From: Jason Boxman (jasonb_at_edseek.com)
Date: 2002-08-08 12:46:55 UTC
On Thursday 08 August 2002 04:53 am, Michael Milligan wrote:
> Snippet from /etc/network/interfaces:
> # Wireless interface (hostap_pci)
> # auto wlan0
> iface wlan0 inet static
> pre-up /sbin/modprobe hostap_pci || true
> pre-up /sbin/iwconfig wlan0 essid MyLANgoAWAY
> pre-up /sbin/iwconfig wlan0 channel 6
> pre-up /sbin/iwconfig wlan0 txpower 30mW
> # pre-up /sbin/iwconfig wlan0 rate 11M
> address 172.20.21.1
> netmask 255.255.255.0
I don't know about your problem, but if anyone else was curious your configuration is nearly identical to how I brought my card up under Debian, and I'd recommend this interfaces setup to anyone else here using Debian. It's easy and consistent with The Debian Way (tm).
> Here's what I see after 'ifup wlan0':
> # lsmod
> Module Size Used by Not tainted
> hostap_pci 40908 1
> hostap 64388 0 [hostap_pci]
> hostap_crypt 2084 0 [hostap]
> # iwconfig wlan0
> wlan0 IEEE 802.11-b ESSID:"MyLANgoAWAY"
> Mode:Master Frequency:2.437GHz Access Point:
> 00:05:3C:00:FB:C9 Bit Rate:11Mb/s Tx-Power=15 dBm Sensitivity=1/3
> Retry min limit:8 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
> Encryption key:off
> Power Management:off
> Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
> Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
> Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
> A known-good-working card never sees it.
I notice you didn't configure mode Master. Is that the default? I never looked, I've just always issued it explicitly. If not, you might try issuing the mode Master command to iwconfig.