[TriLUG] wlan setup
John F Davis
Thu, 28 Mar 2002 11:18:26 -0500
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I didn't read the earlier posts, but from reading below are you having
trouble getting pcmica module to recognize your wireless network card? if
so, you are in the same boat I was. I would insert my card and it would
print a hw string in /var/log/kern.log which was not in pcmica/config
stanza. The fix is find the corresponding chipset for a card in config and
dupe it with the actual string.
crd "Xircom Wireless Ethernet Adapter"
manfid 0x105, 0x0007
card "Aironet PC4800"
manfid 0x15f, 0x0007
This because Cisco bought Airo and the Xircom card uses "cisco technology".
Kevin - The Alchemist - Sonney <email@example.com>@trilug.org on
03/28/2002 10:43:02 AM
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On Thu, 2002-03-28 at 09:28, Geoff Purdy wrote:
> Thanks that should give me a good start. I'll give that a try at home
> evening. Which section of the /etc/pcmcia/wireless.opts file does it go
> As I recall, there are a bunch of sections some of which appear to be
> to ad-hoc networks. Or do I include only the above lines in
I put it first and commented out all the "generic" stuff.
> Also, did you have to flash the firmware before using the Orinoco card
> linux? I read an O'Reilly article (
Nope. We did upgrade the firmware (my sysadmin did it for me) not that
long ago, so if you can, do it.
> http://www.oreillynet.com/lpt/a//wireless/2000/11/03/wavelan.html ) which
> recommended (required?) flashing the firmware in the PC card before use.
> Given that the software to flash the firmware requires Windows, which I
> have, I'd like to postpone that part if it isn't necessary.
FYI - this is why I keep the pre-installed partition on my laptop. The
manufacturers don't always include DOS or Linux compatible BIOS or
firmware flash upgrade programs.
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