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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 1:04 am    Post subject: How to setup airport original Reply with quote

Code:
# iwconfig eth1 essid 2WIRE092
Error for wireless request "Set ESSID" (8B1A) :
    SET failed on device eth1 ; No such device.


Great.

How do I find out what device my airport (original) is on?

I've tested it in OS X and it DOES work, and, yes, I DO have support for it compiled into the kernel.

Thanks! :-)
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 2:14 am    Post subject: Re: How to setup airport original Reply with quote

Search other airport posts.

I have my wired ether compiled, and airport as module, loads in later so I know it is eth1.
(and there are other ways - ifrename from ?wireless-utils?)

Or you could grep dmesg for airport:
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 2:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you read http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml ?

" .... How can I configure my machine's Airport or other Wi-Fi card?

First, make sure you have support for the airport card compiled into the kernel, or compiled as a module and loaded. Changing the wireless settings is accomplished using iwconfig. This is part of the wireless-tools package.

As an example of using iwconfig, to set your SSID to home_ssid:

Code Listing 2.4: Setting an SSID

Code:
# iwconfig wlan0 essid home_ssid


Where wlan0 is your wifi card's device name. For Airport users, the wifi device is often eth1. For more details on iwconfig, refer to its man page.

Note: Airport Extreme cards are not yet supported on Linux. "
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, I'm back ...

I fixed ... part of the problem.

I had Airport support compiled as a module and (contrary to what I thought) it wasn't automaticly loaded at startup.

Recompiled my kernel with Airport suppot compiled IN and eth1/Airportcard now exists at boot.

NOW, what next?

Code:
# ifconfig eth0 down
# iwconfig eth1 essid 2WIRE092
# iwconfig
...

eth1      IEEE 802.11-DS  ESSID:"2WIRE092"  Nickname:"HERMES I"
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.422 GHz  Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00   
          Bit Rate:11 Mb/s   Tx-Power=15 dBm   Sensitivity:1/3 
          Retry limit:4   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off

#


I don't know how to set it up from here. This is as far as the PPC FAQ goes.

Can someone with an Airport card post what they do to successfully connect to a hotspot?

I.E., you walk into Starbucks, sit down, open up your iBook/PowerBook and ... from here, how do you find available hotspots, and conncect to one?

Thanks for any help.

~llywelyn
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ESSID is the wireless name of the network you'd like to connect to, for instance, if you're connecting to an access point with ESSID "Linksys" with your Airport card, you'd put:
Code:
iwconfig eth1 essid Linksys


If you leave it blank, it should connect to an AP that's broadcasting its ESSID. Once you've connected to a network, you can use the wireless net device just like a regular ethernet card. You'll want to start dhcp if needed and any other required net services that you use.

The reason why the FAQ doesn't go more into detail is that using the Airport card is exactly the same as using a different wireless device and other FAQs cover the subject more in depth.

Hope that answered your questions!
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