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Re: Atheros WLAN driver success/failures
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Bummer this is the wrong card... when I saw most of its
name posted above with all the plusses, I thought I was
golden! ;)

Before I go shopping again, I thought I'd survey the
results here in the thread.

If I got it right, outside of ncafferkey and his DLink
DWL-G520 and Netgear WPN-311, the only person to report
success has been goos and his ABIT WPL-01...

ABIT WPL-01 = Works for goos, was DSI'ing for imagodespira
Alpha WMP-009 = DSI'd for billt a long time ago, no new news
Dlink DWL-G520 = Works for ncafferkey, hangs or times out for others
Netgear WG311T = Hangs for cara
Netgear WPN311 = Works for ncafferkey, times out for JurrasicC

Granted we haven't heard from billt and imagodespira in a
long time and only utri007 has reported testing with the
newest driver on OS4Depot.

Anyone else have new results? Anyone skip posting their
successes?

Thanks,

PJS


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Re: Atheros WLAN driver success/failures
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I would say that d-link is timed out on my machine, no dsis for a long time.

I really hope that people could report here, does their card work or not. It would make things easier for Neil and we could start to digging working cards. Though my d-link dwl-g520 should work.

Maybe a thread on amigaworld could do a trick?

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Re: Atheros WLAN driver success/failures
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Quote:

utri007 wrote:
I just opened my Sam and I can confirm, my card is DWL-G520, not a DWL-G520+

Forget that I said key_mgmt does grim reaper, it doesn't do that.


Thanks for the info.

Quote:

Other PCI card is Radeon 9250


I don't know if this is in response to my question about interrupt lines, but what I'm interested in knowing about is PCI devices reported in Ranger with the same interrupt line as the wireless card. This includes PCI devices integrated on the motherboard, not just real PCI cards.

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Re: Atheros WLAN driver success/failures
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I'll try to dig all imformation I can found to you tomorrow.

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Re: Atheros WLAN driver success/failures
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So device is this 0x0013 Rev: 0x01 (AR5212/AR5213 Wireless Network Adapter)

Interrupt is Line 0x32 Pin: A Number 66

Resorce ranges Base 0x0030000 physical 0xa0030000 size 65536

No other PCI device use that interrupt. Anyting else to test / check?


PS. I also tested without Sam440ep_setup utility, it boosts PCI graphics.


Edited by utri007 on 2013/9/2 17:43:30
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Re: Atheros WLAN driver success/failures
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Thanks utri007. It seems that other devices are not the problem.

I have another version for you and others to test.

The source code can also be downloaded for anyone who wants to try hacking it (for simplicity, the HAL is only included as a binary blob for now). A good starting point would be the PCI set-up in expansion.c. To build the driver, follow these steps:
1. Copy the sana2wireless.h file to SDK:include/include_h/devices/
2. CD to the atheros5000 dir and run this: make -f Makefile.OS4 install

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Re: Atheros WLAN driver success/failures
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Nothing new to tell with new version. It just hangs Sana2: sending MLME frame just like earlier versions. No dsi or anything

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Re: Atheros WLAN driver success/failures
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Has you considered to ask this from Hyperion's forum or aCube support? I could do that, I wouldn't know what to ask :(

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Re: Atheros WLAN driver success/failures
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Quote:

utri007 wrote:
Has you considered to ask this from Hyperion's forum or aCube support? I could do that, I wouldn't know what to ask :(


I'm not sure I'd know what to ask either, except that it seems to be something to do with interrupts.

Here's another test version that reports the interrupt number used. Don't run WirelessManager with this version; just download SanaUtil from Aminet and run as follows:

sanautil -d atheros5000.device status

Then please report the figure for "bad multicasts". This should be the card's interrupt number.

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Re: Atheros WLAN driver success/failures
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@pjs:
ABIT WPL-01 = Works for goos, was DSI'ing for imagodespira

DSI is gone, but the device is not found in AmigaOS on Sam460.

A question to Acube for "unlocking" the PCI-E 1x was answert like this: Slot is full unlocked, some devices have a Firmware which is not compatible.

So maybe the ABIT WPL-01 is not possible for us ;)

But it works fine on X1000, so i do not understand the Background that it is not possible for sam460 too.

Anyway: nice work! Hope that Acube unlocks the DMA for SATA, then i could remove my SATA PCI Card and put in a wlan Card.

Best regards,

imagodespira

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Re: Atheros WLAN driver success/failures
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Quote:
But it works fine on X1000, so i do not understand the Background that it is not possible for sam460 too.

It's simple: X1000 uses OpenFirmware, Sam460 uses Uboot.
It's firmware job to initialise the hardware.

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Sam460ex 1.10 Ghz
http://elwoodb.free.fr
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Re: Atheros WLAN driver success/failures
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OK test done:

Device 'networks/atheros5000.device' (version 1.5), unit 0
QueryFormat: 0, DeviceLevel: 0
Address field size: 48 bits, Maximum transfer unit: 1500 bytes
Speed: 54000000 bps, HardwareType: Ethernet
Current addr: 00:22:B0:6E:9C:4C, Default addr: 00:22:B0:6E:9C:4C
Packets received: 0, Packets sent: 0
Bad Data: 0, Overruns: 0
Unknown packets received: 0, Reconfigurations: 1
Last start: Thursday 05-Sep-13 20:48:24
Special stats:
(1/0) Bad multicasts: 66
(1/1) Retries: 0
(1/2) Underruns: 0

If I try run it without running wirelessmanager at all, I get recoverable alert, but I ques it is OK?

Does it matter do I run wirelessmanager from startup-sequence or networkstartup?

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Re: Atheros WLAN driver success/failures
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@utri007

Thanks. The interrupt number is as expected, but you shouldn't need to run WirelessManager for the test.

It doesn't matter whether you run WirelessManager from Startup-Sequence or Network-Startup, but it should run before the TCP/IP interfaces are brought up (with AddNetInterface I'd expect).

Do other cards work in that PCI slot? E.g. an old RTL8139 or SoundBlaster. If so, do they get the same interrupt number? Also, what range are the interrupts for other PCI devices in?

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Re: Atheros WLAN driver success/failures
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I don't have anyt other cards to test :( but I tried to another PCI slot and it doesn't make difference.

But I made some testing, I run sanautil without runnin wirelessmanager first, I get recorverable alert again, but if I wait I get this :

Device 'networks/atheros5000.device' (version 1.5), unit 0
QueryFormat: 0, DeviceLevel: 0
Address field size: 48 bits, Maximum transfer unit: 1500 bytes
Speed: 54000000 bps, HardwareType: Ethernet
Current addr: 00:00:00:00:00:00, Default addr: 00:22:B0:6E:9C:4C
Packets received: 0, Packets sent: 0
Bad Data: 0, Overruns: 0
Unknown packets received: 0, Reconfigurations: 0
Last start: --
Special stats:
(1/0) Bad multicasts: 45
(1/1) Retries: 0
(1/2) Underruns: 0

No address at all?

PS. Recoverable alert is :error : 0100000F Task : 0x5704F830
PS.. Task number is changing for every boot. I opened scout and tried to check wich task it is. There is no task for that address or at least before sanautil. Is it possible that task is wich causes that alert is atheros device itself?





Edited by utri007 on 2013/9/5 22:15:08
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Re: Atheros WLAN driver success/failures
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Quote:

utri007 wrote:
I don't have anyt other cards to test :( but I tried to another PCI slot and it doesn't make difference.


Except that it seems to have changed the interrupt number to 45.

Quote:

No address at all?


That's normal when the device is not online.

Quote:

PS. Recoverable alert is :error : 0100000F Task : 0x5704F830
PS.. Task number is changing for every boot. I opened scout and tried to check wich task it is. There is no task for that address or at least before sanautil. Is it possible that task is wich causes that alert is atheros device itself?


That error means "bad free address". It might be a bug in SANAUtil. I wouldn't say it's related to the failure to get the driver working.

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Re: Atheros WLAN driver success/failures
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Hi all,

I spun the wheel again and the mailman brought me a new
wifi card to try: it's a Netgear WPN311 (version V1H2).

I installed the latest driver posted here in the thread
and reengaged the WirelessManager lines in the S-S of my
SAM440-mini. On cold reboot, I reconfigured Internet
prefs, it restarted the stack, but all I got was a timeout.

After shutting the net down, I ran...

run <>nil: c:WirelessManager atheros5000.device

...and nothing happens (no error msg). Then I execute
network-startup and after a while I get the console prompt
back but no net connection. Doing shownetstatus, I get:

8.RAM Disk:> ShowNetStatus
Network status summary
Local host address = 0.0.0.0 (on interface 'interface')
Default gateway address = (Not configured)
Domain name system servers = 192.168.1.1
8.RAM Disk:>

Then I ran the last DMATest2 app I saw in the thread and
this is what I got:

8.RAM Disk:> DMATest2
Virtual address: 0x5A83F040
Virtual block size: 64
Physical address: 0x18203040
Physical block size: 64
8.RAM Disk:>

I copied all the files (driver, WMgr, .prefs, etc) to my
X1K, I installed the card, selected the driver in Internet
prefs and everything started working straight away... for
about 5 minutes (pinging the router the whole time) and
then my X1K locked up. There was nothing on the serial
port (using the debug kernel).

Doing DMATest2 on the X1K, I get this:

9.RAM Disk:> DMATest2
Virtual address: 0x5AFE8240
Virtual block size: 64
Physical address: 0x17685240
Physical block size: 64
9.RAM Disk:>

Any thoughts?

Thanks,

PJS


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Re: Atheros WLAN driver success/failures
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@pjs

For initial testing, I'd recommend not enabling any TCP/IP interfaces. Just run "WirelessManager atheros5000.device VERBOSE" in a shell. If it connects, leave it running for a while to see if it's stable.

It's also important to disable WirelessManager from starting at boot if you want to test it in a shell: two copies running can cause problems.

The first driver version to try is the updated one on Aminet, before trying any debug versions.

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Re: Atheros WLAN driver success/failures
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@Quote:
ncafferkey wrote:
For initial testing, I'd recommend not enabling any TCP/IP interfaces. Just run "WirelessManager atheros5000.device VERBOSE" in a shell. If it connects, leave it running for a while to see if it's stable.

FWIW, I rebooted my X1K and it's been online and pinging
for 30+ minutes. Maybe the lockup was just the driver's
opening jitters?

I'll leave it pinging for a while more to see what
happens... then move the card back to the SAM to
try as you suggest:

Quote:
It's also important to disable WirelessManager from starting at boot if you want to test it in a shell: two copies running can cause problems.

The first driver version to try is the updated one on Aminet, before trying any debug versions.


Thanks!

PJS

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Re: Atheros WLAN driver success/failures
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Well, FWIW, it looks like the lockups with the atheros
driver and the Netgear WPN311 card in my X1K are still
there.

Since my last post I've been running either the beta
driver (from this thread) or the v15 driver from OS4Depot
and have still encountered these lockups after a few
hours.

Most of the time and at the moment of every lockup, I
limited my use of the X1K to simply pinging, AmIRC and
streaming audio with AmigaAmp.

I'm running the beta kernel and I also kept kicking up the
debuglevel on the machine to see if I could provoke
anything to appear on the serial port. The last time
around, I had the debuglevel=10 and there was still
nothing.

In case it matters, I'm connecting to an open network
and that connection occurs quickly.

Next, I'll try things again in the SAM with various
drivers and manual startups.

Thanks,

PJS


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Re: Atheros WLAN driver success/failures
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pjs: Has you done tests with sam yet?

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