Senao 2511 CD Plus ext2 (was Problem with SMC2532W-B V2 (0xd601 0x0010)
Sun Oct 2 17:01:54 PDT 2005
I have a Senao 2511 CD Plus ext2 giving the same type of errors:
prism2_enable_aux_port: was not disabled!?
prism2_enable_aux_port(0) timed out
Wifi0: valid PDA not found
hfa384x_setup_bap - timeout before kernel
This is a prism 2.5 card and works perfectly in Windows, so it is not the
hardware. I have tried both hostap and wlan_ng with no luck. The card is
Can anyone suggest a way to troubleshoot this? Thank you.
From: James Henderson [mailto:his_jimboness at yahoo.ca]
Sent: Sunday, October 02, 2005 5:44 PM
To: hostap at shmoo.com
Subject: Re: Problem with SMC2532W-B V2 (0xd601 0x0010)
Thanks for the response. These cards have FCC XI-330*, but the serial
The first one has a 55 but the other one, bought at the same time (but not
necessarily from the same batch), doesn't have any of 55, 56 or 58.
Looks like Zcomax/SMC may be messing with the hardware... Frustrating.
Tom Sharples wrote:
> This may (or may not) be helpful- Zcomax, the manufacturer of the SMC
> branded cards, plays a little fast and loose with FCC-ID numbers and
> internal hardware:
> Cards with the FCC ID XI-325* use the Prism 2.5 chipset. SMC no
> longer provide these cards, however they are available on special
> order directly from Zcom (long, long lead times). HostAP worked fine
> with these cards.
> Cards with FCC ID XI-330* AND a serial number that has the number 55
> embedded in it, actually use the Prism 2.5 chipset despite having the
> FCC ID number associated with the Prism 3.0 chipset.
> Cards with FCC ID XI-330* AND a serial number that has the number 56
> embedded in it, actually use the Prism 3.0 chipset but don't correctly
> report TX levels when "auto" mode is selected unless you roll back the
> secondary firmware to 1.3.2 which breaks wds. There may also be other
> anomalies in a hostAP enviroment.
> Cards with FCC ID XI-330* AND a serial number that has the number 58
> (we've never received any 57's) embedded in it (these are the cards we
> now receive when we order) actually use the Prism 3.0 chipset and DO
> correctly report TX levels when "auto" mode is selected. HostAP seems
> to work fine.
> Tom Sharples
> Qorvus Systems, Inc.
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