September 30th, 2005, 08:20 PM
almost got my wifi card working in linux, wierd problem tho
I almost have my wifi working, but i still have one problem: i can connect to certain waps, but not others. so for example, i can connect to this one and use dhcpcd to get on the network, use the internet and everything(my neighbors said i could):
but i cant do anything on this one except connect:
Cell 03 - Address: 00:11:24:27:94:2B
ESSID:"Apple Network 27942b"
Encryption key: off
Bit Rate:54 Mb/s
Extra: Rates (Mb/s): 1 2 5.5 6 9 11 12 18 24 36 48 54
Quality=50/100 Signal level=-71 dBm
Extra: Last beacon: 1ms ago
if i try to run dhcpcd eth2 it just hangs for a long time. the only major differences i can see between these two waps are their protocol: the one i can connect to is using IEEE 802.11bg and the other uses IEEE 802.11b, bit rate: one is 11 mb/s, the other 54 mb/s(this shouldn't make a difference, should it?), and the one i can connect to has more extra rates.
Cell 02 - Address: 00:0F:66:21:FE:1D
Encryption key: off
Bit Rate:11 Mb/s
Extra: Rates (Mb/s): 1 2 5.5 11
Quality=55/100 Signal level=-68 dBm
i can use the linksys wap fine from windows on this laptop(i'm dual booting). anybody have any idea what might be wrong?
September 30th, 2005, 08:28 PM
I had similar problems when I was running SuSE. I could "connect" to my linksys (b only) but I couldn't get an ip address through DHCP... I found though, that I could connect and assign an ip and give it a default gateway and then it would function just fine. I'm running Ubuntu on the laptop now and I have no problems getting online... What distro are you running? I'm wondering if it's a distro related problem.
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September 30th, 2005, 10:04 PM
slackware 10.1, kernel 184.108.40.206. that sounds like exactly the same problem i have, i'd like to be able to use dhcp though, because its easier and sometimes i dont know the ip of my gateway and stuff when i use a public/neighbor's wap.
September 30th, 2005, 10:12 PM
Out of curiosity...are you sure your connection is staying up ? That signal strength is pretty weak...
I am wanting to say I was having a similar problem in FC3 but it was because my card kept looking for a stronger signal (continually running iwconfig would show it disassociate to any) and I wound up having to hardset it using 'essid' and 'ap' with iwconfig...I am wanting to say that is what cleared it up...
One other thing, I did a firmware/driver upgrade (ipw2200) at the same time and I am wanting to say that made a difference as well...sure your drivers/firmware are up to date ?
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September 30th, 2005, 10:21 PM
yeah, i got the newest ipw2200 driver/firmware from ipw2200.sourceforge.net. i dont see my signal reverting back to any when i do iwconfig a bunch of times, so i don't think that's the problem. the signal is pretty weak though.
October 1st, 2005, 05:18 AM
apparently ipw2200 has some bugs with dhcp. http://forum.ccux-linux.de/ftopic854.html
this is the first i've heard of it, i dont even see anything about this out on ipw2200.sf.net . i really dont like the static ip work around cuz i need to use foreign networks... guess i'll file a bug report or something
For all ipw2200 users
IPW2200 currently seems to have problems with receiving the IP-Address via DHCP. Therefore we need to specify a static IP-Address for our network-card. Edit your /etc/sysconfig/network-devices/ifconfig.ethX (replace the ethX with your wireless card device).