I'm stumped. I have a USB Wireless DWA-160 wireless dongle on my computer. If I type
iwlist ra0 scan
I can see my network no problem:
ra0 Scan complted :
Cell 01 - Address: 00:1C:10:99:40:57
Quality:86/100 Signal level: -54 dBm Noise level:-87dBm
Encryption key: on
Bit Rates: 54 Mb/s
So, it would seem the device driver is working properly. I am using WEP 128-bit encryption.
However, Network Manager doesn't see device ra0 at all. I've added the wireless connection in Network Manager, and it still just shows my ethernet devices. So, I've fired up "system-config-network", and turned off Network Manager control. I've also turned off "Activate device when computer starts" and "Enable IPv6 configuratin...".
But I can't activate device ra0. It fails with the error: Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) : SET failed on device ra0 ; Invalid argument.
dmesg shows a number of weird lines that say "Bulk In Failed." Status=-71. From what I gather this is a kernel error.
Any thoughts? I'm writing this from a Fedora 8 laptop that is using the wireless network successfully through Network Manager. Obviously I've done my best to make sure the non-functioning machine has as much of the same settings as possible.