Re: Prism2 Linux module

From: Jouni Malinen (
Date: 2002-01-09 16:35:19 UTC

On Tue, Jan 08, 2002 at 05:39:25PM -0500, Aaron Longfield wrote:

> Problem I am having is that the module loads, but no entry is made
> in /proc and no network interface is created, so ifconfig and
> iwconfig don't show anything for it. I've tried with several
> devices: Cisco Aironet 340, Neatgear MA401, Proxim Rangelan DS, and
> Lucent WaveLAN Silver.

> Not sure if there's anything else to do, but I don't see any more to
> try. Do I have to do more than insmod the object? It loads, and
> drops a kernel message in dmesg with author info and such, but
> nothing about the module finding hardware.

Do you have cardmgr running? Did it recognize the cards? Are the cards working with another driver? Cisco Aironet cards will not work with this driver. I'm not fully sure about Netgear and Proxim, but they might work. Lucent WaveLAN should work partially (however, now Host AP mode with it).

Loading the module does not initialize it. Cardmgr needs to notice the card and tell the driver to start configuring the card. In other words, you will need to make sure that cardmgr configurating is valid for the cards. If he problem persists, please check whether cardmgr wrote some error messages (usually via syslog to /var/log/messages).

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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