built-in wi-fi problem with fedora core 1/2
From: Mark T. Kennedy (mark_at_columbia.edu)
Date: Sat, 06 Mar 2004 08:00:39 -0500
i've got a thinkpad t23 with a built-in wi-fi device (prism2).
i've got an old mandrake 8.2 install running on it with the
absolutevalue systems wlan driver. it works.
i've got a 2nd disk for the thinkpad with a fresh fedora core 2
test 1 install on it (also tried core 1). both the core 1 and
the core 2 test 1 installs were flawless and fast. both
detected the built-in wi-fi device (PCI, not PCMCIA) and
let me configure them (IP address, WEP key) via a nice,
simple GUI panel.
but even though it detected and let me configure the prism2
wi-fi device, it does not work. you can ping the wi-fi interface
itself from the laptop but you can't ping anything
on the associated subnet (and beyond). the direct-to-subnet
route and the default route are there so it is not a
anyone else see this problem? i tried to report it
via redhat's bugzilla interface which is simply too
clever for its own good. it captured a bunch of info
and asked me to push a button it said would pop up
a new window (in mozilla) with a filled-in bug
report page. but that didn't work. is there a
better way to report it?