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Sad RoamAbout fails to initialize with new firmware 

Forum: PCMCIA Wireless Network Adapter Issues
Date: 2000, Apr 18
From: Chris Hanson <cph@zurich.ai.mit.edu>

I recently got a Cabletron RoamAbout DS card, which worked fine using the wvlan_cs driver from pcmcia-cs 3.1.14. As shipped, the card uses firmware version 4.0.

However, when I updated the card to firmware version 6.0 (file "RoamAbout-AP-60000-fw.zip" on Cabletron's web site), the GPL driver stopped working. The non-free driver, called "roamabout_cs", still works fine (I think that is a repackaged version of "wavelan2_cs").

The GPL driver fails with the following error messages:

Apr 17 09:46:42 ravna kernel: wvlan_cs: WaveLAN/IEEE PCMCIA driver v1.0.4
Apr 17 09:46:42 ravna kernel: wvlan_cs: (c) Andreas Neuhaus <andy@fasta.fh-dortmund.de>
Apr 17 09:46:42 ravna kernel: wvlan_cs: index 0x01: Vcc 5.0, irq 3, io 0x0100-0x013f
Apr 17 09:46:42 ravna kernel: wvlan_cs: Registered netdevice wvlan0
Apr 17 09:46:42 ravna kernel: wvlan_cs: Initialization failed!
Apr 17 09:46:48 ravna kernel: wvlan_cs: wvlan0 Tx timed out! Resetting card
Apr 17 09:46:48 ravna kernel: wvlan_cs: Initialization failed!
Apr 17 09:46:58 ravna kernel: wvlan_cs: wvlan0 Tx timed out! Resetting card
Apr 17 09:46:58 ravna kernel: wvlan_cs: Initialization failed!
Apr 17 09:47:08 ravna kernel: wvlan_cs: wvlan0 Tx timed out! Resetting card
Apr 17 09:47:08 ravna kernel: wvlan_cs: Initialization failed!
Apr 17 09:47:18 ravna kernel: wvlan_cs: wvlan0 Tx timed out! Resetting card
Apr 17 09:47:18 ravna kernel: wvlan_cs: Initialization failed!

Anyone seen this before? Got any clues as to what is going on?

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