Bug 62218 - wireless networking not functioning with Orinoco card and dell
Summary: wireless networking not functioning with Orinoco card and dell
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: wireless-tools
Version: 9
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: Aaron Brown
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-03-28 15:06 UTC by Brian G. Anderson
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:26 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2005-01-28 05:21:42 UTC

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Description Brian G. Anderson 2002-03-28 15:06:59 UTC
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Description of problem:
Wireless networking doesn't activate when using Orinoco wireless card and Dell
Lattitude c810.

I can use iwconfig to query the card, but I cannot set the ESSID or any other
parameter of the card.   When I run iwconfig I get the following message:

"Warning: Device eth0 has been compiled with version 12
of Wireless Extension, while we are using version 11.
Some things may be broken..."

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Insert orinoco card
2.iwconfig eth0 
3.iwconfig eth0 power on

Actual Results:  iwconfig eth0 returns warning message above

iwconfig eth0 power on returns fine, but iwconfig eth0 reports that power
management is still off.

Expected Results:  I should see no warning message, and using iwconfig should be
able to configure the card

Additional info:

I am able to use a normal ethernet xircom cardbus care fine and the same orinoco
card works with another dell laptop using 7.2.  I also tried setting the
parameters in /etc/pcmcia/wireless.opts, but this didn't work either.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2002-03-28 21:44:57 UTC
This should be fixed with wireless-tools-23-2.

Comment 2 Brian G. Anderson 2002-03-31 15:43:47 UTC
I've downloaded wireless-tools-23-2 and this did get my networking functioning.
 However, I must set it up manually everytime using iwconfig.  I have set the
parameters in /etc/pcmcia/wireless.opts with my card's essid and key.  However,
when I insert the orinoco card, the card parameters are not set.  I can only get
the card working by doing "iwconfig eth0 essid xxxx" and "iwconfig eth0 key xxx".

I also have to invoke "dhcpcd -n" manually to get the IP address assigned.

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2005-01-28 05:21:42 UTC
Apologies for the lack of response.

The supported wireless configuration is done via ifcfg-XXX scripts
under Red Hat/Fedora, not wireless.opts.

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