netgear ma311 recognized but not working on Debian testing

netgear ma311 recognized but not working on Debian testing

Post by dav » Sun, 02 Mar 2003 04:54:50



I just got a netgear ma311 wireless network card and, after compiling
a 2.4.20 kernel with the necessary hermes PCI/PCMCIA drivers (and just
about every other wireless driver I could find, for that matter), I
got my Debian testing system to recognize it. However, I can't get it
to actually do anything useful (I'm using my 3com wired card to post
this).

I really have no clue what I'm doing, but there're a couple things
that I suspect might be the problem. First of all, after I bought it
and opened the box, I realized that it stated in several places that
it required a PIII and PCI 2.2 (I have a Dell PII 233 that I bought
back in late 1997). I'm not sure when PCI 2.2 came out, but if it's
fairly new, my machine might not support it.

The second thing is what it says when I run iwconfig (the part about
version 14 and v. 15 and things being broken):

# iwconfig      
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

Warning: Driver for device eth1 has been compiled with version 14
of Wireless Extension, while this program is using version 15.
Some things may be broken...

eth1      IEEE 802.11-DS  ESSID:""  Nickname:"Prism  I"
          Mode:Managed  Channel:-160  Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00
          Bit Rate:11Mb/s   Tx-Power=15 dBm   Sensitivity:1/3  
          Retry min limit:8   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality:0/92  Signal level:-68 dBm  Noise level:-122
dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

I'm not sure what versions are being refered to there. Here's some
more info that might be helpful in troubleshooting:

# dpkg -l wireless-tools inux-wlan-ng
+++-==============-==============-============================================
ii  wireless-tools 25-2           Tools for manipulating Linux
Wireless Extens
ii  linux-wlan-ng  0.1.15-1       utilities for wireless prism2 cards

and the pertinent dmsg section:


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PCI: Found IRQ 10 for device 00:0d.0
Detected Orinoco/Prism2 PCI device at 00:0d.0, mem:0xF5200000 to
0xF5200FFF -> 0
xce816000, irq:10
Reset done......................................................................
................................................................................
................................................................................
..............;
Clear Reset.....................................................................
................................................................................
................................................................................
................................................................................
................................................................................
................................................................................
...........................;
pci_cor : reg = 0x0 - 21D - 1EB
eth1: Station identity 001f:0006:0001:0003
eth1: Looks like an Intersil firmware version 1.03
eth1: Ad-hoc demo mode supported
eth1: IEEE standard IBSS ad-hoc mode supported
eth1: WEP supported, 104-bit key
eth1: MAC address [MAC address removed by paranoid poster]
eth1: Station name "Prism  I"
eth1: ready

Any ideas? Anything at all would probably be helpful.

TIA

 
 
 

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