Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 109365
Wireless Prism2 card detected as "Ethernet" not "Wireless"
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:33 EST
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Description of problem:
The "Intersil PRISM2 11 Mbps Wireless Adapter" was previously detected
as TYPE=Wireless in the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1.
Now it shows up as TYPE=Ethernet which doesn't allow for an ESSID, and
WEP key in the network configurator.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 1.0
2. set manual ip addresses for eth0 and eth1
3. try to set WEP, and SSID with GUI tools
Actual Results: No GUI option for SSID and WEP, TYPE=Ethernet in
Expected Results: GUI options for SSID and WEP, TYPE=Wireless in
Auto-detected in earlier versions.. RH 9?
Created attachment 95786 [details]
kudzu -p output
Created attachment 95787 [details]
How did you initially configure the card?
In the "Description of problem" when I said "previously" I really
meant "in past releases". The card (Dell True Mobile Prism2) was in
the laptop at boot, and during the install of a fresh Fedora 1.0
install the two cards were configured with static ip addresses. Sorry
for the confusion. I didn't attach the
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1 - but it had TYPE="Ethernet"
instead of the "Wireless" and was strangely missing the:
# Card Comments
section at the top like the 3com built-in NIC got on it's ifcfg-eth0
file. Is Kudzu the right component?
So, /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1 was existing directly
Exactly. The ifcfg-eth1 file for the Prism2 was filled with the right
information directly after boot, however it had the TYPE variable
wrong. Since the TYPE was set to Ethernet, the GUI tools don't allow
the user to set WEP settings.
Does this persist with later releases?