Thinkpad 760el Gigafast WF721-AEX Wireless 802.11B PCMCIA - Portable

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  1. Thinkpad 760el Gigafast WF721-AEX Wireless 802.11B PCMCIA

    Hi,

    I decided to get back to working on this problem with the Rtl8139 based
    pcmcia adapters with my IBM 760el laptops.

    Sometime ago I was able to get the DFE-690TXD working with the 760EL with
    some help from DHinds and Jim.

    I would like to be to use these cards with the 760el for a remote controller
    system.

    I've tried the DLINK DWL-650 but I couldn't get it to be recognized at all.
    The Gigafast WF721-AEX at least is be recognized.
    The dummy is loaded but when I try a;
    #modprobe 8139too

    I get errors.

    I have included information that I think is relevant.

    Regards and God speed,
    Gary

    The magic is in the Magician not the wand!


    #cardctl info

    PRODID_1="Realtek"
    PRODID_2="Rtl8139"
    PRODID_3=""
    PRODID_4=""
    MANFID=0000,024c
    FUNCID=6
    PRODID_1=""
    PRODID_2=""
    PRODID_3=""
    PRODID_4=""
    MANFID=0000,0000
    FUNCID=255


    #cardctl status

    Socket 0:
    3.3V CardBus card
    function 0: [ready]
    Socket 1:
    no card

    #cardctl ident

    Socket 0:
    product info: "Realtek", "Rtl8139"
    manfid: 0x0000, 0x024c
    function: 6 (network)
    PCI id: 0x10ec, 0x8180
    Socket 1:
    no product info available

    #lsmod

    Module Size Used by Not tainted
    parport_pc 14660 1 (autoclean)
    lp 6244 0 (autoclean)
    parport 22632 1 (autoclean) [parport_pc lp]
    dummy_cb 664 1
    cb_enabler 2608 2 [dummy_cb]
    ds 7060 2 [cb_enabler]
    i82365 42192 2
    pcmcia_core 42336 0 [cb_enabler ds i82365]
    ide-scsi 9200 0


    #lspci -vv -H1

    01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.: Unknown device
    8180 (rev 20)
    Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.: Unknown device 8180
    Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr-
    Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
    Status: Cap+ 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- SERR- Latency: 64 (8000ns min, 16000ns max), cache line size 08
    Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 5
    Region 0: I/O ports at 1000
    Region 1: Memory at 60001000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)
    Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
    Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=375mA
    PME(D0-,D1+,D2+,D3hot+,D3cold+)
    Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

    Partial /etc/pcmcia/config
    these are the lines that were added to the config by me

    # dummy drivers

    device "dummy_cs" module "dummy_cs"

    device "dummy_cb" module "cb_enabler", "dummy_cb"

    #
    # Ethernet adapter definitions
    #
    #05-12-05 15:00 gws

    card "D-Link DFE-690TXD"
    version"D-Link", "DFE-690TXD", "PC Card"
    manfid 0x149, 0x0000
    bind "dummy_cb"

    #05-12-05 16:30 gws

    card "D-Link DWL-650"
    manfid 0x156, 0x0002
    bind "dummy_cb"

    #end gws

    #06-23-05 15:30 gws

    card "Realtek"
    version "Realtek", "Rtl8139"
    manfid 0x0000, 0x24c
    bind "dummy_cb"

    #end gws

    #/etc/pcmcia/config.opts

    #
    # Local PCMCIA Configuration File
    #
    #----------------------------------------------------------------------
    #
    # System resources available for PCMCIA cards
    #
    # NOTE: these settings have no effect on resources assigned to a
    # CardBus bridge device itself; this file only affects resources
    # assigned to cards. Also, interrupt settings here will only affect
    # ISA bus interrupts assigned to 16-bit cards. PCI interrupts
    # generally can't be reconfigured.
    #
    # With the kernel PCMCIA subsystem, these settings also have no effect
    # at all on resources used for 32-bit CardBus cards. Those are set by
    # the PCI hotplug subsystem.
    #

    # These are the official ports to use from pcmcia-cs:
    #include port 0x100-0x4ff, port 0x800-0x8ff, port 0xc00-0xcff
    # However, ports 0x810-0x81f hurt on some DELL machines and
    # ports 0x3b0-0x3df hurt on some FSC machines, so we use this port
    # list instead:

    include port 0x100-0x3af, port 0x3e0-0x4ff
    #, port 0x800-0x80f, port 0x820-0x8ff, port 0xc00-0xcff

    include memory 0xc0000-0xfffff
    include memory 0xa0000000-0xa0ffffff, memory 0x60000000-0x60ffffff

    #05-12-05 15:00 gws

    include memory 0x4000000-0x40001ff

    # High port numbers do not always work...
    #05-12-05 15:00 gws

    include port 0x1000-0x17ff

    # Extra port range for IBM Token Ring
    #05-12-05 15:00 gws

    #include port 0xa00-0xaff

    # Resources we should not use, even if they appear to be available

    # First built-in serial port
    exclude irq 4
    # Second built-in serial port
    #exclude irq 3
    # First built-in parallel port
    exclude irq 7

    #05-12-05 16:00 gws

    #exclude irq 16

    #----------------------------------------------------------------------

    # Examples of options for loadable modules

    # To fix sluggish network with IBM ethernet adapter...
    #module "pcnet_cs" opts "mem_speed=600"

    # Options for IBM Token Ring adapters
    #module "ibmtr_cs" opts "mmiobase=0xd0000 srambase=0xd4000"

    # Options for Raylink/WebGear driver: uncomment only one line...
    # These are the default settings for use with the WebGear Windows driver:
    module "ray_cs" opts "essid=NETWORK_NAME hop_dwell=128 beacon_period=256
    translate=0"
    # Generic ad-hoc network
    #module "ray_cs" opts "essid=ADHOC_ESSID hop_dwell=128 beacon_period=256
    translate=1"
    # Infrastructure network for older cards
    #module "ray_cs" opts "net_type=1 essid=ESSID1"
    # Infrastructure network for WebGear
    #module "ray_cs" opts "net_type=1 essid=ESSID1 translate=1 hop_dwell=128
    beacon_period=256"

    # Options for WaveLAN/IEEE driver (AccessPoint mode)...
    #module "wvlan_cs" opts "station_name=MY_PC"
    # Options for WaveLAN/IEEE driver (ad-hoc mode)...
    #module "wvlan_cs" opts "port_type=3 channel=1 station_name=MY_PC"

    # Options for Xircom Netwave driver...
    #module "netwave_cs" opts "domain=0x100 scramble_key=0x0"

    #dmesg

    --cut--
    Linux PCMCIA Card Services 3.2.8
    kernel build: 2.4.29pentium #1 Tue Apr 26 13:22:04 CDT 2005
    options: [pci] [cardbus] [apm]
    Intel ISA/PCI/CardBus PCIC probe:
    PCI: No IRQ known for interrupt pin A of device 00:02.0.
    PCI: No IRQ known for interrupt pin B of device 00:02.1.
    TI 1130 rev 04 PCI-to-CardBus at slot 00:02, mem 0x10211000
    host opts [0]: [ring] [isa irq] [no pci irq] [lat 168/176] [bus 1/3]
    host opts [1]: [ring] [isa irq] [no pci irq] [lat 168/176] [bus 4/6]
    ISA irqs (scanned) = 5,7,9,10 polling interval = 1000 ms
    cs: cb_alloc(bus 1): vendor 0x10ec, device 0x8180
    cs: cb_config(bus 1)
    cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x03af: excluding 0x1a0-0x1af 0x220-0x22f
    0x268-0x26f 0x330-0x337 0x388-0x38f
    cs: IO port probe 0x03e0-0x04ff: excluding 0x4d0-0x4d7
    cs: IO port probe 0x1000-0x17ff: excluding 0x1268-0x126f 0x13b8-0x13bf
    0x13f0-0x13f7 0x15e8-0x15ef 0x1668-0x166f 0x17b8-0x17bf 0x17f0-0x17f7
    fn 0 bar 1: io 0x1000-0x10ff
    fn 0 bar 2: mem 0x60001000-0x600011ff
    irq 5
    cs: cb_enable(bus 1)
    bridge io map 0 (flags 0x21): 0x1000-0x10ff
    bridge mem map 0 (flags 0x1): 0x60001000-0x60001fff
    dummy_attach(device 01:00.0)
    parport0: PC-style at 0x3bc [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
    lp0: using parport0 (polling).
    --end cut--

    #/var/log/messages

    --cut--
    Jun 24 16:13:40 thor kernel: Linux PCMCIA Card Services 3.2.8
    Jun 24 16:13:40 thor kernel: kernel build: 2.4.29pentium #1 Tue Apr 26
    13:22:04 CDT 2005
    Jun 24 16:13:40 thor kernel: options: [pci] [cardbus] [apm]
    Jun 24 16:13:41 thor kernel: Intel ISA/PCI/CardBus PCIC probe:
    Jun 24 16:13:41 thor kernel: TI 1130 rev 04 PCI-to-CardBus at slot 00:02,
    mem 0x10211000
    Jun 24 16:13:41 thor kernel: host opts [0]: [ring] [isa irq] [no pci
    irq] [lat 168/176] [bus 1/3]
    Jun 24 16:13:41 thor kernel: host opts [1]: [ring] [isa irq] [no pci
    irq] [lat 168/176] [bus 4/6]
    Jun 24 16:13:41 thor kernel: ISA irqs (scanned) = 5,7,9,10 polling
    interval = 1000 ms
    Jun 24 16:13:41 thor cardmgr[83]: watching 2 sockets
    Jun 24 16:13:41 thor kernel: cs: cb_alloc(bus 1): vendor 0x10ec, device
    0x8180
    Jun 24 16:13:41 thor cardmgr[84]: socket 0: Realtek
    Jun 24 16:13:42 thor kernel: cs: cb_config(bus 1)
    Jun 24 16:13:42 thor kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x03af: excluding
    0x1a0-0x1af 0x220-0x22f 0x268-0x26f 0x330-0x337 0x388-0x38f
    Jun 24 16:13:42 thor kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x03e0-0x04ff: excluding
    0x4d0-0x4d7
    Jun 24 16:13:42 thor kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x1000-0x17ff: excluding
    0x1268-0x126f 0x13b8-0x13bf 0x13f0-0x13f7 0x15e8-0x15ef 0x1668-0x166f
    0x17b8-0x17bf 0x17f0-0x17f7
    Jun 24 16:13:42 thor kernel: fn 0 bar 1: io 0x1000-0x10ff
    Jun 24 16:13:42 thor kernel: fn 0 bar 2: mem 0x60001000-0x600011ff
    Jun 24 16:13:42 thor kernel: irq 5
    Jun 24 16:13:42 thor kernel: dummy_attach(device 01:00.0)
    Jun 24 16:13:47 thor logger: /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1: /sbin/ifconfig lo
    127.0.0.1
    Jun 24 16:13:47 thor logger: /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1: /sbin/route add -net
    127.0.0.0 netmask 255.0.0.0 lo
    Jun 24 16:13:49 thor logger: /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1: /sbin/route add default gw
    192.168.0.1 metric 1
    Jun 24 16:13:49 thor logger: SIOCADDRT: Network is unreachable
    Jun 24 16:13:51 thor sshd[141]: Server listening on 0.0.0.0 port 22.
    Jun 24 16:14:10 thor kernel: parport0: PC-style at 0x3bc [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
    Jun 24 16:14:10 thor kernel: lp0: using parport0 (polling).
    --end cut --

    If I try a;

    #modprobe 8139too

    /lib/modules/2.4.29pentium/kernel/drivers/net/8139too.o: init_module: No
    such device
    /lib/modules/2.4.29pentium/kernel/drivers/net/8139too.o: Hint: insmod errors
    can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ
    parameters.
    You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg
    /lib/modules/2.4.29pentium/kernel/drivers/net/8139too.o:
    insmod /lib/modules/2.4.29pentium/kernel/drivers/net/8139too.o failed
    /lib/modules/2.4.29pentium/kernel/drivers/net/8139too.o: insmod 8139too
    failed



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  2. Re: Thinkpad 760el Gigafast WF721-AEX Wireless 802.11B PCMCIA

    Gary wrote:

    > I've tried the DLINK DWL-650 but I couldn't get it to be recognized at all.
    > The Gigafast WF721-AEX at least is be recognized.
    > The dummy is loaded but when I try a;
    > #modprobe 8139too


    8139too is a driver for Realtek 8139 based 100baseT cards. Your
    wireless Realtek 8180 based card is a completely different thing.

    -- Dave

  3. Re: Thinkpad 760el Gigafast WF721-AEX Wireless 802.11B PCMCIA

    dhinds@sonic.net wrote:

    > Gary wrote:
    >
    >> I've tried the DLINK DWL-650 but I couldn't get it to be recognized at
    >> all. The Gigafast WF721-AEX at least is be recognized.
    >> The dummy is loaded but when I try a;
    >> #modprobe 8139too

    >
    > 8139too is a driver for Realtek 8139 based 100baseT cards. Your
    > wireless Realtek 8180 based card is a completely different thing.
    >
    > -- Dave

    Hi,

    Dave, which module should I use for the wireless card?

    Regards and God speed,
    Gary

    The magic is in the Magician not the wand!

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  4. Re: Thinkpad 760el Gigafast WF721-AEX Wireless 802.11B PCMCIA

    Gary wrote:
    > dhinds@sonic.net wrote:


    > > 8139too is a driver for Realtek 8139 based 100baseT cards. Your
    > > wireless Realtek 8180 based card is a completely different thing.


    > Dave, which module should I use for the wireless card?


    I don't know. Do what I'd do: use google.

    -- Dave

  5. Re: Thinkpad 760el Gigafast WF721-AEX Wireless 802.11B PCMCIA

    dhinds@sonic.net wrote:

    > Gary wrote:
    >> dhinds@sonic.net wrote:

    >
    >> > 8139too is a driver for Realtek 8139 based 100baseT cards. Your
    >> > wireless Realtek 8180 based card is a completely different thing.

    >
    >> Dave, which module should I use for the wireless card?

    >
    > I don't know. Do what I'd do: use google.
    >
    > -- Dave

    Hi,

    Dave, I've been googling but most of the information states that you need to
    use 2.4.22 or less for the realtek drivers. I've found a rtl8180_24x but I
    will need to compile another kernel anyway.

    I'll give it a try to see if it will work.

    I've tried to use the ndiswrapper with the WinXp driver for this card
    without success.

    Thanks!

    --
    Regards and Godspeed,
    Gary

    The magic is in the Magician not the wand!

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