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Author Topic: Upgrade to SOHO 5.9.1 Doesn't Recognize Linksys PCI Wireless Card  (Read 1335 times)

efincoop

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Hello,

After playing around with 5.9 Standard, I made the jump to SOHO.  While I love this distro so far, I seem to have lost the recognition of my Linksys wireless card by VL :(  The card is a Linksys WPC54G ver3.  It worked under VL 5.9 standard.  I have tried VLwifi.  It seems to find wlan0, but can not aquire an IP after I choose the encryption (wpa), add the ssid and pass phrase.  I am running SOHO 5.9.1 (downloaded yesterday) on a Dell Inspiron 4000.  Any suggestions?
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bigpaws

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Re: Upgrade to SOHO 5.9.1 Doesn't Recognize Linksys PCI Wireless Card
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2008, 09:10:54 pm »

Open a terminal as root and type:

iwconfig wlan0

What you are looking for is that the access point is associated and the
essid is correct.

Also check ifconfig to see if the interface is up, if not bring it up:

ifconfig wlan0 up

Also check iwlist scan.

Bigpaws
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efincoop

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Re: Upgrade to SOHO 5.9.1 Doesn't Recognize Linksys PCI Wireless Card
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2008, 04:45:24 am »

Thanks bigpaws,  I'll check this out later this evening when I get home from work.  I'm fairly sure that when I did an ifconfig for wlan0 last night is did show the correct ssid.

If the device is showing a hardware address (HWaddr) when I run ifconfig, can I assume it is up?  The reason I ask is when I tried to run <ifconfig wlan0 up> I got the message "SIOCSIFFLAGS: Protocol error".
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efincoop

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Re: Upgrade to SOHO 5.9.1 Doesn't Recognize Linksys PCI Wireless Card
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2008, 03:06:00 pm »

Open a terminal as root and type:

iwconfig wlan0

What you are looking for is that the access point is associated and the
essid is correct.

Also check ifconfig to see if the interface is up, if not bring it up:

ifconfig wlan0 up

Also check iwlist scan.

Bigpaws

I followed the instructions in the wireless how to section.  However, when I run vasm I get a wireless card not detected.  But when I run iwconfig wlan0 and ifconfig wlan0 it seems to be there no?

wlan0     IEEE 802.11g  ESSID:"STAPER"
          Mode:Managed  Channel:0  Access Point: Not-Associated
          Tx-Power=0 dBm
          Retry min limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr=2352 B
          Encryption key:off
          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

vector://home/chris
root:# ifconfig wlan0
wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:14:BF:80:76:30
          BROADCAST NOTRAILERS MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
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