[ATrpms-users] Re: hostap help?
tengel at fluid.com
Thu Mar 24 01:52:59 CET 2005
Not a peep from two different mailing lists, no soggestions at all.
Seems to me that means noone is using the packages? I haven't gotten
around to working with it again, it's a spare-time project. :)
Found some google hints, they're not seeming to help...I may try the
linux-wlan-ng driver instead for this card.
Axel Thimm wrote:
> did you get any further? If you spotted any bugs in the packaging,
> please let me know. Also if you find any upstream patches fixing your
> issue, I'd add them to the packages.
> On Sun, Mar 20, 2005 at 09:32:01AM -0800, Troy Engel wrote:
>>I inherited a Linksys WPC11v3 (Prism3) pcmcia card, trying to get it
>>working with the atrpms hostap* packages, if anyone can help. It seems
>>to be specifically related to hostap (driver? rpms?).
>>I've tried both the 0.2.6 and 0.3.7 RPM sets
>>(hostap-utils/hostap-kmdl/hostap-driver) from ATrpms and get the same
>>results, so I don't think the version is it. I upgraded the firmware on
>>this card to the known good versions (fw1.1.1/sta1.7.4), that also
>>hasn't seemed to help. The card *does* come up (associate/dhcp lease)
>>under the stock orinoco_cs drivers in the generic FC3 kernel, but
>>generate some crypt errors and invalid tx packets, and starts to fail
>>The issue: I have a mixed mode basestation, standard 128bit WEP, ESSID
>>broadcasting is enabled. When trying to bring the prism3/hostap combo
>>online, it won't associate with my basestation. The WEP keys are fine
>>and all that jazz -- all I can see is:
>> wlan0 IEEE 802.11b ESSID:"theloft" Nickname:"hermes"
>> Mode:Managed Frequency:2.467GHz Access Point:
>>...note the access point BSSID, 44:44:... Now, if I simply type
>>"iwconfig wlan0 essid any", I immedately associate with a random access
>>point in my area (there are 8 or 9 in range, welcome to San Francisco :) )
>> wlan0 IEEE 802.11b ESSID:"2WIRE321" Nickname:"hermes"
>> Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437GHz Access Point:
>>Now, if I run 'iwlist wlan0 scan', I can *see* my AP and it's MAC
>>address just fine:
>> Cell 01 - Address: 00:07:40:9F:97:37
>>From all the googling I do, it seems like everything should be working
>>just fine, but it's not. There's plenty of simple HowTo's like this one:
>>where other folks are compiling from source.
>>Before I start ditching RPMS and going with raw source tarballs, does
>>anyone with hostap experience (with the ATrpms) have any advice on what
>>the problem might be?
Troy Engel | Systems Engineer
Fluid, Inc | http://www.fluid.com
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