Mandrake 9.2 & PCMCIA (wg511) - Portable

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  1. Mandrake 9.2 & PCMCIA (wg511)

    I've been trying to get a wireless netgear pcmcia card (wg511) up on
    mandrake 9.2. I downloaded the ISL3890 drivers and compiled the
    pcmcia-cs-3.2.4-intersil drivers and lsmod shows the following have been
    loaded:

    Module Size Used by Not tainted
    isofs 28180 1 (autoclean)
    nls_iso8859-1 3484 0 (autoclean)
    udf 91840 0 (autoclean)
    islpci_cb 56132 2
    cb_enabler 3760 2 [islpci_cb]
    ds 8692 1 [cb_enabler]
    i82365 49904 1
    pcmcia_core 55168 0 [cb_enabler ds i82365]

    I've also installed wireless-tools, iwconfig shows:

    eth1 PRISM Duette Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412GHz Bit Rate=0kb/s
    RTS thr=2347 B Fragment thr=2346 B

    and iwlist:

    [root@localhost]# iwlist eth1 frequency
    eth1 0 channels
    Current Frequency:2.472GHz

    [root@localhost]# iwlist eth1 channel
    eth1 17 channels
    Current Frequency:2.412GHz

    However, lspci returns an error:

    [root@localhost]# lspci
    pcilib: Cannot open /proc/bus/pci/02/00.0
    lspci: Unable to read 64 bytes of configuration space.
    [root@localhost]#

    The GUI for hardrake shows that eth1 has been recognized, it also has
    under "Unknown/Others" an entry for "D-Links DWL-650 A1" which is not the
    card I'm using. It's properties are:

    Vendor: Harris Semiconductor
    Bus: PCI
    Bus identification: 1260:3890
    Location on the bus: 2:0:0
    Description: D-Links DWL-g650 A1
    Module: unknown
    Media class: NOT_DEFINED

    I would guess this is what's causing the lspci error? Any help you may
    have to get this wg511 up and running would be great.





  2. Re: Mandrake 9.2 & PCMCIA (wg511)

    In comp.os.linux.portable JiggaHertz wrote:
    > I've been trying to get a wireless netgear pcmcia card (wg511) up on
    > mandrake 9.2. I downloaded the ISL3890 drivers and compiled the
    > pcmcia-cs-3.2.4-intersil drivers and lsmod shows the following have been
    > loaded:


    ....

    > However, lspci returns an error:


    > [root@localhost]# lspci
    > pcilib: Cannot open /proc/bus/pci/02/00.0
    > lspci: Unable to read 64 bytes of configuration space.


    This is a limitation of the pcmcia-cs drivers on 2.4 kernels. It is,
    in itself, essentially harmless, other than messing up 'lspci'.

    > The GUI for hardrake shows that eth1 has been recognized, it also has
    > under "Unknown/Others" an entry for "D-Links DWL-650 A1" which is not the
    > card I'm using.


    Often, the same wireless card is sold by multiple vendors who just put
    on their own stickers. So I don't think this is a problem either.

    So, these specific things you've noted, as far as I can tell, do not
    indicate that anything is wrong.

    -- Dave

  3. Re: Mandrake 9.2 & PCMCIA (wg511)

    dhinds@sonic.net wrote:

    > In comp.os.linux.portable JiggaHertz wrote:
    >> I've been trying to get a wireless netgear pcmcia card (wg511) up on
    >> mandrake 9.2. I downloaded the ISL3890 drivers and compiled the
    >> pcmcia-cs-3.2.4-intersil drivers and lsmod shows the following have been
    >> loaded:

    >
    > ...
    >
    >> However, lspci returns an error:

    >
    >> [root@localhost]# lspci
    >> pcilib: Cannot open /proc/bus/pci/02/00.0
    >> lspci: Unable to read 64 bytes of configuration space.

    >
    > This is a limitation of the pcmcia-cs drivers on 2.4 kernels. It is,
    > in itself, essentially harmless, other than messing up 'lspci'.
    >
    >> The GUI for hardrake shows that eth1 has been recognized, it also has
    >> under "Unknown/Others" an entry for "D-Links DWL-650 A1" which is not the
    >> card I'm using.

    >
    > Often, the same wireless card is sold by multiple vendors who just put
    > on their own stickers. So I don't think this is a problem either.
    >
    > So, these specific things you've noted, as far as I can tell, do not
    > indicate that anything is wrong.
    >
    > -- Dave


    I'm not able to ping my router so I've tried the following:

    [root@coredump ~]# iwconfig eth1 ap any
    Error for wireless request "Set AP Address" (8B14) :
    SET failed on device eth1 ; Bad address.

    [root@coredump ~]# iwconfig eth1 frequency 2.4G
    Error for wireless request "Set Frequency" (8B04) :
    SET failed on device eth1 ; Invalid argument.

    [root@coredump ~]# iwconfig eth1 ap any
    Error for wireless request "Set AP Address" (8B14) :
    SET failed on device eth1 ; Bad address.

    [root@coredump ~]# iwconfig eth1 commit
    Error for wireless request "Commit changes" (8B00) :
    SET failed on device eth1 ; Operation not supported.

    It looks like it's operating at the correct freq and channel though... as my
    router is at 2.4GHz and on Channel 01.
    [root@coredump ~]# iwlist eth1 frequency
    eth1 47772 channels in total; available frequencies :
    Channel 245 : -0 kHz
    Channel 198 : 0 kHz
    Channel 245 : -0 kHz
    Channel 00 : inf GHz
    Channel 00 : -1.07268e+07 kHz
    Channel 00 : 1.9e+11 GHz
    ... (whole bunch of numbers from 0 to inf)
    Current Frequency:2.412GHz (channel 01)


    I thought these errors were caused by recognizing the wrong card, but I
    guess not? This is what ifconfig looks like:

    [root@coredump ~]# ifconfig
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:XX:XX:XX:00:00
    inet addr:192.168.0.2 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:528764 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:455973 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
    RX bytes:604949350 (576.9 Mb) TX bytes:33913756 (32.3 Mb)
    Interrupt:11

    eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:03:5A:22:00:00
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:70 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:11067 (10.8 Kb)
    Interrupt:11 Base address:0x2000 Memory:cc983000-cc985000

    eth1:0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:03:5A:22:00:00
    inet addr:192.168.0.9 Bcast:0.0.0.0 Mask:0.0.0.0
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    Interrupt:11 Base address:0x2000 Memory:cc983000-cc985000


    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:167193 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:167193 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:144114674 (137.4 Mb) TX bytes:144114674 (137.4 Mb)

    Thanks for your help.
    -J

  4. Re: Mandrake 9.2 & PCMCIA (wg511)

    In comp.os.linux.portable JiggaHertz wrote:

    > I'm not able to ping my router so I've tried the following:


    > [root@coredump ~]# iwconfig eth1 ap any
    > Error for wireless request "Set AP Address" (8B14) :
    > SET failed on device eth1 ; Bad address.


    > [root@coredump ~]# iwconfig eth1 frequency 2.4G
    > Error for wireless request "Set Frequency" (8B04) :
    > SET failed on device eth1 ; Invalid argument.


    > [root@coredump ~]# iwconfig eth1 ap any
    > Error for wireless request "Set AP Address" (8B14) :
    > SET failed on device eth1 ; Bad address.


    > [root@coredump ~]# iwconfig eth1 commit
    > Error for wireless request "Commit changes" (8B00) :
    > SET failed on device eth1 ; Operation not supported.


    > It looks like it's operating at the correct freq and channel though... as my
    > router is at 2.4GHz and on Channel 01.
    > [root@coredump ~]# iwlist eth1 frequency
    > eth1 47772 channels in total; available frequencies :
    > Channel 245 : -0 kHz
    > Channel 198 : 0 kHz
    > Channel 245 : -0 kHz
    > Channel 00 : inf GHz
    > Channel 00 : -1.07268e+07 kHz
    > Channel 00 : 1.9e+11 GHz
    > ... (whole bunch of numbers from 0 to inf)
    > Current Frequency:2.412GHz (channel 01)
    >
    > I thought these errors were caused by recognizing the wrong card, but I
    > guess not? This is what ifconfig looks like:


    I think I can safely say that these errors are not related to the
    'lspci' problem or to the card being misidentified. However I don't
    know what the real problem is. I have no specific experience with
    this driver. Perhaps it does not fully implement the wireless tools
    interface.

    > eth1:0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:03:5A:22:00:00
    > inet addr:192.168.0.9 Bcast:0.0.0.0 Mask:0.0.0.0
    > UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    > Interrupt:11 Base address:0x2000 Memory:cc983000-cc985000


    It might help to set a valid broadcast address and netmask?

    -- Dave

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