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Question Help getting Webgear Aviator 2.4 working under linux 

Forum: PCMCIA Wireless Network Adapter Issues
Date: 2000, Jul 13
From: Robert Lowery reddwarf

Hi,

I am having some trouble getting my WebGear Aviator 2.4 PCMCIA card working under linux. It is running perfectly on my two laptops running Windows 98SE, but I cannot get it to work on my firewall (ie desktop machine with the supplied ISA card).

I am runnning RedHat 6.1, with kernel 2.2.16 and pcmcia-cs-3.1.18

I have had this working in the past, but that was with less other network cards and with pcmcia-cs-3.1.15. The server now has 3 wired network cards in it, all working (smc-ultra, 3c509 and ne).

but when I do a /etc/rc.d/init.d/pcmcia start
/sbin/ifconfig seems to be ok
eth3      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr FF:00:FF:48:FF:B3
          inet addr:192.168.1.1  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:13 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
          Interrupt:5

but cat /proc/ray_cs says Card doing acquisition and never Acquisition complete like it did in the past, and neither of my Win 98 laptops can access the server. Raylink Wireless LAN driver status ray_cs.c,v 1.19 2000/06/05 23:00:51 root Exp - Corey Thomas corey@world.std.com Firmware version = 4 - Use dump_cis for more details Adhoc network ESSID = "RALPHHOME" BSSID = 00:00:00:00:00:00 Country code = 1 Card status = Card doing acquisition Framing mode = Encapsulation Last pkt signal lvl = 0 No beacons received

I modified the configuration files for pcmcia in the following way

config.opts module "ray_cs" opts "essid=XXXXXX translate=0 pc_debug=3"

network.opts IPADDR="192.168.1.1" NETMASK="255.255.255.0" NETWORK="192.168.1.0" BROADCAST="192.168.1.255" GATEWAY="192.168.1.1"

wireless.opts *,*,FF:00:FF:48:FF:B3,*) INFO="Raylink/Aviator2.4 example (Aviator default ad-hoc setting)" ESSID="XXXXXX" MODE="Ad-Hoc" RATE="auto" IWPRIV="set_framing 0" ;;

Any ideas?

-Robert Lowery

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Re: Question Help getting Webgear Aviator 2.4 working under linux (Robert Lowery)
Date: 2000, Jul 13
From: Robert Lowery reddwarf

when I run test_network I get the following

PCMCIA network settings are coming from /etc/pcmcia/network.opts.
  /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 also exists??

Checking network interface eth3 (ray_cs driver):

  Current ifconfig settings:
  eth3      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr FF:00:FF:48:FF:B3
            inet addr:192.168.1.1  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
            UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
            RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
            TX packets:83 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
            collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
            Interrupt:5

  The interface is configured and running.
  TX looks ok, but there seems to be an RX problem.

  You have not configured a gateway or default route.

  Enter a numeric IP address to ping: 192.168.1.1

  Pinging 192.168.1.1 ... response received!
  The device interrupt does not seem to be incrementing normally.

What does this mean?

Ok Problem solved - I think there is a bug in 3.1.18

Re: Question Help getting Webgear Aviator 2.4 working under linux (Robert Lowery)
Date: 2000, Jul 13
From: Robert Lowery reddwarf

I have gone back to 3.1.15 and my Aviator2.4 now works again. Somewhere between 3.1.15 and 3.1.18 a bug has been introduced. I will try to step though the versions and track it down

-Robert

Question I think I spoke too soon

Re: Question Help getting Webgear Aviator 2.4 working under linux (Robert Lowery)
Date: 2000, Jul 13
From: Robert Lowery reddwarf

I'm getting tired of talking to myself here ;)

I am now running 3.1.17 and the ray_cs driver loads fine. I could not notice anything that stuck out in the diffs for 3.1.18, so there is either a bug in there, or something has changed. I will try 3.1.18 again tomorrow (it is now 2am in Australia).

I seem to have created more problems for myself however, as during my trying to get it all working, I upgraded the firmware on the cards to the latest version on Webgears web site.

So now even though the linux driver seems to load ok, I cannot communicate with the win 98 machines (running the new driver compatible with the new version 5 firmware)

Previously when I was using the old driver/version 4 firmware I was using translate=0 country=0 psm=0 successfully

With the new driver I have unsuccessfully tried various combinations of the above mixed with translate=1, country=8 (Australia), psm=1 (matched with the corresponding setting in Win98 of course)

Has anyone had any success with the new firmware on Linux/Windows? Does the linux driver support it?

Time for sleep

-Robert

Sad ray_cs.c and wireless.opts

Re: Question Help getting Webgear Aviator 2.4 working under linux (Robert Lowery)
Date: 2000, Jul 13
From: Jean Tourrilhes jt

  Please don't use wireless.opts with the ray_cs driver, it doesn't work yet. Corey never managed to fix the remaining bugs, so this support should be considered as experimental. For example it definitely doesn't work in BSS mode.

  Jean

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Re: Question Help getting Webgear Aviator 2.4 working under linux (Robert Lowery)
Date: 2000, Jul 15
From: David Hinds <dhinds@pcmcia.sourceforge.org>

> wireless.opts *,*,FF:00:FF:48:FF:B3,*)

This hw ethernet address is bogus.  Webgear cards should have
addresses starting with 00:00:86.

I don't think there have been any changes in ray_cs in recent
releases.

-- Dave
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