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> Wireless flaky as hell on Cacko?, (At least, with HostAP drivers)
nyar
post Nov 4 2004, 02:15 AM
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Hi,

I'm using HostAP drivers with a Netgear CF card on Cacko 1.21b. The drivers came in an ipk called hostap-wireless-drivers_1.12-1_arm.ipk (which is a rather old version of hostap!).

It seems flaky as hell; iwconfig output is strange to say the least, and I notice connecting to a HostAP-based WEP network doesn't work; if I take WEP off the network, connect to it, then turn WEP back on, it can reconnect with WEP fine.

Kismet (3.0-something, from another ipk) seems also rather picky; it won't start unless you tell the Wireless applet to start scanning for a network. trying iwconfig commands to do things such as changing channel or mode often fail, until it is tried a second time.

I'm willing to bet this is a problem with an incompatible HostAP compile, and wireless-tools (the iw* suite), and having a reasonable bit of experience with wireless/hostap I'd like to fix it (please see my other thread about kernel sources!).

I'd also like to compile the hostap drivers with support for uploading firmware, because my Netgear card has firmware 1.4.9 (which is known to have problems).

Wondering if others are having the same problems though - no point fixing it if it ain't broke.
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cavaughan
post Dec 13 2004, 11:16 AM
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I was wondering whether you ever got your Netgear CF to work. I am using SL-5000 with the Cacko ROM. It seems you have installed some additional packages. Is that necessary? And which in particular will I need.

Any and all information is appreciated.

Curtis
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nyar
post Dec 13 2004, 03:56 PM
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It works fine; the support is still a little flakey though, in terms of the actual client in Cacko (it doesn't always work the first time). Once connected though, no problems.

Originally I installed a hostap ipkg, but then since uninstalled that as I discovered Cacko uses its own drivers which appear to work better with its own client software. So you shouldn't need anything - it should just work.

This is a 802.11b Netgear, and not a 802.11g, right?
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cavaughan
post Dec 14 2004, 01:19 PM
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I'm beginning to think that we are using different Zauruses. I have an SL-5000D. As far as I can tell there is no 1.21 Cacko ROM for it. Am I right or not?

Actually I think I may have figured out something.

I was looking at another forum and I see that someone with an SL-5500 had to create a hostapp file. Here's his entry:

>I made my own hostap_cs.conf entry:
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>card "Senao NL-2511CF"
>version "WLAN"
>manfid 0x000b, 0x7100
>bind "hostap_cs"

Here's the entry of another person on the same forum:

>Well creating the entry in the hostap_cs.conf file didnĀ“t work for me but adding it into the wlan-ng-opts.conf file did (you have to add also the main entry for the hostap_cs to be able to bind it).
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>you just have to add this entry in the hostap_cs.conf but for example my rom searches for wlan-ng-opts.conf as default so i would also make a copy of the hostap_cs.conf and rename it as wlan-ng-opts.conf
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>card "Senao NL-2511CF"
>version "WLAN"
>manfid 0x000b, 0x7100
>bind "hostap_cs"


So, my question now would be, how do I need to edit my wlan-gn-opts.conf file?

Something like:

card "Netgear M701"
version "WLAN"
manfid ????
bind "hostap_cs"
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