modprobe hostap_pci crash - dwl-520 e1

Ben Hart ben.hart
Fri Sep 3 13:29:57 PDT 2004

Thanks for your help...

I have tried all of your suggestions - but no luck.  This crashing
issue doesn't seem to be cold or warm boot related. I have also made
sure the modules are unloaded properly - but no luck there either.

Alas, the evil dwl-520 and its fry's mail-in rebate may win this battle.


On Sun, 29 Aug 2004 23:41:03 -0700, Ka-Hing Cheung <kahing at> wrote:
> On Sun, 29 Aug 2004 22:50:21 +0000, Ben Hart <ben.hart at> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have a DWL-520 E1 card and have tried following Andrew Barr's "Using
> > the DWL-520 rev. E1 with HostAP"
> > <> instructions to
> > get the card up and running.
> >
> >
> > ::wham:: The system completely freezes up.  I can't ssh in, switch to
> > a different tty or anything.  complete crash.  After a reboot all is
> > fine but try again and the same will happen.
> I have the same card, and had the same problem. Basically if you
> didn't do a clean module unload, and you reboot, the system will crash
> the next time you load the module. Solution is do a cold reboot
> (shutdown and then start up again).
> I also found out that sometimes (I am not sure if it's always yet), if
> you unload modules and load them again, that will bring down the
> system as well. Also last time (the onlyt time) I tried to use kismet
> with it, and that also results in a crash.
> If you have another card, or another revision of the same card, I
> highly recommend you use that instead to save yourself some time.
> -khc

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