Posible Bug and some questions

Pavel Roskin proski at gnu.org
Thu May 22 01:29:22 EDT 2003

On Wed, 21 May 2003, Guido Augustowski wrote:

> I didn╢t received any comment on this post, that╢s why I╢m repeating it.

Maybe instead of repeating your post you could add some information?  It
can be that nobody wanted to answer an incomplete report and ask you all
the details you forgot to mention (first of all versions of all involved

My guess if that you should update wireless tools.  The output of 
"iwconfig --version" would be helpful.

> > And one more thing: I have these version of firmware in my pcmcia:
> > wlan0: NIC: id=0x800c v1.0.0
> > wlan0: PRI: id=0x15 v1.0.5
> > wlan0: STA: id=0x1f v1.3.4
> > Is it necessary to update them? What are the advantages?

Most importantly, hardware WEP.  Your card should be upgradeable to 1.5.6, 
which would give you correct support for 4-address frames used in WDS.

> > wlan0: defaulting to host-based encryption as a workaround for firmware
> bug
> > in Host AP mode WEP
> > wlan0: defaulting to bogus WDS frame as a workaround for firmware bug in
> > Host AP mode WDS

Those warnings would go away.

Pavel Roskin

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