Re: RESOLVED! was: NetGear MA401, firmware 1.3.6, cannot use hostap mode, massive transmission errors, difficulty speaking to the rest of the network

From: Eric Johanson (
Date: 2002-09-13 06:44:56 UTC

Of all of the card/driver combos, I find the orinoco_cs to work the best out of all of them.

I've never had a single problem taking to any AP, iBSS or BSS mode.

Using kernel 2.4.18, patched (monitor mode patches from snax/airsnort) orinoco_cs .11b

However, it sucks with prism cards.

Could you provide more detail on what type of problems you've had?


On Fri, 13 Sep 2002, Brian Capouch wrote:

> PinkFreud wrote:> I think I have figured this out. A buggy orinoco_cs
> driver in 2.4.18
> > seemed to be the cause of at least one of the problems I was
> *A" buggy orinoco_cs driver?
> I'd say --->THE<--- buggy orinoco_cs driver!!
> I haven't been able to get a sustained connection out of that driver,
> talking to any of a wide variety of access points, with my Lucent silver
> cards in about fifteen different computers.
> The first thing I do on a new install is blow those away. I can't
> believe something so dysfunctional seems to be the "canonical" driver
> for the Hermes-chipset cards.
> Does anyone here know the story on this deal? I don't know of a soul
> who has found it to work reliably, at least in the 2.4.x kernel series.
> Thanks.
> B.

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