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Old 09-19-2004, 06:06 PM   #1
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Debian Sarge and wireless card

I have debian sarge installed. i am trying to get a linksys wpc11 ver3 card to work. at this point, when i insert my card it seems to load okay (2 high pitch beeps)

how ever i am having trouble getting it to recognize a network

some possibilities i can think of is perhaps an incorrect driver
(should i use hostap_cs or prism2_cs) it seems that my card is listed in the hostap.conf however at one point my card was identified as one located in prism2.conf.

operating under this assumption, i tried to insmod hostap_cs, it gave me a long list of unresolved sysmbolsm, here are the first 3 as an example

hostap_cs.o: hostap_cs.o: unresolved symbol hostap_netif_stop_queues_R92ca0ed8
hostap_cs.o: hostap_cs.o: unresolved symbol hostap_remove_interface_Ra40c55e8
hostap_cs.o: hostap_cs.o: unresolved symbol hostap_netif_wake_queues_R994de939

i would assume that this is associated with a driver dependency

Note the prism2_cs is loaded and 'unused'

iwconfig returns:

lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11-b ESSID:"any" Nickname:"any"
Mode:Ad-Hoc Frequency:2.412GHz Cell: 02:06:9D:67:B2:67
Bit Rate:2Mb/s Tx-Power:2346 dBm
Retry min limit:8 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Encryption keyff
Link Quality=0/92 Signal level=-69 dBm Noise level=-90 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

Maybe this needs to be changed to managed?

ifconfig returns
wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:06:25:18:B2:67
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:10 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:1680 (1.6 KiB)
Interrupt:3 Base address:0x100

ifup wlan0 returns:

IBSS not started, resultcode=invalid_parameters
run-parts: /etc/network/if-pre-up.d/linux-wlan-ng-pre-up exited with return code 1
Error for wireless request "Set ESSID" (8B1A) :
SET failed on device wlan0 ; Function not implemented.
Internet Software Consortium DHCP Client 2.0pl5
Copyright 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 The Internet Software Consortium.
All rights reserved.

in the mesg log the last lines associated with this card are
Sep 19 16:57:05 localhost kernel: init_module: prism2_cs.o: 0.2.0 Loaded
Sep 19 16:57:05 localhost kernel: init_module: dev_info is: prism2_cs
Sep 19 16:57:05 localhost kernel: prism2_cs: index 0x01: Vcc 5.0, irq 3, io 0x0100-0x013f
Sep 19 16:57:07 localhost kernel: ident: nic h/w: id=0x801b 1.0.0
Sep 19 16:57:07 localhost kernel: ident: pri f/w: id=0x15 1.1.0
Sep 19 16:57:07 localhost kernel: ident: sta f/w: id=0x1f 1.4.2
Sep 19 16:57:07 localhost kernel: MFI:SUP:role=0x00:id=0x01:var=0x01:b/t=1/1
Sep 19 16:57:07 localhost kernel: CFI:SUP:role=0x00:id=0x02:var=0x02:b/t=1/1
Sep 19 16:57:07 localhost kernel: PRI:SUP:role=0x00:id=0x03:var=0x01:b/t=4/4
Sep 19 16:57:07 localhost kernel: STA:SUP:role=0x00:id=0x04:var=0x01:b/t=1/9
Sep 19 16:57:07 localhost kernel: PRI-CFI:ACT:role=0x01:id=0x02:var=0x02:b/t=1/1
Sep 19 16:57:07 localhost kernel: STA-CFI:ACT:role=0x01:id=0x02:var=0x02:b/t=1/1
Sep 19 16:57:07 localhost kernel: STA-MFI:ACT:role=0x01:id=0x01:var=0x01:b/t=1/1
Sep 19 16:57:07 localhost kernel: Prism2 card SN: 99SA01000000
Sep 19 16:57:08 localhost kernel: linkstatus=CONNECTED

what am i missing ?


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