Linksys WPC 11

Gary Huntress ghuntress at
Sat Dec 14 12:30:25 EST 2002

Thanks for the reply.  I'm sure that part of the problem is my lack of
understanding of the detection and iwconfig/ifconfig process.

After booting, I insert the card and iwconfig does not list wlan0 as I
expected (I assumed this must occur before I can ifconfig).   Ifconfig -a
does list wlan0 but with no ip address.

Someone suggested that I do:

    iwconfig wlan0 mode managed

And then I did

    ifconfig wlan0

both completed without error, but clearly something is wrong because
iwconfig reports the access point as 44:44:44:44:44:44.   (but ifconfig
reports 966 RX packets!)

The only other problem I notice is that if I eject the card I get:

    hostap_cs:   release postponed wlan0 still locked

and I can't reinsert the card :
    requestID : resource in use

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jason Boxman" <jasonb at>
To: <hostap at>
Sent: Saturday, December 14, 2002 10:50 AM
Subject: Re: Linksys WPC 11

On Saturday 14 December 2002 09:06 am, Gary Huntress wrote:
> I am trying to use the hostap driver with a linksys wpc11.   This is on an
> IBM Thinkpad running a very stock installation of RH 7.3 (installed
> I'm still offline and totally out of ideas.  Can anyone tell me how I
> should continue troubleshooting this?

What happens if you use ifconfig to give wlan0 an IP?

If it loaded successfully you ought to be able to run ifconfig -a and see
interface even without an IP.

> Thanks!
> Gary


Jason Boxman
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