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> [zubuntu] Wifi Card Ambicom Wl1100c Not Working Properly
bort_83
post May 3 2017, 04:58 AM
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Hi all,

i've a C-3000 running Zubuntu (kernel 2.6.26-omegamoon-spitz). I have some problem with WIFI card.

The device is a AmbiCom WL1100C 802.11b CF-Card 2.2

I can run kismet with

source=hostap,wlan0,wlan0

and kismet displays some ESSID including the one i try to connect using wpa_supplicant[i/].

I create [i]wpa_supplicant.conf
using wpa_passphrase command.

Then: wpa_supplicant -B -iwlan0 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -Dhostap

but i recive:
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ioctl[PRISM2_IOCTL_PRISM2_PARAM]: Invalid argument
ioctl[PRISM2_IOCTL_PRISM2_PARAM]: Operation not supported
ioctl[PRISM2_IOCTL_HOSTAPD]: Invalid argument
Failed to set encryption.
Card configuration failed.
ioctl[PRISM2_IOCTL_HOSTAPD]: Invalid argument
Failed to set encryption.
Card configuration failed.
ioctl[PRISM2_IOCTL_HOSTAPD]: Invalid argument
Failed to set encryption.
Card configuration failed.


I've also asked here: https://askubuntu.com/questions/911463/wpa-...11b-cf-card-2-2
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Varti
post May 3 2017, 05:43 AM
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Hi and welcome back!

Try changing the encryption protocol on the AP you're trying to connect to (WPA2, WPA, WEP and/or none) and see if it makes any difference. From what I have read, for some users the AmbiCom WL1100C supported WEP only, for others WPA too, it might depend on the revision of the firmware installed on the card.

Have you ever managed to successfully connect to a network in the past using that card? On the same AP, with the same, or different ROMs? Have you tried connecting to other APs, too?

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post May 3 2017, 07:00 AM
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QUOTE(Varti @ May 3 2017, 03:43 PM) *
Try changing the encryption protocol on the AP you're trying to connect to (WPA2, WPA, WEP and/or none) and see if it makes any difference. From what I have read, for some users the AmbiCom WL1100C supported WEP only, for others WPA too, it might depend on the revision of the firmware installed on the card.


Changed encryption to none but without success. WEP is not more available on AP.
Where i can find more info about revision compatibility?

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Have you ever managed to successfully connect to a network in the past using that card? On the same AP, with the same, or different ROMs? Have you tried connecting to other APs, too?


As far i can remember network card was working well with my past rom (pdaXii may be?) and WEP connectivity.

Any hints?
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bort_83
post May 3 2017, 07:29 AM
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Found here http://www.autistici.org/c0de/stuff/Debian-Zaurus.pdf that debian has some trouble with hostap and hostap_cs modules.

I'm trying to blacklist those modules...

now the device is seen as eth0

I'v done:

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iwconfig eth0 essid "mywifi"
iwconfig eth0 enc off
iwconfig eth0 mode managed
iwconfig eth0 nick zaurus
iwconfig eth0 key off


Then dhclient eth0 but returns:

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No support for INET on this system.
Can't create addrlist socket
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post May 3 2017, 06:25 PM
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Not get your hopes up as I never tried Zubuntu before but having the card picked up as eth0 means your blacklisting went too far.
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post May 3 2017, 08:53 PM
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Have read this page? OmegaMoon is the maintainer of Zubuntu.

http://www.omegamoon.com/blog/index.php?en...ry090823-223248
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post May 5 2017, 12:58 AM
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CODE
pccard: PCMCIA card inserted into slot 1
pcmcia: registering new device pcmcia1.0
ieee80211_crypt: registered algorithm 'NULL'
hostap_cs: setting Vcc=33 (constant)
Checking CFTABLE_ENTRY 0x01 (default 0x01)
IO window settings: cfg->io.nwin=1 dflt.io.nwin=1
io->flags = 0x0046, io.base=0x0000, len=64
hostap_cs: Registered netdevice wifi0
pcmcia: request for exclusive IRQ could not be fulfilled.
pcmcia: the driver needs updating to supported shared IRQ lines.
hostap_cs: index 0x01: , irq 169, io 0xc4840000-0xc484003f
prism2_hw_init: initialized in 200 ms
wifi0: NIC: id=0x800c v1.0.0
wifi0: PRI: id=0x15 v1.0.7
wifi0: STA: id=0x1f v1.3.6
wifi0: defaulting to bogus WDS frame as a workaround for firmware bug in Host AP mode WDS
wifi0: registered netdevice wlan0
orinoco 0.15 (David Gibson <hermes@gibson.dropbear.id.au>, Pavel Roskin <proski@gnu.org>, et al)
orinoco_cs 0.15 (David Gibson <hermes@gibson.dropbear.id.au>, Pavel Roskin <proski@gnu.org>, et al)


The firmware is quite obsolete.. i'll try to upgrade.

EDIT: I'm tryin the upgrade and download the firmware but my zaurus doesn't have hostap-utils as described on omegamoon blog. :-(
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post May 5 2017, 08:44 PM
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You want to try this card on ArchLinuxARM. I can not guarantee it will work, but it may be worth the try. On Arch you need to blacklist orinico_cs otherwise hostap_cs will not load. Looking at your log you may want to try this too.
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post May 11 2017, 04:26 AM
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QUOTE(greguu @ May 6 2017, 06:44 AM) *
You want to try this card on ArchLinuxARM. I can not guarantee it will work, but it may be worth the try. On Arch you need to blacklist orinico_cs otherwise hostap_cs will not load. Looking at your log you may want to try this too.


I'm giving a try to ALARM biggrin.gif
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post May 12 2017, 03:03 PM
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FWIW, I have the same Ambicom card and I got it working with ALARMZ..........

Haven't used my Zaurus for about 6 months, so, can provide much more input now.

But it should work as I recall per greg's input.....
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