On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 2:41 PM, Patrick O'Callaghan <pocallaghan@gmail.com> wrote:
On Thu, 2008-05-29 at 10:20 -0400, Marc Ferguson wrote:
> Excellent, thanks for that info.  Here is the result of lspci:
> 02:02.0 Network controller: Intersil Corporation Prism 2.5 Wavelan
> chipset
> (rev 01)
>     Subsystem: Actiontec Electronics Inc Unknown device 2406
>     Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
>     Memory at f8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=4K]
>     Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2
>     Kernel driver in use: hostap_pci
>     Kernel modules: orinoco_pci, hostap_pci
> What can I learn from this info?  Based on all the threads I'm
> guessing my
> wireless card isn't completely compatible with Fedora 9.  The funny
> thing is
> everything works except for making the actual connection to a wireless
> network though.

You have a Wavelan chipset, which should work using the Orinoco driver
(already detected and loaded by the kernel).

Now try 'iwlist scan' (again, as root). If the card works physically you
should see a list of nearby access points. That means there is a strong
chance of being able to get it to work, you just have to configure it
correctly :-)

Also, make sure the radio is physically turned on! On some laptops (e.g.
Toshibas) there's a small switch to turn it on and off.




I did the "iwlist scan" and I noticed it did scans for: lo, eth1, wifi0, eth0, irda0, and pan0.  My wireless device, according to Network Configuration is eth0.  I find that weird; in prior distros wireless devices where labeled wlan0, wlan1, etc.

The scan did pick up something for wifi0 and eth0.  Does that mean that they are conflicting in some way?  Overall; it looks like NetworkManager isn't playing nice with my wireless card and I'll have to do manual scans and configuring in order to get it to work?
Marc F.

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