Subject: Re: wi problems in the last month or so/
To: Rasputin <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/25/2003 13:57:15
In message <20031125141800.GA14462@lb.tenfour>, Rasputin writes:
>I've been using my LifeBooks internal prism2 card to connect
>to my wi-fi LAN under current with no problems:
>0rasputin@dozer:rasputin$ dmesg|grep wi0
>wi0 at pci1 dev 13 function 0: Intersil Prism2.5 Wireless Lan
>wi0: interrupting at irq 11
>wi0: 802.11 address 00:e0:00:d1:11:b6
>wi0: using RF:PRISM2.5 MAC:ISL3874A(Mini-PCI)
>wi0: Intersil Firmware: Primary (1.1.0), Station (1.4.1)
>wi0: 11b rates: 1Mbps 2Mbps 5.5Mbps 11Mbps
>this has suddenly stopped responding on this kernel:
>0rasputin@dozer:rasputin$ uname -a
>NetBSD dozer 1.6ZF NetBSD 1.6ZF (GENERIC) #5: Monday November 24 22:24:59 GMT 
>2003  rasputin@dozer:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/GENERIC i386
>I get 'wi0: device timeout' errors when I try to use the card.
>I had problems with this on 1.5.3 as well, but its been OK under current  -i e
>xpect the
>last good kernel was about September.
>Has anyone else seen a problem?

I get occasional wi0: device timeout messages on 1.6.1, but generally 
when signal conditions are extreme.  The device recovers, so I haven't 
worried about them.

		--Steve Bellovin,