From: Steve Wormley <wormley@io...> - 2001-01-14 00:43:02
I've been working to get my Lucent Orinoco Gold on the Compaq iPAQ(linux) to
talk to the Cisco 340 on my Laptop.
I've gotten the Lucent card seemingly happy and working in IBSS mode.(Newest
firmware and drivers.)
The Cisco is also configured for IBSS/AdHoc as well as having the same SSID.
(Newest firmware and drivers.)
Pings sent from the Cisco side, make it to the Lucent side and are
returned(as it looks from counters) however they never make it to the IP
layer on the Cisco side on receipt. The error counter that's being
incremented is HmacRxDiscard on the Cisco card. And the status being returned
from interrupts that appear to occur from these packets is
So, where in this twisted chain of wireless could the problem lie and what
else should I be checking?
From: Douglas S. J. De Couto <decouto@lc...> - 2001-02-17 16:19:47
i saw your post on the aironet linux driver email list
i too am trying to get the ieee-compliant ad-hoc mode working on an
ipaq, using linux. i have been unable to get the newest wavelan
driver to work on the ipaq. the ipaq distro and handhelds.org
includes v1.0.4 of the wvlan_cs.c driver, which works fine in managed
mode, but as i am sure you know, does not support the ieee-compliant
ad-hoc mode on the wavelans with new firmware. (e.g. firmware v6.16)
i have built and installed the wvlan_cs.c v1.0.6 driver on my ipaq,
but cannot get it work, even in managed mode. the ipaq can receive
packets fine, but the card is not sending packets right. i.e. the
driver is sending packets, the light on the card blinks, but no-one
(e.g. my laptop) can receive the packets. i have also verified
packets are being sent using netstat and debugging statements in the
right now i am trying to back-port the new ad-hoc mode support into
the v1.0.4 driver, i haven't gotten it to work yet, but i haven't
broken the managed mode support at least...
my other option is to use a cisco card on the ipaq. i built and
installed the aironet driver, but it isn't working right... the card
is able to contact a dhcp server and set up the network params, but
then the network does not work, e.g. for pings.
i have not even tried ad-hoc mode yet.
i think we are in the same situation... except it is not clear to me:
have you successfully used the new wavelan driver managed mode? when
you say ``newest driver'' what version do you mean? what firmware?
> incremented is HmacRxDiscard on the Cisco card. And the status being
> from interrupts that appear to occur from these packets is
i wonder what HmacRxDiscard means? i suppose the packet that is
received is corrupted, but in what way?
Douglas S. J. De Couto decouto@...