Trouble with enGenius card (no internal antenna!)

wireless wireless at douglasheld.net
Fri Jan 17 18:46:29 EST 2003


That is correct. There is NO internal antenna in the enGenius.

This place sells reasonably priced pigtails and antennas for that card:
http://www.netgate.com/NL2511.html

--Doug

----- Original Message -----
From: "Joshua Wright" <Joshua.Wright at jwu.edu>
To: <wireless at douglasheld.net>; <hostap at shmoo.com>
Sent: Friday, January 17, 2003 8:21 AM
Subject: RE: Trouble with enGenius card


> I was using it in managed mode (STA).  After a little more analysis, I'm
thinking that the enGenius card doesn't actually have a built-in antenna at
all - just the MMCX connectors.  That may be my problem. :)
>
> -Joshua Wright
> Team Leader, Networks and Systems
> Johnson & Wales University
> Joshua.Wright at jwu.edu
> http://home.jwu.edu/jwright/
>
> pgpkey: http://home.jwu.edu/jwright/pgpkey.htm
> fingerprint: FDA5 12FC F391 3740 E0AE BDB6 8FE2 FC0A D44B 4A73
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: wireless at douglasheld.net [mailto:wireless at douglasheld.net]
> > Sent: Friday, January 17, 2003 1:23 PM
> > To: Joshua Wright; hostap at shmoo.com
> > Subject: Re: Trouble with enGenius card
> >
> >
> > 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/
> >
> > pgpkey: http://home.jwu.edu/jwright/pgpkey.htm
> > fingerprint: FDA5 12FC F391 3740 E0AE BDB6 8FE2 FC0A D44B 4A73
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > 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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