modprobe hostap_pci locks up machine

Ian Goldberg linux at paip.net
Tue Dec 7 11:53:38 EST 2004


On Tue, Dec 07, 2004 at 11:32:36AM -0500, Ian Goldberg wrote:
> OK, we tried a different PCI slot, and, what do you know?  The crashes
> are gone.  Now, we've got a new problem:
> 
> I do:
> 
> iwconfig wlan0 mode managed
> iwconfig wlan0 essid DUKE
> 
> But when I check it with iwconfig, I get:
> 
> wlan0     IEEE 802.11b  ESSID:""
> 
> Note there's no ESSID.  I can't seem to get any ESSID to appear there in
> Managed mode at all.  :-(

Ah. http://lists.shmoo.com/pipermail/hostap/2003-October/004573.html
answered my question.  It's working now!  Yay!

Does this mean the other PCI slot is in fact bad?  We'll need to use it
for something else.

Thanks for your help,

   - Ian



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