I have a somewhat generic prism2-based wireless card plugged into a PCMCIA adapter. In Lucid it was working with orinoco_cs, or at least that's what it does when I boot Maverick with the Lucid kernel. However the Maverick kernel gives a message about orinoco_cs being disabled for Prism2 cards because the hostap driver supposedly supports them better.
It does look like the hostap driver is loading, and I get two devices responding to iwconfig, named wifi0 and wlan2. However they won't seem to connect to the access point.
I am using manual configuration via
/etc/network/interfaces and the command line. At one point when the interface was down I saw iwconfig report that wlan2 had in fact connected to the access point, but when I ran
ifup wlan2 it disconnected from the AP and the rate changed back to 2M. The encryption key in the interfaces file is the same one I gave on the iwconfig command line. Further command line poking did not seem to get things associated.
What am I missing?