wireless

Andrew Thompson thompsa at FreeBSD.org
Sun Jun 24 22:18:51 UTC 2007


On Sun, Jun 24, 2007 at 10:13:56PM +0200, Nicolai Petri (lists) wrote:
> 
> >>In short, ipw doesn't seem to work at all for me anymore.  It worked
> >>okay in 6-stable with an occasional hiccup, but upon upgrading to
> >>current it doesn't seem to be doing anything.  It doesn't even try to
> >>scan; it just sits there on channel 1 with "no carrier".  "ifconfig list
> >>scan" shows nothing.  Manually setting the SSID/channel doesn't do
> >>anything either (it remains on channel 1).
> >>
> >>Sometimes "ifconfig scan" does nothing, sometimes it results in a panic.
> >
> >I'm not sure how well ipw got tested while the changes were in p4.
> >We'll need to test again now that code has been merged to CVS.  I'll try
> >to look at this weekend if noone else beats me to it.
> >
> >	Sam
> Hi Sam,
> 
> Apparently the ipw stuff has very severe problems (read is useless) on 
> my machine - it worked perfect before the p4 merge and now it cannot 
> associate to my unencrypted 802.11b network. I have all the required 
> modules loaded and I can do an "InstaPanic" by doing ifconfig ipw0 scan 
> or ifconfig ipw0 chanlist 1-11.
> The latter example I'm not sure is a valid option but it should 
> definately not result in a instant panic().
> I tried a backtrace on my kernel dump but it seemed messed up and useless.
> 
> If you have any patches I can test them out if needed.

I have an ipw card ready to test and will be sorting this out in the
next few days. I am just updating iwi and unfortunately only have one
minipci slot.

I will forward patches for testing when they are ready.


cheers,
Andrew


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