DWL-500+DWL650 problem

From: Cosmin Roman (cosmin_at_math.ohio-state.edu)
Date: 2002-02-22 17:22:06 UTC


I'm trying to set up a linux box, with the DWL-650 pci+pcmcia installed, as an AP Host for a laptop, running Win98, with the DWL-650 installed.

Here's my dmesg when I start pcmcia:

Intel ISA/PCI/CardBus PCIC probe:
PCI: Enabling device 00:13.0 (0000 -> 0002) PCI: No IRQ known for interrupt pin A of device 00:13.0. Please try using pci=biosirq.   Ricoh RL5C475 rev 80 PCI-to-CardBus at slot 00:13, mem 0x10000000     host opts [0]: [isa irq] [io 3/6/1] [mem 3/6/1] [no pci irq] [lat 168/176] [bus 1/4]     ISA irqs (default) = 3,4,7,10,14,15 polling interval = 1000 ms cs: memory probe 0xa0000000-0xa0ffffff: clean.

prism2: prism2.c 0.0.0 2002-02-13 (SSH Communications Security Corp, Jouni Malinen)
prism2: (c) SSH Communications Security Corp <jkm_at_ssh.com>
prism2: setting Vcc=33 (constant)

prism2: setting Vcc=33 (from config)
CISTPL_MANFID: 0x0156, 0x0002
Lucent-based card
Checking CFTABLE_ENTRY 0x01 (default 0x01) IO window settings: cfg->io.nwin=1 dflt.io.nwin=1 io->flags = 0x0046, io.base=0x0000, len=64
cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: excluding 0x1c8-0x1cf 0x2e8-0x2ef 0x378-0x37f 0x3c0-0x3df 0x3f0-0x3ff 0x4d0-0x4d7
cs: IO port probe 0x01d0-0x02e7: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x02f0-0x0377: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0380-0x03bf: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x03e0-0x03ef: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0400-0x04cf: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x04d8-0x04ff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0800-0x08ff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: excluding 0xae8-0xaef
cs: IO port probe 0x0af0-0x0aff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0c00-0x0cff: clean.

prism2: index 0x01: Vcc 3.3, irq 3, io 0x0100-0x013f prism2: Registered netdevice wlan0
prism2_hw_config: initialized in 16789 iterations
wlan0: NIC: id=0x800c v1.0.0
wlan0: PRI: id=0x15 v1.0.5
wlan0: STA: id=0x1f v1.3.4


no errors, I would say, and the card appears beautifully in cardinfo, pinging wlan0's address,, gives me response, etc

on the other hand, the laptop, set up in infrastructure mode, doesn't see the station

moreover, experimenting with the modes, when setting the laptop in 802.11 AdHoc mode, regardless whether the linux box is in AP Host or adhoc mode, I get some handshake: the laptop reports "Associated" and give me some BSSID (granted, a funny thing happens: this ID changes! is it normal?); on the other hand, pinging doesn't go either way.

One more thing: firmware on both pcmcia cards appears to be 1.3.4 (I saw many people talk about 0.8.3 ... as latest driver!) is this OK?

Also, I'm using latest pcmcia-cs package, I'm runnning Debian (testing dist) on my linux box, and the kernel, as far as I can tell, is correctly configured. And have the latest wireless-tools installed ...

Help would be VERY much appreciated - I spent quite some time trying to set them up, and success is still far away :)



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Cosmin Roman Mathematics Department at The Ohio State University 231 W 18th Ave Columbus, OH 43210 U.S.A.

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