[olug] Cisco Aironet 340 Wireless card

Scott Evans munkey1979 at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 24 00:17:46 UTC 2004


This will be a rather long post sorry!!  I am having
problems with getting my new Cisco Aironet 340
Wireless 802.11b PCMCIA card to work under Red Hat 8.0
with the kernel on a Dell Inspiron 8100

First off here is the output of the command "cat

Jun 23 06:44:19 localhost cardmgr [502]:executing:
'./network stop eth0'
Jun 23 06:44:19 localhost cardmgr [502]:executing:
'modprob -r airo_cs'
Jun 23 06:44:21 localhost /etc/hotplug/net.agent' NET
unregister event not supported
Jun 23 06:44:24 localhost cardmgr [502]: Socket
1:Aironet PC4800
Jun 23:06:44:25 localhost cardmgr [502]:
executing:'mobprob airo_cs'
Jun 23:06:44:30 localhost kernel:airo: Probing for PCI
Jun 23:06:44:32 localhost kernel:airo: Finished
probing for PCI adapters
Jun 23:06:44:34 localhost kernel:airo: MAC enabled
eth0 0:40:96:39:44:f
Jun 23:06:44:35 localhost kernel:eth0:index 0x05:Vcc
5.0,Vpp 5.0, irq 3, io 0x0100-0x013f
Jun 23:06:44:36 localhost cardmgr [502]: executing:
'./network start eth0'
Jun 23:06:44:40 localhost
/etc/hotplug/net.agent:invoke ifup eth0

Here is the output of the command 'cat

Status: CFG ACT
Mode: f
Signal Strength: 0
Signal Quality: 3
Freq: 0
BitRate: 11mbs
Driver Version: airo.c 0.3 (Ben Reed & Javier
Device: 340 Series
Manufacturer: Cisco Systems
Firmware Version: 3.93
Radio Type: 2
Country: 0
Hardware Version: 20
Software Version: 393
Software Subversion: 0
Boot Block version: 143

Ok, now that that is out of the way, I then issue the
command "neat" in a term window as root. When the
window pops up I get this warning error

"eth0 has an alias to module airo_cs in modules.conf,
instead of currently loaded module airo!"

after clicking on "ok" I then click on "activate" to
activate the device.  After clicking on "activate" I
get this little error in my term window,

"Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06):
SET failed on device eth0; Invalid argument"

Then a message comes on the term window and says
pretty much that it pinged the gateway (
and all packets where lost.

Also when I do the commond "/sbin/ifconfig -a" I can
see that its doing something it shows that RX
packets:0 errors:563 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:563
and that TX packets:24 errors:24 dropped:0 overrun:0

I dont know what else to do.  Your help is greatly
appreciated and thank you for your time!

Scott Evans

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