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SubjectRe: [2.6.26-rc4] Problems with rt2x00 USB interface on powerpc
Hi, again, John.

On Jun 07 2008, John W. Linville wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 06, 2008 at 09:52:27PM -0300, Rog?rio Brito wrote:
> > I have taken dmesg "snapshots" of my system together with many other
> > information regarding how it is configured and I put it at my
> > homepage, at <http://www.ime.usp.br/debug/>.
>
> 404

I think that you should have received a later reply telling about the typo
in the address above. It should have been:
<http://www.ime.usp.br/~rbrito/debug/>.

> > >From what I am seeing, it looks like the bug mentioned in
> > <http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9388>, but I don't get the
> > stack trace that is present there and I'm just trying to use WEP
> > instead of WPA or anything fancier.
>
> Did you apply this patch?
>
> http://bugzilla.kernel.org/attachment.cgi?id=14384

No, I did not. Is it still relevant with -rc4 or with -rc5? I still get the
same problem with -rc5 (but I will have to test it a bit more with -rc5).
Just as a refresher:

* I can set everything on the iBook with the wireless key plugged;
* The wireless key *sees* the AP, even with encryption (that is, it grabs
the MAC address of the AP, it (sometimes) shows me the signal strength,
and if I issue "iwconfig wlan0 ap any", I see both the led of the
wireless key blink and an increase of amount of data transmitted and
received with "ifconfig wlan0");
* With everything set this way, if I do "dhclient wlan0", it doesn't get a
lease from the AP---actually, despite the fact that it is possible to see
the other point, dhclient goes, after some attempts of getting a lease,
to background, but no address is ever gotten;
* Just to rule out possible problems with something sent to the address
255.255.255.255 (which is reported as being done by dhclient), I tried to
configure the address by hand via ifconfig, but, for instance, I couldn't
ping my AP (which I can from other computers with a rt61pci driver and a
PCMCIA connection);
* As I mentioned above, I have no problems with the rt61pci driver, but the
USB one doesn't seem to work (unfortunately, the iBook does not have a
PCMCIA slot). With a notebook with an on-board Intel wireless card, I
*also* don't have any problems.

Well, thanks, for the help so far. I hope that we can solve this issue
quite soon, as I need this iBook for work.

I am willing to help as much as I can and test anything (even something
that might be "experimental"). I think that this is as good a tester that
you can get, right? :-)


Thanks, Rogério Brito.

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