D-Link DWL-520 hangs machine.

Jacques Caron Jacques.Caron
Wed Oct 16 04:03:52 PDT 2002

I have the same card running in 7-year old Pentium 90 system, which I 
pretty much doubt is PCI2.2 compliant. And it works flawlessly with FreeBSD.

Note however that:
- I've seen reports that there are actually different versions of the same 
card, which might have different behaviors in terms of compatibility;
- I've had trouble with the same card in a Soekris box (Net4501) until I 
changed the power supply. The problems were a lot of "wi_cmd: timeout" and 
similar messages which hung the machine for a few seconds each time, and 
random complete hangs. So it looks like having not enough power or similar 
problems can cause quite some issues. This was also with FreeBSD.


At 09:15 16/10/2002, Jason Boxman wrote:
>On Wednesday 16 October 2002 02:36 am, Sam Tilders wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I have a suspicion it might have something to do with the PCI 2.2
> > compliance bit... My motherboard is supposed to be 2.2 (according to the
> > manafacturer - gigabyte) but dmesg shows:
> > PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfdb71, last bus=3
>It's possible.  I did talk with someone in September who has a confirmed PCI
>2.1 system and is using a DWL-520 without any problems on a stock RH
>2.4.18-10 kernel and HostAP 09/12/02.  I haven't used one personally in my
>PCI 2.1 system because I had read it may not function properly without PCI
>2.2 support.
> > The card shows in lspci -v as:
> > 00:0c.0 Network controller: Harris Semiconductor: Unknown device 3873 (rev
> > 01) Subsystem: D-Link System Inc: Unknown device 3501
> >         Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
> >         Memory at ddbff000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=4K]
> >         Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2
> >
> > Does anyone have any experience with this card?
>Jason Boxman
>Administrator TrekWeb.COM
>http://trekweb.com/~jasonb/articles/ - Linux Pages
>HostAP mailing list
>HostAP at shmoo.com

-- Jacques Caron, IP Sector Technologies
    Join the discussion on public WLAN open global roaming:

More information about the Hostap mailing list