card deliberately changes AP

Pavel Roskin proski at
Sun Feb 15 21:08:28 EST 2004

On Sun, 15 Feb 2004, che wrote:

> Until recently I've been happily running on mid-2003 cvs hostap with a ZCom
> XI-626 in managed mode. A few days ago, the card started to associate to an
> AP with different ESSID than the one that has been set. At first it was
> sufficient, though annoying, to simply set the original ESSID back.

I wonder if the right ESSID was set initially or the card just associated
with the strongest AP around.

> Today the annoyance grew even stronger, because iwconfig resist every
> attempt to set the ESSID with
> the followith error message:
> Error for wireless request "Set ESSID" (8B1A) :
>     SET failed on device wlan0 ; Invalid argument.

I've seen such problems with very old secondary firmware (0.7.2).

See the kernel log as show by dmesg, both when the driver is loaded and
when the problems start.

Pavel Roskin

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