Wireless networking

Wireless networking

Post by Gerbili » Sat, 10 Sep 2005 08:54:02


Hi. Just bought a Linksys b/g PCMCIA card for my ThinkPad R40. Works
great under XP, but what do I have to do to get it to work under Linux
(Mandrake 10.0)?

One possibility: are there standard wireless networking drivers for
11g that would work with that card? How about 11b?

MTIA, Matt
 
 
 

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Post by General Sc » Sat, 10 Sep 2005 09:23:54


You didn't say which card you got, it would help if you were to tell us
which card and which chipset is on it. Do an lspci to get the details.

If the card has Linux support chances are it's in a much more recent
kernel then what's in MDK 10.0 so you'll have to upgrade the kernel to the
current one. If there is no native Linux support your other option is to
use Ndiswrapper and use the XP driver. Mandrake includes Ndiswrapper in
the club version, but 10.0 is so old I don't know how well it's version of
Ndiswrapper will work. Get the current version here,

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

 
 
 

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Post by Unru » Sat, 10 Sep 2005 12:39:27

"Gerbilio" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > writes:



There may be native drivers (depends on the exact card and its chipset) and
there is always ndiswrapper which uses windows drivers.
 
 
 

Wireless networking

Post by Timothy Mu » Sun, 11 Sep 2005 23:17:35


Does lspci tell you anything about PCMCIA cards?

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Post by Lenar » Mon, 12 Sep 2005 01:47:10


Yes, for example;
03:00.0 Network controller: Intersil Corporation Intersil ISL3890 [Prism
GT/Prism Duette] (rev 01)
Subsystem: Netgear WG511 Wireless Adapter
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 80, IRQ 16
Memory at 24000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
Capabilities: <available only to root>

Which is my wireless PCMCIA card.


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Post by Timothy Mu » Mon, 12 Sep 2005 07:20:10


What system are you running?
On my Fedora-4 laptop, lspci only says
============[tim@martha ~]$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Transmeta Corporation LongRun Northbridge (rev 01)
00:00.1 RAM memory: Transmeta Corporation SDRAM controller
00:00.2 RAM memory: Transmeta Corporation BIOS scratchpad
00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 03)
00:08.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AA22 IEEE-1394
Controller (PHY/Link Integrated) (rev 02)
00:09.0 Multimedia audio controller: Yamaha Corporation YMF-754 [DS-1E Audio
Controller]
00:0b.0 Multimedia controller: Kawasaki Steel Corporation KL5A72002 Motion
JPEG (rev 03)
00:0c.0 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c475 (rev 80)
00:0d.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage Mobility P/M
(rev 64)
================

Even "lspci -v" doesn't give me any information about my PCMCIA card.


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Post by Lenar » Mon, 12 Sep 2005 08:10:06


FC4(with development packages added) on an Acer Travelmate 280 with a
custom (cdfs filesystem) 2.6.13.1 kernel;

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE/PE DRAM
Controller/Host-Hub Interface (rev 01)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation
82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM
(ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM
(ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM
(ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2
EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 81)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL (ICH4/ICH4-L) LPC
Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DB (ICH4) IDE Controller
(rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M)
SMBus Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM
(ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M)
AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 01)
02:05.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
02:09.0 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ601/6912/711E0
CardBus/SmartCardBus Controller
03:00.0 Network controller: Intersil Corporation Intersil ISL3890 [Prism
GT/Prism Duette] (rev 01)


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