(part 2) wifi and fedora core 3

Mike Hoy mhoy4 at cox.net
Fri Jan 21 16:05:54 UTC 2005

part 2

Up til now I haven't had any luck with iwconfig or Kwifimanager

but I came across info on the web it said to do this:

# /sbin/lsmod | grep "orinoco"

and if there is nothing outputted then i have to load my drivers myself

so I:

# /sbin/modprobe orinoco
# /sbin/modprobe orinoco_cs

now the Kwifimanager at least shows connected but oddly enough no ip!

here is the output of iwconfig:

eth1      IEEE 802.11-DS  ESSID:"WillowHouse"  Nickname:"Prism  I"
         Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.437GHz  Access Point: 
00:0F:66:20:8F:93           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=78/92  Signal level=-18 dBm  Noise level=-145 dBm
         Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:211  Rx invalid frag:0
         Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

yes the willow house is my ap :-)

just for the heck of it here's ifconfig:

eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:09:5B:23:3B:D6          inet6 
addr: fe80::209:5bff:fe23:3bd6/64 Scope:Link
         RX packets:48 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
         TX packets:3 errors:2 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
         collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
         RX bytes:5183 (5.0 KiB)  TX bytes:372 (372.0 b)
         Interrupt:3 Base address:0x100

ok, now that to me is odd. in ifconfig it says inet6.

then i dmesg and thot this was weird:

[drm] Loading R200 Microcode
eth1: Error -110 setting multicast list.
eth1: Error -110 setting multicast list.
eth1: Error -110 setting multicast list.
eth1: New link status: Connected (0001)
eth1: no IPv6 routers present
irq 5: nobody cared (try booting with the "irqpoll" option.
[<c013c2c8>] __report_bad_irq+0x2b/0x68
[<c013c391>] note_interrupt+0x73/0x96
[<c013b996>] __do_IRQ+0x19f/0x221
[<c0104ca8>] do_IRQ+0x5e/0x7a
[<c01034da>] common_interrupt+0x1a/0x20
[<c01203e8>] __do_softirq+0x2c/0x79
[<c0104d80>] do_softirq+0x38/0x3f
[<c0104cba>] do_IRQ+0x70/0x7a
[<c01034da>] common_interrupt+0x1a/0x20
[<c020493a>] acpi_processor_idle+0xf1/0x1f6
[<c010108f>] cpu_idle+0x1f/0x34
[<c039c665>] start_kernel+0x16b/0x16d
[<c0275b81>] (usb_hcd_irq+0x0/0x4b)
Disabling IRQ #5

so is this an irq concflict
how can i "try booting with the "irqpoll" option" and should I?

my understanding of the problem is that I have great signal strength but 
no ip addy and that it's configured as ipv6.

btw here is a very small pic of the kwifimgr to show it's info:


and just for the heck of it i connected in xp just to make sure their ap 
was working and it was.

altho i did use a different wifi card in xp.

thanks in advance,

mike hoy

jim lawrence wrote:

>let me know if you get this to work,  my brother has one of these and
>is thinking of installing FC3
>On Thu, 20 Jan 2005 22:56:59 -0700, Mike Hoy <mhoy4 at cox.net> wrote:
>>anyone here use FC3 and a netgear ma401 802.11b pcmcia wifi card?
>>if so does it work? did it always work or did you have to do something
>>to get it to work?
>>mike h
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