Hi guys, this is my first post to this list, so excuse my lack of prior
knowledge here. I've tried using the zd1211b driver to get my X-Micro
802.11a/b/g USB adapter (vendor:device ID is 0ace:1215) working in an old
Apple G3 powermac.
I had it working intermittently for a while after setting the -B revision
flag in the makefile, then building and installing the driver module.
However, it would periodically stop responding, and trying ifdown/ifup on
the interface would hang for long periods of time, presumably waiting on
something (I tried running ifup with ltrace, but I didn't really understand
what was supposed to be happening).
The dongle seems to get into a brain-damaged state, dropping packets, like
PING 192.168.11.1 (192.168.11.1) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 192.168.11.1: icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=11.1 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.11.1: icmp_seq=5 ttl=64 time=13.0 ms
--- 192.168.11.1 ping statistics ---
23 packets transmitted, 2 received, 91% packet loss, time 22562ms
The kernel log looks like this:
Jun 25 23:19:54 localhost kernel: [41858.531632]
Jun 25 23:19:56 localhost kernel: [41860.310368] zd1211:Pure B-Mode
Jun 25 23:19:57 localhost kernel: [41860.990296] zd1211:Pure B-Mode
Jun 25 23:19:57 localhost kernel: [41861.157279] zd1211:STA_ASSOCIATED with
Jun 25 23:21:13 localhost kernel: [41936.728137]
Jun 25 23:21:14 localhost kernel: [41938.509883] zd1211:Pure B-Mode
Jun 25 23:21:15 localhost kernel: [41938.676882] zd1211:STA_ASSOCIATED with
And here's iwconfig's output:
wlan0 802.11b/g NIC ESSID:"Ouroboros"
Mode:Managed Frequency=2.442 GHz Access Point: 00:07:40:C4:3C:13
Bit Rate:11 Mb/s
Retry:off RTS thr=2432 B Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:****-****-****-****-****-****-** Security
Link Quality=84/100 Signal level=46/100 Noise level=0/100
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:186
Tx excessive retries:82667 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
If you guys have some ideas what's happening here or how to debug better,
I'd really appreciate it.
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