DWL500+DWL650 problem

From: Cosmin Roman (cosmin_at_math.ohio-state.edu)
Date: 2002-02-28 16:32:51 UTC


(first, sorry if this is a repost - I saw my message on the web list, but I was
not sure if it was posted on the mailing list as well)

I have a linux box, running Debian 3.0 (testing) with 2.4.17 kernel; I have installed a DWL-500 Dlink PCMCIA-thru-PCI wireless card, and I want to use it as an AP for (at least) my laptop, running win98 and having a DWL-650 installed
(the regular pcmcia card)

The laptop I am 101% sure it works: I tried it with a regular AP and also have tried and succeded an ad-hoc connection with another laptop.

The linux box, however, is a completely different story: using Jouni's driver I can get my card to work (I'll paste the dmesg shortly), and I can see the card showing up in cardinfo (btw, I'm using the latest pcmcia-cs package, latest hostap package, and I would say my kernel is configured correctly). Still, there is absolutely no traffic between the laptop and the linux box. Again, the card seems to work in linux (I can change the txpower, mode, you name it, with the wireless tools, with no errors ... to no avail, though).

I tried before to use the wlan-ng package, and for that one something strange would happen: again, the card seemed to be recognized and everything, I would get a wireless handshake (the laptop would show me "associated bssid xxxx.."; and it would change that to "scanning" when I would turn off the linux card), but ping from the laptop to the linux-box or ping from the linux-box to the laptop would not work - they would just time-out.

Here's my dmesg:

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()
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


I would very much appreciate any kind of help - something that, I hope, somebody
(Jouni?) might know, is whether I can test (from within my linux box) that the
card actually works (apart from pinging its address - that works, for some reason). I can't stop thinking that there might be some simple thing that I forgot to do ... oh well!

Thanks! (and sorry for the lengthy message) Cosmin

ps firmware is 1.3.4? wasn't 0.8.3 supposed to be the latest? ... weird pps if needed, I can post other logs or outputs from ifconfig/iwconfig/etc ... since this message is already long enough I thought I would not post them yet

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

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