Steven,

could you please provide the output of:

cat /proc/version

and could you send us the relevant output of /var/log/kern.log or dmesg.

Kind regards.

Ulrich

Am 12.08.2007 um 01:09 schrieb Steven:

> I've noticed this behavior in the zd1211rw driver for a few months now
> and haven't seen anyone else mention it.  I think it's odd.  The  
> system
> is Debian Sid with a git kernel, usually daily.
>
> When I first boot and plug in the wireless usb stick Debian properly
> identifies it and hotplugs it.  However, the usb stick will not  
> actually
> associate with any given AP until I use `iwconfig eth0 essid off` at
> which point it will pick the first AP with which it can negotiate a
> connection with.  Subsequent `iwconfig eth0 essid off` will toggle the
> essid (and related AP) between "off/any" and the target essid.
>
> This is where things become hazy.  If, instead of `iwconfig eth0 essid
> off` I used `iwconfig eth0 essid <ap_essid>` the `iwconfig` output  
> will
> change to reflect the desired essid (and related AP) but the wireless
> connection will still not be negotiated until `iwconfig eth0 essid  
> off`.
> Well, sometimes it will--about one in ten tries.
>
> This leads me to, most often, need to do the following:
>
> On one tty (or screen), `ifdown eth0 && ifup eth0` and then, while
> dhclient is trying to find a connection, `iwconfig eth0 essid off` on
> another tty (or screen).
>
> This is using an AirLink 101, firmware version 4605, zd1211 chip
> 0ace:1211 v4330 full 00-11-a3 AL2230_RF pa0
>
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