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> 802.11g And Wpa?, supported at all on any ROM any version?
Da_Blitz
post Jun 11 2005, 11:35 PM
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www.tomshardware.com had a review where they cut one of these things open and talked about the chipset, i personally could not find anything that could help out and as faras i could tell there is no one supporting these cards in the linux community (or anything else using this chipset for that matter), however the infomation from tomshardware was a bit sketchy when it came to product numbers

as far as i could tell this card is was the first and only to use that chipset sad.gif, so i hope the source code works for the card.

article: http://www.tomsnetworking.com/Reviews-177-ProdID-WCF54G.php
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post Jun 11 2005, 11:49 PM
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WE CAN DO IT!!!!!!

cant say how happy i am, i cross checked the tomsnetworkin article press release against the model numbers in the source code and look what i found

http://www.agere.com/NEWS/PRESS2003/031003a.html

from the driver readme:
The driver in this package supports the network interface cards based on:
- WL60010, a.k.a. Hermes-II
- WL60040, a.k.a. Hermes-II.5

from the press release:
The WaveLAN Multimode Baseband Processor (WL64040), which is developed in 0.13 micron advanced CMOS technology, contains the complete signal processing functionality for both OFDM and CCK modulation. It also supports Agere's patented antenna diversity implementation, which provides enhanced data throughput and improved signal coverage. The baseband uses a 1.5V internal power supply to dramatically reduce the power dissipation of high-speed OFDM signal processing, significantly improving battery life. In addition, the baseband uses a novel method of iterative channel estimation to digitally enhance the tolerance of weak radio signals, ensuring reliable connections. The WL64040 baseband supports a digital interface to the WL60040 MAC, enabling system integration of the MAC with a simple interface to a single-chip radio module. The WaveLAN WL54240 SiGe-based, dual-band power amplifier includes analog power control for the 2.4 and 5 GHz frequency bands and an on-chip power detector.


all i have to do know is get my hands on some hardware and i will try and get this thing working

by the way the driver i am talking about it the 7.22, it also contains some other goodies: The HCF directory contains firmware images to allow the card to operate in either station (STA) or Access Point (AP) mode

other problems include: This software can be compiled and installed with Linux kernel versions 2.4.x. Although this driver should compile for other CPUs as well, as of the date of this release, no CPU architectures other than x86 have been verified.

ie not tested on arm and only works for 2.4, just when i was looking at going to the 2.6 kernel on my c3k (see the open zaurus website)

i cant wait to try and get this working!
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speculatrix
post Jun 14 2005, 01:16 PM
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WPA and Cacko:

I managed to buy a socket/symbol 802.11b card cheap off ebay (the one that supposedly works with WPA), as there was some doubt Mercury/Zonet ZCF1100 card I've got would work with WPA.

Nope... maybe it's the Apple Airport Extreme they use at work, but wpa_supplicant doesn't do anything at all. sigh.

I think before you try and get WCG54G card to work with WPA, need to get proof that WPA will work with the Zaurus's old kernel at all!
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post Jun 15 2005, 12:03 PM
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QUOTE(speculatrix @ Jun 15 2005, 12:16 AM)
WPA and Cacko:

I managed to buy a socket/symbol 802.11b card cheap off ebay (the one that supposedly works with WPA), as there was some doubt Mercury/Zonet ZCF1100 card I've got would work with WPA.

Nope... maybe it's the Apple Airport Extreme they use at work, but wpa_supplicant doesn't do anything at all. sigh.

I think before you try and get WCG54G card to work with WPA, need to get proof that WPA will work with the Zaurus's old kernel at all!
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WPA works under Cacko, but only with HostAP drivers! You need to get a card& which is supported by hostap and most likely upgrade its firmware. Most of the cards are supported. Socket cards are not using hostap drivers though...
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post Jun 16 2005, 07:06 AM
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WPA works under Cacko, but only with HostAP drivers!


hmm, interesting... the socket/symbol card uses orinoco or spectrum drivers, whereas my Zonet ZCF100 card uses hostAP drivers.

The wpa_supplicant just didn't want to talk to apple airportextreme at work with the Zonet which is why I bought the socket card ('cos it was cheap!) to also try. Does the socket/symbol card work with hostAP drivers?

In tests, I've found the Zonet to be much more sensitive than the Symbol card - the Zonet will get 11Mbps where the Symbol only gets 1, and as a consequence gets 10 times the speed.

BTW, where does the cacko network wizard/app store its data files?
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post Jun 16 2005, 08:37 AM
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interesting site: http://www.open1x.org/
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Da_Blitz
post Jun 16 2005, 10:01 PM
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any one know anything about wpa and the c3000, i would love to have net access at home again
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post Aug 9 2005, 09:14 PM
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Anyone get any farther on zaurus drivers for the linksys 802.11g CF card?
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post Aug 15 2005, 08:07 PM
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QUOTE(mscdex @ Aug 9 2005, 11:14 PM)
Anyone get any farther on zaurus drivers for the linksys 802.11g CF card?
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I am trying to follow this and got the following from my system info:

CF Card - Slot O

3.3V 16-bit PC Card
funtion 0: [ready]
product info: "Linksys", "WCF54G_Wireless-G_CompactFlash_Card","",""

--

Does this mean anything to anybody?
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post Aug 17 2005, 01:51 PM
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QUOTE(enochbenjamin @ Aug 16 2005, 05:07 AM)
I am trying to follow this and got the following from my system info:

CF Card - Slot O

3.3V 16-bit PC Card
funtion 0: [ready]
product info: "Linksys", "WCF54G_Wireless-G_CompactFlash_Card","",""
Does this mean anything to anybody?
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well, it's interesting, as it means we know what ID string to put into the card recognition tables for hotplug to trigger the loading of the right driver, but it doesn't give us a working driver :-(
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post Oct 10 2005, 02:53 AM
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I spent the weekend trying to build the Agere Systems driver for the Zaurus and get it to work. I managed to build it (after making mods to the code and the config), but I don't think it will work in it's current form. The 7.22 version is the only published one with support for the 54g card.

The driver is recognised and loaded when the card is inserted, and you can see the debug logging from the driver if you run dmesg. I added some logging of my own too. The driver goes bang after dereferencing a null pointer in hcf_connect. The driver comes in two halves - one half passes a 'device address' to the other half. The top half of the driver gets a 32 bit value for the address. The bottom half is assuming a 16 bit value and it comes through as zero - later going bang. The release notes for the driver say that they haven't finished 32-bit DMA support yet and it only works using 16-bit port I/O. I think this is where the problem lies. Anyone with deeper knowledge of drivers feel free to mail me for details or have a go yourself!
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post Jan 3 2006, 03:03 AM
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Hi All,

no way to get Linksys WCF54G working in Z?
no one is going to do it?
how can I support someone, who have enough knowlege to compile/patch the driver?

best regards

cmpayc
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Yoru
post Jan 18 2006, 04:06 AM
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Hi!

No news about WCF54G working in Zaurus??
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agosine
post Jan 31 2006, 08:51 AM
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Has anyone managed to get WPA-PSK with AES (CCMP) working? I have a Dlink 660 wireless card, upgraded to firmware 1.7.4. Couldn't believe that it could be done right from my Zaurus, but it worked. Using a Linksys WRT54G wireless router. Any help would be appreciated.
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wsk
post Jun 23 2006, 01:40 PM
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Hello,

I've already asked about this before, but..

Has anyone been keeping track of this beast?
http://www.socketcom.com/product/WL6010-676.asp

Read the press release about it:
http://www.socketcom.com/about/press/read.asp?ID=188

It specifically mentions Linux support. I've sent the company an email asking about the status of any linux drivers and am awaiting a reply.

Hopefully, this is a card based on a chipset that has basic support. IT seems to be relatively (compared to cards like Ambicom's WL54-CF) low-power too.

Any thoughts anyone?

Kannan
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