Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 62218
wireless networking not functioning with Orinoco card and dell
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:26:28 EDT
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Description of problem:
Wireless networking doesn't activate when using Orinoco wireless card and Dell
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):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Insert orinoco card
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
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.
This should be fixed with wireless-tools-23-2.
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.
Apologies for the lack of response.
The supported wireless configuration is done via ifcfg-XXX scripts
under Red Hat/Fedora, not wireless.opts.