Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 123715
installer does not allow for proper configuration of wireless cards
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:42 EST
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Description of problem:
Anaconda recognises a built in ethernet device and a PCMCIA wireless
device. However both are displayed as simple ethernet devices and I
can configure them for DHCP and whether or not they start at boot time.
However the wireless card will not connect to the network without the
correct ESSID and WEP KEY, and there is no method to enter these.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora Core 2
Actual Results: eth0 is recognised as ethernet interface;
eth1 is recognised as ethernet interface
Expected Results: eth0 is recognised as ethernet interface;
eth1 is recognised as wireless ethernet interface allowing further
I will provide any other relevant info if asked.
Hardware types for each device would be a useful start
eth0 is detected as ethernet. It's the built in device on my laptop.
00:0b.0 Ethernet controller: Accton Technology Corporation EN-1216
Ethernet Adapter (rev 11)
Subsystem: AMBIT Microsystem Corp.: Unknown device 0012
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
I/O ports at f800
Memory at fedffc00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2
The driver in use is 'tulip'
eth1 is a pcmcia wireless card. cardctl ident shows:
product info: "Belkin", "11Mbps Wireless Notebook Network Adapter",
"Version 01.02", ""
manfid: 0x0156, 0x0002
function: 6 (network)
The drivers used seem to be: hermes, orinoco, orinoco_cs
The machine is a Sharp laptop, PC AR-50:
Pentium III (Coppermine)
MemTotal: 387120 kB
If you need extra info please tell me what
I had the same problem with my Linksys WPC11 ver. 3. I discovered if I
left the card out during the install and then configure it afterward
things work. I also was not allowed to change the channel in the
wireless setup. I had to edit
/etc/sysconfig/networking/devices/ifcfg-eth1 to get this working.
Wireless cards are not supported for use during installation with FC2.
This is being added in FC3 (support is basically all there in the