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Wireless card and NIC both want eth1

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  • Martin Smith
    I need some help to get my wireless card working. I just installed Mandrake 9.2 on my laptop (Dell Inspiron 2500), which has a combo ethernet/modem card (3Com
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 27, 2003
      I need some help to get my wireless card working.

      I just installed Mandrake 9.2 on my laptop (Dell Inspiron 2500), which
      has a combo ethernet/modem card (3Com 3c556) installed in a mini-PCI
      slot and a wireless card (Netgear MA401) plugged into a PCMCIA slot.

      [root@localhost root]# lspci | grep Ethernet
      01:0b.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c556 Hurricane CardBus
      (rev 10)

      [root@localhost pcmcia]# cardctl ident
      Socket 0:
      no product info available
      Socket 1:
      product info: "NETGEAR MA401RA Wireless PC", "Card", "ISL37300P",
      "Eval-RevA"
      manfid: 0x000b, 0x7300
      function: 6 (network)

      I edited /etc/modules.conf for the two ethernet interfaces.

      [root@localhost pcmcia]# cat /etc/modules.conf | grep eth
      alias eth1 orinoco_cs
      alias eth0 3c59x

      As far as I can tell, the problem seems to be that the eth1 interface
      is somehow being assigned simultaneously to
      both the NIC and the wireless card.

      [root@localhost root]# ifconfig
      eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:04:76:43:74:AE
      inet addr:192.168.0.3 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.
      255.0
      UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
      RX packets:1956 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
      TX packets:2183 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
      collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
      RX bytes:1159478 (1.1 Mb) TX bytes:280475 (273.9 Kb)
      Interrupt:5 Base address:0x2000

      eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:09:5B:3C:FF:F3
      UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
      RX packets:0 errors:9609 dropped:9609 overruns:0 frame:9349
      TX packets:0 errors:22 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
      collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
      RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
      Interrupt:3 Base address:0x100

      eth1:9 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:09:5B:3C:FF:F3
      inet addr:127.255.255.255 Bcast:127.255.255.255 Mask:255.
      0.0.0
      UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
      Interrupt:3 Base address:0x100

      lo Link encap:Local Loopback
      inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
      UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
      RX packets:602 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
      TX packets:602 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
      collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
      RX bytes:57106 (55.7 Kb) TX bytes:57106 (55.7 Kb)

      [root@localhost root]# iwconfig
      lo no wireless extensions.

      eth0 no wireless extensions.

      eth1 IEEE 802.11-DS ESSID:"zipydo2u" Nickname:"localhost"
      Mode:Managed Frequency:2.432GHz Access Point: 44:44:44:44:
      44:44
      Bit Rate:2Mb/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:0/92 Signal level:-68 dBm Noise level:-122
      dBm
      Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:270 Rx invalid frag:0
      Tx excessive retries:4821 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

      [root@localhost root]# cat /proc/net/dev
      Inter-| Receive |
      Transmit
      face |bytes packets errs drop fifo frame compressed
      multicast|bytes packets errs drop fifo colls carrier
      compressed
      lo: 85292 986 0 0 0 0 0 0
      85292 986 0 0 0 0
      0 0
      eth0: 1383877 2443 0 0 0 0 0 0
      335524 2695 0 0 0 0
      0 0
      eth1: 0 0 11898 11898 0 11565 0 0
      0 0 34 0 0 0
      0 0

      [root@localhost pcmcia]# cat /proc/net/wireless
      Inter-| sta-| Quality | Discarded packets |
      Missed
      face | tus | link level noise | nwid crypt frag retry misc |
      beacon
      eth1: 0000 0. 188. 134. 0 316 0 5450 0
      0

      Any ideas?

      --
      Martin Smith
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