I saw this post of yours on the gumstix help forum:
From: <thomas.cooksey <at> bt.com>
Subject: Re: Best CF Card (WIFI)
Date: 2006-09-06 09:18:15 GMT (46 weeks, 1 day, 20 hours and 56 minutes
I also have a D-Link DCF-660W working. It should be noted however that
(according to Dabs) D-Link have discontinued that card. Apparently
there's no demand for WiFi CF cards as most palmtops these days come
with wifi built in. If you def. want a CF card then get it quick as
suppliers won't be getting in any more stock.=20
I also have a Linksys WCF54G card which _doesn't_ work and there are no
plans (certainly by the Orinoco developers) to support it.
I was hoping you could help me getting my D-Link DCF-660W working! I'm
trying to get it to connect to an 802.11b/g access point running a
purely open channel (no WEP/WPA/etc). I've confirmed that the DCF-660W
firmware is 1.7.4.
My '/etc/network/interfaces' looks like:
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
pre-up iwconfig wlan0 mode Managed
pre-up iwconfig wlan0 ap XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX
Where 'XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX' is the MAC address of my access point. I've
confirmed that a wifistix can connect to this access point - it does,
SWEETLY. My DCF-660W on the other hand just sits there with its
connection LED light blinking endlessly.
Any thoughts would be most appreciated.
First, try configuring it using iwconfig before putting commands in
interfaces as it's quicker to try different things. As for your error,
try setting the SSID rather than the ap's MAC. Also, the order in which
things are set sometimes matters too. I.e. try setting the SSID before
putting it in Managed mode etc. You could also try setting the channel.
I suspect your channel is set wrong and as you're only specifying the
access point's MAC, the card doesn't know it needs to change it. If you
use the SSID, I think it will automatically select the right channel for