Questions concerning firmware and one problem report

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Mon Nov 10 16:27:31 EST 2003


Hello!

I just switched from orinoco to hostap drivers as it supports scanning
and let me use ifplugd/ifroamd/waproamd.

I was reading through the pages on hostap and thought about firmware
tests: My card infos gives:
NICID: id=0x8022 v1.0.0 (PRISM III Mini-PCI (SST parallel flash))
PRIID: id=0x0015 v1.1.1
STAID: id=0x001f v1.5.6 (station firmware)

Would it make use to upgrade to firmware 1.7.4, which file should I use
(I didn't found the 8022 in the IDtable).


Ok, now for the problem report: When I booted my laptop today I couldn't
connect with the hostap driver: THe following is in my log file after
the usual ifplugd/ifscout/etc lines:
Nov 10 21:13:00 gandalf vmunix: wlan0: hfa384x_cmd: entry still in list?  (entry=dfcefc00, type=0, res=0)
Nov 10 21:13:00 gandalf vmunix: wlan0: hfa384x_cmd: command was not completed (res=0, entry=dfcefc00, type=0, cmd=0x0002, param0=0x0000, EVSTAT=0000 INTEN=e09f)
Nov 10 21:13:00 gandalf vmunix: wlan0: reset port failed to disable port
Nov 10 21:13:02 gandalf vmunix: wlan0: hfa384x_cmd: entry still in list?  (entry=d4b50880, type=0, res=0)
Nov 10 21:13:02 gandalf vmunix: wlan0: hfa384x_cmd: command was not completed (res=0, entry=d4b50880, type=0, cmd=0x0021, param0=0xfd43, EVSTAT=0000 INTEN=e09f)
Nov 10 21:13:02 gandalf vmunix: wlan0: hfa384x_get_rid: CMDCODE_ACCESS failed (res=-110, rid=fd43, len=6)

Now I disabled all the ifplugd etc stuff and did it the non-automatic
way (ifconfig, iwconfig) and didn't succeed either.

Then I unloaded the hostap modules, loaded the orinoco drivers,
connected, worked, unloaded the orinoco drivers, loaded hostap drivers,
and voila, it worked. So it may be that there is an initialization
error? Is this possible?


Finally:
Acer TravelMate 654LCi
linux-2.4.23-pre9 (compiled by me)
debian sid
hostap 0.1.2 from debian sid hostap-source

If you need any more informations please tell me, I will happily provide
them.

Best wishes

Norbert

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