I am having problems getting my wireless network module working. I ran the hotplug script when i first attempted to get this working. The difference with the multiport card, is that to initially enable the device one must enable it by pressing, function(Fn)+F2.
When i enable the device with this key press i notice that the prism2_usb module is loaded via lsmod.
prism2_usb 76932 0 p80211 32272 1 prism2_usb
When i researched the module needed for this multiport device, there are many different opinions on compaq multiports, as well as many problems with them. The Orinocco modules and and Prism modules were mentioned as "working" modules(via hp linux forums/googling/mailing lists).
I assumed that the prism modules were the correct ones to use, since they are loaded when the device is enabled(i assumed these modules were selected by hotplug). Maybe this is where I am wrong, but moving on.
I then downloaded the wirelesstools package so that i can utilize the command iwconfig, and to help with wlan devices.
Im very new to arch-linux, so I dont know where to go at this point. The wireless networking does not work with this module loaded.
lo no wireless extensions. sit0 no wireless extensions. eth0 no wireless extensions. wlan0 no wireless extensions.
wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:00:00:00:00:00 BROADCAST NOTRAILERS MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
I do think something is wrong with the module maybe, because of the fact that no hardware address is represented. I could be wrong being that im new to arch/linux. But again I do not know how the multiport modules from compaq work.
Starting WLAN Devices: FATAL: Module wlan0 not found. FATAL: Module wlan0 not found. message=lnxreq_ifstate ifstate=fwload resultcode=implementation_failure prism2dl: No such device load_cardpda failed, exiting. Unknown prism2 hardware type (), assuming SSF Processing PDR file: /tmp/prism2_ssf.pda prism2dl: No such device Couldn't fetch PRI-SUP info Warning: RAM load only, PDA changes will NOT be written to flash. Reading S-record file /etc/wlan//prism2_pm.hex... NIC ID: 0 v0.0.0 MFI ID: 0 v0 0->0 CFI ID: 0 v0 0->0 PRI ID: 0 v0 0->0 Version: ID 0x15 1.1.2 Compat: Role 0 Id 0x3 v2 4->4 Compat: Role 0x1 Id 0x2 v2 1->1 Seq: 0 Platform: ID 0x800e 1.0.0 Platform: ID 0x8015 1.0.0 Platform: ID 0x8019 1.0.0 Platform: ID 0x801d 1.0.0 Platform: ID 0x8024 1.0.0 prism2dl: warning: Failed to find PDR for plugrec 0x0003. prism2dl: warning: Failed to find PDR for plugrec 0x0005. prism2dl: warning: Failed to find PDR for plugrec 0x0006. prism2dl: warning: Failed to find PDR for plugrec 0x0007. prism2dl: warning: Failed to find PDR for plugrec 0x0008. prism2dl: warning: Failed to find PDR for plugrec 0x0402. prism2dl: warning: Failed to find PDR for plugrec 0x0403. prism2dl: warning: Failed to find PDR for plugrec 0x0404. prism2dl: warning: Failed to find PDR for plugrec 0x0408. prism2dl: warning: Failed to find PDR for plugrec 0x0001. prism2dl: No such device prism2dl: writeimage()->do_ioctl() failed w/ result=19, aborting download prism2dl: Failed to ramwrite image data for /etc/wlan//prism2_pm.hex, exiting. prism2dl: No such device load_cardpda failed, exiting. Firmware failed to load for device wlan0
This makes me further the thought of the module not being correct, because the wlan0 device is not even recognized.
Now that I think the module is wrong I rmmod the modules Ithat were loaded when powering on the device.(prism2_usb/p80211). I then load the orinoco modules via modprobe orinoco.
orinoco 44428 0 hermes 8320 1 orinoco
lo no wireless extensions. sit0 no wireless extensions. eth0 no wireless extensions.
Starting WLAN Devices: FATAL: Module wlan0 not found. FATAL: Module wlan0 not found. Error: Device wlan0 does not seem to be present. Make sure you've inserted the appropriate modules or that your modules.conf file contains the appropriate aliase(s).
I do have to most recent wlan-ng26 drivers: wlancfg version: 0.2.1-pre21
I tried to figure out the exact chipset but I had no luck with this, since the multiport device is on a usb hub/uses usb. So this device was not listed in lspic, and I have the ohci-hcd module loaded via rc.conf.
I also have included the line, wlan0="dhcp" n INTERFACES=(lo eth0 wlan0), in my rc.conf.
Which brings me here, with no idea of what to try to do. I hope I have included enough information. If anyone needs any more information I will gladly provide it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
i0m also relatively newbie for wireless, but at least i have mine working
what i wonder about your config, is, why do you use wlan0 ?
i myself have eth0 (normal, using e100), eth1 (firewire), eth2 (wireless, using orinoco_pci) and it seems to work like this:
(what is managed for you with hotplug, hopefully)
using all options needed for the net i want to login
and then it works simply
so i have nowhere wlan0, but i don't use hotplug for this
anyone knowning more feel free to correct me :-)
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