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Jon_J

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Wpa, Hostap And Ambicom Wl1100c Problems
« on: October 01, 2007, 08:23:12 pm »
I've tried various suggestions in the "wifi-radar not working" thread, to no avail to get connected to my wireless router in pdaxii13
My ambicom card connects fine to this router with WPA in Cacko on my other Zaurus (C3100).
I have the later firmware
PRI 1.1.1
STA 1.8.0
I read a thread called "WPA help needed" and there was suggested to use hostap_diag to read the firmware version.
hostap_diag is part of hostap_utils (included in pdaxii13 5.4.9)
It was recommended (in that thread) to install hostap_driver_0.4.7 (I already have hostap_driver_0.4.7-3)
I inserted my card and ran hostap_diag wlan0
I get
------------------------------------------------------------------
host AP driver diagnostics information for wlan0

ioctl[PRISM2_IOCTL_HOSTAPD]: Operation not supported.
Could not communicate with the kernel driver
------------------------------------------------------------------
It should read like this:
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NICID: id=0x801b v1.0.0 (PRISM III PCMCIA (SST parallel flash))
PRIID: id=0x0015 v1.1.1
STAID: id=0x001f v1.8.0 (station firmware)
------------------------------------------------------------------
Someone else in that thread said he got his Ambicom card working after installing hostap_driver_0.4.7 from the beta3 feed.
The beta3 feed no longer exists.
Is my newer version of hostap_driver_0.4.7-3 somehow buggy and I need an older version from a now non-existent feed?
« Last Edit: October 01, 2007, 08:23:47 pm by Jon_J »
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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2007, 09:46:58 pm »
I installed hostapd_0.4.7-1 (this wasn't included in pdaxii13 sally)
when I issue the command
hostap_diag wlan0
I get
------------------------------------------------------------------
host AP driver diagnostics information for wlan0

ioctl[PRISM2_IOCTL_HOSTAPD]: No such device
Could not communicate with the kernel driver
------------------------------------------------------------------
C3100 Multiboot-->Angstrom 2007.12-r18 | Cacko 1.23 | ArchLinuxARM
C3200 pdaxii13v2-5.5-alpha4 Akita on NAND

Ambicom WL1100C-CF Wifi - Ambicom CF modem - Ambicom CF GPS - Belkin-F5D5050 USB LAN
Socket CF Bluetooth rev K - Iogear 4 port USB micro hub - pocket CF card reader
Targus mini USB optical mouse - 2 Targus SD card readers

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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2007, 09:56:32 pm »
What about trying wifi0 instead of wlan0? (Or even eth0...but that probably won't work).

Also, the beta 3 feed didn't disappear -- it's still here: http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distri...rus-Cxx00/feed/ Unless you meant some other beta 3 feed, of course...?
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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2007, 04:57:03 pm »
In pdaxii13 I had everything working just fine.

I created a wpa_supplicant.conf in /etc with just the bare essential information (after mv-ing the existing one)

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#/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
ctrl_interface_group=0
eapol_version=1
ap_scan=1
fast_reauth=1

network={
       ssid="MySSID"
       proto=WPA
       pairwise=TKIP
       psk=AC373C7C9925130F0734CA01D333485BF1001DD47F1D8F48B21AEC4F4A655C57
       priority=1
}

Then I installed the hostap 0.4.7 and wpa_supplicant 0.4.7 files.  I don't know why this was necessary, but there seems to be something wrong with the installed ones.

I used the LAN & Wifi applet to set up just the SSID for my network and then edited /etc/pcmcia/network.opts to add WPA="y" under my network. (I don't know if this is necessary.)

Then I set up my network in wifi-radar, forcing it to use wlan0, and specifying hostap under WPA and it all worked!

BUT.....

I had some sort of disaster and could not get any programs to work, so I tried restoring the Zaurus from the backup I had made a few days ago.   The backup wouldn't install - something wrong with initrd.bin

SO.....

I did a clean install of pdaXii13 5.4.9 and upgraded it to pdaXiiv2
wifi-radar now does not work. It gives:
Code: [Select]
Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "/usr/local/bin/wifi-radar", line 1580, in ?
         auto_profile_order = auto_profile_order.split(',')
AttributeError: 'list' object has no attribute 'split'
(I typed that, I hope it's exact :-)

AND NOW......

I can still get connected to my AP with the following commands:
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#ifconfig wlan0 up
#wpa_supplicant -Dhostap -iwlan0 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -B
#dhcpcd wlan0


I hope that helps you get connected.
If anyone can help me with getting wifi-radar to work, I'd be grateful.

Walt
C-3200, AmbiCom WL-1100C network card, pdaXii13V2

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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2007, 05:05:44 pm »
What version of wifi-radar did you install?
I had problems with wifi-radar_1.9.8-1 so I uninstalled it and installed wifi-radar_1.9.8-2 (this is on or near page 24 or 25 of the new packages announcements thread).

EDIT, I couldn't find wifi-radar_1.9.8-2 in the new packages announcements thread.
I'll look on meanie's feed.
It's here.
http://www.tyrannozaurus.com/feed/beta3/cu...-2_armv5tel.ipk

BTW, I got my wifi working, see this post.
" Wifi Probs, No Connection, Hostap Not Loading (fixed) I think I have a stable connection now"
https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?s=&...st&p=168420
« Last Edit: October 04, 2007, 05:23:03 pm by Jon_J »
C3100 Multiboot-->Angstrom 2007.12-r18 | Cacko 1.23 | ArchLinuxARM
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Ambicom WL1100C-CF Wifi - Ambicom CF modem - Ambicom CF GPS - Belkin-F5D5050 USB LAN
Socket CF Bluetooth rev K - Iogear 4 port USB micro hub - pocket CF card reader
Targus mini USB optical mouse - 2 Targus SD card readers