Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 61318
Bad config in wireless.opts.
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:40:59 EDT
The /etc/pcmcia/wireless.opts distributed with beta2 (and with RH 7.2) contains
configuration options that will render a varety of cards (notably Lucant WaveLAN
For example, wireless.opts contains:
# Lucent Wavelan IEEE (+ Orinoco, RoamAbout and ELSA)
# Melco/Buffalo Networks WLI-PCM-L11
# Note : wvlan_cs driver only, and version 1.0.4+ for encryption support
INFO="Wavelan IEEE example (Lucent default settings)"
This puts Lucent cards in Ad-Hoc mode -- which means they won't attempt to find
a basestation, and as far as the user is concerned they won't work.
I think the best solution may be to comment out *all* the examples in
wireless.opts. Ideally, hand editing this file should be unnecessary -- the
settings should be handled by ifup and friends, perhaps with the support of the
This is done these days. We don't use wireless.opts.