[driverloader] Cisco 350 MiniPCI, WPA -- any success stories?

x-driverloader at hamachi.dyndns.org x-driverloader at hamachi.dyndns.org
Wed Sep 29 21:55:56 EDT 2004

On Wed, Sep 29, 2004 at 09:23:51AM +0000, Linuxant support (Jonathan) wrote:
> Hi,
> before you attempt to use WPA, please try with or without WEP to see if 
> you are able to connect and use your wireless interface.

I'm able to connect with no security or with WEP, but it seems flaky.
If the first thing I do is execute dhclient, it works OK.  But after
running dhclient, "iwlist wlan0 scanning" won't work (gives the same
error message about "Operation not supported").  If I kill dhclient
and restart it, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.  When things
go bad I see numerous error messages of the form "driverloader:
ndisSetInformation: 802_11_<whatever> st=<some error> ...".  Once this
happens the driver seems never to recover.  Sometimes the interface
will still transport data in this state (e.g., ping will still work).

It's still the case that the first "iwlist wlan0 scanning" works fine,
and then it immediately stops working.

> Since you have problems with the 'iwlist scanning' command, please try 
> with different versions of the Windows XP driver to see if there is a 
> difference.

You mean, older versions? I don't think older versions of this driver
support WPA.  Have you ever had a report of success with a ThinkPad
T30 and a Cisco 350 MiniPCI?  What driver was used?

I have an ACPI kernel; could this contribute to the problem?  I
juggled the interrupts around a little to get the wireless card on its
own interrupt so it didn't have to share, but this made no difference
that I could see.  Also booting with acpi=noirq and acpi=off didn't
seem to help either.

> If you require more assistance, please send at support at linuxant.com the 
> output of 'dumpdiag'. Type the following in a root shell:
> ---
> dldrconfig --dumpdiag
> ---
> Just send us the generated file located in /tmp 
> ('driverloaderdiag.txt'). It'll help us solve the problem.

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