for PCI adapters

    Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: module
    /lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default//pcmcia/airo_cs.o not available

    Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: executing: 'modprobe -v airo_cs'

    Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: + /sbin/insmod
    /lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/airo_cs.o

    Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: + Using
    /lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/airo_cs.o

    Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: + Symbol version prefix ''

    Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) kernel: airo: Doing fast bap_reads

    Mar 1 21:09:35 (none) kernel: airo: Max tries exceeded waiting for command

    Mar 1 21:09:35 (none) kernel: airo: MAC could not be enabled

    Mar 1 21:09:35 (none) kernel: airo_cs: RequestConfiguration: Operation
    succeeded

    Mar 1 21:09:36 (none) cardmgr[1153]: get dev info on socket 0 failed:
    Resource temporarily unavailable




    "danm" wrote in message
    news:20040229230848.65c2c81f.samuthas@yahoo.com...
    >
    >
    > >>>"Minimax" Sat, 28 Feb 2004 14:42:53 -0000>>>

    >
    > >
    > > I gave up on the 3COM and now trying a Cisco Aeronet 350 PCMCIA card.

    >
    > You're lucky. Now you have *two* working PCMCIA wireless cards.
    >
    > > I reinstalled the Suse 9 and configured the network with the correct
    > > info about the ESSID, Channel etc.

    >
    > Wow. Don't reinstall the whole system just because your card isn't
    > configured properly. Too much unnecessary work.
    >
    > >
    > > ... and I still can't hook up with the AP!

    >
    > The funny thing from your previous post was that ifconfig showed "eth0
    > up" and iwconfig showed "eth1 up". Do you have a wired ethernet card
    > installed at the same time as your wireless card? I'm gonna try that.
    > Back in a minute.
    > ...
    > Yep, I plugged both wired and wireless cards in, restarted, and got an
    > eth0 and an eth1. When I pinged the AP and watched the flashing lights,
    > only eth0 was active. Seems like eth0 has precedence and eth1 doesn't
    > have a route in this situation. (Do I sound like a dentist
    > now? You need a route canal. Wait til you get my bill.)
    >
    > If you're still around, unplug the wired card and send us another
    > ifconfig and iwconfig output. Your previous iwconfig eth1 looked really
    > good.
    >
    > dan
    >




  14. Re: 3COM Wireless PCMCIA not connecting on IBM X21 - Newbie HELP please!

    I have a very similar problem.

    running suse 9.0 with a bluetake pcmcia card (amtel chipset) on a ibm
    thinkpad 570. No problem with the card with windows 98se

    i tried the suggestions of another poster here with ifconfig,iwconfig
    etc. seems the card is also not configured with ip address but driver
    loaded same as you.

    I think something is broken with suse or with the setup of DHCP
    client, need to configure the files manually may be solution. only had
    a brief chance to have a look, i managed to set the ip address
    manually using ifconfig, also set netmask and ESSID using iwconfig.
    (info ifconfig & info iwconfig if u don't know how). after doing that
    seemed to get signal strength with iwconfig.

    will look more tonite.





    On Mon, 1 Mar 2004 23:01:17 -0000, "Minimax"
    wrote:

    >I checked the message log this time and found the Cisco Aronet 350 PCMCIA
    >card is not working properly but I don't understand how to overcome it?
    >
    >I have included two outputs, one from the boot up and the other one is after
    >I inserted the card. Hope someone can help me.
    >
    >Thanks.
    >
    >++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ +++
    >Here is the output when I first start up the laptop with the Cisco card in
    >
    >Mar 1 21:37:10 (none) rcpcmcia: /sbin/insmod
    >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/pcmcia_core.o
    >
    >Mar 1 21:37:10 (none) rcpcmcia: Using
    >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/pcmcia_core.o
    >
    >Mar 1 21:37:10 (none) rcpcmcia: Symbol version prefix ''
    >
    >Mar 1 21:37:10 (none) kernel: Linux Kernel Card Services 3.1.22
    >
    >Mar 1 21:37:10 (none) kernel: options: [pci] [cardbus] [pm]
    >
    >Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) rcpcmcia: /sbin/insmod
    >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/yenta_socket.o
    >
    >Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) rcpcmcia: Using
    >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/yenta_socket.o
    >
    >Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) rcpcmcia: Symbol version prefix ''
    >
    >Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) kernel: Yenta IRQ list 04b8, PCI irq11
    >
    >Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) kernel: Socket status: 30000410
    >
    >Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) kernel: Yenta IRQ list 04b8, PCI irq11
    >
    >Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) kernel: Socket status: 30000006
    >
    >Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) rcpcmcia: /sbin/insmod
    >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/ds.o
    >
    >Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) rcpcmcia: Using
    >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/ds.o
    >
    >Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) rcpcmcia: Symbol version prefix ''
    >
    >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) cardmgr[1076]: modpath =
    >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/
    >
    >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) cardmgr[1076]: modsubdir = pcmcia
    >
    >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) cardmgr[1076]: watching 2 sockets
    >
    >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0c00-0x0cff: clean.
    >
    >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0820-0x08ff: clean.
    >
    >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0800-0x080f: clean.
    >
    >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x03e0-0x04ff: excluding
    >0x4d0-0x4d7
    >
    >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x03af: excluding
    >0x170-0x177 0x370-0x377
    >
    >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean.
    >
    >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) cardmgr[1078]: starting, version is 3.2.4
    >
    >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) kernel: cs: memory probe 0xa0000000-0xa0ffffff:
    >clean.
    >
    >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) cardmgr[1078]: socket 0: 350 Series Wireless LAN
    >Adapter
    >
    >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: module
    >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default//pcmcia/airo.o not available
    >
    >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: executing: 'modprobe -v airo'
    >
    >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: + /sbin/insmod
    >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/airo.o
    >
    >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: + Using
    >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/airo.o
    >
    >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: + Symbol version prefix ''
    >
    >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) kernel: airo: Probing for PCI adapters
    >
    >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) kernel: airo: Finished probing for PCI adapters
    >
    >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: module
    >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default//pcmcia/airo_cs.o not available
    >
    >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: executing: 'modprobe -v airo_cs'
    >
    >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: + /sbin/insmod
    >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/airo_cs.o
    >
    >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: + Using
    >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/airo_cs.o
    >
    >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: + Symbol version prefix ''
    >
    >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) kernel: airo: Doing fast bap_reads
    >
    >Mar 1 21:37:15 (none) kernel: ACPI: AC Adapter [AC] (off-line)
    >
    >Mar 1 21:37:15 (none) kernel: airo: Max tries exceeded waiting for command
    >
    >Mar 1 21:37:15 (none) kernel: airo: MAC could not be enabled
    >
    >Mar 1 21:37:15 (none) kernel: airo_cs: RequestConfiguration: Operation
    >succeeded
    >
    >
    >++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ +++
    >And here is the output after I reinsert the card after the system boot up.
    >
    >Mar 1 21:09:33 (none) cardmgr[1153]: socket 0: 350 Series Wireless LAN
    >Adapter
    >
    >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: module
    >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default//pcmcia/airo.o not available
    >
    >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: executing: 'modprobe -v airo'
    >
    >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: + /sbin/insmod
    >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/airo.o
    >
    >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: + Using
    >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/airo.o
    >
    >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: + Symbol version prefix ''
    >
    >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) kernel: airo: Probing for PCI adapters
    >
    >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) kernel: airo: Finished probing for PCI adapters
    >
    >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: module
    >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default//pcmcia/airo_cs.o not available
    >
    >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: executing: 'modprobe -v airo_cs'
    >
    >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: + /sbin/insmod
    >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/airo_cs.o
    >
    >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: + Using
    >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/airo_cs.o
    >
    >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: + Symbol version prefix ''
    >
    >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) kernel: airo: Doing fast bap_reads
    >
    >Mar 1 21:09:35 (none) kernel: airo: Max tries exceeded waiting for command
    >
    >Mar 1 21:09:35 (none) kernel: airo: MAC could not be enabled
    >
    >Mar 1 21:09:35 (none) kernel: airo_cs: RequestConfiguration: Operation
    >succeeded
    >
    >Mar 1 21:09:36 (none) cardmgr[1153]: get dev info on socket 0 failed:
    >Resource temporarily unavailable
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >"danm" wrote in message
    >news:20040229230848.65c2c81f.samuthas@yahoo.com...
    >>
    >>
    >> >>>"Minimax" Sat, 28 Feb 2004 14:42:53 -0000>>>

    >>
    >> >
    >> > I gave up on the 3COM and now trying a Cisco Aeronet 350 PCMCIA card.

    >>
    >> You're lucky. Now you have *two* working PCMCIA wireless cards.
    >>
    >> > I reinstalled the Suse 9 and configured the network with the correct
    >> > info about the ESSID, Channel etc.

    >>
    >> Wow. Don't reinstall the whole system just because your card isn't
    >> configured properly. Too much unnecessary work.
    >>
    >> >
    >> > ... and I still can't hook up with the AP!

    >>
    >> The funny thing from your previous post was that ifconfig showed "eth0
    >> up" and iwconfig showed "eth1 up". Do you have a wired ethernet card
    >> installed at the same time as your wireless card? I'm gonna try that.
    >> Back in a minute.
    >> ...
    >> Yep, I plugged both wired and wireless cards in, restarted, and got an
    >> eth0 and an eth1. When I pinged the AP and watched the flashing lights,
    >> only eth0 was active. Seems like eth0 has precedence and eth1 doesn't
    >> have a route in this situation. (Do I sound like a dentist
    >> now? You need a route canal. Wait til you get my bill.)
    >>
    >> If you're still around, unplug the wired card and send us another
    >> ifconfig and iwconfig output. Your previous iwconfig eth1 looked really
    >> good.
    >>
    >> dan
    >>

    >



  15. Re: 3COM Wireless PCMCIA not connecting on IBM X21 - Newbie HELP please!

    I finally got the 3COM card working!!!

    Basically, the problem is my card is not configured through YaST.
    This is what I did (I don't know if I have to do all these, but it works
    everytime.).
    Boot up
    Insert Card
    Run SU, at the command line

    ifconfig eth1down
    iwconfig eth1 mode managed
    iwconfig eth1 essid mynetworkname
    iwconfig eth1 192.168.0.105
    ifconfig eth1 up
    route add deafult gw 192.168.0.1

    Basically, I bring the eth1 down (the wireless card is configured to eth1)
    Assigned the wireless mode to be managed by the AP
    Assigned it's ESSID (network name, SSID)
    Assigned it an IP I reserved on the DHCP for it (192.168.0.105),
    Bring the eth1 up
    Add the default gateway to be the AP (192.168.0.1)
    And it works!

    It took me amost 2 weeks, but I learned a lot from this (painful) exercise;
    it is almost like back to early day of DOS programming.

    These are the links that helped me most in working this script out;

    http://www.hlug.org/presentations/tcpip/tcpip.html
    http://linux.about.com/library/cmd/blcmdl8_route.htm
    http://portal.suse.com/sdb/en/2002/11/wavelan.html
    ftp://ftp.linux-wlan.org/pub/linux-wlan-ng/README/

    Now, I need to work out how to write this as a script, help from anyone?

    Cheers!

    "RoadRunner" wrote in message
    news:tlte40h30ncj3398ot732mo20qim385dnb@4ax.com...
    > I have a very similar problem.
    >
    > running suse 9.0 with a bluetake pcmcia card (amtel chipset) on a ibm
    > thinkpad 570. No problem with the card with windows 98se
    >
    > i tried the suggestions of another poster here with ifconfig,iwconfig
    > etc. seems the card is also not configured with ip address but driver
    > loaded same as you.
    >
    > I think something is broken with suse or with the setup of DHCP
    > client, need to configure the files manually may be solution. only had
    > a brief chance to have a look, i managed to set the ip address
    > manually using ifconfig, also set netmask and ESSID using iwconfig.
    > (info ifconfig & info iwconfig if u don't know how). after doing that
    > seemed to get signal strength with iwconfig.
    >
    > will look more tonite.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > On Mon, 1 Mar 2004 23:01:17 -0000, "Minimax"
    > wrote:
    >
    > >I checked the message log this time and found the Cisco Aronet 350 PCMCIA
    > >card is not working properly but I don't understand how to overcome it?
    > >
    > >I have included two outputs, one from the boot up and the other one is

    after
    > >I inserted the card. Hope someone can help me.
    > >
    > >Thanks.
    > >
    > >++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ +++
    > >Here is the output when I first start up the laptop with the Cisco card

    in
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:37:10 (none) rcpcmcia: /sbin/insmod
    > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/pcmcia_core.o
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:37:10 (none) rcpcmcia: Using
    > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/pcmcia_core.o
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:37:10 (none) rcpcmcia: Symbol version prefix ''
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:37:10 (none) kernel: Linux Kernel Card Services 3.1.22
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:37:10 (none) kernel: options: [pci] [cardbus] [pm]
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) rcpcmcia: /sbin/insmod
    > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/yenta_socket.o
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) rcpcmcia: Using
    > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/yenta_socket.o
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) rcpcmcia: Symbol version prefix ''
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) kernel: Yenta IRQ list 04b8, PCI irq11
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) kernel: Socket status: 30000410
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) kernel: Yenta IRQ list 04b8, PCI irq11
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) kernel: Socket status: 30000006
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) rcpcmcia: /sbin/insmod
    > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/ds.o
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) rcpcmcia: Using
    > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/ds.o
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) rcpcmcia: Symbol version prefix ''
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) cardmgr[1076]: modpath =
    > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) cardmgr[1076]: modsubdir = pcmcia
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) cardmgr[1076]: watching 2 sockets
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0c00-0x0cff: clean.
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0820-0x08ff: clean.
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0800-0x080f: clean.
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x03e0-0x04ff: excluding
    > >0x4d0-0x4d7
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x03af: excluding
    > >0x170-0x177 0x370-0x377
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean.
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) cardmgr[1078]: starting, version is 3.2.4
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) kernel: cs: memory probe 0xa0000000-0xa0ffffff:
    > >clean.
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) cardmgr[1078]: socket 0: 350 Series Wireless LAN
    > >Adapter
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: module
    > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default//pcmcia/airo.o not available
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: executing: 'modprobe -v airo'
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: + /sbin/insmod
    > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/airo.o
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: + Using
    > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/airo.o
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: + Symbol version prefix ''
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) kernel: airo: Probing for PCI adapters
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) kernel: airo: Finished probing for PCI adapters
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: module
    > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default//pcmcia/airo_cs.o not available
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: executing: 'modprobe -v airo_cs'
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: + /sbin/insmod
    > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/airo_cs.o
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: + Using
    > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/airo_cs.o
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: + Symbol version prefix ''
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) kernel: airo: Doing fast bap_reads
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:37:15 (none) kernel: ACPI: AC Adapter [AC] (off-line)
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:37:15 (none) kernel: airo: Max tries exceeded waiting for

    command
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:37:15 (none) kernel: airo: MAC could not be enabled
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:37:15 (none) kernel: airo_cs: RequestConfiguration: Operation
    > >succeeded
    > >
    > >
    > >++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ +++
    > >And here is the output after I reinsert the card after the system boot

    up.
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:09:33 (none) cardmgr[1153]: socket 0: 350 Series Wireless LAN
    > >Adapter
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: module
    > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default//pcmcia/airo.o not available
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: executing: 'modprobe -v airo'
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: + /sbin/insmod
    > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/airo.o
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: + Using
    > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/airo.o
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: + Symbol version prefix ''
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) kernel: airo: Probing for PCI adapters
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) kernel: airo: Finished probing for PCI adapters
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: module
    > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default//pcmcia/airo_cs.o not available
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: executing: 'modprobe -v airo_cs'
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: + /sbin/insmod
    > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/airo_cs.o
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: + Using
    > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/airo_cs.o
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: + Symbol version prefix ''
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) kernel: airo: Doing fast bap_reads
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:09:35 (none) kernel: airo: Max tries exceeded waiting for

    command
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:09:35 (none) kernel: airo: MAC could not be enabled
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:09:35 (none) kernel: airo_cs: RequestConfiguration: Operation
    > >succeeded
    > >
    > >Mar 1 21:09:36 (none) cardmgr[1153]: get dev info on socket 0 failed:
    > >Resource temporarily unavailable
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >"danm" wrote in message
    > >news:20040229230848.65c2c81f.samuthas@yahoo.com...
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> >>>"Minimax" Sat, 28 Feb 2004

    14:42:53 -0000>>>
    > >>
    > >> >
    > >> > I gave up on the 3COM and now trying a Cisco Aeronet 350 PCMCIA card.
    > >>
    > >> You're lucky. Now you have *two* working PCMCIA wireless cards.
    > >>
    > >> > I reinstalled the Suse 9 and configured the network with the correct
    > >> > info about the ESSID, Channel etc.
    > >>
    > >> Wow. Don't reinstall the whole system just because your card isn't
    > >> configured properly. Too much unnecessary work.
    > >>
    > >> >
    > >> > ... and I still can't hook up with the AP!
    > >>
    > >> The funny thing from your previous post was that ifconfig showed "eth0
    > >> up" and iwconfig showed "eth1 up". Do you have a wired ethernet card
    > >> installed at the same time as your wireless card? I'm gonna try that.
    > >> Back in a minute.
    > >> ...
    > >> Yep, I plugged both wired and wireless cards in, restarted, and got an
    > >> eth0 and an eth1. When I pinged the AP and watched the flashing lights,
    > >> only eth0 was active. Seems like eth0 has precedence and eth1 doesn't
    > >> have a route in this situation. (Do I sound like a dentist
    > >> now? You need a route canal. Wait til you get my bill.)
    > >>
    > >> If you're still around, unplug the wired card and send us another
    > >> ifconfig and iwconfig output. Your previous iwconfig eth1 looked really
    > >> good.
    > >>
    > >> dan
    > >>

    > >

    >




  16. Re: 3COM Wireless PCMCIA not connecting on IBM X21 - Newbie HELP please!

    Opps! Trust a newbie to write a script :-)
    Here is the correct one

    ifconfig eth1 down
    iwconfig eth1 mode managed
    iwconfig eth1 essid mynetworkname
    ifconfig eth1 192.168.0.105
    ifconfig eth1 up
    route add deafult gw 192.168.0.1

    Cheers!


    "Minimax" wrote in message
    newsZH1c.8770$Kc6.7613@news-binary.blueyonder.co.uk...
    > I finally got the 3COM card working!!!
    >
    > Basically, the problem is my card is not configured through YaST.
    > This is what I did (I don't know if I have to do all these, but it works
    > everytime.).
    > Boot up
    > Insert Card
    > Run SU, at the command line
    >
    > ifconfig eth1down
    > iwconfig eth1 mode managed
    > iwconfig eth1 essid mynetworkname
    > iwconfig eth1 192.168.0.105
    > ifconfig eth1 up
    > route add deafult gw 192.168.0.1
    >
    > Basically, I bring the eth1 down (the wireless card is configured to eth1)
    > Assigned the wireless mode to be managed by the AP
    > Assigned it's ESSID (network name, SSID)
    > Assigned it an IP I reserved on the DHCP for it (192.168.0.105),
    > Bring the eth1 up
    > Add the default gateway to be the AP (192.168.0.1)
    > And it works!
    >
    > It took me amost 2 weeks, but I learned a lot from this (painful)

    exercise;
    > it is almost like back to early day of DOS programming.
    >
    > These are the links that helped me most in working this script out;
    >
    > http://www.hlug.org/presentations/tcpip/tcpip.html
    > http://linux.about.com/library/cmd/blcmdl8_route.htm
    > http://portal.suse.com/sdb/en/2002/11/wavelan.html
    > ftp://ftp.linux-wlan.org/pub/linux-wlan-ng/README/
    >
    > Now, I need to work out how to write this as a script, help from anyone?
    >
    > Cheers!
    >
    > "RoadRunner" wrote in message
    > news:tlte40h30ncj3398ot732mo20qim385dnb@4ax.com...
    > > I have a very similar problem.
    > >
    > > running suse 9.0 with a bluetake pcmcia card (amtel chipset) on a ibm
    > > thinkpad 570. No problem with the card with windows 98se
    > >
    > > i tried the suggestions of another poster here with ifconfig,iwconfig
    > > etc. seems the card is also not configured with ip address but driver
    > > loaded same as you.
    > >
    > > I think something is broken with suse or with the setup of DHCP
    > > client, need to configure the files manually may be solution. only had
    > > a brief chance to have a look, i managed to set the ip address
    > > manually using ifconfig, also set netmask and ESSID using iwconfig.
    > > (info ifconfig & info iwconfig if u don't know how). after doing that
    > > seemed to get signal strength with iwconfig.
    > >
    > > will look more tonite.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > On Mon, 1 Mar 2004 23:01:17 -0000, "Minimax"
    > > wrote:
    > >
    > > >I checked the message log this time and found the Cisco Aronet 350

    PCMCIA
    > > >card is not working properly but I don't understand how to overcome it?
    > > >
    > > >I have included two outputs, one from the boot up and the other one is

    > after
    > > >I inserted the card. Hope someone can help me.
    > > >
    > > >Thanks.
    > > >
    > > >++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ +++
    > > >Here is the output when I first start up the laptop with the Cisco card

    > in
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:37:10 (none) rcpcmcia: /sbin/insmod
    > > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/pcmcia_core.o
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:37:10 (none) rcpcmcia: Using
    > > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/pcmcia_core.o
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:37:10 (none) rcpcmcia: Symbol version prefix ''
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:37:10 (none) kernel: Linux Kernel Card Services 3.1.22
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:37:10 (none) kernel: options: [pci] [cardbus] [pm]
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) rcpcmcia: /sbin/insmod
    > > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/yenta_socket.o
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) rcpcmcia: Using
    > > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/yenta_socket.o
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) rcpcmcia: Symbol version prefix ''
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) kernel: Yenta IRQ list 04b8, PCI irq11
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) kernel: Socket status: 30000410
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) kernel: Yenta IRQ list 04b8, PCI irq11
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) kernel: Socket status: 30000006
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) rcpcmcia: /sbin/insmod
    > > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/ds.o
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) rcpcmcia: Using
    > > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/ds.o
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) rcpcmcia: Symbol version prefix ''
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) cardmgr[1076]: modpath =
    > > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) cardmgr[1076]: modsubdir = pcmcia
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) cardmgr[1076]: watching 2 sockets
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0c00-0x0cff: clean.
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0820-0x08ff: clean.
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0800-0x080f: clean.
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x03e0-0x04ff:

    excluding
    > > >0x4d0-0x4d7
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x03af:

    excluding
    > > >0x170-0x177 0x370-0x377
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean.
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) cardmgr[1078]: starting, version is 3.2.4
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) kernel: cs: memory probe 0xa0000000-0xa0ffffff:
    > > >clean.
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) cardmgr[1078]: socket 0: 350 Series Wireless LAN
    > > >Adapter
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: module
    > > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default//pcmcia/airo.o not available
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: executing: 'modprobe -v airo'
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: + /sbin/insmod
    > > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/airo.o
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: + Using
    > > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/airo.o
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: + Symbol version prefix ''
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) kernel: airo: Probing for PCI adapters
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) kernel: airo: Finished probing for PCI adapters
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: module
    > > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default//pcmcia/airo_cs.o not available
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: executing: 'modprobe -v airo_cs'
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: + /sbin/insmod
    > > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/airo_cs.o
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: + Using
    > > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/airo_cs.o
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: + Symbol version prefix ''
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) kernel: airo: Doing fast bap_reads
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:37:15 (none) kernel: ACPI: AC Adapter [AC] (off-line)
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:37:15 (none) kernel: airo: Max tries exceeded waiting for

    > command
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:37:15 (none) kernel: airo: MAC could not be enabled
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:37:15 (none) kernel: airo_cs: RequestConfiguration: Operation
    > > >succeeded
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ +++
    > > >And here is the output after I reinsert the card after the system boot

    > up.
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:09:33 (none) cardmgr[1153]: socket 0: 350 Series Wireless LAN
    > > >Adapter
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: module
    > > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default//pcmcia/airo.o not available
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: executing: 'modprobe -v airo'
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: + /sbin/insmod
    > > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/airo.o
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: + Using
    > > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/airo.o
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: + Symbol version prefix ''
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) kernel: airo: Probing for PCI adapters
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) kernel: airo: Finished probing for PCI adapters
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: module
    > > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default//pcmcia/airo_cs.o not available
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: executing: 'modprobe -v airo_cs'
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: + /sbin/insmod
    > > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/airo_cs.o
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: + Using
    > > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/airo_cs.o
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: + Symbol version prefix ''
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) kernel: airo: Doing fast bap_reads
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:09:35 (none) kernel: airo: Max tries exceeded waiting for

    > command
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:09:35 (none) kernel: airo: MAC could not be enabled
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:09:35 (none) kernel: airo_cs: RequestConfiguration: Operation
    > > >succeeded
    > > >
    > > >Mar 1 21:09:36 (none) cardmgr[1153]: get dev info on socket 0 failed:
    > > >Resource temporarily unavailable
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >"danm" wrote in message
    > > >news:20040229230848.65c2c81f.samuthas@yahoo.com...
    > > >>
    > > >>
    > > >> >>>"Minimax" Sat, 28 Feb 2004

    > 14:42:53 -0000>>>
    > > >>
    > > >> >
    > > >> > I gave up on the 3COM and now trying a Cisco Aeronet 350 PCMCIA

    card.
    > > >>
    > > >> You're lucky. Now you have *two* working PCMCIA wireless cards.
    > > >>
    > > >> > I reinstalled the Suse 9 and configured the network with the

    correct
    > > >> > info about the ESSID, Channel etc.
    > > >>
    > > >> Wow. Don't reinstall the whole system just because your card isn't
    > > >> configured properly. Too much unnecessary work.
    > > >>
    > > >> >
    > > >> > ... and I still can't hook up with the AP!
    > > >>
    > > >> The funny thing from your previous post was that ifconfig showed

    "eth0
    > > >> up" and iwconfig showed "eth1 up". Do you have a wired ethernet card
    > > >> installed at the same time as your wireless card? I'm gonna try that.
    > > >> Back in a minute.
    > > >> ...
    > > >> Yep, I plugged both wired and wireless cards in, restarted, and got

    an
    > > >> eth0 and an eth1. When I pinged the AP and watched the flashing

    lights,
    > > >> only eth0 was active. Seems like eth0 has precedence and eth1 doesn't
    > > >> have a route in this situation. (Do I sound like a dentist
    > > >> now? You need a route canal. Wait til you get my bill.)
    > > >>
    > > >> If you're still around, unplug the wired card and send us another
    > > >> ifconfig and iwconfig output. Your previous iwconfig eth1 looked

    really
    > > >> good.
    > > >>
    > > >> dan
    > > >>
    > > >

    > >

    >
    >




  17. Re: 3COM Wireless PCMCIA not connecting on IBM X21 - Newbie HELP please!

    On Fri, 27 Feb 2004 19:18:09 GMT, dhinds@sonic.net wrote:

    >Minimax wrote:
    >
    >> I tried Linuxant, loaded up the inf and sys files and it still said can't
    >> find the device?

    >
    >What says it couldn't find the device? The driver is working fine.
    >
    >> Feb 25 20:51:50 linux cardmgr[1211]: + Symbol version prefix ''
    >> Feb 25 20:51:51 linux cardmgr[1211]: executing: './network start eth1'
    >> Feb 25 20:51:51 linux ifup: No configuration found for eth-pcmcia-0 eth1
    >> Feb 25 20:51:52 linux /etc/hotplug/net.agent[8875]: Interface eth1 is
    >> handled by service PCMCIA ... exiting

    >
    >The driver was loaded successfully. The scripts could not find any
    >network configuration info for the device, so they couldn't do
    >anything more. The device is fine.
    >

    It seems the wireless card is getting recognised by the kernel or card
    manger or whatever as eth-pcmcia-0. it then tries to issue the command

    ifup eth-pcmcia-0 eth1


    Now when you used yast2 to configure the wireless card it generated a
    configuration file called ifcfg-wlan-pcmcia in the
    /etc/sysconfig/network directory, this file contains all the settings
    for your card.


    if you do a "info ifup" you can learn about the ifup commmand which
    will do the following:
    try to find the hardware configuration file for eth-pcmcia-0 in the
    directory /etc/sysconfig/network with a name ifcfg-eth-pcmcia-0. it
    finds no file as yast2 created one called wlan-pcmcia which is not a
    close enough match(doesn't have to be 100% match). hence your message
    >>Feb 25 20:51:51 linux ifup: No configuration found for eth-pcmcia-0 eth1


    i have a similar problem. see my /var/log/message below when i hotplug
    my bluetake pcmcia wireless card.

    i tried changing the name of the hardware configuration file
    from: ifcfg-wlan-pcmcia
    to: ifcfg-eth-pcmcia

    it then had no problem finding the configuration file but bombed out
    later. ie these words at the beginning eth or wlan are important!!!




    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------



    Mar 4 15:30:24 linux cardmgr[1019]: executing: './network stop eth0'
    Mar 4 15:30:25 linux cardmgr[1019]: executing: 'rmmod pcmf502r'
    Mar 4 15:30:25 linux /etc/hotplug/net.agent[6135]: Interface eth0 is
    handled by service PCMCIA ... exiting
    Mar 4 15:30:43 linux cardmgr[1019]: socket 0: ATMEL 11 Mbps Wireless
    RFMD PCMCIA Card
    Mar 4 15:30:43 linux cardmgr[1019]: executing: 'insmod -v
    /lib/modules/2.4.21-99-default//pcmcia/pcmf502r.o'
    Mar 4 15:30:43 linux cardmgr[1019]: + Using
    /lib/modules/2.4.21-99-default//pcmcia/pcmf502r.o
    Mar 4 15:30:43 linux cardmgr[1019]: + Symbol version prefix ''
    Mar 4 15:30:44 linux cardmgr[1019]: executing: './network start eth0'
    Mar 4 15:30:45 linux ifup: No configuration found for eth-pcmcia-0
    eth0
    Mar 4 15:30:45 linux /etc/hotplug/net.agent[6163]: Interface eth0 is
    handled by service PCMCIA ... exiting
    Mar 4 15:31:59 linux cardmgr[1019]: executing: './network stop eth0'
    Mar 4 15:32:00 linux cardmgr[1019]: executing: 'rmmod pcmf502r'
    Mar 4 15:32:00 linux /etc/hotplug/net.agent[6300]: Interface eth0 is
    handled by service PCMCIA ... exiting

    Mar 4 15:32:19 linux cardmgr[1019]: socket 0: ATMEL 11 Mbps Wireless
    RFMD PCMCIA Card
    Mar 4 15:32:19 linux cardmgr[1019]: executing: 'insmod -v
    /lib/modules/2.4.21-99-default//pcmcia/pcmf502r.o'
    Mar 4 15:32:19 linux cardmgr[1019]: + Using
    /lib/modules/2.4.21-99-default//pcmcia/pcmf502r.o
    Mar 4 15:32:19 linux cardmgr[1019]: + Symbol version prefix ''
    Mar 4 15:32:20 linux cardmgr[1019]: executing: './network start eth0'
    Mar 4 15:32:20 linux /etc/hotplug/net.agent[6327]: Interface eth0 is
    handled by service PCMCIA ... exiting
    Mar 4 15:32:21 linux ifup: No configuration found for eth-pcmcia-0
    eth0





    >> linux:~ # ifconfig
    >> eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:03:47:B9:F7A
    >> inet addr:192.168.0.100 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
    >> inet6 addr: fe80::203:47ff:feb9:f7da/64 Scope:Link
    >> UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    >> RX packets:2075 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    >> TX packets:52 errors:31 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:31
    >> collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
    >> RX bytes:640244 (625.2 Kb) TX bytes:20443 (19.9 Kb)
    >> Interrupt:11 Base address:0x1840 Memory:f4010000-f4010038

    >
    >If you do 'ifconfig -a', then the wireless device (eth1) will show up
    >too. It doesn't show up by default, because an IP address has not
    >been assigned, so it is not "running".
    >
    >> linux:~ # iwconfig
    >> lo no wireless extensions.
    >> eth0 no wireless extensions.
    >> sit0 no wireless extensions.
    >> eth1 ATMEL RFMD ESSID:""
    >> Mode:Managed Channel:6 Access Point: 00:40:05:BE:37:07
    >> Bit Rate:11Mb/s
    >> RTS thr=2347 B Fragment thr=2346 B
    >> Encryption keyff
    >> Link Quality:40 Signal level:89 Noise level:0
    >> Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    >> Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

    >
    >Looks great, for a card that has just been plugged in, and not
    >actually configured yet (no IP address, no netmask, no wireless
    >network parameters set)
    >
    >-- Dave



  18. Re: 3COM Wireless PCMCIA not connecting on IBM X21 - Newbie HELP please!


    rather than writing a new script probably better to fix the suse
    script.

    it is thinking it has a DEVICETYPE of eth when it is wlan. this would
    then let the hotplug stuff find the configuration file correctly.

    I have not had a chance to decipher the /etc/pcmcia/network script.




    On Thu, 4 Mar 2004 16:27:05 -0000, "Minimax"
    wrote:

    >Opps! Trust a newbie to write a script :-)
    >Here is the correct one
    >
    >ifconfig eth1 down
    >iwconfig eth1 mode managed
    >iwconfig eth1 essid mynetworkname
    >ifconfig eth1 192.168.0.105
    >ifconfig eth1 up
    >route add deafult gw 192.168.0.1
    >
    >Cheers!
    >
    >
    >"Minimax" wrote in message
    >newsZH1c.8770$Kc6.7613@news-binary.blueyonder.co.uk...
    >> I finally got the 3COM card working!!!
    >>
    >> Basically, the problem is my card is not configured through YaST.
    >> This is what I did (I don't know if I have to do all these, but it works
    >> everytime.).
    >> Boot up
    >> Insert Card
    >> Run SU, at the command line
    >>
    >> ifconfig eth1down
    >> iwconfig eth1 mode managed
    >> iwconfig eth1 essid mynetworkname
    >> iwconfig eth1 192.168.0.105
    >> ifconfig eth1 up
    >> route add deafult gw 192.168.0.1
    >>
    >> Basically, I bring the eth1 down (the wireless card is configured to eth1)
    >> Assigned the wireless mode to be managed by the AP
    >> Assigned it's ESSID (network name, SSID)
    >> Assigned it an IP I reserved on the DHCP for it (192.168.0.105),
    >> Bring the eth1 up
    >> Add the default gateway to be the AP (192.168.0.1)
    >> And it works!
    >>
    >> It took me amost 2 weeks, but I learned a lot from this (painful)

    >exercise;
    >> it is almost like back to early day of DOS programming.
    >>
    >> These are the links that helped me most in working this script out;
    >>
    >> http://www.hlug.org/presentations/tcpip/tcpip.html
    >> http://linux.about.com/library/cmd/blcmdl8_route.htm
    >> http://portal.suse.com/sdb/en/2002/11/wavelan.html
    >> ftp://ftp.linux-wlan.org/pub/linux-wlan-ng/README/
    >>
    >> Now, I need to work out how to write this as a script, help from anyone?
    >>
    >> Cheers!
    >>
    >> "RoadRunner" wrote in message
    >> news:tlte40h30ncj3398ot732mo20qim385dnb@4ax.com...
    >> > I have a very similar problem.
    >> >
    >> > running suse 9.0 with a bluetake pcmcia card (amtel chipset) on a ibm
    >> > thinkpad 570. No problem with the card with windows 98se
    >> >
    >> > i tried the suggestions of another poster here with ifconfig,iwconfig
    >> > etc. seems the card is also not configured with ip address but driver
    >> > loaded same as you.
    >> >
    >> > I think something is broken with suse or with the setup of DHCP
    >> > client, need to configure the files manually may be solution. only had
    >> > a brief chance to have a look, i managed to set the ip address
    >> > manually using ifconfig, also set netmask and ESSID using iwconfig.
    >> > (info ifconfig & info iwconfig if u don't know how). after doing that
    >> > seemed to get signal strength with iwconfig.
    >> >
    >> > will look more tonite.
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > On Mon, 1 Mar 2004 23:01:17 -0000, "Minimax"
    >> > wrote:
    >> >
    >> > >I checked the message log this time and found the Cisco Aronet 350

    >PCMCIA
    >> > >card is not working properly but I don't understand how to overcome it?
    >> > >
    >> > >I have included two outputs, one from the boot up and the other one is

    >> after
    >> > >I inserted the card. Hope someone can help me.
    >> > >
    >> > >Thanks.
    >> > >
    >> > >++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ +++
    >> > >Here is the output when I first start up the laptop with the Cisco card

    >> in
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:10 (none) rcpcmcia: /sbin/insmod
    >> > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/pcmcia_core.o
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:10 (none) rcpcmcia: Using
    >> > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/pcmcia_core.o
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:10 (none) rcpcmcia: Symbol version prefix ''
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:10 (none) kernel: Linux Kernel Card Services 3.1.22
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:10 (none) kernel: options: [pci] [cardbus] [pm]
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) rcpcmcia: /sbin/insmod
    >> > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/yenta_socket.o
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) rcpcmcia: Using
    >> > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/yenta_socket.o
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) rcpcmcia: Symbol version prefix ''
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) kernel: Yenta IRQ list 04b8, PCI irq11
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) kernel: Socket status: 30000410
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) kernel: Yenta IRQ list 04b8, PCI irq11
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) kernel: Socket status: 30000006
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) rcpcmcia: /sbin/insmod
    >> > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/ds.o
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) rcpcmcia: Using
    >> > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/ds.o
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) rcpcmcia: Symbol version prefix ''
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) cardmgr[1076]: modpath =
    >> > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) cardmgr[1076]: modsubdir = pcmcia
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) cardmgr[1076]: watching 2 sockets
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0c00-0x0cff: clean.
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0820-0x08ff: clean.
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0800-0x080f: clean.
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x03e0-0x04ff:

    >excluding
    >> > >0x4d0-0x4d7
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x03af:

    >excluding
    >> > >0x170-0x177 0x370-0x377
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean.
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) cardmgr[1078]: starting, version is 3.2.4
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) kernel: cs: memory probe 0xa0000000-0xa0ffffff:
    >> > >clean.
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) cardmgr[1078]: socket 0: 350 Series Wireless LAN
    >> > >Adapter
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: module
    >> > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default//pcmcia/airo.o not available
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: executing: 'modprobe -v airo'
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: + /sbin/insmod
    >> > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/airo.o
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: + Using
    >> > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/airo.o
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: + Symbol version prefix ''
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) kernel: airo: Probing for PCI adapters
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) kernel: airo: Finished probing for PCI adapters
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: module
    >> > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default//pcmcia/airo_cs.o not available
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: executing: 'modprobe -v airo_cs'
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: + /sbin/insmod
    >> > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/airo_cs.o
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: + Using
    >> > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/airo_cs.o
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: + Symbol version prefix ''
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) kernel: airo: Doing fast bap_reads
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:15 (none) kernel: ACPI: AC Adapter [AC] (off-line)
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:15 (none) kernel: airo: Max tries exceeded waiting for

    >> command
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:15 (none) kernel: airo: MAC could not be enabled
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:15 (none) kernel: airo_cs: RequestConfiguration: Operation
    >> > >succeeded
    >> > >
    >> > >
    >> > >++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ +++
    >> > >And here is the output after I reinsert the card after the system boot

    >> up.
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:09:33 (none) cardmgr[1153]: socket 0: 350 Series Wireless LAN
    >> > >Adapter
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: module
    >> > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default//pcmcia/airo.o not available
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: executing: 'modprobe -v airo'
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: + /sbin/insmod
    >> > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/airo.o
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: + Using
    >> > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/airo.o
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: + Symbol version prefix ''
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) kernel: airo: Probing for PCI adapters
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) kernel: airo: Finished probing for PCI adapters
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: module
    >> > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default//pcmcia/airo_cs.o not available
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: executing: 'modprobe -v airo_cs'
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: + /sbin/insmod
    >> > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/airo_cs.o
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: + Using
    >> > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/airo_cs.o
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: + Symbol version prefix ''
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) kernel: airo: Doing fast bap_reads
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:09:35 (none) kernel: airo: Max tries exceeded waiting for

    >> command
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:09:35 (none) kernel: airo: MAC could not be enabled
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:09:35 (none) kernel: airo_cs: RequestConfiguration: Operation
    >> > >succeeded
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:09:36 (none) cardmgr[1153]: get dev info on socket 0 failed:
    >> > >Resource temporarily unavailable
    >> > >
    >> > >
    >> > >
    >> > >
    >> > >"danm" wrote in message
    >> > >news:20040229230848.65c2c81f.samuthas@yahoo.com...
    >> > >>
    >> > >>
    >> > >> >>>"Minimax" Sat, 28 Feb 2004

    >> 14:42:53 -0000>>>
    >> > >>
    >> > >> >
    >> > >> > I gave up on the 3COM and now trying a Cisco Aeronet 350 PCMCIA

    >card.
    >> > >>
    >> > >> You're lucky. Now you have *two* working PCMCIA wireless cards.
    >> > >>
    >> > >> > I reinstalled the Suse 9 and configured the network with the

    >correct
    >> > >> > info about the ESSID, Channel etc.
    >> > >>
    >> > >> Wow. Don't reinstall the whole system just because your card isn't
    >> > >> configured properly. Too much unnecessary work.
    >> > >>
    >> > >> >
    >> > >> > ... and I still can't hook up with the AP!
    >> > >>
    >> > >> The funny thing from your previous post was that ifconfig showed

    >"eth0
    >> > >> up" and iwconfig showed "eth1 up". Do you have a wired ethernet card
    >> > >> installed at the same time as your wireless card? I'm gonna try that.
    >> > >> Back in a minute.
    >> > >> ...
    >> > >> Yep, I plugged both wired and wireless cards in, restarted, and got

    >an
    >> > >> eth0 and an eth1. When I pinged the AP and watched the flashing

    >lights,
    >> > >> only eth0 was active. Seems like eth0 has precedence and eth1 doesn't
    >> > >> have a route in this situation. (Do I sound like a dentist
    >> > >> now? You need a route canal. Wait til you get my bill.)
    >> > >>
    >> > >> If you're still around, unplug the wired card and send us another
    >> > >> ifconfig and iwconfig output. Your previous iwconfig eth1 looked

    >really
    >> > >> good.
    >> > >>
    >> > >> dan
    >> > >>
    >> > >
    >> >

    >>
    >>

    >



  19. Re: 3COM Wireless PCMCIA not connecting on IBM X21 - Newbie HELP please!


    know the command where there is a dhcp server? instead of manually
    configuring the ip/gateway etc



    On Thu, 4 Mar 2004 16:27:05 -0000, "Minimax"
    wrote:

    >Opps! Trust a newbie to write a script :-)
    >Here is the correct one
    >
    >ifconfig eth1 down
    >iwconfig eth1 mode managed
    >iwconfig eth1 essid mynetworkname
    >ifconfig eth1 192.168.0.105
    >ifconfig eth1 up
    >route add deafult gw 192.168.0.1
    >
    >Cheers!
    >
    >
    >"Minimax" wrote in message
    >newsZH1c.8770$Kc6.7613@news-binary.blueyonder.co.uk...
    >> I finally got the 3COM card working!!!
    >>
    >> Basically, the problem is my card is not configured through YaST.
    >> This is what I did (I don't know if I have to do all these, but it works
    >> everytime.).
    >> Boot up
    >> Insert Card
    >> Run SU, at the command line
    >>
    >> ifconfig eth1down
    >> iwconfig eth1 mode managed
    >> iwconfig eth1 essid mynetworkname
    >> iwconfig eth1 192.168.0.105
    >> ifconfig eth1 up
    >> route add deafult gw 192.168.0.1
    >>
    >> Basically, I bring the eth1 down (the wireless card is configured to eth1)
    >> Assigned the wireless mode to be managed by the AP
    >> Assigned it's ESSID (network name, SSID)
    >> Assigned it an IP I reserved on the DHCP for it (192.168.0.105),
    >> Bring the eth1 up
    >> Add the default gateway to be the AP (192.168.0.1)
    >> And it works!
    >>
    >> It took me amost 2 weeks, but I learned a lot from this (painful)

    >exercise;
    >> it is almost like back to early day of DOS programming.
    >>
    >> These are the links that helped me most in working this script out;
    >>
    >> http://www.hlug.org/presentations/tcpip/tcpip.html
    >> http://linux.about.com/library/cmd/blcmdl8_route.htm
    >> http://portal.suse.com/sdb/en/2002/11/wavelan.html
    >> ftp://ftp.linux-wlan.org/pub/linux-wlan-ng/README/
    >>
    >> Now, I need to work out how to write this as a script, help from anyone?
    >>
    >> Cheers!
    >>
    >> "RoadRunner" wrote in message
    >> news:tlte40h30ncj3398ot732mo20qim385dnb@4ax.com...
    >> > I have a very similar problem.
    >> >
    >> > running suse 9.0 with a bluetake pcmcia card (amtel chipset) on a ibm
    >> > thinkpad 570. No problem with the card with windows 98se
    >> >
    >> > i tried the suggestions of another poster here with ifconfig,iwconfig
    >> > etc. seems the card is also not configured with ip address but driver
    >> > loaded same as you.
    >> >
    >> > I think something is broken with suse or with the setup of DHCP
    >> > client, need to configure the files manually may be solution. only had
    >> > a brief chance to have a look, i managed to set the ip address
    >> > manually using ifconfig, also set netmask and ESSID using iwconfig.
    >> > (info ifconfig & info iwconfig if u don't know how). after doing that
    >> > seemed to get signal strength with iwconfig.
    >> >
    >> > will look more tonite.
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > On Mon, 1 Mar 2004 23:01:17 -0000, "Minimax"
    >> > wrote:
    >> >
    >> > >I checked the message log this time and found the Cisco Aronet 350

    >PCMCIA
    >> > >card is not working properly but I don't understand how to overcome it?
    >> > >
    >> > >I have included two outputs, one from the boot up and the other one is

    >> after
    >> > >I inserted the card. Hope someone can help me.
    >> > >
    >> > >Thanks.
    >> > >
    >> > >++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ +++
    >> > >Here is the output when I first start up the laptop with the Cisco card

    >> in
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:10 (none) rcpcmcia: /sbin/insmod
    >> > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/pcmcia_core.o
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:10 (none) rcpcmcia: Using
    >> > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/pcmcia_core.o
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:10 (none) rcpcmcia: Symbol version prefix ''
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:10 (none) kernel: Linux Kernel Card Services 3.1.22
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:10 (none) kernel: options: [pci] [cardbus] [pm]
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) rcpcmcia: /sbin/insmod
    >> > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/yenta_socket.o
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) rcpcmcia: Using
    >> > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/yenta_socket.o
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) rcpcmcia: Symbol version prefix ''
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) kernel: Yenta IRQ list 04b8, PCI irq11
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) kernel: Socket status: 30000410
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) kernel: Yenta IRQ list 04b8, PCI irq11
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) kernel: Socket status: 30000006
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) rcpcmcia: /sbin/insmod
    >> > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/ds.o
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) rcpcmcia: Using
    >> > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/ds.o
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:11 (none) rcpcmcia: Symbol version prefix ''
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) cardmgr[1076]: modpath =
    >> > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) cardmgr[1076]: modsubdir = pcmcia
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) cardmgr[1076]: watching 2 sockets
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0c00-0x0cff: clean.
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0820-0x08ff: clean.
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0800-0x080f: clean.
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x03e0-0x04ff:

    >excluding
    >> > >0x4d0-0x4d7
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x03af:

    >excluding
    >> > >0x170-0x177 0x370-0x377
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean.
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) cardmgr[1078]: starting, version is 3.2.4
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) kernel: cs: memory probe 0xa0000000-0xa0ffffff:
    >> > >clean.
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:12 (none) cardmgr[1078]: socket 0: 350 Series Wireless LAN
    >> > >Adapter
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: module
    >> > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default//pcmcia/airo.o not available
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: executing: 'modprobe -v airo'
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: + /sbin/insmod
    >> > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/airo.o
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: + Using
    >> > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/airo.o
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: + Symbol version prefix ''
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) kernel: airo: Probing for PCI adapters
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) kernel: airo: Finished probing for PCI adapters
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: module
    >> > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default//pcmcia/airo_cs.o not available
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: executing: 'modprobe -v airo_cs'
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: + /sbin/insmod
    >> > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/airo_cs.o
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: + Using
    >> > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/airo_cs.o
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) cardmgr[1078]: + Symbol version prefix ''
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:13 (none) kernel: airo: Doing fast bap_reads
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:15 (none) kernel: ACPI: AC Adapter [AC] (off-line)
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:15 (none) kernel: airo: Max tries exceeded waiting for

    >> command
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:15 (none) kernel: airo: MAC could not be enabled
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:37:15 (none) kernel: airo_cs: RequestConfiguration: Operation
    >> > >succeeded
    >> > >
    >> > >
    >> > >++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ +++
    >> > >And here is the output after I reinsert the card after the system boot

    >> up.
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:09:33 (none) cardmgr[1153]: socket 0: 350 Series Wireless LAN
    >> > >Adapter
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: module
    >> > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default//pcmcia/airo.o not available
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: executing: 'modprobe -v airo'
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: + /sbin/insmod
    >> > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/airo.o
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: + Using
    >> > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/airo.o
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: + Symbol version prefix ''
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) kernel: airo: Probing for PCI adapters
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) kernel: airo: Finished probing for PCI adapters
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: module
    >> > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default//pcmcia/airo_cs.o not available
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: executing: 'modprobe -v airo_cs'
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: + /sbin/insmod
    >> > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/airo_cs.o
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: + Using
    >> > >/lib/modules/2.4.21-192-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/airo_cs.o
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) cardmgr[1153]: + Symbol version prefix ''
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:09:34 (none) kernel: airo: Doing fast bap_reads
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:09:35 (none) kernel: airo: Max tries exceeded waiting for

    >> command
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:09:35 (none) kernel: airo: MAC could not be enabled
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:09:35 (none) kernel: airo_cs: RequestConfiguration: Operation
    >> > >succeeded
    >> > >
    >> > >Mar 1 21:09:36 (none) cardmgr[1153]: get dev info on socket 0 failed:
    >> > >Resource temporarily unavailable
    >> > >
    >> > >
    >> > >
    >> > >
    >> > >"danm" wrote in message
    >> > >news:20040229230848.65c2c81f.samuthas@yahoo.com...
    >> > >>
    >> > >>
    >> > >> >>>"Minimax" Sat, 28 Feb 2004

    >> 14:42:53 -0000>>>
    >> > >>
    >> > >> >
    >> > >> > I gave up on the 3COM and now trying a Cisco Aeronet 350 PCMCIA

    >card.
    >> > >>
    >> > >> You're lucky. Now you have *two* working PCMCIA wireless cards.
    >> > >>
    >> > >> > I reinstalled the Suse 9 and configured the network with the

    >correct
    >> > >> > info about the ESSID, Channel etc.
    >> > >>
    >> > >> Wow. Don't reinstall the whole system just because your card isn't
    >> > >> configured properly. Too much unnecessary work.
    >> > >>
    >> > >> >
    >> > >> > ... and I still can't hook up with the AP!
    >> > >>
    >> > >> The funny thing from your previous post was that ifconfig showed

    >"eth0
    >> > >> up" and iwconfig showed "eth1 up". Do you have a wired ethernet card
    >> > >> installed at the same time as your wireless card? I'm gonna try that.
    >> > >> Back in a minute.
    >> > >> ...
    >> > >> Yep, I plugged both wired and wireless cards in, restarted, and got

    >an
    >> > >> eth0 and an eth1. When I pinged the AP and watched the flashing

    >lights,
    >> > >> only eth0 was active. Seems like eth0 has precedence and eth1 doesn't
    >> > >> have a route in this situation. (Do I sound like a dentist
    >> > >> now? You need a route canal. Wait til you get my bill.)
    >> > >>
    >> > >> If you're still around, unplug the wired card and send us another
    >> > >> ifconfig and iwconfig output. Your previous iwconfig eth1 looked

    >really
    >> > >> good.
    >> > >>
    >> > >> dan
    >> > >>
    >> > >
    >> >

    >>
    >>

    >



  20. Re: 3COM Wireless PCMCIA not connecting on IBM X21 - Newbie HELP please!


    >Now, I need to work out how to write this as a script, help from anyone?
    >
    >Cheers!


    put all of it into a text file "setupmywlanscript"

    then change the mode of the file so it is executable.

    something like

    chmod +777 "setupmywlanscript"

    another number apart from 777 will also do, but 777 will allow all
    users to read write and execute this file

    whalahhhh!!!!



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