On Wed, 25 Oct 2006 09:38:04 -0400, fire-eyes <sgtphou@...>
> I am having a very irritating problem with the wireless driver and card
> above. Sometimes, but not all the times, it gets into this phase where
> the wireless drops, comes back, drops, comes back (etc) and eventually I
> start seeing this in kernel logs:
> ipw2200: Firmware error detected. Restarting.
> Unloading and reloading the module does not stop the issue, when it has
> begun. I have done some searching, and the typical advice is to make
> sure hardware crypto is off, by loading it like so:
> modprobe -v ipw2200 hwcrypto=0
> However this never stops it, or even causes it to calm down a bit.
> The most frustrating thing, is that this does not happen all the time. I
> use multiple wireless networks. All of them wide open, except for one,
> which was mine at home with WPA. That AP since bricked (warning: avoid
> LInksys WRT54G v5's, i'm not the only one this happened to) so I can no
> loner test. But when I used it, i saw the same things as I am describing
Hope that you get a more useful response.... FWIW, I Had precisely these
symptoms on my Sony 2200 laptop - and can't tell you why - but it is rock
sold now. I think there were two things going on:
1. This might be a "kill" switch? Some of my problems were certainly due
to the kill switch. I finally noticed that the little wireless LEDs were
off. I had turned them off while using the windows OS - given that it is
susceptable to the wonderful new driver attacks - and had failed to turn
it on when booting up hardened Linux (which I believe is NOT susectable to
the driver buffer overflows).
2. I also suggest a step by step walk-through of the following page (check
your kernel config).
P.S. Contrary to their suggestion, I emerged the latest driver/firmware
Newbie. (HTH; good luck.)
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