Rate on Lucent Orinoco

Phil chaos at firestorm.cx
Tue Sep 3 00:32:00 EST 2002


I tried both suggestions, neither worked. The Buffalo card dosen't seem
to support the commit command at all.

I even tried using RedHat's 2.4.18-3 drivers on the laptop, but that
makes no difference at all.

Took a look at the source code, tho I'm not to familiar with how drivers
work. I traced as far as the orinoco_ioctl_setrate() function in
orinoco.c, and it all seems fine. I don't know where the data goes from
there tho.


On Mon, 2002-09-02 at 01:47, james tan wrote:

Hi, have you tried "iwconfig eth0 commit" ?. It seems certain firmware
or cards would batch commands before commiting, this suggested command
manually force that to happen


>From: michaeld at senet.com.au 

>To: wireless at lists.samba.org 
>Subject: Re: Rate on Lucent Orinoco 
>Date: Mon, 2 Sep 2002 09:58:19 +091800 
> > Subject: Re: Rate on Lucent Orinoco 
> > From: Phil 
> > To: wireless at lists.samba.org 
> > Date: 01 Sep 2002 11:55:00 +0100 
> > 
> > Hiya DS, 
> > 
> > I've seen the exact same problem on my laptop. I have a Buffalo 
> > Airstation card (same card as Lucent's I'm told, only rebranded). 
> > 
> > The problem you describe only happens on the laptop which is running
> > generic kernel 2.4.18. The same Buffalo card is running nicely at
> > on my RedHat 7.3 box (with RedHat's 2.4.18-5 kernel). 
> > 
> > But on the RedHat box it seems to force the use of a KEY, no matter
> > I do. I can change the key, just can't get rid of it. 
> > 
> > I setup another box last night running standard RedHat 7.3, no
> > or anything - and all of those problems vanished. Can set speed/key
> > it all sticks. I believe it's running RedHat's 2.4.18-3 kernel. 
> > 
> > I know this isn't any help, but I figured since I'm having similar 
> > problems I'd throw some more info into the list :) 
> > 
> > I'm gonna try 2.4.19 later, see if that makes a difference. 
>Hi Phil, 
>I too am running the RH 7.3 original kernel[1] with a silver Orinoco. 
>I've found that I can turn WEP on/off (& change channel etc) if I
change the 
>ESSID. It appears that some parms don't actually change with iwconfig
>you change ESSID at the same time. I haven't played with the rate yet
so I 
>can't confirm or deny that parm. 
>I need to sit down and read the source sometime to verify this and/or
work out 
>why - but there's too many other things to do first :) 
>[1] With patched orinoco driver to give it scanning support :) 
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