Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 375501
Fedora 8 ipw3945 error
Last modified: 2009-01-09 00:08:59 EST
Fedora 8 when activating wlan0 ipw3945 through Network Configurator.
Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :
SET failed on device wlan0 ; Invalid argument.
Determining IP information for wlan0...dhclient(2258) is already running - exiting.
This version of ISC DHCP is based on the release available
on ftp.isc.org. Features have been added and other changes
have been made to the base software release in order to make
it work better with this distribution.
Please report for this software via the Red Hat Bugzilla site:
Created attachment 254221 [details]
this is the same bug of #370971 ?
You are likely running NetworkManager (turned on by default for LiveCD installs)
and trying to activate the network manually. Can you see if the NetworkManager
service is turned on, either by going to System->Administration->Services or by
/sbin/chkconfig --list | grep Network
from a terminal?
see man wpa_supplicant to find your appropriate driver
I realize that wpa_supplicant change, we should alter /etc/sysconfig/wpa_supplicant
# wlan0 and wifi0
# INTERFACES="-iwlan0 -iwifi0"
# ndiswrapper and prism
# DRIVERS="-Dndiswrapper -Dprism"
so here , after comment driver section (with #DRIVERS="-Dwext") and keep my
interface I got wireless working again.
This problem is occuring for ipw2200 too after update from F7 to F8 via
yum. NetworkManager is NOT running.
This problem occurred long time ago again. It can be solved by removing the
Rate="..." line in /etc/sysconfig/ifcfg-eth1 or whatever your interface is
(In reply to comment #5)
> This problem occurred long time ago again. It can be solved by removing the
> Rate="..." line in /etc/sysconfig/ifcfg-eth1 or whatever your interface is
yes , removing RATE="..." from /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1
removes the message
Set Mode" (8B06) :
SET failed on device wlan0 ; Invalid argument
I had this same problem, but I was not running NetworkManager.
Removing RATE= did not fix the problem.
When I ran NetworkManager, it magically did the right thing and connected for me.
My bad; message is from ifup when trying to run dhclient; it appears the connection is already up. Over to system-config-network.
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