DWL-650 rev. P with Xsupplicant

Andrew Barr barr.156 at osu.edu
Wed Feb 11 20:22:16 EST 2004


I've got a DWL-650 rev. P up and running, using the same instructions for
the DWL-520 rev. E, although I'm still having issues with Xsupplicant that
appear to be related to bug in the code for that program.

I have noticed a few odd messages when I've used this card at home:

When I get an address for the card ("dhclient wlan0") this message is
printed twice to stdout:

wifi0: unknown hardware address type 801

On the second primary firmware download ("prism2_srec -gp wlan0
/etc/prism-fw/pm010102.hex"), this is printed to stdout:

Verifying update compatibility and combining data:
Plug record length mismatch (PDR=0x0001): 6 != 16
==> extend from default
OK.

And on the secondary firmware download ("prism2_srec -rp wlan0
/etc/prism-fw/rf010800.hex"), this is part of the printout:

Verifying update compatibility and combining data:
Could not find data position for plugging PDR 0x0413 at 0x0000118e (len=2)
PDR 0x0413 is not in wlan card PDA and there is no default data. Ignoring
plug record.
OK.

Thanks for any insight

Andrew

> -----Original Message-----
> From: hostap-bounces+barr.156=osu.edu at shmoo.com 
> [mailto:hostap-bounces+barr.156=osu.edu at shmoo.com] On Behalf 
> Of Jouni Malinen
> Sent: Monday, February 09, 2004 4:47 PM
> To: hostap at shmoo.com
> Subject: Re: DWL-650 rev. P with Xsupplicant
> 
> On Mon, Feb 09, 2004 at 03:03:29PM -0500, Andrew Barr wrote:
> 
> > (several EAP types work) with dynamic WEP to authorize users. The 
> > laptop is Centrino. While I have been able to use my home 
> network with 
> > the ndiswrapper project, things aren't looking good for 
> using Xsupplicant with it.
> 
> wpa_supplicant works with Linuxant wrapper, but 
> unfortunately, I'm not aware of an open source NDIS wrapper 
> that would support such configuration. Maybe some day..
> 
> > going to look into buying a wireless PC Card. My question is: given 
> > the relative success that has been had with the DWL-520 rev. E, is 
> > there any reason to think that I could not replicate the 
> same success 
> > with a DWL-650 rev. P? And, given the way these cards (the 520E and 
> > 650P) are being used with HostAP, is there any reason to think that 
> > Xsupplicant won't work with them?
> 
> I'm using Host AP driver with D-Link DWL-650 Rev. P1 in 
> client mode with wpa_supplicant and xsupplicant. I have only 
> used WPA and have not tested xsupplicant alone (i.e., IEEE 
> 802.1X), but I see no reason why it wouldn't work.
> 
> -- 
> Jouni Malinen                                            PGP 
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