intel 2011 vs. orinoco on Linux
robertlipe at usa.net
Tue Oct 30 11:32:36 EST 2001
I may be off the road here and am hoping for some guidance. I had an
Intel 2011 pro/wireless on a redhat 7.0 system that was running fine
with the spectrum24t 1.02 drivers from spectrum24.sourceforge.net.
Connections to my Linksys BEFW11S4 were always fine.
I then (perhaps stupidly) decided to upgrade to 7.2 and this meant going from
a 2.2 kernel to a 2.4 kernel. Feeling the confusion about the pcmcia
stuff being half-in and half-out of the kernel plus wanting to stay
on a basically stock kernel, I chased the orinico_cs drivers. I never
really got out of the twilight zone with those, but got further with the
Dmesg shows the card is found:
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:0a.0
Yenta IRQ list 0008, PCI irq11
Socket status: 30000419
cs: IO port probe 0x0c00-0x0cff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: excluding 0x378-0x37f 0x4d0-0x4d7
cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean.
cs: memory probe 0xa0000000-0xa0ffffff: clean.
hermes.c: 3 Oct 2001 David Gibson <hermes at gibson.dropbear.id.au>
orinoco.c 0.08a (David Gibson <hermes at gibson.dropbear.id.au> and others)
orinoco_cs.c 0.08a (David Gibson <hermes at gibson.dropbear.id.au> and others)
eth0: Station identity 001f:0002:0002:0001
eth0: Looks like a Symbol firmware version [V2.20-01] (parsing to 22001)
eth0: Ad-hoc demo mode supported.
eth0: IEEE standard IBSS ad-hoc mode supported.
eth0: WEP supported, "128"-bit key.
eth0: MAC address 00:02:B3:06:04:65
eth0: Station name "Prism I"
eth0: index 0x01: Vcc 5.0, irq 3, io 0x0100-0x0147
Ifconfig shows I can tx but not rx:
$ ifconfig eth0
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:02:B3:06:04:65
BROADCAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:20 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:9904 (9.6 Kb)
But iwconfig returns sort of nutty numbers:
eth0 IEEE 802.11-DS ESSID:"" Nickname:"rjlaptop"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412GHz Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00
Bit Rate:1Mb/s Tx-Power=15 dBm Sensitivity:0/3
Retry limit:16 RTS thr:off Fragment thr=0 B
Link Quality:0/92 Signal level:134/153 Noise level:134/153
Rx invalid nwid:0 invalid crypt:0 invalid misc:0
It never finds my WAP. That link quality number can't be good. The
signal #'s never budge.
Has anybody actually seen the 2011 work with the Orinoco driver? Is
there something silly that I'm missing? Since this card seems to have
a dozen names, I may have crossed the streams and focused on plumbing
up the "wrong" driver. Any ideas where I've gone wrong?
All help is appreciated.
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