Can't connect

From: Daniel Seifert (
Date: 2002-06-26 19:55:10 UTC


I have a D-Link 500/650 and am running on kernel 2.4.18 (had to upgrade from 2.4.9 because there were compile errors and unresolved symbols [even though I did a make clean etc]). I am trying to use the card with the Prism2-2002-05-19 driver to act as access point.

Everything compiles fine (kernel, pcmcia_cs 3.1.34 with Prism2 driver copied into directory), the driver loads up fine and my iBook (Apple iBook G3 700 MHz) with AirPort card sees the wireless network with the given name. If I enable "Encryption", it asks for a key but unregarding of my input it returns "Wrong key". With encryption disabled, I get an error message: "Error while logging on to selected AirPort network".

I have not set any bridge/routing on the Linux side and nothing on the iBook side either. The whole process of trying to connect does not yield any output in /var/log/messages, so I have no idea what's going on.

Below you can find the various configuration outputs etc. I tried to use wlansniff to see what is going on, but as soon as I enable monitoring 1 mode, the iBook does not "see" the network anymore :-(

Any help is appreciated, I am getting kinda frustrated ;)

Thanks in advance,

Daniel Seifert

When inserting the card, syslog shows:

cardmgr[2034]: socket 0: D-Link DWL-650 11Mbps WLAN Card cardmgr[2034]: executing: 'modprobe hostap_cs' kernel: hostap_cs: hostap_cs.c 0.0.0 2002-05-19 (SSH Communications Security Corp, Jouni Malinen)

kernel: hostap_cs: (c) SSH Communications Security Corp <>
kernel: hostap_cs: setting Vcc=33 (constant)
kernel: hostap_cs: CS_EVENT_CARD_INSERTION
kernel: prism2_config()
kernel: hostap_cs: setting Vcc=33 (from config)
kernel: CISTPL_MANFID: 0x0156, 0x0002
kernel: Lucent-based card
kernel: Checking CFTABLE_ENTRY 0x01 (default 0x01)
kernel: IO window settings: cfg->io.nwin=1
kernel: io->flags = 0x0046, io.base=0x0000, len=64
kernel: hostap_cs: index 0x01: Vcc 3.3, irq 3, io 0x0100-0x013f
kernel: hostap_cs: Registered netdevice wlan0
kernel: prism2_hw_init()
kernel: prism2_hw_config: initialized in 16779 iterations
kernel: wlan0: NIC: id=0x800c v1.0.0
kernel: wlan0: PRI: id=0x15 v1.0.7
kernel: wlan0: STA: id=0x1f v1.3.5

cardmgr[2034]: executing: './network start wlan0'

iwconfig shows:

wlan0 IEEE 802.11-DS ESSID:"test"  Mode:Master Frequency:2.422GHz Access Point: 00:05:5D:5C:4C:DF  Bit Rate:2Mb/s Tx-Power:0 dBm Sensitivity=1/3  Retry min limit:8 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off  Encryption key:off
 Power Management: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

ifconfig shows no wlan0, running ifconfig wlan0 sets up the interface correctly, but the overall behaviour doesn't change.

If you need any other output etc, I will glady send a follow up.

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