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Date:      Tue, 28 May 2002 10:27:05 -0700
From:      "Tony Saign" <>
To:        "'Nick Sayer'" <>, <mobile@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   RE: More hostap problems
Message-ID:  <000001c2066c$e390fdc0$6e01a8c0@frankenmobl>
In-Reply-To: <>

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Have you tried manually configuring the card?

Some NICS under XP need to have the "Zero Wireless Configuration"
service disabled to function properly.


}-----Original Message-----
}From: owner-freebsd-mobile@FreeBSD.ORG 
}[mailto:owner-freebsd-mobile@FreeBSD.ORG] On Behalf Of Nick Sayer
}Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2002 10:15 AM
}To: mobile@FreeBSD.ORG
}Subject: More hostap problems
}Machine 1: FreeBSD desktop machine with an MA401 in hostap mode.
}Machine 2: FreeBSD laptop machine with an MA401 in client mode
}Machine 3: Windows XP machine with a Dell branded Orinoco gold card
}Machine 4: Windows XP machine with an MA401 (actually, machine 
}2 booted 
}into the other partition).
}Machines 1, 2 and 3 all talk to each other just fine.
}Machine 4 refuses to associate with machine 1. It appears to 
}seek to the 
}correct channel, but the LED just blinks forever.
}One of the more interesting things to note is that Windows XP 
}has native 
}802.11b support for seetting keys and discovering networks and 
}the like. 
}The orinoco card works with this support correctly, but the Netgear 
}driver doesn't seem to do this. You need to use their stupid little 
}configurator and the card looks to XP like an 802.3 card. 
}Maybe this has 
}something to do with it? Machine 4 used to work with a 
}standalone access 
}point, however, so there must be some sort of compatibility issue with 
}hostap mode...?
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