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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2004 1:57 pm    Post subject: Need Help setting up Airport-Card (802.11b) Reply with quote

Hello!
I have troubles setting up my WLAN.

Here's the status:
I'm using Kernel 2.6.0 on a G3 500MHz 12" iBook2 notebook. The Airportcard (802.11b, NOT Airport extreme) is under the Keyboard.

I load the "airport" modules at startup:
Code:

root@sabrina fum # lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
...
airport                 7936  0
orinoco                53484  1 airport
hermes                 14976  2 airport,orinoco
...


when I do a "iwconfig" I get
Code:

...
eth1      IEEE 802.11-DS  ESSID:""  Nickname:"HERMES I"
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.422GHz  Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00
          Bit Rate:11Mb/s   Tx-Power=15 dBm   Sensitivity:1/3
          Retry limit:4   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality:0/92  Signal level:134/153  Noise level:134/153
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0


OK, I think that looks fine. Does it?

I've thried to use the scripts from this forum "Setting up WLAN the Gentoo way", but I think it fails before.

I do
Code:

root@sabrina fum # iwconfig eth1 nick sabrina mode Managed
root@sabrina fum # iwconfig eth1 rate Auto
root@sabrina fum # iwconfig eth1 essid derwg
root@sabrina fum # iwconfig eth1 key on
Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2B) :
    GET failed on device eth1 ; Operation not supported

My AP "derwg" uses a 128 WEB-Key in ASCII mode ("fluessigseife"). But I have tried with and without encryption.
I have tried
Code:
root@sabrina fum # iwconfig eth1 ap 00:01:e3:04:bb:2c
Error for wireless request "Set AP Address" (8B14) :
    SET failed on device eth1 ; Operation not supported.
as well. But the "iwconfig" output looks allway like this:
Code:
eth1      IEEE 802.11-DS  ESSID:"derwg"  Nickname:"sabrina"
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.422GHz  Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00
          Bit Rate:11Mb/s   Tx-Power=15 dBm   Sensitivity:1/3
          Retry limit:4   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality:0/92  Signal level:134/153  Noise level:134/153
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

what's wrong with my settings? It can't be true that setting the AP is not supported... Please help!
(I've also tried the configure WLAN with the KWiFiManager, it says "Out of Range" an Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00 or 44:44:44:...)

thx.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2004 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

iwconfig eth1 key yourkeygoeshere

is the syntax, I believe.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2004 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oniq wrote:
iwconfig eth1 key yourkeygoeshere
is the syntax, I believe.


"iwconfig key ..." and "iwconfig enc ..." is exactly the same (says "man iwconfig").
Code:
root@sabrina linux # iwconfig key key s:fluessigseife
Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A) :
    SET failed on device key ; No such device.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2004 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fuchsmi wrote:
oniq wrote:
iwconfig eth1 key yourkeygoeshere
is the syntax, I believe.


"iwconfig key ..." and "iwconfig enc ..." is exactly the same (says "man iwconfig").
Code:
root@sabrina linux # iwconfig key key s:fluessigseife
Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A) :
    SET failed on device key ; No such device.


iwconfig device key yourkey
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2004 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oniq wrote:

iwconfig device key yourkey


sorry... that's what I mean.
Code:
root@sabrina fum # iwconfig eth1 key s:fluessigseife
Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A) :
    SET failed on device eth1 ; Operation not supported.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2004 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats strange that it doesn't show Encryption in your iwconfig, like mine:

Code:

eth0      IEEE 802.11-DS  ESSID:"kmfdm"  Nickname:"HERMES I"
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.437GHz  Access Point: 00:40:05:C9:D0:E8 
          Bit Rate:11Mb/s   Tx-Power=15 dBm   Sensitivity:1/3 
          Retry limit:4   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality:51/92  Signal level:-47 dBm  Noise level:-98 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:83
          Tx excessive retries:54  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0


What kernel are you running? And you compiled Wireless devices, Hermes, Airport support?

Also, can you post your dmesg in regards to eth1?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2004 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

here is the airport related syslog output:
Code:
Feb  1 18:47:53 sabrina kernel: orinoco.c 0.13e (David Gibson <hermes@gibson.dropbear.id.au> and others)
Feb  1 18:47:53 sabrina kernel: Compiled with Wireless extensions v.16
Feb  1 18:47:54 sabrina kernel: airport.c 0.13e (Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>)
Feb  1 18:47:54 sabrina kernel: Airport at physical address 80030000
Feb  1 18:47:55 sabrina kernel: eth1: Station identity 001f:0001:0004:0010
Feb  1 18:47:55 sabrina kernel: eth1: Looks like a Lucent/Agere firmware version 4.16
Feb  1 18:47:55 sabrina kernel: eth1: Ad-hoc demo mode supported
Feb  1 18:47:55 sabrina kernel: eth1: MAC address 00:30:65:0E:E7:5E
Feb  1 18:47:55 sabrina kernel: eth1: Station name "HERMES I"
Feb  1 18:47:55 sabrina kernel: eth1: ready
Feb  1 18:47:55 sabrina kernel: airport: card registered for interface eth1

is this:
Feb 1 18:47:55 sabrina kernel: eth1: Looks like a Lucent/Agere firmware version 4.16
Feb 1 18:47:55 sabrina kernel: eth1: Ad-hoc demo mode supported

normal?
(and I'm running 2.6.0-benh1)
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2004 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have my base station (non-apple) set up to do DHCP for recognised wireless card MAC addresses (eg: w/out a known, approved MAC, you can't connect) which is reasonably secure. The upside is that 'dhcpcd eth1' is all I need to connect. The base station and airport card figure out the rest.

Encryption slows down networking, and isn't really secure.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2004 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stimuli wrote:
Encryption slows down networking, and isn't really secure.

but anyway, I've tried without encryption.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2004 3:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't upgraded to 2.6.x yet, but if I were you I'd try the latest release as there may have been driver problems in 2.6.0.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2004 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm using now the laterst driver with the monito-patch and kernel 2.6.1. still not working.

now I found something interestin in /var/log/syslog:
Code:
Feb  3 19:19:37 sabrina kernel: eth1 (WE) : Buffer for request 8B0B too small (0<564)
Feb  3 19:19:37 sabrina kernel: eth1 (WE) : Buffer for request 8B1B too small (0<6)
Feb  3 19:19:38 sabrina kernel: eth1 (WE) : Buffer for request 8B0B too small (0<564)
Feb  3 19:19:38 sabrina kernel: eth1 (WE) : Buffer for request 8B1B too small (0<6)
Feb  3 19:19:38 sabrina kernel: eth1 (WE) : Buffer for request 8B0B too small (0<564)
Feb  3 19:19:38 sabrina kernel: eth1 (WE) : Buffer for request 8B1B too small (0<6)
Feb  3 19:19:38 sabrina kernel: eth1 (WE) : Buffer for request 8B0B too small (0<564)
Feb  3 19:19:38 sabrina kernel: eth1 (WE) : Buffer for request 8B1B too small (0<6)
Feb  3 19:19:38 sabrina kernel: eth1 (WE) : Buffer for request 8B0B too small (0<564)
Feb  3 19:19:38 sabrina kernel: eth1 (WE) : Buffer for request 8B1B too small (0<6)
Feb  3 19:19:39 sabrina kernel: eth1 (WE) : Buffer for request 8B0B too small (0<564)
Feb  3 19:19:39 sabrina kernel: eth1 (WE) : Buffer for request 8B1B too small (0<6)
Feb  3 19:19:39 sabrina kernel: eth1 (WE) : Buffer for request 8B0B too small (0<564)
Feb  3 19:19:39 sabrina kernel: eth1 (WE) : Buffer for request 8B1B too small (0<6)

I get this about 5 time a secound....

need help...
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