hostap crash

bitlov bitlov at
Sat May 17 05:00:21 EDT 2003

I have tried without the external antenna and also on another computer.
(amd950 to see if the problem was the c3)
It also freeze, doh! I have tested without wlan infrastructure as well. I'll
try with linux-wlan-ng as I only want to be able to use kismet.
> HI,
> maybe I have same problem, please can you test if card hang up due to
> (probably beacon frame) receiving? The simpliest way could be, if you
> external antena to remove it. Or just disable your Wlan infrastructure to
> not be transmiting.
> My problem looked same like your one until I've done this - Now module is
> properly loaded, Wlan0 interface is in system, I can configure it by
> Wireless Extensions - iwconfig, but when I connect antenna to my card
> systems hang with kernel panic message.
> -----------------------------------------------
> Also similar problem can be founded in message archives:
> Hello,
> HAs anybody seen this problem before ?
> The  hostap_pci driver seems to hand my linux box with
> a Linksys WMP11 PCI-based prism2 card on a pentium 90
> system.
> I am using the latest debian unstable kernel
> 2.4.20-1-386 image. I compiled the hostap-sources both
> from the latest debian source package as well as from
> the latest cvs snapshot. In both cases I get the same
> result:
> The modules build without complaints and install
> seemingly properly.
> I can load hostap_crypt.o and hostap.o without
> problems.
> BUt The linux box comes to a complete freeze when I
> try to modprobe the pci-specific hostap_pci.o ... ???
> The only thing I get in console messages  before the
> freeze is that It says it:
>  detected a Prism2.5 card wlan0 on Irq12 at PCI
> address 00.0a
>  ... and then nothing. ... complete freeze including
> numlock and Kb and TCP stack.
> I know that my linksys WMP11 card 's hardware works ,
> and that I have no PCI conflicts , because I can use
> this  card with the linux-wlan-ng drivers ,  also
> installed on the system.
> In fact , with linux-wlan-ng and  kismet I can scan my
> other (laptop) system's DWL-650 card 's presence from
> this box and establish ad-Hoc connection..
> Any help would be appreciated .
> I have no idea what firmware the card is running. Is
> there any way I can get some linux util to show me the
> firmware version on a WMP11 card ?
> Is there any way to debug this driver while modprobe
> tries to install it that woudl dump to screen before
> syslog ? Syslog doesn't show anything because system
> hangs first.
> -----------------------------------------------
> Any suggestions?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: hostap-admin at [mailto:hostap-admin at]On Behalf Of
> Bitlov
> Sent: Saturday, May 17, 2003 12:01 AM
> To: hostap at
> Subject: hostap crash
> Hi,
> My computer hang when i insert the module hostap_plx.
> I use a mini-itx EPIAM 933Mhz with debian and with a Belkin PCI->PCMCIA
> adapter and a Prism2 (Ovislink). I have tried with both version 0.0.1 and
> 0.0.2. I use the kernel 2.4.20-1-386.
> I have the messages :
> PLX9052 PCI/PCMCIA adapter: mem=0xde003000, plx_io=0xe000, irq=10,
> pccard_io=0xe400
> hostap_plx: Registered netdevice wlan0
> and then cannot do anything else than a reset....
> I don't have problem with the orinoco_plx driver.
> Can somebody help me?
> Thanks
> Bitlov
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