hostap on Senao 2511 wireless cards

Evan Harris eharris at
Mon Aug 4 13:05:06 EDT 2003

For the rest of the list's benefit, this seems to have corrected the

Anyone know why the irq_mode=0 setting is necessary for these PCI/Cardbus
bridge cards to work properly?  Can this be added to the FAQ?


On Sun, 3 Aug 2003, Robert Davidson wrote:

> Evan Harris wrote:
> > While we've been running wlan-ng for quite a while in other machines, after
> > I had problems setting up hostap in the new machine, I tried the wlan-ng
> > stuff on the same machine/same PCI card just to test it wasn't a problem
> > with the pci bridge.  Wlan-ng loads and initializes the card just fine using
> > the bridge, but hostap gives all those errors.  I tried changing the port
> > and interrupt being used with pcmcia-cs in case that might be the cause, all
> > to no effect.  wlan-ng still works, and hostap doesn't.
> >
> > The PCMCIA card and PCI bridge card are the same ones that NetGate sells,
> > and they had a direct link to the hostap stuff, which made me think it was
> > supported.  Unfortunately, doesn't seem to work here, or I've got a config
> > issue that I can't find.
> >
> Have you tried irq_mode=0 as an option to the i82365 module?
> I had to do that to get my Veritech (Senao) VAC2511-D card working in my
> Ricoh RL5c475 (rev 80) PCI-to-CardBus cradle.
> Cya.
> --
> Regards,
> Robert Davidson.
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