520 revision E fails to bring up wlan0

Ian Monroe ian.monroe
Fri Sep 3 09:58:04 PDT 2004

I have the DWL-520 revision E wireless card. Its the card that
requires a firmware download at every boot I understand. I have gotten
it to work in Windows. I was trying to follow the directions at:
...but modprobe does not bring up wlan0 so I don't even get the chance
to install the firmware using hostap_fw_load.

I use Gentoo and I installed the 0.2.4 drivers and utils.

# dmesg -c
# modprobe hostap_pci
# dmesg
hostap_crypt: registered algorithm 'NULL'
hostap_pci: 0.1.3 - 2004-02-08 (Jouni Malinen <jkmaline at cc.hut.fi>)
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:0d.0[A] -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
hostap_pci: Registered netdevice wlan0
wlan0: COR sreset timeout
wlan0: hfa384x_cmd - timeout - reg=0xc832
hostap_pci: first command failed - is the card compatible?
hostap_pci: hardware initialization failed
# iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

sit0      no wireless extensions.
# hostap_fw_load wlan0
Host AP driver data for device wlan0 not found in procfs.
# ip link set dev wlan0 up
SIOCGIFFLAGS: No such device
# lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
hostap_pci             57176  0
hostap                102216  1 hostap_pci

Any ideas?

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