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Tue Aug 30 20:52:00 PDT 2005
On 8/31/05, Jon Hamilton <hamilton at xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> My base station is on channel 6. I did try setting the channel on the card too,
> with the same result (failed to associate; "no carrier". )
Would you please set hw.wi.debug and debug.ieee80211 to 2? This may
help to find the problem. Thanks.
> Hiten Pandya <hmp at xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, said on Wed Aug 31, 2005 [03:02:42 AM]:
> } Isn't the 'channel' supposed to have a decent value instead of -1 ? Try
-1(any channel) maybe OK here.
> } changing that, it might help. Check what channel your base station is
> } broadcasting on first.
> } -Hiten
> } Jon Hamilton wrote:
> } >I've been trying to get my laptop (HP Pavillion ze4500) working with my
> } >wireless ethernet,
> } >and am sure I'm overlooking something obvious. I have a number of cards
> } >available, all of
> } >which seem to behave in a similar fashion: ifconfig seems to see them
> } >fine, reports their
> } >MAC address correctly, etc; I can't get any of them to associate with my
> } >base station under
> } >DragonFly. All of the cards do work fine with the same base station under
> } >various other operating systems on various machines.
> } >
> } >The lowest common denominator among the cards is a DWL-650 which works
> } >with the wi driver
> } >(and which I've used on the same network with FreeBSD before, albeit on a
> } >different laptop).
> } >The base station is fine; it works with a number of other machines on the
> } >network. I attempted to reset the base station (a Linksys WAP54G) to its
> } >factory default configuration,
> } >and left MAC filtering and WEP off. Still no luck. I can ifconfig the
> } >card up:
> } >
> } ># ifconfig wi0 ssid linksys up
> } >
> } >and everything appears fine, but the card won't associate. The access
> } >point log
> } >does not show any activity, either.
> } >
> } >I've attached below a dmesg from ``boot -v'', pciconf -lv, and ifconfig
> } >output. If anyone
> } >can point me in a useful direction, I'd appreciate it. I've tried to do
> } >what homework I can
> } >but am spinning my wheels; probably it's something staring me in the face.
> } >
> } >Thanks for any suggestions.
> } >
> } >wi0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
> } > ether 00:05:5d:f2:c1:50
> } > media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect (DS/2Mbps)
> } > status: no carrier
> } > ssid linksys 1:linksys
> } > stationname "DragonFly WaveLAN/IEEE node"
> } > channel -1 authmode OPEN powersavemode OFF powersavesleep 100
> } > rtsthreshold 2312 protmode CTS
> } > wepmode OFF weptxkey 1
> Jon Hamilton
> hamilton at xxxxxxxxx
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