HostAP + SMC 2632W

Francesco Ferreri phoenix.fer
Fri Apr 4 07:03:06 PST 2003

I'm trying to setup the HostAP driver (v. 2002-10-12) for my SMC 2632W card
on my laptop.
running linux kernel 2.4.20 (patched to Wireless Extensions v15): whenever I
insert the card, the driver fails initialization producing this output:

Checking CFTABLE_ENTRY 0x01 (default 0x01)
IO window settings: cfg->io.nwin=1
io->flags = 0x0045, io.base=0x0000, len=32
hostap_cs: index 0x01: Vcc 3.3, irq 3, io 0x0100-0x011f
hostap_cs: Registered netdevice wlan0
wlan0: init command completed too quickly - retrying
prism2_hw_config: initialized in 0 iterations
SWSUPPORT0 write/read failed: FFFF != 8A32
hostap_cs: Initialization failed

 After that, running ifconfig -a gives:

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:00:00:00:00:00
          BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
          Base address:0x100

It seems like driver fails in querying the card firmware; using the wlan-ng
driver gives similar results: system freezes until card release and dmesg

init_module: prism2_cs.o: 0.2.0 Loaded
init_module: dev_info is: prism2_cs
prism2_cs: index 0x01: Vcc 3.3, irq 3, io 0x0100-0x011f
hfa384x_cmd_access: Call to hfa384x_docmd_wait failed (127 65535)
prism2sta_getcardinfo: Failed to retrieve NICIDENTITY
prism2sta_getcardinfo: Failed, result=127
prism2sta_ifstate: prism2sta_getcardinfo() failed,result=127
hfa384x_docmd_wait: hfa384x_cmd timeout(1), reg=0xffff.
prism2_cs.o: 0.2.0 Unloaded
p80211.o: 0.2.0 Unloaded

What might be the error: card firmware, system settings (irq, I/O ports,
...), pcmcia subsystem or driver ?

Thanks in advance,
Francesco Ferreri

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