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    wireless network issue


    I just received nearly 200mbs of updates - and now I can't connect to my wireless network.
    Wired works fine:
    Code:
    [root@vaio ~]# dhcpcd -d eth0
    dhcpcd: MAC address = macaddress
    dhcpcd: your IP address = ipaddress
    [root@vaio ~]#
    But my wireless doesn't even try to connect:
    Code:
    [root@vaio ~]# dhcpcd -d eth1
    [root@vaio ~]#
    Is anyone else experiencing the same problem?
    My rc.conf is fine:
    Code:
    lo="lo 127.0.0.1"
    eth0="dhcp"
    eth1="dhcp"
    INTERFACES=(lo eth0 eth1)
    And my /etc/conf.d/wireless is fine:
    Code:
    #BORO WIRELESS
    wlan_eth1="eth1 essid marsHsys3"
    #wlan_eth1="eth1 essid marsHsys3 key 12345678"
    #wlan_eth1="eth1 essid marsHsys3 key s:wirelesspassword"
    Anyone have any ideas as to what the problem could be? Did the new patches remove the conf.d/wireless option, do I have to do wireless another way? If so, how?
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    I just noticed something strange:
    Code:
    [root@vaio ~]# iwconfig
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    eth1      no wireless extensions.
    
    Warning: Driver for device eth2 has been compiled with version 20
    of Wireless Extension, while this program supports up to version 19.
    Some things may be broken...
    
    eth2      IEEE 802.11b  ESSID:"marsHsys3"  Nickname:"HERMES I"
              Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.412 GHz  Access Point: 00:13:10:6B:F0:B7   
              Bit Rate:11 Mb/s   Sensitivity:1/3  
              Retry limit:4   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Encryption key:off
              Power Management:off
              Link Quality=45/92  Signal level=-42 dBm  Noise level=-87 dBm
              Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:1
              Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
    
    sit0      no wireless extensions.
    
    [root@vaio ~]#
    Weird thing #1: It's showing it under eth2 now. How and why?! It's always been eth1...
    Weird thing #2: What's that error trying to say?

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    Well I went thru added eth2 everywhere eth1 used to be - and ran
    Code:
    dhcpcd -d eth2
    and sure enough it works.
    Sigh - I have absolutely no idea what happend or why.
    I'll just keep checking iwconfig and see if maybe the error message thing for eth2 goes away. One of the updates did something. Oh well, I have wireless again!
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    looks like your driver version has surpassed the package version of wireless tools. Probably nothing to worry about you'll get a new update for wireless tools when they catch up. Though, I don't have any idea why your interface changed to eth2.
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    Yea I'll keep an eye out for updates. At least it still works fine.

    Just out of curiosity, whats sit0 stand for?

    This laptop has a built in ethernet card, built in wireless b & a slot for a wireless adapter, so I see where the eth0/1/2 come from. But sit0...?


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    Just got a wireless tools update via -Syu and now the error is gone. Wow that was quick =)
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