ANN: Prism2.5 PCI HostAP support
From: Reyk Floeter (reyk_at_synack.de)
Date: 2002-02-21 14:14:53 UTC
i've just started a patched HostAP- driver on a prism2.5 pci- card
and it was possible to associate from a station running
linux-wlan-ng. the driver is based on the HostAP- driver version
"Prism2-2002-02-13", but it's a little bit different, because i had to
rewrite some some stuff to get Prism2 PCMCIA *and* Prism2.5 PCI
support. i hope, this isn't a big problem...
there were some problems with setting and getting the registers of the
prism2.5 card, but after replacing some code of the HostAP- driver it
seems to work (a bit).
but there're still *some important things* to do:
- an unload of the module prism2hostap_pci is followed by
kernel panic... (ooops).
- most of the network connections fail. this seems to be a
problem of the ap- stuff and it's compatibility. i try to
fix it. (it's very strange: ping and some http- connections
work, but ssh, ftp and lot of other protocols fail).
- managed mode doen't work correctly.
- the reorganized PCMCIA- stuff is currently broken, this
should be no problem to fix (it worked some hours ago...)
if you're **very brave**, you can try the driver by downloading it from
(currenlty Prism2.5-HostAP-2002-02-21.tar.gz). after unpacking it, you
just have to edit the Makefile to fit your needs and type "make all
install"... i want to provide a simple patch against Jouni's driver
later, but first it has to be more stable.
NEVERTHELESS: **DON'T TRY IT NOW**! this is just an announcement of
the coming prism2.5 pci hostap- support, not a release...
(ooh, i want to speak english a better way...)
- myap syslog ----
Prism2.5 PCI found [phymem:0x2001000, irq:9, mem:0xc287e000]
prism2hostap_pci: Registered netdevice wlan0
wlan0: prism2_interrupt: hw not ready; skipping events 0x8001
spurious 8259A interrupt: IRQ7.
prism2_hw_config: initialized in 978 iterations
wlan0: NIC: id=0x8013 v1.0.0
wlan0: PRI: id=0x15 v1.0.5
wlan0: STA: id=0x1f v1.3.4
prism2hostap_pci: Prism2.5 PCI init finished (return code: 0)
wlan0: dropped received packet from 00:a0:c5:15:0a:6a with no ToDS
flag (type=0x02, subtype=0x04)
wlan0: RX status=0x0000 (port=0, type=0, fcserr=0) silence=3 signal=47
FC type=2:4 dur=0x98ba seq=0x0710 data_len=0
A1=00:02:dd:30:e3:e9 A2=00:a0:c5:15:0a:6a A3=00:02:dd:30:e3:e9
dst=00:02:dd:30:e3:e9 src=00:a0:c5:15:0a:6a len=0
wlan0: dropped received packet from non-associated STA
00:a0:c5:15:0a:6a (type=0x02, subtype=0x00)
handle_ap_item - data frame
wlan0: INFO - fid=0x036b - len=2 type=0xf200
wlan0: authentication: 00:a0:c5:15:0a:6a len=6, auth_alg=0,
AP: new STA 00:a0:c5:15:0a:6a
wlan0: association request: from 00:a0:c5:15:0a:6a to
capability=0x0001, listen_interval=1 - new AID 1
- myap's iwconfig wlan0 ----
wlan0 IEEE 802.11-DS ESSID:"WaveHAN"
Mode:Master Frequency:2.422GHz Access Point: 00:02:DD:30:E3:E9
Bit Rate:2Mb/s Tx-Power:-10 dBm Sensitivity=1/3
Retry min limit:8 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
- myap's ifconfig wlan0 ----
wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:02:DD:30:E3:E9
inet addr:192.168.2.2 Bcast:192.168.2.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:77 errors:0 dropped:2 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:83 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:5717 (5.5 KiB) TX bytes:22893 (22.3 KiB)
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