[HostAP] Re: [HostAP] Still no ap action going on here :( help please.

Francois Gurin matrix at spic.net
Fri Dec 13 23:48:29 EST 2002

the rangelan-ds cards work perfectly in linux with the hostap drivers.  I've
been using them for over a year now.  however, not all laptops support
3.3v pcmcia cards. 

if it works under windows but not linux (assuming the same machine), i would
venture pcmcia-cs can't set vcc to 3.3v for some reason even tho the hardware
is capable of it. i've never experienced this before, usually i'm stuck
with older 5v/12v slots that just don't electrically support 3.3v operation.

the plastic ridgeson the front end of the rangelan is spaced differently 
than most other pcmcia cards.  apparently this is to prevent sticking a
3.3v only card into a 5v/12v slot. 

the culprit here isn't hostap, it's your pcmcia configuration.  if you're 
using the kernel pcmcia system, try the userland pcmcia or vice versa.

forcing this card with ignore_cis_vcc is not a safe idea


On Fri, Dec 13, 2002 at 07:46:33PM -0800, Linux Rocks! wrote:
> Hmm... that doesnt sound good. It makes me wonder... why does it work fine in 
> windows?
> Has anyone ever really gotten these cards to work under linux? ifso, how?
> Is there something I can change in the source for either hostap, or pcmcia to 
> make  it work, like it does in windows? 
> This is pretty frustrating... Ive tried to get these cards working under linux 
> for over 6 months, yet windows (yetch!) it works fine (but heck... cant 
> really do much usefull in windows
> Jamie
> On Friday 13 December 2002 07:19 pm, Francois Gurin wrote:
> : On Thu, Dec 12, 2002 at 03:25:40PM -0800, Linux Rocks! wrote:
> : > Hi,
> : > 	Im still not having any luck with any linux modules for my Proxim
> : > RangeLan-DS PC Cards. Im really unsure what Im doing wrong.
> : >
> : > hostap_cs: index 0x01: Vcc 5.0, irq 3, io 0x0100-0x013f
> :
> :                          ^^^^^^^
> :
> : > Note: I need the ignore_cis_vcc=1 or I get a bunch of nasty errors!
> :
> : the rangelan-ds is a 3.3v only card.  i've completely toasted one (looks
> : like the firmware is gone) and partially toasted another (it looks like
> : it works, but gets mac errors, and has busted a previously working pcmcia
> : controller during debug) when ran at 5v.
> :
> : --francois
> :
> :
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