disclaimer: answers are based on what I remember, they should be fairly accurate.
> of messages. The last messages were as follows: > > zd1211: Mixed Mode > zd1211: AllowedChannel = 000007ff > zd1211: LinkLEDn = 200 > AllowedChannel = 000107ff > Region: 48 > zd1205: (exit) zd1205_config, /usr/src/zd1211-driver-r71/src/zd1205.c > line 2597 > zd1205: (exit) zd1205_config, /usr/src/zd1211-driver-r71/src/zd1205.c > line 8555 > > Is mixed mode okay? > AFAICT it means the stick can connect to either 802.11B or 802.11G networks. It should be possible to change it with one of the iwpriv commands. > Are the last two messages in any way problematic? > No, they show the 'zd1205_config' function has ended. > Now I entered iwlist wlan0 scan. The output was: > > wlan0 Interface doesn't support scanning. > > Why this? Is this because the interface wasn't brought up yet with > ifconfig wlan0 up? > Yes, bringing up the interface also "activates" the hardware. In the down state some configuration may be possible, but the hardware isn't fully functional. > Now I entered exactly this: ifconfig wlan0 up. The kernel output this: > > ... > ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready > ... > > zd1211: STA_ASSOCIATED with 00:01:f4:5b:a6:3b > ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan0: link becomes ready > > Why is the link not ready first? > My guess is because there is no association / connection to an AP, so there's not any kind of link either. > Why are there so many “Mixed Mode” > entries? Don't know, maybe there's one entry for each channel scanned, see below. > ... > Error for wireless request "Set Frequency" (8B04) : > SET failed on device wlan0 ; Invalid argument. > ... > Is it normal that the ESSID, frequency and access point settings are made > automatically? On http://zd1211.ath.cx/ I'm told that I shall set the > ESSID manually. > > Later I had the situation that iwlist wlan0 scan worked, i.e., showed me > the correct data about my WLAN. Surprisingly, I was not able to establish > a link but the problem of ever-changing frequencies occured. Is this a bug > in the driver? Or a problem with the hardware? > In managed mode the stick seems to do some automatic scanning. It seems to iterate over the available channels till it finds a network that matches the iwconfig settings (mainly the ESSID is my guess) and tries to connect to that. Maybe it's not possible to set the channel/frequency in managed mode because the driver/hardware tries to find an appropriate channel by itself. ------------------------------------------------------- This SF.Net email is sponsored by xPML, a groundbreaking scripting language that extends applications into web and mobile media. Attend the live webcast and join the prime developer group breaking into this new coding territory! http://sel.as-us.falkag.net/sel?cmd=lnk&kid0944&bid$1720&dat1642 _______________________________________________ Zd1211-devs mailing list - http://zd1211.ath.cx/ Unsubscribe: https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/zd1211-devs