IEEE 802.11-DS and IEEE 802.11b

Jouni Malinen jkmaline
Sun Jul 18 09:32:53 PDT 2004

On Sun, Jul 18, 2004 at 05:14:19PM +0200, Oscar Rodilla wrote:

> But sometimes, this output changes to IEEE 802.11-DS and then nothing 
> works correctly. When this occurs, the card doesn't accept "iwpriv" or 
> most "iwconfig" commands. A solution is restart the card (another time I 
> see IEEE 802.11b in the output) but obviously this is not the best way 
> because clients connected to hostAP will loose their connection.
> Anybody can tell me why the card changes to IEEE 802.11-DS ?? What does 
> it mean ??

It means that the card firmware got very confused about something. At
this point, nothing will really work correctly and you will have to
reset the card (e.g., 'iwpriv wlan0 reset 1').

Could you please send 'dmesg' output (i.e., kernel log) after the card
ends up in this state? In addition, please describe what commands you
used (i.e., what the script did) when the card ended up in this state
and include information about the firmware version.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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