I finally got my Asus wl100g working (including 128bits wep), but after working for about 5 to 10 minutes the computer just stops responding.
The only remedy at that point is to make cold boot.
Im working with an older compaq armada laptop, with a PCMCIA Asus wl100g.
Kernel version is 2.4.23 with pcmcia support ...
Several of us have these problems as well. I tried to reproduce this behaviour on a non-x text console (using lynx to browse), but there it seems to work fine.
I was hoping to see a kernel panic message or some other error output.
The other thing i'm not sure about is whether or not this
instability produces itself without user input. that is, if i don't touch the keyboard or
mouse or request network data, will the system freeze?
The same happens to me.
I was trying to play music from an NFS server and I had to eject the card every time to go on. I hadn't noticed it until then because I only was testing that I could connect, ping a browse a while.
An important thing: whilst I could not ping, ssh, etc, I could do iwlist sca and find the available APs.
on my system it only seems to freeze when requesting nework data, and only in x-windows too.
i've been testing this issue and am pretty certain now that it only occurs when there's network activity in the x-window system.
has everyone with this problem also had the "unresolved symbol flush_tlb_all" problem?
i'm using the latest gentoo sources (kernel 2.4.20), without SMP.
This morning I had the bright idea to get the cd and to a clean install.
Currently Im running with the default kernel (shipped on the RH 9 cd) and only the ndiswrapper. No additional stuff like pcmcia_cs etc.
Now it seems to be stable ... File which I could get via the network yesterday are no problem anymore ...
So it might have something to do with the way the kernel is compiled. I had the flush_tlb_all problem as well and just removed that entry from one of the files (As suggested on one of the message board entries) ...
I will keep you updated ...
PS It had nothing to do with X. I could boot my system in text mode and do nothing, just wait 10 minutes and it was completle hanging ...
this problem got solved with an upgrade to the 2.6.9-test11 kernel and the latest cvs version.