hostap, DWL-520, Soekris net4201

Jacques Caron Jacques.Caron
Thu Oct 17 08:18:10 PDT 2002

Since I'm in Europe, I don't use the default US power supplies :-) I had 
two power supplies where you can select the voltage and polarity. The first 
one was set at 9V and I had lots of trouble with it. The second one was set 
at 12V and works like a charm. They're both 500 mA. Don't know if just 
changing the voltage (and hence the power) did it or if there's something 
else different with the power supply, though (haven't tried the first one 
set at 12V, actually).

Hope that helps,


At 17:10 17/10/2002, Paul Komarek wrote:

>I'm just getting started with a DWL-520 in a net4501 for use with hostap.
>Which power supply did you switch to?  I have the 'default' power supply
>recommend by Soerin.
>-Paul Komarek
> > Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2002 13:03:52 +0200
> > From: Jacques Caron <Jacques.Caron at>
> > Subject: Re: D-Link DWL-520 hangs machine.
> >
> > 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.
> >
> >Jacques.
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