D-Link DWL 520 Rev. E1 and "wifi0: valid PDA not found" issue

pawlakus at oswiecim.eu.org pawlakus
Mon Oct 4 04:49:27 PDT 2004

On Mon, 4 Oct 2004, Ka-Hing Cheung wrote:

> http://home.columbus.rr.com/andrewbarr/linux/dwl520e1.html
> -khc

it was my first document about that. and all i can read about my

> If you are getting the wifi0: valid PDA not found message, you
> should subscribe to the HostAP mailing list.

which i did few hours ago :)

> This appears to be an as-of-yet unresolved problem involving specific
> motherboards and chipsets.

That`s why i report all my configuration, maybe others have more luck
than I and they succeeded with Rev. E1 on Intel 440 BX. And imho
this problem should be allready resolved, it`s been reported for few
months now but i never saw any solution for this :/

> I have a Pentium 4 with an Intel 865 chipset, and I haven't
> personally experienced these problems. It appears the resolution
> to this problem is to re-issue the failing command in quick
> sucession until it suceeeds.

something like this? :/
while true; do { hostap_fw_load wlan0; }; done;
it looks stupid :/

> Please read the HostAP mailing
> list archives for more up-to-date information.

Which i did, but not found anything that could resolve this
incompability :/ that`s why i`m whining and begging for help.

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