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    SubjectRe: PCMCIA and hermer/orinoco_cs drivers b0rken?
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    Joshua Kwan <joshk@mspencer.net> writes:

    > Hi,
    >
    > Are you using the modules from the kernel source or from pcmcia-cs? Are
    > you using yenta_socket or pcmcia-cs? pcmcia-cs has given me a lot more
    > positive results than trying to use yenta_socket and the built in kernel
    > modules. Also, try binding your card IDs to use wavelan_cs instead and
    > see if it works (maybe those cards are a bit older and as such need
    > older drivers.)
    >

    Avoiding the kernel-side PCMCIA-stuff and using the standalone package
    got me a lot further. After a few tweaks int he config files I get the
    interface up and things startes to happen:

    lapper root # ifconfig eth1
    eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:09:5B:27:DC:F9
    inet addr:172.31.255.242 Bcast:172.31.255.247 Mask:255.255.255.248
    inet6 addr: fe80::209:5bff:fe27:dcf9/10 Scope:Link
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:3 errors:8 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:516 (516.0 b)
    Interrupt:11 Base address:0x100

    lapper root # iwconfig eth1
    Warning: Driver for device eth1 has been compiled with version 14
    of Wireless Extension, while this program is using version 13.
    Some things may be broken...

    eth1 IEEE 802.11-DS ESSID:"humbug" Nickname:"lapper.ihatent.com"
    Mode:Ad-Hoc Frequency:2.417GHz Cell: 02:09:A7:FB:DC:F9
    Bit Rate:11Mb/s Tx-Power=15 dBm Sensitivity:1/3
    Retry min limit:8 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
    Encryption key:6875-6262-61 Encryption mode:open
    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

    Seems I need to get the wireless tools rebuilt and I'll be in touch
    with a WLAN in a few hours, but this all seems swell now.

    After inserting the card (NetGear MA401) I get this in my log tho:

    eth1: Station identity 001f:0006:0001:0003
    eth1: Looks like an Intersil firmware version 1.03
    eth1: Ad-hoc demo mode supported
    eth1: IEEE standard IBSS ad-hoc mode supported
    eth1: WEP supported, 104-bit key
    eth1: MAC address 00:09:5B:27:DC:F9
    eth1: Station name "Prism I"
    eth1: ready
    eth1: index 0x01: Vcc 5.0, irq 11, io 0x0100-0x013f
    eth1: Error -110 setting multicast list.
    eth1: Error -110 setting multicast list.
    eth1: Error -110 setting multicast list.
    eth1: Error -110 setting multicast list.
    eth1: Error -110 setting multicast list.
    eth1: This firmware requires an ESSID in IBSS-Ad-Hoc mode.
    eth1: This firmware requires an ESSID in IBSS-Ad-Hoc mode.
    eth1: This firmware requires an ESSID in IBSS-Ad-Hoc mode.
    eth1: Error -110 writing packet to BAP
    eth1: Error -110 writing Tx descriptor to BAP
    eth1: Error -110 writing Tx descriptor to BAP
    eth1: Error -110 writing Tx descriptor to BAP
    eth1: Error -110 writing Tx descriptor to BAP
    eth1: Error -110 writing Tx descriptor to BAP
    eth1: Error -110 writing Tx descriptor to BAP
    eth1: This firmware requires an ESSID in IBSS-Ad-Hoc mode.

    If you have an idea about the errors, drop me a line, and if not I'll
    dig into it :)

    mvh,
    A

    > Hope this helps you.
    > Regards
    >
    > -Josh
    >

    Sure did :)

    -A

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