Re: Multiple WMP11 prism 2 cards in one machine leads to garbled packets? Jouni, help please!

From: Jason Boxman (
Date: 2002-09-05 17:20:09 UTC

On Thursday 05 September 2002 11:18 am, Jouni Malinen wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 04, 2002 at 11:41:39PM +0200, evert wrote:
> > We run an accesspoint with a siemens scenic PI 200MMX machine with 3
> > Linksys wmp11 cards.
> Three Prism2 cards in one host is starting to be quite near the limit
> one host CPU can take (no matter how fast) due to inferior I/O mechanism
> used with the cards..
> hostap_pci.o has some very experimental code for using PCI bus master to
> transfer data packets. Unfortunately, this seems to have some sort of
> hardware bug in Prism2.5 PCI cards and Intersil does not even
> acknowledge the existance of bus mastering.

It sounds like bus mastering would be nice to have -- is there any indication from Intersil as to why they don't support it or won't acknowledge the joy that is bus mastering?



Jason Boxman
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