[Gpe-list] Familiar v0.8.4-rc3 (GPE) - Compaq WL110 wifi card won't connect to AP
familiar at anset.org
Wed Nov 8 16:05:34 CET 2006
A couple of months further, I tried again, installing from scratch, but
still the same problem. (Though I did get the correct hostap_cs file
with ipkg upgrade).
I still cannot get the wifi to work, my ipaq remains unusable.
Can anybody tell me anything at all? Point me in a direction I can go?
Since the familiar list has not yet offered any help on this, I am
copying this to the gpe-list also even though I feel this is not realy a
GPE problem but a general familiar problem.
> I've been looking at this for days now, and I am not getting any closer
> to a solution, so please, if anybody can point me to a possible answer,
> I would greatly apreciate it.
> I have a Compag Ipaq H3970 with a cadrbus sleeve and an original Compag
> WL110 wireless card on which I installed the GPE Familiar release
> candidate 3.
> The wl110 cardbus card works quite well with the 8.2 familiar version
> (but only when I manually forced the installation of the
> module), so I am pretty confident that this is not a hardware problem.
> From a previous post, I learned I should exchange my
> /etc/pcmcia/hostap_cs file file with the version found on
> http://handhelds.org/~rw/debug/hostap_cs.conf, which I did and this
> indeed solved a problem where now the correct orinoco_cs module is
> loaded and not the hostap_cs module.
> I now have a eth0 device with wireless extentions but I am unable to
> make it connect to my access point (smc wbr14-g2).
> The access point works with my gentoo laptop, so on that part all is
> well too.
> iwconfig eth0 gives me:
> root at h3900:~# iwconfig eth0
> eth0 IEEE 802.11-DS ESSID:"AnsetOrg" Nickname:"ES I"
> Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Bit Rate:11 Mb/s
> Tx-Power=15 dBm
> Retry limit:0 RTS thr=19794 B Fragment thr=0 B
> Encryption key:XXX-XXX-XXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XX Security mode:open
> Power Management:off
> Link Quality=27/92 Signal level=107/153 Noise level=107/153
> Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
> Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
> The ESSID is correct and the WEP code is correct too (I have replaced it
> with X's here.)
> ifconfig eth0 gives me:
> root at h3900:~# ifconfig eth0
> eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 65:A0:10:00:EA:9B
> BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
> RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
> TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
> collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
> RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
> Clearly I am not getting an IP address, and this is not surprising since
> in the iwconfig output, there is no associated access point.
> Dmesg gives me the following (about 20 times in a row):
> eth0: Channel out of range (27)!
> hermes @ IO 0xf6000000: hermes_read_ltv(): rid (0xfdc6) does not match
> type (0x0404)
> hermes @ IO 0xf6000000: Truncating LTV record from 129546 to 34 bytes.
> (rid=0xfdc6, len=0xfd06)
> hermes @ IO 0xf6000000: hermes_read_ltv(): rid (0xfd43) does not match
> type (0x0000)
> hermes @ IO 0xf6000000: Truncating LTV record from 129542 to 6 bytes.
> (rid=0xfd43, len=0xfd04)
> hermes @ IO 0xf6000000: hermes_read_ltv(): rid (0xfdc1) does not match
> type (0x000a)
> hermes @ IO 0xf6000000: Truncating LTV record from 129538 to 2 bytes.
> (rid=0xfdc1, len=0xfd02)
> If I try to set the channel (should be 6) using iwconfig:
> root at h3900:~# iwconfig eth0 channel 6
> Error for wireless request "Set Frequency" (8B04) :
> SET failed on device eth0 ; Operation not supported.
> If I try to set the channel using the graphical tool in gpe, the ipaq
> freezes completely when I click on the green "accept" arrow in the top
> right hand corner of the network settings screen.
> The only thing I can do is reset the IPAQ.
> I have reinstalled and re-tried a couple of times.
> I have done a succesful ipkg upgrade everytime.
> (And usb networking work perfectly.)
> I do not know what else I can do.
> If you need more information, please let me know.
> If you need a login on the ipaq, I should be able to arrange that too.
> Thanks for reading this, I realy hope someone can help me.
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