Anyone get an Intel 2011B PCI adapter to work?

From: Michael Milligan (
Date: 2002-08-08 08:53:11 UTC


Intel recently put out new cards they label 2011B (note the B). I picked up a PCI version of this card which is really just a MiniPCI card in a carrier that plugs into a normal PCI slot. It appears to be based on Prism2.5. I have tried several releases of HostAP including the most recent CVS snapshot and it just doesn't seem to want to work.

Anybody have any luck with this card? Unlike the PCMCIA version of the card, the MiniPCI/PCI version seems to have firmware on the card. But I could be wrong.

I'm running a dual-CPU (SMP) Debian GNU/Linux (Sarge), latest wireless tools found in Sarge (version 24), Kernel 2.4.18.

Snippet from /etc/network/interfaces:

# Wireless interface (hostap_pci)
# auto wlan0

    iface wlan0 inet static

	pre-up /sbin/modprobe hostap_pci || true
	pre-up /sbin/iwconfig wlan0 essid MyLANgoAWAY
	pre-up /sbin/iwconfig wlan0 channel 6
	pre-up /sbin/iwconfig wlan0 txpower 30mW
    #	pre-up /sbin/iwconfig wlan0 rate 11M

Here's what I see after 'ifup wlan0':

# lsmod

    Module                  Size  Used by    Not tainted
    hostap_pci             40908   1
    hostap                 64388   0  [hostap_pci]
    hostap_crypt            2084   0  [hostap]

# iwconfig wlan0

    wlan0 IEEE 802.11-b ESSID:"MyLANgoAWAY"

            Mode:Master  Frequency:2.437GHz  Access Point: 00:05:3C:00:FB:C9
            Bit Rate:11Mb/s   Tx-Power=15 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

A known-good-working card never sees it.



Here's some other info:

# lspci -v
01:00.0 Network controller: Harris Semiconductor: Unknown device 3873 (rev 01)

	Subsystem: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 2510
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 18
	Memory at fc0ff000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=4K]

# ./dump_mmi_dev0_status wlan0
HFA3861/3863 (BBP) Control Registers
CR0 (Part/Version Code): 48

     Part=3 (HFA3863 series) Version=0 (3863 Version)

CR1 (I/O Polarity): 0
CR2 (I Cover Code): 0 (nominally 72)
CR3 (Q Cover Code): 56 (nominally 72)
CR4 (TX Preable Length): 128 (IEEE 802.11: 128)
CR5 (TX Signal Field): 1
     Preable mode: Normal
     TX data Rate: 01 = DQPSK - 11 chip sequence (2Mbps)
CR6 (TX Service Field): 0
CR7 (TX Length Field, High): 1

CR8 (TX Length Field, Low): 12
CR9 (RX/TX Configure): 162
CR10 (RX Configure): 200
CR11 (RX/TX Configure): 3
CR12 (A/D Test Modes 1): 0
CR13 (A/D Test Modes 2): 0
CR14 (A/D Test Modes 3): 0
CR15 (AGC GainClip): 92
CR16 (AGC LowerSatCount): 130
CR17 (AGC TimerCount): 30
CR18 (AGC HiSat): 199
CR19 (AGC LockinLevel/CW detect threshold): 23
CR20 (AGC LockWindow, pos side): 106
CR21 (AGC Threshold): 18
CR22 (AGC Lookup Table Addr and Control): 31
CR23 (AGC Lookup Table Data): 127
CR24 (AGC LoopGain): 45
CR25 (AGC RX_IF): 32
CR26 (AGC Test Modes): 130
CR27 (AGC RX_RF Threshold): 24
CR28 (AGC Low SatAtten): 121
CR29 (AGC LockWindow, negative side): 202
CR30 (Carrier Sense 2): 36
CR31 (Manual TX Power Control): 148
CR32 (Test Modes 1): 0
CR33 (Test Modes 2): 0
CR34 (Test Bus Address): 0
CR35 (CMF Coefficient Control): 127
CR36 (Scrambler Seed, Long Preamble Option): 139
CR37 (Scrambler Seed, Short Preamble Option): 15
CR38 (ED Threshold): 6
CR39 (CMF Gain Threshold): 10
CR40 (Threshold for antenna decision): 15
CR41 (Preamble tracking loop lead coefficient): 32
CR42 (Preamble tracking loop lag coefficient): 32
CR43 (Header tracking loop lead coefficient): 16
CR44 (Header tracking loop lag coefficient): 16
CR45 (Data tracking loop lead coefficient): 32
CR46 (Data tracking loop lag coefficient): 238
CR47 (RF attenuator value): 158
CR48 (ED and SQ1 control and SQ1 scale factor): 38
CR49 (Read only register mux control for registers 50 to 63): 219
     CW RSSI threshold: 91
     CR50..CR63: 'a' value
CR50 (Test Bus Read): 0
CR51 (Noise floorAntA): 7
CR52 (Noise floorAntB): 10
CR53 (AGC error): 246
CR54 (Unassigned): 240
CR55 (Unassigned): 0
CR56 (Unassigned): 15
CR57 (Unassigned): 0
CR58 (TX Power Measurement): 100
CR59 (RX Mean Power): 3
CR60 (RX_IF AGC): 20
CR61 (RX Status Reg): 13

CR62 (RSSI): 15
CR63 (RX Status Reg): 0

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