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Forum: PCMCIA Wireless Network Adapter Issues
Re: Question Can't ping Wavelan/IEEE in ad-hoc mode (Alan Ostroff)
Date: 2000, Jun 22
From: David Hinds <>

On Thu, Jun 22, 2000 at 10:34:44AM -0700, Alan Ostroff wrote:
> I can ping sucessfully from the linux box. Shouldn't the
> IP address be assigned to the interface when I run ifconfig wvlan0
> up?

Not unless you tell ifconfig what the IP address is.  How would it
know?  (ifconfig is a low level tool; it doesn't read configuration
files, it is what you use to set the IP address)

> Anyway, the real problem is that even at this stage, if I ping from
> the linux box to I get nothing.  If I ping from the
> WIN95 box to I get nothing, however if I run iwconfig I
> see the rx packet counter increase.

It looks like your linux box also has eth0 configured for the *same*
192.168.0.* network.  You can't do that: your box might be responding
to the wireless pings by sending packets out on eth0, because your
routing is ambiguous.

-- Dave

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