[SOLVED] HP S3200N with built-in at76c503 wireless
Hey, I'll get right to the point! I'm using Debian Testing on a HP S3200n desktop.
I've had this desktop for a while, but never tried using the wireless functionality until now. It has a built-in Gemtek WL-280 which uses the at76c503 chipset (done my research). It's technically an USB wireless adapter, but it's built into the desktop, which is actually pretty cool. I also own a Netgear MA101, which has the same chipset, so I've had experience with this adapter in the past.
My problem is that whenever I do "ifup wlan0" I get the following output (over and over again):
With the old MA101, I used to be able to unplug then replug the adapter in, which generally fixed the problem (forced the firmware to reload), obviously, this is not an option in this case.
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 ... (blah blah blah)
send_packet: Network is down
"dmesg" doesn't show anything about the firmware being loaded, which seems a little strange since, if I remember correctly, it used to with my MA101.
Has anyone run into a similar issue? If so, how did you fix it?
PS: I do have "atmel-firmware" installed from the non-free repo.