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Old 07-12-2004, 10:09 AM   #1
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ATMEL USB Wireless device doesn't load on boot

Recently I purchased a USB wireless LAN... "thing" (sort of like a USB-pen) containing the atmel at76c505 chipset. I already have 2 Actiontec/Atmel wireless LAN devices up and running (one of which on Arch Linux, as this one is). Kernel compiled fine, drivers up and running, the only problem is, after rebooting it doesn't load up.

(Edit: using the at76c503a drivers at berlios)

Dmesg shows it has been detected, and it works fine when unplugged and replugged (showing it to be a hotplug problem I think, but I'm not sure), to prove it I'm posting from it this very second!!

This forum is my absolute last resort!

The relevant before and after of Dmesg are shown here, hope it helps!

[On Boot]
/root/at76c503a/usbdfu.c: USB Device Firmware Upgrade (DFU) handler v0.12beta14
/root/at76c503a/at76c503.c: Generic Atmel at76c503/at76c505 routines v0.12beta14
mtrr: no more MTRRs available
mtrr: no more MTRRs available
mtrr: 0xd5800000,0x400000 overlaps existing 0xd5800000,0x200000

<After unplug/plug]
usb 2-2: new full speed USB device using address 3
/root/at76c503a/at76c503-fw_skel.c: Atmel at76c505 (RFMD 2958) Wireless LAN Driv
er v0.12beta14 loading
/root/at76c503a/at76c503-fw_skel.c: using compiled-in firmware
usbcore: registered new driver at76c505-rfmd2958
usb 2-2: reset full speed USB device using address 3
/root/at76c503a/at76c503.c: $Id: at76c503.c,v 1.60 2004/06/15 18:20:37 jal2 Exp
$ compiled Jul 12 2004 12:49:58
/root/at76c503a/at76c503.c: firmware version 1.101.0 #86 (fcs_len 4)
/root/at76c503a/at76c503.c: device's MAC 00:40:f4:ab:0f:3e, regulatory domain ET
SI (Europe - (Spain+France) (id 48)
/root/at76c503a/at76c503.c: registered wlan0

Last edited by gdreamer2000; 07-12-2004 at 10:10 AM.
Old 07-16-2004, 10:18 AM   #2
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perhaps you need to ad a /etc/pcmcia/network reset or something similar to your rc.local file?
Old 07-17-2004, 08:39 AM   #3
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I use a PCMCIA card with the Atmel chipset & to get it to start functioning at boot I had to
edit the /etc/pcmcia/network.opts file and replaced this entry at the top of the page:

 # Use DHCP (via /sbin/dhcpcd, /sbin/dhclient, or /sbin/pump)? [y/n]
With this entry:

 # Use DHCP (via /sbin/dhcpcd, /sbin/dhclient, or /sbin/pump)? [y/n]

I dont know if you will ned this infobut it might be handy,
Then edited the /etc/rc.d/rc.wireless.conf file and replaced these entries at the top of the page:

With these entries:

 INFO="Belkin F5D6020" # my PCMCIA card
 ESSID="Your Network ID"
 MODE="your choice Managed or AD-Hoc" 
 KEY="Your WEP Key"
Those were the exact steps I took after installing the driver (Although I used the Atmel driver from sourceforge)
They worked for me, & I hope they work for you too, or maybe even point you in a helpful direction




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