TXEXC [RetryErr]

From: Christopher Hart (hart_at_caltech.edu)
Date: 2002-03-15 07:32:37 UTC


I'm attempting to set up a access point using a D-Link DWL-500 PCI card
(Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c475 pci cardbus bridge and a DWL-650 pcmcia card).
After a bit of a struggle, the card is initialized and appears to be up and running. I'm running a 2.4.18 kernel with the external pcmcia_cs package (debian) version 3.1.31 and the most recent prism2 driver.

root_at_lysis:~# iwconfig wlan0

wlan0     IEEE 802.11-DS  ESSID:"test"  
          Mode:Master  Frequency:2.457GHz  Access Point:
          Bit Rate:2Mb/s   Tx-Power:-2 dBm   Sensitivity=1/3  
          Retry min limit:8   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

However, My laptop which has is an orinoco (silver) pcmcia card using the orinoco_cs module (from the 2.4.16 kernel tree) doesn't recoginize the AP. (Although works fine with either a lucent AP-1000 or an apple airport). In the syslog of the AP I get this error which I could not find any information on.

Mar 14 23:13:08 lysis kernel: wlan0: authentication: 00:02:2d:3b:af:de len=6, auth_alg=0, auth_transaction=1, status_code=0 Mar 14 23:13:11 lysis kernel: wlan0: TXEXC - fid=0x01e7 - status=0x0001
([RetryErr]) tx_control=000e

Mar 14 23:13:11 lysis kernel: retry_count=0 tx_rate=0 fc=0x08b0

Mar 14 23:13:11 lysis kernel: addr1=00:02:2d:3b:af:de addr2=00:05:5d:a7:2d:53 addr3=00:05:5d:a7:2d:53

The encouraging part is that my laptop's orinoco card's MAC address is being sent to the AP (addr1), but the TXEC RetryErr seems to prevent anything from happening. This error is repeated every couple of minutes. On the laptop side, no AP is noticed and the card eventually turns off.

Please let me know if anyone has any insights about this error and perhaps how I might go about fixing it.

        --Thanks Much.


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