wireless stuff

Jean Tourrilhes jt at bougret.hpl.hp.com
Fri Dec 7 05:59:21 EST 2001

On Thu, Dec 06, 2001 at 08:57:11AM +0100, Stefan Winter wrote:
> Hello Jean,
> > No idea. It doesn't seem to be easilly available from within
> > the driver (I didn't see any RID to that effect). Moreover, it's
> > likely to be a proprietary extension. For example, Cisco stuff display
> > the IP address and not the name.
> I've ben looking into this a little. This "name" you get is just the 
> nslookup'ed IP adress of the access point. If there is no DNS entry in your 
> nameserver for that IP, you get only the ip. So, the problem is reduced to 
> "how do I get the AP's IP?"
> I guess a tcpdump could do this, but thats not a "clean" solution. Any ideas?

	RARP ? Not nice either.

> I have come across a completely different thing: a VERY strange 
> misbehaviour...
> If  (use an ELSA WLAN ) && (have newest firmware on APs) && (client runs 
> Linux) && (APs have set an option named "Station surveillance to detect 
> inactive clients" ) then CLIENT CRASHES WITHOUT NOTICE. For some fellow 
> students, it is even more strange: on runlevel 3 it crashes, on 5 it does a 
> reboot...
> On windows machines, this option doesn't cause any trouble. The error is 
> reproducable (for weeks now). Now I just don't have any idea why... the 
> orinoco_cs driver ? maybe the pcmcia core? or even a kernel thing? I don't 
> have a clue. Can you make anything of this?

	Hu ? I don't know about this option. Probably some invalid
frame comming up the stack. Need to do more checks in rx_handler or

> Stefan Winter


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