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From: Larry Finger <>
To: David Cozatt <>
Subject: Re: SMC 2802W -status unsupported
Date: Sun, 01 Aug 2010 15:34:46 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On 08/01/2010 02:59 PM, David Cozatt wrote:
> ----snip--
> If I understand correctly, the device is working - only the wiki is wrong.
> For my info, what does 'lspci -nnk | grep 2802' show?
> Larry
> ----/snip--
> random david # lspci -nnk | grep 2802
> 	Subsystem: Standard Microsystems Corp [SMC] SMC2802W Wireless PCI
> Adapter [10b8:2802]
> One thing only bothers me not sure of wpa2 enough to know if it
> matters since I don't use the
> wireless-tools to connect but iwconfig reports-
> wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:"Davespace"
>           Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.437 GHz  Access Point: 00:1C:10:9C:32:87
>           Bit Rate=48 Mb/s   Tx-Power=20 dBm
>           Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
>           Encryption key:off
>           Power Management:off
>           Link Quality=70/70  Signal level=-1 dBm
>           Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
>           Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
> doesn't care? sinde we use wpa? on the enc off?

The encryption is being handled by mac80211, wpa_supplicant, and the device. The
"encryption key:off" should be ignored. The wireless extension tools such as
iwconfig are being phased out and do not always have the best information.

Looking at the driver code, we need the patch below to enable the device:

Index: wireless-testing/drivers/net/wireless/p54/p54pci.c
--- wireless-testing.orig/drivers/net/wireless/p54/p54pci.c
+++ wireless-testing/drivers/net/wireless/p54/p54pci.c
@@ -43,6 +43,8 @@ static DEFINE_PCI_DEVICE_TABLE(p54p_tabl
        { PCI_DEVICE(0x1260, 0x3886) },
        /* Intersil PRISM Xbow Wireless LAN adapter (Symbol AP-300) */
        { PCI_DEVICE(0x1260, 0xffff) },
+       /* Standard Microsystems Corp SMC2802W Wireless PCI */
+       { PCI_DEVICE(0x10b8, 0x2802) },
        { },

I will do a formal submission of the patch and edit the wiki.


  reply	other threads:[~2010-08-01 20:34 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2010-08-01 19:59 SMC 2802W -status unsupported David Cozatt
2010-08-01 20:34 ` Larry Finger [this message]
2010-08-02  6:17   ` Geoff Simmons
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2010-08-01 16:17 David Cozatt
2010-08-01 16:35 ` Larry Finger
2010-08-02  8:46 ` Christian Lamparter

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