From: Aron Silverton (ajs_at_labs.mot.com)
Date: 2002-08-10 16:12:56 UTC
I got WPC11 firmware from the linksys website. It is version 1.4.2. My problem is that it gets downgraded everytime I try to use the card under Win2k. As for the AP, note that I am using the WMP11 PCI card, not the WPC11 PCMCIA card. Here is some information for you all the same:
# dmesg | grep wi0if
wi0: <Intersil Prism2.5> mem 0xe9001000-0xe9001fff irq 10 at device 9.0 on pci0
wi0: 802.11 address: 00:06:25:08:f5:72 wi0: using RF:PRISM2.5 MAC:ISL3874A(Mini-PCI) wi0: Intersil Firmware: Primary 1.01.00, Station 1.04.02 wi0: promiscuous mode disabled wi0: timeout in wi_seek to 14b/3c; last status 403c wi0: promiscuous mode enabled wi0: timeout in wi_seek to 14b/3c; last status 403c wi0: timeout in wi_seek to 14b/3c; last status 403c
# ifconfig wi0
wi0: flags=8943<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,PROMISC,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
inet6 fe80::206:25ff:fe08:f572%wi0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1 ether 00:06:25:08:f5:72 media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect <hostap> status: associated ssid lville 1:lville stationname "FreeBSD WaveLAN/IEEE node" channel 6 authmode OPEN powersavemode OFF powersavesleep 100 wepmode OFF weptxkey 1
Let me know if I can send you anything else. The problem that I seem to have with this setup is that the TX rate is always shown as 2 regardless of what value I have selected. The Aironet 350 in the Win2k client shows 11 Mbps.
Anybody out there have any suggestions as to the speed issue and to my problems regarding the ORiNOCO and Linksys client cards?
Jon Bebeau wrote:
> I too setup a FreeBSD 4.6-RC2 system with a Linksys WPC11 and the same
> Firmware you indicated. I could NOT get it to run in AP mode, only ad-hoc.
> I have a Win/2000 client too that works fine with both AP and client PCs are
> in ad-hoc. No go in AP mode. I'd sure like to see your config to figure
> out what I'm doing wrong! Could you send a "dmesg | grep wi" and "ifcontrol
> wi0" for your WPC11 HostAP pc that works.
> I did a posting about not getting the HostAP to work in infrastructure and I
> got a few responses the WPC11 station (STA) firmware had a problem at 1.3.4
> and it's corrected at the 1.3.7 version. Linksys says they don't have a
> higher version yet. Don't know who to believe. Bottom line; I've been
> unable to get FreeBSD and WPC11 to work in mode=6 (infrastructure).
> Jon Bebeau
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Aron Silverton [mailto:ajs_at_labs.mot.com]
> Sent: Friday, August 09, 2002 6:02 PM
> To: hostap_at_lists.ssh.com
> Subject: Problems with Linksys and Orinoco clients
> Hi all,
> I put together a HostAP using FreeBSD 4.6-Release in about twenty
> minutes last night. The FreeBSD box is using a Linksys PCI WMP11 card
> with firmware: PRI 1.01.00 and STA 1.04.02. I was up and running
> immediately with a Win2k client using a Cisco Aironet 350 card.
> I have since tried using a Linksys WPC11 and an ORiNOCO Gold in my Win2k
> client without any success.
> The WPC11:
> The WPC11 (version 3) has firmware 1.03.04. I'm not sure if the
> firmware could be causing problems or not, but I tried to upgrade it to
> PRI 1.1.0 and STA 1.4.2 from the Linksys support site. The upgrade goes
> fine, but when I try to activate the card I get the following message:
> "The firmware of the card is not suitable or too old for running on your
> environment. The utility is going to update the firmware of you card"
> At which point the firmware utility box pops up and my card is
> downgraded to: PRI 1.0.5 and STA 1.3.4.
> I can't get this to do much of anything unless I put it into adhoc
> mode. In adhoc mode it sees the HostAP, but I don't manage to get an IP
> address from my server. The DHCP bit works find with the Aironet card
> as the client.
> The ORiNOCO Gold:
> I upgraded the firmware on this card to 8.10, but it doesn't even seem
> to see the AP at all.
> Here is some configuration information: (I'm not worried about my MAC
> address being out there...)
> NIC serial number: [ 0123456789 ]
> Station name: [ MALACHAI-AP ]
> SSID for IBSS creation: [ myssid ]
> Current netname (SSID): [ myssid ]
> Desired netname (SSID): [ myssid ]
> Current BSSID: [ 00:06:25:08:f5:72 ]
> Channel list: [ 2047 ]
> IBSS channel: [ 6 ]
> Current channel: [ 6 ]
> Comms quality/signal/noise: [ 0 81 27 ]
> Promiscuous mode: [ Off ]
> Port type (1=BSS, 3=ad-hoc): [ 6 ]
> MAC address: [ 00:06:25:08:f5:72 ]
> TX rate (selection): [ 3 ]
> TX rate (actual speed): [ 2 ]
> RTS/CTS handshake threshold: [ 2347 ]
> Create IBSS: [ Off ]
> Access point density: [ 1 ]
> Power Mgmt (1=on, 0=off): [ 0 ]
> Max sleep time: [ 100 ]
> WEP encryption: [ Off ]
> TX encryption key: [ 1 ]
> Encryption keys: [ ][ ][ ][ ]
> Am I missing something on my HostAP side? Is anybody out there familiar
> with these cards under Win2k and is there something basic that I am not
> configuring correctly? How about the firmware downgrade on the Linksys?
> I can send more detailed information as necessary. Thanks in advance
> for any help.