Help Help!! (Resolved)

Rakesh Arora rake_arora at
Fri Dec 28 13:04:14 EST 2001

Got this to work finally:) Doing 'iwpriv eth1
force_reset' after setting the essid made it work.
Thanks for all your help.


--- Rakesh Arora <rake_arora at> wrote:
> Hi,
>       I am trying to get my Orinoco Silver card talk
> to my AP (RG-1000) but I am unable to do so. My
> kernel
> is 2.4.16 and the pcmcia-cs version no is 3.1.29.
> The
> orinoco card is detected but somehow I can't set the
> ESSID using either iwconfig or wireless.opts. I had
> the same problem when I was using 2.4.12 and the
> inbuilt pcmcia support. I thought that having the
> newer version of pcmcia-cs would help but it
> doesn't.
> Is there any way that I can set the ESSID/BSSID? Can
> anyone please tell me how they set the essid? The
> output of iwconfig is as follows:
> eth1      IEEE 802.11-DS  ESSID:""   
>   Nickname:"localhost.localdomain"
>   Frequency:2.457GHz  Sensitivity:1/3  Mode:Managed 
>   Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00
>   Bit Rate:2Mb/s   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off   
>   Encryption key:off
>   Power Management:off
>   Link quality:0/92  Signal level:134/153  Noise
>   level:134/153
>   Rx invalid nwid:0  invalid crypt:0  invalid misc:0
> Segmentation fault (core dumped)
> Any help that you can give will be highly
> appreciated.
> Thanks,
> rakesh

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