Trouble with enGenius card

wireless at douglasheld.net wireless at douglasheld.net
Fri Jan 17 13:23:05 EST 2003


Darn, I just bought one of those...

Joshua, can you clarify: Is your enGenius functioning as as station or as
the AP?

--Doug

----- Original Message -----
From: "Joshua Wright" <Joshua.Wright at jwu.edu>
To: <hostap at shmoo.com>
Sent: Friday, January 17, 2003 6:20 AM
Subject: Trouble with enGenius card


I recently ordered a 100mW enGenius PrismII card and am having trouble using
it with the HostAP drivers.

The drivers modprobe without a problem and I can configure the card with the
standard iwconfig and prism2_param tools, but dmesg keeps reporting:

wlan0: LinkStatus=1 (Connected)
wlan0: LinkStatus: BSSID=00:e0:63:82:0d:27
wlan0: ScanResults: Reserved=0xa287 ScanReason=2
wlan0: JoinRequest: BSSID=00:e0:63:82:0d:27 channel=3
wlan0: LinkStatus=1 (Connected)
wlan0: LinkStatus: BSSID=00:e0:63:82:0d:27
wlan0: ScanResults: Reserved=0xa32b ScanReason=2
wlan0: JoinRequest: BSSID=00:e0:63:82:0d:27 channel=3
wlan0: LinkStatus=1 (Connected)
wlan0: LinkStatus: BSSID=00:e0:63:82:0d:27
wlan0: ScanResults: Reserved=0xa7f1 ScanReason=2
wlan0: JoinRequest: BSSID=00:e0:63:82:0d:27 channel=3
wlan0: LinkStatus=1 (Connected)
wlan0: LinkStatus: BSSID=00:e0:63:82:0d:27
wlan0: ScanResults: Reserved=0xa9e8 ScanReason=2
wlan0: LinkStatus=5 (Access point in range)
wlan0: LinkStatus: BSSID=00:e0:63:82:0d:27
wlan0: JoinRequest: BSSID=00:e0:63:82:19:c6 channel=11
wlan0: LinkStatus=6 (Association failed)
wlan0: LinkStatus: BSSID=00:e0:63:82:0d:27
wlan0: ScanResults: Reserved=0xa88f ScanReason=2
wlan0: JoinRequest: BSSID=00:e0:63:82:0d:27 channel=3
wlan0: LinkStatus=1 (Connected)
wlan0: LinkStatus: BSSID=00:e0:63:82:0d:27
wlan0: ScanResults: Reserved=0xa89d ScanReason=2
wlan0: LinkStatus=4 (Access point out of range)
wlan0: LinkStatus: BSSID=00:e0:63:82:0d:27
wlan0: JoinRequest: BSSID=00:e0:63:82:0d:27 channel=3
wlan0: LinkStatus=6 (Association failed)
wlan0: LinkStatus: BSSID=00:e0:63:82:0d:27
wlan0: ScanResults: Reserved=0x0000 ScanReason=2
wlan0: LinkStatus=5 (Access point in range)
wlan0: LinkStatus: BSSID=44:44:44:44:44:44
wlan0: JoinRequest: BSSID=00:e0:63:82:0d:27 channel=3
wlan0: LinkStatus=1 (Connected)
wlan0: LinkStatus: BSSID=00:e0:63:82:0d:27
wlan0: ScanResults: Reserved=0x5c47 ScanReason=2
wlan0: LinkStatus=4 (Access point out of range)
wlan0: LinkStatus: BSSID=00:e0:63:82:0d:27
wlan0: JoinRequest: BSSID=00:e0:63:82:0d:27 channel=3
wlan0: LinkStatus=1 (Connected)


"iwconfig wlan0" seems to indicate I am associated with my AP (which is very
close to my desk) but I keep seeing the LED on the enGenius card flashing
which I presume means it is diassociating and scanning for a new connection.

Any thoughts on making this card work?  I am using the current CVS HostAP
drivers with a 2.4.19 kernel, wireless tools 25 and wireless extensions 14.

Thanks.

-Joshua Wright
Team Leader, Networks and Systems
Johnson & Wales University
Joshua.Wright at jwu.edu
http://home.jwu.edu/jwright/

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iwconfig:

wlan0     IEEE 802.11b  ESSID:"JWU"
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.422GHz  Access Point: 00:E0:63:82:0D:27
          Bit Rate:11Mb/s   Tx-Power=200 dBm   Sensitivity=1/3
          Retry min limit:8   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality:0/92  Signal level:-90 dBm  Noise level:-100 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:39  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:23  Invalid misc:3912   Missed beacon:0

wlan0ap   IEEE 802.11b  ESSID:"JWU"
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.422GHz  Access Point: 00:E0:63:82:0D:27
          Bit Rate:11Mb/s   Tx-Power=200 dBm   Sensitivity=1/3
          Retry min limit:8   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off

wlan0sta  IEEE 802.11b  ESSID:"JWU"
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.422GHz  Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00
          Bit Rate:11Mb/s   Tx-Power=200 dBm   Sensitivity=1/3
          Retry min limit:8   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off


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