Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 139168
Linksys WPC11 doesn't work
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:12:04 EST
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Description of problem:
Linksys WPC11 ver. 3 (Prism 2) is recognized. orinoco driver loads,
but card doesn't connect to any of the 3 WAPs here local.
Card was used on a daily basis with multiple WAPs with no problem
until FC3 upgrade.
Other PCMCIA/CardBus cards work fine (firewire and wired ethernet)
iwconfig shows wireless extensions for the card, but doesn't connect.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Insert WPC11
2. Wait a few seconds for module loading
3. lsmod and iwconfig
Actual Results: orinoco_cs 9545 1
orinoco 47053 1 orinoco_cs
hermes 7617 2 orinoco_cs,orinoco
ds 16965 5 orinoco_cs
yenta_socket 18753 1
pcmcia_core 59913 3 orinoco_cs,ds,yenta_socket
eth0 IEEE 802.11-DS ESSID:"" Nickname:"Prism I"
Mode:Managed Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00 Bit
Tx-Power=15 dBm Sensitivity:1/3
Retry min limit:8 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Link Quality=0/92 Signal level=-68 dBm Noise level=-122 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
Expected Results: an access point MAC showing that we're connected.
There are three WAPs here...
I've had a similar problem. During the installation of FC3, the line
alias orinoco_cs eth1
was put in /etc/modprobe.conf
Removing this line solved the problem.
I reloaded from scratch, and upgraded to the recently available -678
kernel. Problem gone. Don't know whether it was the kernel or the
An update has been released for Fedora Core 3 (kernel-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3) which
may contain a fix for your problem. Please update to this new kernel, and
report whether or not it fixes your problem.
If you have updated to Fedora Core 4 since this bug was opened, and the problem
still occurs with the latest updates for that release, please change the version
field of this bug to 'fc4'.
Sorry, new notebook with built in wireless. Don't have the WPC-11 any longer.
I can't test it. When I went to FC4t2 on that notebook the problem did Not