|Post 1 made on Sunday October 15, 2006 at 23:12|
It seems that the lockup seems to be a common problem after looking at the past posts. I purchased the unit refurbished last October (2005) and recently it started locking up when it goes into sleep mode. You can tell when it is locked up by just looking at the clock - it usually freezes and will not show the current time.
The past posts have frequently pointed to the wireless card as the culprit - so I have ordered a Belkin F5D6020 to see if it is the cause. I did factory reset the unit so it needed to download the latest firmware and instead of taking 20 minutes as stated it was close to an hour - maybe the card is not working properly.
I did some searching on the internet and found a list of PCMCIA cards that have the Prism chip set that has been mentioned in the past. I filtered the list so that the cards that have been verified as Linux compatible are listed first and the rest are using the Prism chip set but there is no information as to the Linux compatibility.
It may come in handy some day since the 802.11b cards are becoming hard to find. If anyone has used any of the listed cards in the I-Pronto maybe you can post a note with the make and model so it will be easier for someone needing a card in the future to select the good from the bad.
Actiontec802CI2Linux-wlan-ng older version
Actiontec802UI3 USBLinux-wlan-ng older version
AdaptecAWN 8030Linux-wlan-ng Tx power 18.5 dBm
BelkinF5D6020Linux-wlan-ng several versions
BromaxBWE250-ILinux-wlan-ng now part of CyberTAN
BuffaloWLI-PCM-L11Linux-wlan-ng also with ""GP' suffix"
Contec FlexscanFX-DDS110-PCC Linux-wlan-ng
D-LinkDRC-650Linux-wlan-ng European version
LinksysWPC11Linux-wlan-ng Ver.4 is Realtek
MiLANW1897Linux-wlan-ng rebranded Bromax WE250
OTC WirelessAirEZY 2411-PCCLinux-wlan-ng
PlanexGW-NS110Linux-wlan-ng website claims phasing-out
SparklanWL-311FLinux-wlan-ng partnered with Gemtek
US RoboticsUSR 2445Linux-wlan-ng
Z-ComXI325Linux-wlan-ng with detachable antenna
Zoom TelephonicsZoomAir 4100 Linux-wlan-ng
1ST WaveWM-PCCARD-2Tx p ower 100 mW
AbocomWB 1500SMMCX ext.antenna connect ers
AbocomWB 1500SHHigh power w/ext.antenna connectors
AcctonWN 3101Jparent company to SMC,A DMTek"
AddtronAWP-101Linux-wlan-ng with antenna connector
AirvastWN-100Swith adjustable external antennas
Allied TelesynAT-WR2411Tx power 18 dBm
AmbicomWL1100BTx power 13-20 dBm
AsanteAL 1211-DPAsante website-""unsupported linux d
|OP | Post 2 made on Sunday October 15, 2006 at 23:27|
Sorry, I tried to copy in a text file and the spacing was lost. Is there a place where I can upload a spreadsheet with all the info?
|Post 3 made on Sunday October 22, 2006 at 09:25|
Have you updated to the latest firmware? That seems to have solved the lockup problem for most people (me included).
|OP | Post 4 made on Wednesday November 15, 2006 at 19:44 |
Yes I have and it takes about 1.5 hours to download. I even put a dedicated 802.11b access point in the room to make sure it has a good signal. I did buy a microsoft 802.11b card through Ebay (it is also a Prism chipset card) and it will download the latest firmware in about 30 minutes but after finishing the download it reboots and it will constantly give the pulsing "O" - nothing ever appears on the small LCD display. The card must not be totally compatible with the firmware. If I take out the microsoft card and re-insert the Philips card it will boot properly and do its usual sleep problem.
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