F-tard Of The Year Nominees (split from : Linksys WAP11 v2.2)

F-tard Of The Year Nominees (split from : Linksys WAP11 v2.2)

Postby mlowry » Mon Jan 17, 2005 6:42 am

I ran into a very similar problem to the one described above. A few seconds after plugging in or enabling my IBM High Rate Wireless LAN card, it would hang. NetStumbler would not quit, but it would report an "ORiNOCO error 0005." Also, the Properties window for the wireless card in MS Windows did not show the "Wireless" tab so it was not possible to list access points, or to associate with an access point.

I tried two versions of the IBM High Rate Wireless LAN card: Lucent and Agere. The same problem happened with both of them.

A colleage of mine showed me the solution:
1. If the Wireless Zero Configuration service is not running, start it. If it's running, stop it and then restart it.
2. Disable the wireless card.
3. Re-enable the wireless card.

Now the card is working fine again.
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Postby wrzwaldo » Mon Jan 17, 2005 8:32 am

mlowry wrote:I ran into a very similar problem to the one described above. A few seconds after plugging in or enabling my IBM High Rate Wireless LAN card, it would hang. NetStumbler would not quit, but it would report an "ORiNOCO error 0005." Also, the Properties window for the wireless card in MS Windows did not show the "Wireless" tab so it was not possible to list access points, or to associate with an access point.

I tried two versions of the IBM High Rate Wireless LAN card: Lucent and Agere. The same problem happened with both of them.

A colleage of mine showed me the solution:
1. If the Windows Zero Configuration service is not running, start it. If it's running, stop it and then restart it.
2. Disable the wireless card.
3. Re-enable the wireless card.

Now the card is working fine again.



Cool... You would have thought that over the LAST 2 years someone would have figured that out...

Thanks!
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Postby mlowry » Sat Jan 22, 2005 11:48 pm

mlowry wrote:A colleage of mine showed me the solution:
1. If the Wireless Zero Configuration service is not running, start it. If it's running, stop it and then restart it.
2. Disable the wireless card.
3. Re-enable the wireless card.

Now the card is working fine again.


Well, it turns out that this was not a complete soltution. I tried this "fix" when I was at the office, and it seemed to work. But when I got home again, the problem returned. I suspect that an access point in the vacinity of my home is causing problems.

My ThinkPad T41 has a built-in 802.11a/b/g wifi card that I can use without problems. The problem happens only with the IBM High Rate Wireless LAN card (Lucent/Agere/Orinoco). When I plug in the card and switch NetStumbler so that it scans using it, it detects a few access points and then stops working, reporting the Orinoco error 0005.

The list of access points found using the built-in 802.11a/b/g card does not appear to include any Linksys routers other than my WRT54G (running the latest revision of the Sveasoft Alchemy firmware). Turning off my Linksys router has no effect on the problem. Are there other non-Linksys APs that have been shown to exhibit this problem too?

When I am scanning in NetStumbler using the Orinoco card, I do not know if the access point that's causing the problem appears in the list of discovered APs before the errror occurs. Can anyone answer this question? If the problematic AP does appear in the list, then I could easily identify it because it would be the most recently discovered AP.

If I can identify the troublesome AP, then I could use the T41's built-in 802.11a/b/g card to associate with the AP. If I'm lucky, the AP might still have the default admin password and I could try to update the firmware or make any necessary AP settings changes in an attempt to fix the problem.

Failing that, I could put up flyers in the adjacent apartment buildings alerting the owner of the AP that he should updatie his AP firmware. :)
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Postby wrzwaldo » Sun Jan 23, 2005 12:13 am

mlowry wrote:
Well, it turns out that this was not a complete soltution. I tried this "fix" when I was at the office, and it seemed to work. But when I got home again, the problem returned. I suspect that an access point in the vacinity of my home is causing problems.

My ThinkPad T41 has a built-in 802.11a/b/g wifi card that I can use without problems. The problem happens only with the IBM High Rate Wireless LAN card (Lucent/Agere/Orinoco). When I plug in the card and switch NetStumbler so that it scans using it, it detects a few access points and then stops working, reporting the Orinoco error 0005.

The list of access points found using the built-in 802.11a/b/g card does not appear to include any Linksys routers other than my WRT54G (running the latest revision of the Sveasoft Alchemy firmware). Turning off my Linksys router has no effect on the problem. Are there other non-Linksys APs that have been shown to exhibit this problem too?

When I am scanning in NetStumbler using the Orinoco card, I do not know if the access point that's causing the problem appears in the list of discovered APs before the errror occurs. Can anyone answer this question? If the problematic AP does appear in the list, then I could easily identify it because it would be the most recently discovered AP.

If I can identify the troublesome AP, then I could use the T41's built-in 802.11a/b/g card to associate with the AP. If I'm lucky, the AP might still have the default admin password and I could try to update the firmware or make any necessary AP settings changes in an attempt to fix the problem.

Failing that, I could put up flyers in the adjacent apartment buildings alerting the owner of the AP that he should updatie his AP firmware.




You are kidding right? You would attempt to update firmware..

(1) On hardware that does not belong to you

(2) Attempt this via the wireless interface

You sir are a HUGE fucking douche-bag!

This has to be the most incredibly stupid fucking thing I have EVER seen posted here! I hope you die a slow and painfull death. You will undoubtedly win FUCKTARD of the year with this stupidity.
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