Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 47637
iwconfig: "Warning: Device eth0 has been compiled with version 52 of wireless extensions"
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:34:31 EDT
Description of Problem:
Whilst trying to set up wireless ethernet, got this message when I
did iwconfig eth0 with a Buffalo Airstation card on a vaio with fairfax 1
Warning: Device eth0 has been compiled with version 52 of
wireless extensions while we are using version 11. Some things
may be broken.
Happened every time with this card when messing about trying to get it
to work. This card worked fine on RH 7.0.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. laptop install (textmode).
2. inserted pcmica card (a different one) and did netcfg and then
/etc/init.d/pcmcia restart. Didn't do much. Ejected that card, stuck
the buffalo in, /etc/init.d/pcmcia restart and...
3. iwconfig eth0.
The error message about version 52 (!) above.
bug 47636 might be relevant: it describes the earlier troubles with
the first card. Dunno.
hmm, time to rebuild wireless-tools.
will be fixed in 21-3.