My sarge Debian does not have a z25_... file, not any wifi or ath in any file in the /etc/udev/*.

wlanconfig gives:

wlanconfig ath0 create wlandev wifi0 wlanmode sta
wlanconfig: ioctl: Input/output error

I really appreciate the response!


On May 22, 2006, at 10:44 PM, David R. Litwin wrote:

On 22/05/06, mark a stephens < > wrote:
Older PC, IBM Aptiva 400MHz 256MB RAM with TRENDNet TEW-443PI and
Linksys NICs on PCI bus.Running Debian with 2.6.8 kernel, compiled
on the PC.

Linksys eth0 works fine, can access internet thr[o]u[gh] the router to the
Cable modem.Access Point is an older AirPort and an iBook with
MacOS X connects fine.Wireless network set for WEP password, not


I was having a similar problem. Also using Debian; Sid though, with the latest and greatest and madwifi-ng.

That is my question, though. If you are using madwifi-ng, what does the wlanconfig create (et cetera) give you? For me, it said ioctl does not exist, or some such thing. ifconfig showed an ath0 (as does yours) and dmesg showed wifi0 (as does yours). If the wlanconfig isn't working, try the solution that worked for me: In /etc/udev/rules.d/z25_persiste
nt-net.rules, uncomment the lines pertaining to ath0. Reboot and all should be well, providing that this is the problem.


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