Subject: Re: Zyxel B-100 wireless pcmcia support with wi(4) driver?
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List: tech-net
Date: 11/02/2006 11:53:25
> On Wed, Nov 01, 2006 at 07:23:24PM -0500, wrote:
>> I'm still trying to get NetBSD 3_Stable/3.1RC4 to work with my Zyxel
>> B-100
>> 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
>> sequence):
>> # ifconfig wi0
>> 1500
>>   powersave off
>>   address: my:ad:dr:es:s!
>>   media: IEE802.11 autoselect (DS2)
>>   status: no network
>>   inet netbask 0xff000000 broadcast
>>   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 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?