Compaq WL100 Init Problem...

Carsten Tschach Carsten at Tschach.de
Fri Dec 13 04:17:41 EST 2002


Hi Folks,

I do have a Compaq WL100 card I would like to use in my RedHat 8.0 based
Notebook.

I did use the current CVS-Snapshot from the Server, which is running
perfectly in a Desktop-PC using a WL200 card.

When inserting the WL100 into the Notebook I do get the following 
error in /var/log/messages:

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Dec 13 10:05:31 porty cardmgr[2262]: executing: 'insmod /lib/modules/2.4.20/pcmcia/hostap_cs.o'
Dec 13 10:05:31 porty kernel: hostap_cs: 0.0.0 CVS (Jouni Malinen <jkmaline at cc.hut.fi>)
Dec 13 10:05:31 porty kernel: hostap_cs: index 0x01: Vcc 3.3, irq 3, io 0x0180-0x01bf
Dec 13 10:05:32 porty kernel: hostap_cs: Registered netdevice wlan0
Dec 13 10:05:32 porty cardmgr[2262]: executing: './network start wlan0'
Dec 13 10:05:32 porty kernel: hostap_cs: card initialization timed out
Dec 13 10:05:32 porty kernel: hostap_cs: Initialization failed
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Seems like the driver can't initilize the card.



iwconfig wlan0 produced the following output:
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
wlan0     IEEE 802.11-DS  ESSID:"test"  
          Mode:Master  Tx-Power:15 dBm   
          Encryption key: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
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------


ifconfig wlan0 produced the following output:
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:00:00:00:00:00  
          BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:100 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
          Base address:0x180 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

So the driver doesn't even recognize the Cards MAC-Adress...hmmm....

Thanks for your help....Carsten



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