I've got some problems using ndiswrapper w/my linksys wpc54g. I'm running a
2.63 kernel and ndiswrapper v .4 on Fedora Core 1... I don't have a
problem connecting to my wireless network but the connection itself is
buggy.. I'm using 128 bit WEP.. I can surf the net and stuff no problem.
I'm not really sure what the problem is... I'm not new to linux but am not
much more than an average user when it comes to things like this. Anyway...
The bitrate is wrong, the encryption key is listed as off although I'm
using WEP, and there are a lot of 'excessive retries' and 'invalid misc'...
Also, when I do an iwconfig it complains that my wireless extensions
versions are mismatched.. Anyway, I'll give you the dump of ifconfig and
iwconfig and if you have any ideas I'd appreciate any suggestions.. Thanks,
[root@... root]# ifconfig
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:207 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:207 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:12126 (11.8 Kb) TX bytes:12126 (11.8 Kb)
wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0C:41:A9:9E:2E
inet addr:192.168.1.102 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::20c:41ff:fea9:9e2e/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:680 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:675 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:233796 (228.3 Kb) TX bytes:82855 (80.9 Kb)
[root@... root]# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.
sit0 no wireless extensions.
Warning: Driver for device wlan0 has been compiled with version 16
of Wireless Extension, while this program is using version 15.
Some things may be broken...
wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"linksys"
Mode:Auto Frequency:2.437GHz Access Point: 00:0C:41:A0:CC:66
Bit Rate=11Mb/s Tx-Power:15 dBm
RTS thr=2347 B Fragment thr=2346 B
Link Quality:100/0 Signal level:-67 dBm Noise level:-256 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:73 Invalid misc:32371 Missed beacon:0
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> and there are a lot of 'excessive retries' and
> 'invalid misc'...
It's possible that this comes from the list_scan that is triggered
by a timer. On my machine, every 8th or 9th ping packet got lost.
Disabling the list scan fixed the problem.