Subject: Re: Zyxel B-100 wireless pcmcia support with wi(4) driver?
To: None <netbsd-users@NetBSD.org>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/02/2006 11:53:25
> On Wed, Nov 01, 2006 at 07:23:24PM -0500, email@example.com wrote:
>> I'm still trying to get NetBSD 3_Stable/3.1RC4 to work with my Zyxel
>> Wireless card. Or vice versa?!8-)
>> The install disk with the GENERIC kernel seems to recognize the card.
>> dmesg segment:
>> wi0 at pcmcia0 function 0: <PCMCIA, 11M, WLAN Card v3.0, , >
>> pcic0: port 0x400-0x43f
>> pcmcia0: card irq 9
>> wi0: 802.11 address 00:00:00:00:00 (I verified my correct MAC address)
>> wi0: using RF:PRISM3 MAC:ISL3871
>> wi0: Intersil Firmware: Primary (1.1.0), Station (1.4.2)
>> wi0: 11b rates" 1Mbps 2Mbps 5.5Mbps 11Mbps
>> and (after suspending out of the ftp install/interface wi0/dhcp
>> # ifconfig wi0
>> wi0: flags=8863<UP,BROADCAST,NOTRAILERS,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu
>> powersave off
>> address: my:ad:dr:es:s!
>> media: IEE802.11 autoselect (DS2)
>> status: no network
>> inet 0.0.0.0 netbask 0xff000000 broadcast 255.255.255.255
>> inet6 yada yada...don't use inet6 yet...
>> Then I set my SSID with:
>> # ifconfig wi0 ssid MySSIDString
>> I resume and yet I get nothing but:
>> DHCPDISCOVER on wi0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 8
>> with about 5 repeats at different interval. Then:
>> no DHCPOFFERS...
>> The link light flashes, but it does not seem to be connecting to my
>> wireless gateway. I see no traffic on my central dhcp server.
>> I have several other WinXP laptops and they are working fine.
>> This card worked fine in win98 and it works with the Ubuntu 6.06
>> install. Ubuntu identified the driver as eth0, but I suspect this
>> might be an alias.
>> I don't have near enough knowledge to fix this myself, but I might
>> be able to help if someone knowledgable give me some direction.
> Does ifconfig's 'status:' field ever change from 'no network' ?
> If so, try 'tcpdump -ne -y ieee802_11 -i wi0' and 'tcpdump -ne -y
> ieee802_11_radio -i wi0' to see if there are any packets moving.
No, I never have seen the status: field change.
Does that mean it's broken at some higher level?