Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 231581
Orinoco PCMCIA wireless card won't associate with access point
Last modified: 2008-08-02 19:40:33 EDT
Description of problem: My orinoco PCMCIA wireless card won't associate with
the access point.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. /sbin/iwconfig eth1 essid "my-essid"
2. /sbin/iwconfig eth1
Actual results: shows correct essid and channel, but shows
Link Quality=0/92 Signal level=134/153 Noise level=134/153
Expected results: shows link quality / signal / noise
3. /sbin/ifup eth1
Determining IP information for eth1... failed; no link present. Check cable?
4. /sbin/service NetworkManager start
NetworkManager won't connect to network, even though the card can scan
Note that /sbin/iwlist eth1 scan only shows good scanning information if I've
run NetworkManager since the last reboot.
The card is, according to lspcmcia -v:
Socket 0 Device 0: [orinoco_cs] (bus ID: 0.0)
Configuration: state: on
Product Name: Lucent Technologies WaveLAN/IEEE Version 01.01
Identification: manf_id: 0x0156 card_id: 0x0002
function: 6 (network)
prod_id(1): "Lucent Technologies" (0x23eb9949)
prod_id(2): "WaveLAN/IEEE" (0xc562e72a)
prod_id(3): "Version 01.01" (0xd27deb1a)
prod_id(4): --- (---)
and on the outside it says it's a Lucent Technologies orinoco 11 Mbit/s SILVER.
I installed F7 test 1 on my old laptop to test it (it previously had Fedora Core
3, and I hadn't used it since Fedora Core 3 was the current release). So I can
say that this is a regression since FC3, but I suspect that's not very useful.
dmesg shows some interesting messages, but I couldn't get the most interesting
looking one (about a possible circular locking dependency) to happen again, so
I'm not exactly sure what caused it. However, I'll attach the messages.
Created attachment 149669 [details]
messages from dmesg (relevant tail of its output), with annotations
Have you tried moving closer to the AP? Do you know for certain that the card
is still good?
Ok, seems the card isn't good anymore. (I thought I'd tried it in FC3 before
upgrading, but I guess I hadn't.)