Re: Is my card dead?

From: Jouni Malinen (
Date: 2002-09-12 18:14:56 UTC

On Thu, Sep 12, 2002 at 01:43:20PM -0400, Jason Boxman wrote:

> It initialized, but LinkStatus=2 seems permanent. It fails to function in
> IBSS mode, it seems to fail in Infrastructure mode, and now I'm getting a log
> flood of these strange messages:
> Sep 12 13:40:02 rebecca kernel: wlan0: prism2_send_mgmt - device is not UP -
> cannot send frame
> Sep 12 13:40:02 rebecca kernel: wlan0: 00:06:25:a9:f7:da auth (alg=0 trans#=1
> stat=0 len=6fc=00b0) ==> 0 (authenticated)

This looks fine. New version of the driver requires that wlan# is set up for the management messages. Your card seem to be receiving authentication frames correctly, so just run 'ifconfig wlan0 up' and it should be able to reply to them. Adhoc/Managed mode failures do not sound were promising, but at least this piece of log looks OK.  

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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