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Question Compaq card detected but no wlan0-device 

Forum: PCMCIA Wireless Network Adapter Issues
Date: 2000, Aug 18
From: Per Olesen polesen

Hi

I'm trying to get a Compaq WLAN100 PCMCIA kort working under Linux and I have nearly made it :-)

The card is detected correctly and i hear 2 of the high beeps at insertion. But when I do ifconfig only loopback device is shown and when I look in /var/log/messages I see:

Aug 16 14:33:39 polesen cardmgr[4209]: executing: './wlan-ng start wlan0'
Aug 16 14:33:39 polesen cardmgr[4209]: + message=dot11req_mibset
Aug 16 14:33:39 polesen cardmgr[4209]: +   mibattribute=dot11DesiredSSID=WLAN_PRISM2
Aug 16 14:33:39 polesen cardmgr[4209]: +   resultcode=success
Aug 16 14:33:39 polesen cardmgr[4209]: + message=dot11req_associate
Aug 16 14:33:39 polesen cardmgr[4209]: +   peerstaaddress=no_value
Aug 16 14:33:39 polesen cardmgr[4209]: +   associatefailuretimeout=no_value
Aug 16 14:33:39 polesen cardmgr[4209]: +   cfpollable=no_value
Aug 16 14:33:39 polesen cardmgr[4209]: +   cfpollreq=no_value
Aug 16 14:33:39 polesen cardmgr[4209]: +   privacy=no_value
Aug 16 14:33:39 polesen cardmgr[4209]: +   listeninterval=0
Aug 16 14:33:39 polesen cardmgr[4209]: +   resultcode=success
Aug 16 14:33:39 polesen cardmgr[4209]: + usage: ifup <device name>

It seems like the name "wlan0" is not known :-(

I'm running:

Kernel: 2.2.14-0.5 PCMCIA: pcmcia-cs-3.1.8 wlan: linux-wlan-ng-0.1.7

I have tried adding an alias line for "wlan0" in /etc/conf.modules but with no success.

What to do?

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None The interface is fine; the problem is with ifup

Re: Question Compaq card detected but no wlan0-device (Per Olesen)
Date: 2000, Aug 18
From: David Hinds <dhinds@pcmcia.sourceforge.org>

> Aug 16 14:33:39 polesen cardmgr[4209]: + usage: ifup <device name>
> 
> It seems like the name "wlan0" is not known :-(

The "usage: ifup <device name>" message does not mean the interface is
not known; if you do "ifconfig -a" you will see that it is there.  It
means that "ifup" could not find a network configuration file for this
interface.

The Red Hat "netconf" and "ifup" tools only know how to configure
standard ethernet devices with eth* names.  You can't use the Red Hat
network setup programs to configure this device.  So you are getting
bit by the fact that Red Hat's default PCMCIA setup installs a special
network script that calls their tools.

If you install the standard PCMCIA network configuration scripts, then
you can enter your network settings in /etc/pcmcia/network.opts using
the instructions in the PCMCIA-HOWTO.

-- Dave
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