Access Point and the ipw2200-ap driver

  • Michael Levine

    Michael Levine - 2006-03-21

    Hi, first off if this isn't the best place to ask for help please redirect me.

    I am using the ipw2200-ap driver on a IXP425 platform. I am having some problems with my windows XP laptop, I can see the SSID of the ipw2200, but when I click on it I cannot connect to it. I am not running any security at all. One thing I saw that was curious is the output of iwconfig eth2

    eth2      IEEE 802.11g  ESSID:"HD-STAREAST-AP1" 
              Mode:Master  Channel:11  Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00 
              Bit Rate:0kb/s   Tx-Power=20 dBm  
              RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Encryption key:off
              Power Management:off
              Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
              Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
              Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

    Also, if i leave the driver up for a while I see this error.

    ***** FATAL ERROR **************************************************
    ipw2200: Firmware error detected.  Restarting.
    ipw2200: Start IPW Error Log Dump:
    ipw2200: Status: 0x000000A0, Config: 00000303
    ipw2200: ERROR_DINOSTATUS_ERROR 440047253 0x00016120  0x0000738c  0x00003ff4  0x00000428  0x00000041
    ipw2200: ERROR_DMA_STATUS 440047257 0x00026e00  0x00026e10  0x01540001  0x00000000  0x00000000
    ipw2200: ERROR_DMA_STATUS 440047261 0x00027400  0x00027540  0x00540001  0x00000000  0x00000001
    ipw2200: ERROR_DMA_STATUS 440047265 0x00027000  0x00027150  0x00540000  0x9c6a4200  0x00000002
    ipw2200: ERROR_DMA_STATUS 440047268 0x00408000  0x00408000  0x30408200  0x00000082  0x00000003
    notification type = 20 (104 bytes)

    • Michael Levine

      Michael Levine - 2006-03-21


      ip link set eth2 up!

      still get the firmware errors but there is a bug in bughost on that...

    • Zhou Zhi

      Zhou Zhi - 2006-08-28

      I encounter the same problem now. I have loaded all the drivers and firmwares to a ixp425 platform. The linux is ucLinux 2.6.12.
      Who can tell me how to make my board work as an AP? Many thanks!


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