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Old 05-03-2004, 11:56 PM   #1
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PCMCIA Wireless Network Card Not Working With Slackware 9...


Hello all!

I have a small laptop with Slackware 9 installed with a PCMCIA wireless network card that is not being recognized. I'm not really sure what the deal is or where to look to configure this. Can anyone lend a hand?

Fujitsu P2040 Lifebook - Trasmetta Crusoe 800MHz, 384MB RAM
Microsoft 54Mbps wireless PCMCIA card

All help is appreciated. Thanks
 
Old 05-04-2004, 04:51 AM   #2
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Microsoft 54Mbps wireless PCMCIA card
Got a part number or FCC Id for that bad baby? I couldn't seem to find it on Google.


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Old 05-04-2004, 07:25 AM   #3
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See if you can ID it from amongst the microsoft wireless cards on this page.
 
Old 05-04-2004, 08:16 AM   #4
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it's the microsoft mn-720 802.11g adapter for pcmcia
 
Old 05-04-2004, 08:35 AM   #5
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IC, it uses a Broadcom chip which means you need to use NdisWrapper until a suitable driver is reversed engineered.
 
Old 05-04-2004, 09:19 PM   #6
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See? This is why we let Aussie hang out around here


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Old 05-06-2004, 12:32 AM   #7
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still no pcmcia...

i still have the problem of no pcmcia. the card isn't blinking or showing any signs of power. i tried recompiling the kernel with 2.6.5 with pcmcia support for wireless networking, but now i'm getting a kernel panic and no love. i don't understand. i tried compiling using the following command:

make clean bzImage bzlilo modules modules_install

nothing. is there something i can do to get the card working? is it a kernel problem, or a driver problem?

Josh
 
Old 05-06-2004, 01:14 AM   #8
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Its a driver problem, or rather (as we in the linux world like to put it), its a problem caused by the lack of a working kernel module for your device. The instructions on the NdisWrapper page + a search of these forums for broadcom, wireless and ndiswrapper will give you plenty of reading material.
 
  


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