I have a Linksys WRT54G router and a Netgear WG311 pci card.  This setup works very well with XP Pro but I am having problems in my Fedora Core 1 kernel-2.4.22-1.2174.nptl system.  I installed the kernel-madwifi-0.0.20040107-1_2.4.22_1.2174.nptl.rhfc1.i686.rpm from the WIKI site.  When the interface is up I can ping the card but not the Router.  Also I am unable to access the Router through the web interface.  I know that it will work because I got it to work once but don’t have a clue how and don’t know what I did to loose it.  Can anyone point me in the right direction to get this up and running? 

 

hwconf has the following listing for the wifi card:

 

class: NETWORK

bus: PCI

detached: 0

device: eth0

driver: ath_pci

desc: "Unknown vendor|Generic ath_pci device"

vendorId: 168c

deviceId: 0013

subVendorId: 1385

subDeviceId: 4900

pciType: 1

pcibus: 0

pcidev: 8

pcifn: 0

 

My ifcfg-ath0 file reads:

 

# Please read /usr/share/doc/initscripts-*/sysconfig.txt

# for the documentation of these parameters.

ONBOOT=no

USERCTL=yes

PEERDNS=yes

GATEWAY=

TYPE=Wireless

DHCP_HOSTNAME=

IPADDR=

DEVICE=ath0

HWADDR=

BOOTPROTO=dhcp

DOMAIN=

NETMASK=

ESSID=home4

CHANNEL=6

MODE=Managed

RATE=Auto

 

After the command ifup ath0

 

[root@localhost root]# ifconfig gives the following:

 

ath0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:09:5B:96:4F:B7

inet addr:192.168.1.100 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0

UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1

RX packets:725262 errors:370102 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:370091

TX packets:93 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

collisions:0 txqueuelen:199

RX bytes:61577874 (58.7 Mb) TX bytes:6933 (6.7 Kb)

Interrupt:3 Memory:fad8f000-fad9f000

 

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:3050 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

TX packets:3050 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

collisions:0 txqueuelen:0

RX bytes:1615893 (1.5 Mb) TX bytes:1615893 (1.5 Mb)

 

[root@localhost root]# iwconfig gives this information:

 

lo no wireless extensions.

 

ath0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"home4" Nickname:"localhost.localdomain"

Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437GHz Access Point: 00:0C:41:BB:64:DD

Bit Rate=54Mb/s Tx-Power:off Sensitivity=0/3

Retry:off RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off

Encryption key:xxx-xxxx-xx Security mode:open

Power Management:off

Link Quality:45/94 Signal level:-50 dBm Noise level:-95 dBm

Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0

Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0