[NBLUG/talk] Installing WiFi cards
sampln at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jun 8 16:15:12 PDT 2004
On Tue, 2004-06-08 at 11:29, Lincoln Peters wrote:
> Can anyone recommend a Linux-compatible 802.11g PCI card that supports
> WPA? I've already tried the LinkSys Wireless-G PCI cards with no
> success (fortunately, I was able to return them to CompUSA for a refund
> with no restocking fee because they were incompatible). Based on the
> chipset, it looks like the SMC 2802W card would work (it uses the Prism
> GT chipset), but I wanted to check here before going any further.
I purchased the SMC 2802W cards after finding out through Google that it
has been used successfully on Linux before. Now I find myself trying to
I'm using the stock 2.6.6 kernel, and I've compiled the "prism54" driver
as a module. The module appears to load properly, but when I run
"iwconfig eth1", I get the following:
eth1 NOT READY! ESSID:off/any
Mode:Managed Channel:6 Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00
Tx-Power=31 dBm Sensitivity=0/200
Retry min limit:0 RTS thr=0 B Fragment thr=0 B
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 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
When I try to bring eth1 online, I get the following:
Ignoring unknown interface eth1=eth1.
I can set the proper ESSID and encryption key, but it still reports "NOT
READY!" I've also tried applying the latest patch from
http://prism54.org/pub/linux/snapshot/kernel/v2.6/ and installing the
firmware file, but nothing seems to have any effect.
What am I missing here?
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