trouble with Engenius card

Bruce Snyder ferret
Wed Jan 7 16:26:47 PST 2004

I've got an Engenius NL-2511CD PLUS card that seems to see my NetGear
router/AP, but it never achieves an ip address. I compiled the hostap
driver and edited the /etc/pcmcia/config file to load the hostap_cs
driver instead of the orinoco driver and the card is recognized and it
attempts to come up. I even receive the two high beeps which usually
indicates success. But after the two high beeps I have no ip address.

Below is output from cardctl ident: 

    Socket 0:
    no product info available
    Socket 1:
    product info: "INTERSIL", "HFA384x/IEEE", "Version 01.02", ""
    manfid: 0x0156, 0x0002
    function: 6 (network)

Below is output from iwconfig upon performing an /etc/init.d/pcmcia start: 

    Warning: Driver for device wlan0 has been compiled with version 15
    of Wireless Extension, while this program is using version 16.
    Some things may be broken...

    wlan0     IEEE 802.11b  ESSID:"HobbitLane"
              Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.462GHz  Access Point: 00:09:5B:51:60:52
              Bit Rate:11Mb/s   Sensitivity=1/242700000
              Retry min limit:8   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Encryption key:off
              Power Management:off
              Link Quality:92/1 Signal level:-40 dBm Noise level:-100 dBm
              Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
              Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:1 Missed beacon:0

Notice that the card sees the AP because it lists the correct MAC address.

Upon performing an /etc/init.d/pcmcia start, there are no syslog messages
indicating that a DHCP lease offer was even made. With a wired card
on the same NetGear router/AP there are messages indicating that pump
received a DHCP offer, lease and ip address. 

I'm fairly new to wifi and I wonder if someone could offer me some advice
because beyond this I'm not sure where to start digging. Any assistance
is much appreciated.

perl -e 'print unpack("u30","<0G)U8V4\@4VYY9&5R\"F9E<G)E=\$\!F<FEI+F-O;0\`\`");'

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