[driverloader] Netgear WG511 TX errors

Matt Soccio soccio at fast-mail.org
Tue Sep 21 21:55:29 EDT 2004

I have a Netgear WG511, that works under windows.  I am able to load the
driverloader module with the wg511v2700 XP drivers under Debian Sarge
with 2.6.7 custom kernel and it lights the card up, however I can't get
a default route or transmit any packets.  iwlist
ap/accesspoints/scanning all show my AP and it's essid, channel, signal
strength, etc, but iwconfig gives me 0's for signal, quality, and
noise.  Any attempt to send packets (ping, www, etc) starts piling up TX
errors according to ifconfig.  Using route to check that my gateway is
working just hangs.

I have been over and over my settings on my AP and in
/etc/network/interfaces.  Because I can't send packets, DHCP will not
work, but even with static assignment, I can't transmit.  My onboard
ethernet works fine with the AP/router and can DHCP and such.

Anyone else have problems with a brand new wg511?  



from dmesg:
usbcore: deregistering driver driverloader
driverloader: stack=8192/60/0
usbcore: registered new driver driverloader
driverloader: eth1 license status: INVALID
eth1: WPA, AES, TKIP, WEP128, WEP64 supported
eth1: NETGEAR WG511 54 Mbps Wireless PC Card at 0000:07:00.0 (MAC
address 00:09:5B:EC:82:33) ready
eth1: New link status: Disconnected (0002)

from iwlist ap:
eth1      Peers/Access-Points in range:
    00:09:5B:DB:41:A8 : Quality:100/100  Signal level=-55 dBm  Noise
level:-154 dBm
from iwconifg eth1:
eth1      IEEE 802.11-DS  ESSID:"wlan"  Nickname:"unknown"
          Mode:Managed  Bit Rate=54Mb/s   Tx-Power=32 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

after pinging my AP:
--- ping statistics ---
7 packets transmitted, 0 received, +4 errors, 100% packet loss, time
, pipe 3

and ifconfig then shows:
eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:09:5B:EC:82:33
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
	  RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
	  TX packets:0 errors:51 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
	  collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
	  RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

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