Re: Anyone get an Intel 2011B PCI adapter to work?

From: Jouni Malinen (
Date: 2002-08-08 17:14:28 UTC

On Thu, Aug 08, 2002 at 02:53:11AM -0600, Michael Milligan wrote:

> 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.

Which secondary station firmware are you using? Driver outputs this in the kernel log that can be checked, e.g., with 'dmesg'.

> wlan0 IEEE 802.11-b ESSID:"MyLANgoAWAY"
> Mode:Master Frequency:2.437GHz Access Point: 00:05:3C:00:FB:C9

At least the card seems to be initialized and is responding as expected.

> A known-good-working card never sees it.

If you are using station firmware version 1.4.2, this would explain the problem. 1.4.2. has a known bug in Host AP mode that prevents stations from associating with the AP; upgrade the station firmware to fix this. However, if the firmware version is something else, there might be something else causing the problem.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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