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Old 01-14-2003, 07:09 AM   #1
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Unhappy Testing Intel Pro/Wireless 2011 for slack8.1., TX-problem

I'm been testing out my Intel Pro Wireless 2011 Lan PC Card with orinoco_cs (0.0.9b and 0.0.11 with,
wirless_tools 24 and 25.) and linux-wlan-ng-0.1.15, prism2_cs hence with out complete success.

Orinoco_cs-0.0.9b works, but the time out/reset problem is annoying and it's not fun to call
for dhcpcd everytime I attempt downloading a www-page.

My ,
Intel Pro Wireless 2011 Lan PC Card.

which came with APWE-1100, upgraded it to use firmware 3.2.28. (see )
Notice, according to Intel:
"We have researched this issue, and discovered the following information:

The APWE1100 was a development item, and came out before the encryption was bundled into the product. This item was never intended to be sold on the market. Here at Intel we only support the Xircom(R) Wireless Ethernet Access Point (APWE1120).

We suggest you return this item to the place of purchase. Since it is not supported we are unable to refund the item through are normal channels. Also, please be aware that Intel will not have any further development on this product.


Marcela C.
Intel(R) Technical Support"

Which is pretty crap cause I'm not able to return it!
Anybody else with APWE-1100??

(I don't know of any Linux way for setting up the Access point!?)
The Access Point have also been tested and worked perfectly with
some wireless Cisco card. (with WEP, hence only got 40bit encryption working.)

Tested with:
slackware 8.1, kernel 2.4.18

*wireless-tools-24 (and wirless-tools-25 gave same results)
*orinoco-0.09b (default slackware 8.1)

Net connection works. (With WEP).
However time out problems appears when d/L larger amount of information.
According to dmesg:

hermes.c: 16 Jan 2002 David Gibson <>
orinoco.c 0.09b (David Gibson <> and others)
orinoco_cs.c 0.09b (David Gibson <> and others)
cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: excluding 0x378-0x37f 0x4d0-0x4d7
cs: IO port probe 0x0380-0x04cf: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x04d8-0x04ff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0800-0x08ff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0c00-0x0cff: clean.
eth0: Station identity 001f:0002:0002:0001
eth0: Looks like a Symbol firmware version [V2.20-02] (parsing to 22002)
eth0: Ad-hoc demo mode supported
eth0: IEEE standard IBSS ad-hoc mode supported
eth0: WEP supported, 104-bit key
eth0: MAC address 00:03:47:B4:8B:33
eth0: Station name "Prism I"
eth0: ready
eth0: index 0x01: Vcc 5.0, irq 3, io 0x0100-0x0147
About to write key 0, keylen=5
About to write key 1, keylen=5
About to write key 2, keylen=5
About to write key 3, keylen=5
eth0: Tx error, status 4 (FID=00E4)
NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth0: transmit timed out
eth0: Tx timeout! Resetting card.

bash-2.05a# lsmod
Module Size Used by Not tainted
orinoco_cs 4712 0 (unused)
orinoco 29512 0 [orinoco_cs]
hermes 3236 0 [orinoco_cs orinoco]
p80211 12488 0
soundcore 3236 0 (autoclean)
ds 6568 1 [orinoco_cs]
i82365 22384 1-
pcmcia_core 40864 0 [orinoco_cs ds i82365]
ide-scsi 7440 0
usb-uhci 20652 0 (unused)
usbcore 47936 0 [usb-uhci]

I read some about lowering RTS, hence not sure how to do that??

*orinoco-0.11b (same for wireless_tools.24 and 25)
This i didn't get installed properly. Not sure if I have
to upgrade the wireless-tools or pcmcia_cs as well????

According to dmesg:
hermes.c: 5 Apr 2002 David Gibson <>
orinoco.c 0.11b (David Gibson <> and others)
orinoco_cs.c 0.11b (David Gibson <> and others)
orinoco_cs: Card Services release does not match!
orinoco.c 0.11b (David Gibson <> and others)
orinoco.c 0.11b (David Gibson <> and others)

modprobe orinoco_cs
/lib/modules/2.4.18/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/orinoco_cs.o: init_module: Operation not permitted
/lib/modules/2.4.18/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/orinoco_cs.o: Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg
/lib/modules/2.4.18/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/orinoco_cs.o: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.18/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/orinoco_cs.o failed
/lib/modules/2.4.18/pcmcia/orinoco_cs.o: unresolved symbol orinoco_setup
/lib/modules/2.4.18/pcmcia/orinoco_cs.o: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.18/pcmcia/orinoco_cs.o failed
/lib/modules/2.4.18/pcmcia/orinoco_cs.o.gz: unresolved symbol orinoco_setup
/lib/modules/2.4.18/pcmcia/orinoco_cs.o.gz: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.18/pcmcia/orinoco_cs.o.gz failed
/lib/modules/2.4.18/pcmcia/orinoco_cs.o.gz: insmod orinoco_cs failed

I suppose I need something more here!? All though I couldn't find any
info in the docs about which version goes with what??

Somebody claimed success for the Intel Pro 2011B wireless card, using wlan.
I'm not sure if this holds true for 2011 wireless card? I supposed prism2_cs is the right
driver in this case??
( downloaded the pcmcia-cs source slackware 8.1 source using the file
and linking the /tmp/pcmcia-cs-3.1.33 to /usr/src/pcmcia-3.1.33 before installing Linux-wlan.)

bash: lsmod
Module Size Used by Not tainted
prism2_cs 56528 0 (unused)
p80211 12488 0 [prism2_cs]
hermes 5188 0
soundcore 3236 0 (autoclean)
ds 6568 1 [prism2_cs]
i82365 22384 1
pcmcia_core 40864 0 [prism2_cs ds i82365]
ide-scsi 7440 0
usb-uhci 20652 0 (unused)
usbcore 47936 0 [usb-uhci]

hence, it doesn't detect the card.
./rc.wlan start
Starting WLAN Devices:wlanctl-ng: No such device
Failed to enable the device, exitcode= 1 .

cat /proc/interrupts
0: 493275 XT-PIC timer
1: 14296 XT-PIC keyboard
2: 0 XT-PIC cascade
8: 1 XT-PIC rtc
10: 0 XT-PIC usb-uhci
11: 2281 XT-PIC i82365
12: 176292 XT-PIC PS/2 Mouse
14: 29819 XT-PIC ide0
NMI: 0
ERR: 0

cat /proc/ioports
0000-001f : dma1
0020-003f : pic1
0040-005f : timer
0060-006f : keyboard
0070-007f : rtc
0080-008f : dma page reg
00a0-00bf : pic2
00c0-00df : dma2
00f0-00ff : fpu
01f0-01f7 : ide0
03c0-03df : vesafb
03f6-03f6 : ide0
03f8-03ff : serial(auto)
0cf8-0cff : PCI conf1
1000-10ff : Intel Corp. 82440MX AC'97 Audio Controller
1400-143f : Intel Corp. 82440MX AC'97 Audio Controller
1480-14ff : PCI device 8086:7196 (Intel Corp.)
1800-18ff : PCI device 8086:7196 (Intel Corp.)
7cc0-7cdf : Intel Corp. 82440MX USB Universal Host Controller
7cc0-7cdf : usb-uhci
8000-800f : Intel Corp. 82440MX EIDE Controller
8000-8007 : ide0

cardctl ident
Socket 0:
product info: "Intel", "PRO/Wireless 2011 LAN PC Card", "1.00"
manfid: 0x0089, 0x0001
function: 6 (network)
Old 01-14-2003, 07:29 AM   #2
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Intel® PRO/Wireless 2011 LAN Access Point
WEP Strong Encryption Enabling Code
To enable WEP strong encryption (128 bit) in non North American SKU Access Points, utilize the following enabling code : INTC-6000050-8348500
North American Access Points have strong encryption already enabled by default and therefore do not need this code to be entered.

Did you use the latest drivers ?

Did you identify clearly YOUR AP version before installing it ?

Did you update the AP BIOS with the latest one ?


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