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  1. Wireless networking

    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


  2. Re: Wireless networking

    On Thu, 08 Sep 2005 16:54:02 -0700, Gerbilio wrote:

    > 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


    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://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/

  3. Re: Wireless networking

    "Gerbilio" writes:

    >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?


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




  4. Re: Wireless networking

    General Schvantzkoph wrote:

    >> 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)?


    > 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.


    Does lspci tell you anything about PCMCIA cards?

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  5. Re: Wireless networking

    Timothy Murphy wrote:

    > General Schvantzkoph wrote:
    >
    >>> 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)?

    >
    >> 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.

    >
    > Does lspci tell you anything about PCMCIA cards?
    >


    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:

    Which is my wireless PCMCIA card.


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  6. Re: Wireless networking

    Lenard wrote:

    >> Does lspci tell you anything about PCMCIA cards?


    > 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:
    >
    > Which is my wireless PCMCIA card.


    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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  7. Re: Wireless networking

    Timothy Murphy wrote:

    > What system are you running?


    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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    This Limited Warranty is void if failure of the Product has resulted
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