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To: cipe-l,AT,inka,DOT,de
Subject: Re: MAC controller error (WTERR). Ignoring.
From: Pete Siddall <psid,AT,riverland,DOT,net,DOT,au>
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2004 11:10:01 +1030
In-reply-to: <20041124135207.GA26325@killerhippy.de>
References: <20041124135207.GA26325@killerhippy.de>

> At my laptop on an original orinocco gold pcmcia nic.
> The kernel is a 2.6.5, gcc (GCC) 3.3.4 (Debian 1:3.3.4-6sarge1)

I haven't tried 2.6 kernels, but I use a similar setup with 2.4 and
orinoco on my laptop.

> The only thing that might be the cause is:
>       orinoco_lock() called with hw_unavailable (dev=c2617000)
>       eth1: New link status: Connected (0001)
>       eth1: MAC controller error (WTERR). Ignoring.

Does your orinoco come up, and does it pass packets over the wireless
network without cipe? You need that working before you will get anywhere
with a cipe link over wireless.

> manually ifconfiging cipcb0 works, but ifconfig cipcb0 up shows:
>       SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such device or address

That's a problem. It might help to post your cipe config file here
(sanitised) so we can see what interfaces cipe is trying to use.

>       cipcb0  Link encap:IPIP Tunnel  HWaddr
>               inet addr:172.16.2.200  P-t-P:172.16.2.200  Mask:255.255.255.0
>               POINTOPOINT NOARP  MTU:1418  Metric:1

> If the orinocco pcmcia-card support by Wireless LAN, Hermes PCMCIA card
> support has difficulties to report the MAC, can I tell the cipe daemon
> the MAC manually?

I don't think cipe needs a hardware address. Here's a working one:

cipcb1    Link encap:IPIP Tunnel  HWaddr
          inet addr:203.x.x.xx  P-t-P:203.x.x.xx  Mask:255.255.255.255
          UP POINTOPOINT NOTRAILERS RUNNING NOARP  MTU:1442  Metric:1
          RX packets:30787 errors:2 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:2

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