strange problem

Jouni Malinen jkmaline at
Tue Dec 3 22:33:09 EST 2002

On Tue, Dec 03, 2002 at 05:07:15PM +0100, Marian Danisek wrote:

> hostap_cs: Registered netdevice wlan0
> wlan0: could not get own MAC address
> wlan0: Port type setting to 6 failed
> wlan0: MAC port 0 enabling failed
> Please can anyone tell me what this mean ?

Full kernel debug log output ('dmesg') should show some addition
information. If you did not get any errors before that "could not get
own MAC address", it would mean that the driver was able to read
component versions from the card but for some reason failed to read the
own MAC address RID. Apparently the card was in quite confused state
from this point on and the rest of initialization failed too.

I have seen this happening only once on my test cards (and was unable to
repeat it), so it is a bit difficult to find out the real reason for it.
I would guess that driver is doing something that kills firmware code.
I'm doing some changes to BAP handling (i.e., to use only one BAP) and
that might help also with this kind of problems.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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