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#1 2007-02-12 07:05:41

IDK
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From: San Francisco, CA
Registered: 2006-12-29
Posts: 25

Senao drivers?

I just picked received my new pmcia 200mw prism2 card in the mail today and I'm itching to get it going.  I've tried it with Backtrack 2 and the range is amazing with the 5.5 db antenna.  I'm going to get some weird looks at the local coffee shop. 

I haven't had any trouble with my madwifi but I can't seem to get this working. 

Here is my rc.conf:

Interfaces to start at boot-up (in this order)
# Declare each interface then list in INTERFACES
#   - prefix an entry in INTERFACES with a ! to disable it
#   - no hyphens in your interface names - Bash doesn't like it
#
# Note: to use DHCP, set your interface to be "dhcp" (eth0="dhcp")
#
lo="lo 127.0.0.1"
eth0="dhcp"
ath0="dhcp"
wlan0="dhcp"

wlan_ath0="ath0 essid any"
wlan_wlan0="wlan0 essid any"

WLAN_INTERFACES=(ath0 wlan0)
INTERFACES=(lo eth0 ath0 wlan0)

I'm running the stock 2.6 kernel and I've installed the wlan-ng26 package and all I get on an iwconfig is an wifi1 and wlan0 connected to a test.  "iwlist wlan0 scan" returns a no networks found but my ath0 works fine.  Any input?


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#2 2007-02-12 09:21:13

tomk
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Registered: 2004-07-21
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Re: Senao drivers?

The wlan-ng26 package provides prism2/2.5/3 drivers for USB only. Do you know which chipset your card uses?

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#3 2007-02-12 09:30:13

IDK
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From: San Francisco, CA
Registered: 2006-12-29
Posts: 25

Re: Senao drivers?

Prism 3

Maybe I should download drivers from another site???  I would think arch would have support for this chipset though.

http://www.wlanparts.com/product/NL2511CDPLUSEXT2

Last edited by IDK (2007-02-12 09:35:18)


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#4 2007-02-12 09:36:36

tomk
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Re: Senao drivers?

You need the orinoco or hostap drivers - both are included in the kernel26 package.

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#5 2007-02-13 05:27:16

IDK
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From: San Francisco, CA
Registered: 2006-12-29
Posts: 25

Re: Senao drivers?

That would make sense since it shows a wifi1 and wlan0 even though the driver I had installed has been removed.  Why do you think it isn't scanning?  If everything is in the kernel it should work fine but it's not.  Thanks for your help tomk.


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#6 2007-02-14 16:13:24

Goophy
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Re: Senao drivers?

If it's brand new you have to downgrade the firmware. 1.7 should work best.

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#7 2007-02-17 00:09:26

IDK
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From: San Francisco, CA
Registered: 2006-12-29
Posts: 25

Re: Senao drivers?

I'll downgrade the firmware and see how it works.  Thanks.


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