Subject: Could not connect to wlan with Compaq WL100
To: None <netbsd-users@NetBSD.org>
From: Alex Sorg <AlexSorg@gmx.de>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/28/2003 14:39:18
Hello,

I can't get my wlan configuration working. I have a Sony Vaio running
NetBSD 1.6.1 and a Compaq WL100. If I set up everything, the card
starts scanning, but it can't get a link. I have set up the ssid and
channel right, and the same laptop with linux can connect to the
access point. I read the wlan-faq and have brought several other
machines with netbsd on the network (also this laptop wich a pcmcia
ethernet card, after all experiments with wlan), so I don't know what
else I could do.

Here's how the card is detected:
Sep 28 16:24:14  /netbsd: wi0 at pcmcia0 function 0: Compaq, WL100_11Mbps_Wireless_PC_Card, Version 01.00
Sep 28 16:24:14  /netbsd: wi0: port 0x400-0x43f
Sep 28 16:24:16  /netbsd: pcmcia0: card irq 5
Sep 28 16:24:16  /netbsd:  802.11 address 00:50:8b:d0:f8:85
Sep 28 16:24:16  /netbsd: wi0: using RF:PRISM2 MAC:HFA3841 CARD:HWB3163 rev.A
Sep 28 16:24:16  /netbsd: wi0: Intersil Firmware: Primary (0.3.0), Station (0.8.0)

Thats in the ifconfig.wi0 file (but I did configure everything
manually also):

# cat ifcon*
!/usr/sbin/wiconfig wi0 -c 0
!/usr/sbin/wiconfig wi0 nwid YukonH00
!/usr/sbin/wiconfig wi0 -e 0
!/usr/sbin/wiconfig wi0 -t 3
!/usr/sbin/wiconfig wi0 -p 1
!/usr/sbin/wiconfig wi0 -f 11
inet 192.168.1.46 netmask 255.255.255.0 media DS11 nwid YukonH00

That's the output of wiconfig, my comments are enclosed in <> :

# wiconfig wi0
NIC serial number:                      [ <nic serial>   ]
Station name:                           [ NetBSD WaveLAN/IEEE node ]
SSID for IBSS creation:                 [ NetBSD IBSS ]
Current netname (SSID):                 [ NetBSD IBSS ]
Desired netname (SSID):                 [ <ssid of ap> ]
Current BSSID:                          [ 44:44:44:44:44:44 ]
Channel list:                           [ < 1 - 13 >]
IBSS channel:                           [ 11 ]
Current channel:                        [ 3 <changing> ]
Comms quality/signal/noise:             [ 0 27 27 ]
Promiscuous mode:                       [ Off ]
Port type (1=BSS, 3=ad-hoc):            [ 1 ]
MAC address:                            [ <mac of card> ]
TX rate (selection):                    [ 3 ]
TX rate (actual speed):                 [ 2 ]
Beacon Interval (current) [msec]:       [ 100 ]
Maximum data length:                    [ 2304 ]
RTS/CTS handshake threshold:            [ 2347 ]
Create IBSS:                            [ Off ]
Microwave oven robustness:              [ ]
Roaming mode(1:firm,3:disable):         [ 1 ]
Access point density:                   [ 1 ]
Power Mgmt (1=on, 0=off):               [ 0 ]
Max sleep time (msec):                  [ 100 ]
WEP encryption:                         [ Off ]
Authentication type
(1=OpenSys, 2=Shared Key):              [ 1 ]
TX encryption key:                      [ 1 ]
Encryption keys:                        [  ][  ][  ][  ]
#

Do you have any idea, what else I could do/check/fix?

Viele Gre,
 Alex                            mailto:AlexSorg@gmx.de
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