[Soekris] Problems with Net4511 and Netgear HA501

Juliano Pillati jp at videiranet.com.br
Fri Jul 4 13:36:40 UTC 2003

The net4511 is capable to pass (route) 54mbs or 108mbps(turbo-mode) per second constantly ??


On Fri, 4 Jul 2003 02:43:51 -0300 (ART)
Mauricio Lange <weirdoultra at yahoo.com.ar> wrote:

> Hi everybody,
>   I want to use a Netgear adapter (802.11a, 54mbps) with the Net4511, using a driver
> (still in development stage) from .vantronix (reyk floetter). The problem is that when I
> insmod the driver, the computer resets (dont stall or hang, just reboots). It always
> happens when trying to reset/resume the adapter.
> The exact point where the resetting occurs is not well defined, but it is always after
> setting some registers of the adapter.
> To isolate the problem, I did the following:
> - Plugged the Sandisk CF to my desktop PC, which has a PCI adapter, also from Netgear.
> - (obviously) booted linux there, and ran insmod vt_ar5k (the exact same driver that I
> was trying to run when the CF was used to boot the Net4511).
> In the desktop computer, things were fine, the adapter got initialized, and the system
> didnt hang or rebooted.
> Could it be a problem related with power management of the Net4511?  Something like the
> adapter draws too much current when waking up?
> Has someone have a clue? I have not, saddly.
> Thank you very much!
> Mauricio Lange
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