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    Question WLAN problems

    I've been trying to get this working for a few days to no avail.
    I've searched for answers but so far nothing has worked
    I'm running debian etch 2.6.12-1-386
    I'm using a Linksys WMP11v4 802.11b PCI card
    ndiswrapper -l says that both the driver and hardware are present

    ifconfig wlan0 displays

    wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:13:10:28:B3:3C
    inet6 addr: fe80::213:10ff:fe28:b33c/64 Scope:Link
    RX packets:5 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:5 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:864 (864.0 b) TX bytes:378 (378.0 b)
    Interrupt:177 Memory:e8000000-e8000800

    iwconfig wlan0 displays

    wlan0 Scan completed :
    Cell 01 - Address: 00:50:8B:99:03:A0
    Protocol:IEEE 802.11b
    Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
    Quality:0/100 Signal level:-56 dBm Noise level:-256 dBm
    Encryption key: off
    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s
    dhcpcd -d -t 10 wlan0 gives me

    dhcpcd: MAC address = 00:13:10:28:b3:3c
    dhcpcd: your IP address =

    Any suggestions?

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    Linux User yourname3232's Avatar
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    I may just be missing something, but I don't see any problems and I don't know how to help you. What isn't working?
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  3. #3
    For some reason I am unable to use the connection.
    I've tried pinging google, that didn't work.
    Then I tried pinging my router, which didn't work either.

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    Linux Guru AlexK's Avatar
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    Feb 2005
    Hmm, do you have another network card which is setup on the system? If so, try disabling it temproarily and then try the wireless. Note, just pulling the cable out may not be enough, best thing to do would to tell it to not bring wired card on startup.

    As for pinging, you might try and use the -I ( - capital i) option i.e. ping -c 4 -I wlan0 somewhere.
    Life is complex, it has a real part and an imaginary part.

  6. #5
    Thank you! I'm using the wireless now! Disabling the cable ethernet card fixed it!

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