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TechMetal
I have trouble making a Planex 801.11b wireless card (GC-CF11X) to work on a C3000.
After installing the linux-wlan-ng_0.2.1pre26-c3000-1_arm.ipk package, the card gets detected on insertion and removal. But it never gets to associate even with a unprotected access point.

How can I debug and follow what actually happens from the moment I start a network connection?

The syslog file (attached below) seems to point out many errors but I can't determine which actually causes my connection to fail.

I'm out of ideas, any recommendations?
TechMetal
OK, I've managed make the wifi card working. The Zaurus doesn't seem to send any kind of DHCP request to my access point so the connection just times out and fails. Or maybe my access point doesn't recognize the request sent by the Z.
When I sniff network data on my access point (a Dell router running OpenWRT). I only see this:

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root@dhcppc0:~# tcpdump -vvv -i eth2 ether host 00:90:cc:bc:4b:b3
tcpdump: WARNING: eth2: no IPv4 address assigned
tcpdump: listening on eth2
00:17:13.523385 zaurus > Broadcast null xid/R: 01 00 len=0


Otherwise when I try to read wireless network data using my laptop I don't see anything sent by the Z.

If anykind of network sniffer is available on the Z, I can be able to see network data it sends, then maybe determine why DHCP doesn't work.
TechMetal
There's a new driver for the Planex card released by Sharp:
http://216.239.39.104/translate_c?hl=en&ie.../language_tools
eguy
How did you get the Planex card to work?

I've installed this using the cacko rom on a C3000. The Network configuration gui has never gotten the card working.

I did try this with the OpenZaurus rom and got it to work, so I know the card isn't defective.

I've dinked around with the files in /etc/wlan with no luck.
drnick
QUOTE(eguy @ Oct 6 2005, 10:35 PM)
How did you get the Planex card to work?

I've installed this using the cacko rom on a C3000.  The Network configuration gui has never gotten the card working. 

I did try this with the OpenZaurus rom and got it to work, so I know the card isn't defective. 

I've dinked around with the files in /etc/wlan with no luck.
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There seems to be a bazillion posts on this board about this card. I may beable to help i have a c3000 and Cacko1.23

If you use tetsu's 17h kernel that comes bundled with the Cacko Rom the card will not work.

The card works on the default sharp kernel with the driver package from sharp.

The card also works with both sharp rom and cacko if you are using the 18b kernel with the wlan-ng pre26 package.

So if you havent updated to the newest kernel with cacko you may be out of luck with the card. Update your kernel to 18b from tetsu site and see if it works. It maybe better if you started your re-flash from scratch in this order.

1) Flash to Sharp Rom 1.11JP with the card_update_3000111.exe from the sharp support site

2) Zero the device with option 3 -> 1 from the OK-on menu

3) Install Cacko 1.23 from bryandeluca's site.

4) Zero the device again

5) Flash to the 18b kernel

6) Install the kernel modules package for 18b

7) reboot

8) install the wlan-ng pre26 package

9) reboot

10) insert planex card

11) issue an lsmod from the terminal to see if the p80211 and prism2_cs modules are loaded. if not, modprobe them.

12) connect to your AP
eguy
I tracking down the special kernels from tetsu. 18b didn't seem to work - I always got a kernel panic when it booted. So I put on 18a with the kernel modules for 18a and the new wireless drivers and everything worked.

Thanks for the help drnick.
giuseppe
QUOTE(TechMetal @ Apr 28 2005, 05:00 AM)
There's a new driver for the Planex card released by Sharp:
http://216.239.39.104/translate_c?hl=en&ie.../language_tools
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This driver are for the sharp rom. I tried to install under openzaurus, but I couldn't. A lot of error got out. It seems that those drivers are for original sharp rom.
Regards
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