WL100 stopped working

Andreas Jellinghaus aj
Thu Jan 15 06:57:27 PST 2004


I have been using this card 8+ hours a day for months
with kernel 2.6.* and hostap/latest. Suddenly it stopped
cs: IO port probe 0x0c00-0x0cff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0800-0x08ff: excluding 0x800-0x84f
cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: excluding 0x200-0x207 0x280-0x287
0x3c0-0x3df 0x4d0-0x4d7
cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean.
cs: memory probe 0xa0000000-0xa0ffffff: clean.
hostap_crypt: registered algorithm 'NULL'
hostap_cs: 0.1.2 - 2003-11-02 (Jouni Malinen <jkmaline at cc.hut.fi>)
hostap_cs: setting Vcc=33 (constant)
hostap_cs: setting Vcc=33 (from config)
Checking CFTABLE_ENTRY 0x01 (default 0x01)
IO window settings: cfg->io.nwin=1 dflt.io.nwin=1
io->flags = 0x0046, io.base=0x0000, len=64
hostap_cs: index 0x01: Vcc 3.3, irq 3, io 0x0100-0x013f
hostap_cs: Registered netdevice wlan0
hostap_cs: card initialization timed out
request_module: failed /sbin/modprobe -- digest_null. error = 256
prism2: wlan0: operating mode changed 3 -> 1
wlan0: hfa384x_cmd: entry still in list? (entry=dfe18c20, type=0, res=0)
wlan0: hfa384x_cmd: command was not completed (res=0, entry=dfe18c20,
type=0, cmd=0x0121, param0=0xfc00, EVSTAT=8000 INTEN=0000)
wlan0: hfa384x_set_rid: CMDCODE_ACCESS_WRITE failed (res=-110, rid=fc00,

Any idea what the problem could be? what could be wrong?

I remember trying the new 2.6.1 kernel, misconfigured it once
(some parts of hostap compiled in, other as modules -> didn't
work for some reason). And - although I hope this has nothing
to do with the card now being deat - I installed netbsd 1.6.1
(standard installation, didn't even try to use the wlan card,
but later I remembered it was still in the pcmcia/pccard slot
all the time).

So I did nothing wrong, still the card dies. 
It's not a software problem, my allnet card is working fine
with the same configuration.

Any idea how I can bring the card back to live?

Regards, Andreas

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