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24th November 2006, 01:50 PM
Hi, I have a question. Somtimes at boot my ipw2100 wifi interface is asociated as eth1, but somtimes not and the output of iwconfig looks like:

root@localhost ~]# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

__tmp1804289383 IEEE 802.11b ESSID:"xxxxxx" Nickname:"ipw2100"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.457 GHz Access Point: xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
Bit Rate=1 Mb/s Tx-Power:16 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:off
Power Management:off
Link Quality=60/100 Signal level=-83 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:14 Missed beacon:14

eth0 no wireless extensions.

sit0 no wireless extensions.

(xxx was correct values, but don't public :))
How to fix this problem? I want to see my wifi as eth1.

24th November 2006, 01:56 PM
Here's the fix for the _tmp3433938725267272 problem.

create the file /etc/iftab containing

eth0 mac 00:0D:60:B2:19:9D
eth1 mac 00:0E:35:14:600

Just be sure to use your own mac addresses

24th November 2006, 02:09 PM
How to find out the MAC of my wifi? Which command? Sorry for the lama qustions.

24th November 2006, 02:13 PM
[root@localhost ~]# ifconfig __tmp1804289383
__tmp1804289383 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0C:F1:20:E8:E4
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Interrupt:10 Memory:e0203000-e0203fff

:)) I've solved... ifconfig don't print, but if I specify the interface prints it...