I'm a total linux newbie so please bear with me. I'm just trying to get my wireless card (Buffalo WLI-PCM-L11G) to work. I'd really love to experience wireless linux. Here's my problem:
I can only activate my wireless card if I manually set the IP address, subnet mask and gateway. If I use automatic or DHCP, the card won't activate at all. Aside from that, I always get error messages when I try to activate or reset the network. Here's a screenshot of the error messages.
[root@localhost Lester]# /etc/init.d/network restart
Shutting down interface eth1: [ OK ]
Shutting down loopback interface: [ OK ]
Bringing up loopback interface: [ OK ]
Bringing up interface eth0:
Determining IP information for eth0... failed; no link present. Check cable?
Bringing up interface eth1: Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :
SET failed on device eth1 ; Operation not supported.
Error for wireless request "Set Frequency" (8B04) :
SET failed on device eth1 ; Device or resource busy.
[ OK ]
I unplugged my ethernet cable because I've read in a recent post that Fedora 5 can only use 1 network at a time. It says [OK] after the error messages but my wireless card isn't really connected. I can't ping my wireless router's IP address. Again, if use automatic IP addressing that [OK] would instead be [failed].
Here some more information from iwconfig and ifconfig:
[root@localhost Lester]# /sbin/iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
eth1 IEEE 802.11b ESSID:"gonet" Nickname:"localhost.localdomain"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462 GHz Access Point: 00:0D:0B:4A:63:05
Bit Rate:11 Mb/s Sensitivity:1/3
Retry limit:4 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:3930-3938-3137-3138-3234-0000-00 Security mode:open
Link Quality=39/92 Signal level=-58 dBm Noise level=-97 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:1670 Rx invalid frag:2
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
sit0 no wireless extensions.
[root@localhost Lester]# /sbin/ifconfig
eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:02:2D:4E:E7:48
inet addr:192.168.11.7 Bcast:192.168.11.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:104 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:21994 (21.4 KiB)
Interrupt:3 Base address:0x100
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:2809 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2809 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:3472922 (3.3 MiB) TX bytes:3472922 (3.3 MiB)
Please help me get my wireless card to work. I'll continue to try other things and see if I can fix it. Thanks.