#1 radio switch for Acer Travelmate 291LMi

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2004-05-29
2004-05-24
Lutz Klinkhardt
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Hello,

I try to get my WLAN up and running on my Acer
Travelmate 291LMi. I use
- SuSE 9.1
- ipw2100 driver

When I start WLAN dmesg says "associated" but
immediately after that it says "Association lost" and "RF
Kill state changed to radio OFF".

I'm not sure whether
- the driver does not yet work correctly
or
- the radio switch is actually turned off.

I checked according to the README.ipw2100 and found
out that the notebook has "Insyde Software MobilePRO
BIOS" which is supposedly compatible to Packard Bell.
I tried running the module "pbe5". dmesg says:
May 11 21:57:11 linux kernel: pbe5: Radio turned ON
but it has no effect on the WLAN.

(Of course I turned the physical switch to ON.)

Of course, I would like to help. What do I need to do?

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dmesg:
May 23 22:23:40 linux kernel: SFW2-OUT-IPv6_PROHIB IN=
OUT=eth1
SRC=0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000
DST=ff02:0000:0
May 23 22:23:40 linux kernel: SFW2-OUT-IPv6_PROHIB IN=
OUT=eth1
SRC=0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000
DST=ff02:0000:0
May 23 22:23:40 linux kernel: SFW2-OUT-IPv6_PROHIB IN=
OUT=eth1
SRC=0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000
DST=ff02:0000:0
May 23 22:23:40 linux kernel: SFW2-OUT-IPv6_PROHIB IN=
OUT=eth1
SRC=fe80:0000:0000:0000:020c:f1ff:fe1e:563d
DST=ff02:0000:0
May 23 22:23:40 linux kernel: ipw2100: Associated with
'any' at 11Mbps,
channel 1
May 23 22:23:40 linux kernel: eth1: Association lost.
May 23 22:23:40 linux kernel: eth1: RF Kill state changed to
radio OFF.
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May 23 22:23:40 linux kernel: SFW2-OUT-IPv6_PROHIB IN=
OUT=eth1
SRC=fe80:0000:0000:0000:020c:f1ff:fe1e:563d
DST=ff02:0000:0

Discussion

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    This is probably a new software switch type. Could you find
    out which program activates the wireless radio in windows
    and provide it so that people can disassemble it? You should
    be looking for something like wbutton.exe, wbutton.sys,
    *hk*.exe, *hk*.sys. My PBE5 had just an icon.exe executable
    which stayed in the system tray and displayed a cross when i
    deactivated the wireless with the Fn+F1 combination.

     
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    Resolved! See 961011 (user acerhk.ko)

     
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