orinoco silver and orinoco_cs

Jim Carter jimc at math.ucla.edu
Wed Sep 25 04:15:56 EST 2002

On Tue, 24 Sep 2002, Ramin Alidousti wrote:
> OK. I tried this:
> *) Set the essid/key/mode to the appropriate values but I still see the
>    freq being 2.457GHz (channel 10) while the AP is using 2.412GHz
>    (channel 1). Hence no communication between the card and the AP.

Hmmm, that should have worked. Does iwconfig show the AP's MAC address, or
the generic default (which would indicate it never associated)? The card
has to be "up" for most/all of the changes to become effective, i.e. it's
OK to set them when the card is not up, but you won't see any action. You
did say "ifconfig eth0 192.168.x.y" (substituting a legitimate IP address
on your net), didn't you? It will also work to use as the IP
address, just to get the card up, then let dhcpcd or dhclient or pump work
on getting a real IP address.  Assuming the card associates.  This is what
the PCMCIA wireless script does.

> *) Changed the mode to ad-hoc and then tried to change the channel
>    (or the freq for that matter) to no avail.

Some people have reported that they put a card into Ad-Hoc mode, setting
the channel manually, and it associated with an AP.

Given that the card worked with the wvlan_cs driver, it's not possible to
blame the card or the access point.  Does anyone else on the list have any

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