ioctl[PRISM2_IOCTL_HOSTAPD]: Connection timed out - Could not communicate with the kernel driver.

Jouni Malinen jkmaline at cc.hut.fi
Tue Aug 1 00:17:27 EDT 2006


On Mon, Jul 31, 2006 at 04:37:24PM +0100, Alec Waters wrote:
> Alec Waters wrote:
> > ioctl[PRISM2_IOCTL_HOSTAPD]: Connection timed out
> > Could not communicate with the kernel driver.
> 
> Short of an outright solution, if anyone could tell me why you might see 
> the above error I'd be most grateful!

This is likely caused by the card/firmware/driver being in a state where
commands are not completed. In this particular case, I don't know what
is triggering it, but the debug log did not seem to indicate any sign of
life from the card after it got to this state. The card initialization
itself seemed to work, since firmware versions were printed out. Could
you please send out dmesg output after running the first command (e.g.,
hostap_diag wlan0) with the card? Could you also please check whether
any interrupts are being received? I would hope that the allocated irq
49 is not shared with other devices, so the number of interrupts would
be easily available from /proc/interrupts.

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Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA



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