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Jon_J
post May 30 2007, 07:45 AM
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I have been trying to diagnose why WPA doesn't work with my Ambicom Wifi card.
When I plug it in and use the cards applet on the taskbar, I have gotten conflicting descriptions for my Wifi card in pdaxii13.

The first version of pdaxii13, that I used back in February showed my Ambicom card as:
Z-com XI300 WLAN
With my current version (5.4.3) of pdaxii13, this card is identified in the cards applet as:
MA701 Wireless CF Card

On my Cacko Zaurus, this card has always been correctly identified as:
Ambicom WL1100C 802.11b CF-card

What is going on here? Is this one of many reasons I cannot get WPA working for my Ambicom card?
Where can this setting be found?

Thank you,
Jon
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Capn_Fish
post May 30 2007, 10:19 AM
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I don't think it matters hat it's called, so long as the right driver is being loaded.
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walts
post Aug 16 2007, 04:24 PM
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I wonder if this issue has been solved?

I got my AmbiCon WL1100 running fine on pdaXii13 (Sally) on my C1000. In fact I was so happy about it that I upgraded to a C3200, and installed Sally, then used the disk image from Spitz to update the hard drive. I generally took all of the defaults in the Install.

Then I set up the wi-fi card as outlined here.

Now, the card is being identified as a MA701 Wireless CF card by the boot routines and the card applet, but cardctl ident correctly identifies the card as an AmbiCom WL1100C, which is how I have it set up in the config files.

Unfortunately, the MA701 is somehow loading the orinoco drivers rather than hostap, and the card isn't working; furthermore, I can find no reference to a MA701 in /etc/pcmcia/*.conf. I tried using wifi-radar to change the driver, but that doesn't seem to work either.

Can anyone tell me where the reference to this card is, so I can either delete it or change the driver specification? Can anyone tell me why the conflicting ID and how to fix it the "correct way"?

TIA

Walt
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Meanie
post Aug 16 2007, 11:00 PM
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QUOTE(walts @ Aug 17 2007, 10:24 AM)
I wonder if this issue has been solved?

I got my AmbiCon WL1100 running fine on pdaXii13 (Sally) on my C1000.  In fact I was so happy about it that I upgraded to a C3200, and installed Sally, then used the disk image from Spitz to update the hard drive.  I generally took all of the defaults in the Install.

Then I set up the wi-fi card as outlined here.

Now, the card is being identified as a MA701 Wireless CF card by the boot routines and the card applet, but cardctl ident correctly identifies the card as an AmbiCom WL1100C, which is how I have it set up in the config files.

Unfortunately, the MA701 is somehow loading the orinoco drivers rather than hostap, and the card isn't working; furthermore, I can find no reference to a MA701 in /etc/pcmcia/*.conf.  I tried using wifi-radar to change the driver, but that doesn't seem to work either.

Can anyone tell me where the reference to this card is, so I can either delete it or change the driver specification?  Can anyone tell me why the conflicting ID and how to fix it the "correct way"?

TIA

Walt
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it is in /etc/pcmcia/config

please provide the output of cardctrl ident in order for me to update the config
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post Aug 16 2007, 11:17 PM
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The card applet in pdaXii13 has always shown my Ambicom as an MA701. It has worked just fine, though. Maybe this info will be of some use in sorting the problem?

cardctl ident
Socket 0:
product info: "AmbiCom", "WL1100C 802.11b CF-Card", "2.2"
manfid: 0xd601, 0x0002
function: 6 (network)
Socket 1:
product info: "", "", ""
manfid: 0x000a, 0x0000
function: 4 (fixed disk)
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post Aug 17 2007, 06:05 AM
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QUOTE(Meanie @ Aug 17 2007, 07:00 AM)
it is in /etc/pcmcia/config

please provide the output of cardctrl ident in order for me to update the config
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Here is is:
Socket 0:
product info: "AmbiCom", "WL1100C 802.11b CF-Card", "2.2"
manfid: 0xd601, 0x0002
function: 6 (network)


The problem seems to be that the MA701 is listed with the same manfid, but the orinoco drivers. Adding the appropriate entry to /etc/pcmcia/config and commenting out the MA701 entry, then re-booting, seems to have fixed the problem.


Thanks!

Walt
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Meanie
post Aug 18 2007, 01:11 AM
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QUOTE(walts @ Aug 18 2007, 12:05 AM)
QUOTE(Meanie @ Aug 17 2007, 07:00 AM)

it is in /etc/pcmcia/config

please provide the output of cardctrl ident in order for me to update the config
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Here is is:
Socket 0:
product info: "AmbiCom", "WL1100C 802.11b CF-Card", "2.2"
manfid: 0xd601, 0x0002
function: 6 (network)


The problem seems to be that the MA701 is listed with the same manfid, but the orinoco drivers. Adding the appropriate entry to /etc/pcmcia/config and commenting out the MA701 entry, then re-booting, seems to have fixed the problem.


Thanks!

Walt
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That's exactly the problem. I have the NetGear MA701 which has the same manfid and it works only with the orinoco driver and not the hostap so the config can only be made to work for one of the card and break the other.

I am attaching an updated config file which hopefully might make both cards work. This one works for the Netgear MA701, and needs to be tested to see if it can also make the Ambicom work at the same time.

Please someone with the Ambicom test with this config file and let me know of the result.
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Attached File  config.zip ( 11.47K ) Number of downloads: 18
 
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