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Old 06-27-2003, 11:32 PM   #1
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Question configuring wireless cards


Hi,
I have a Microsoft (yeah yeah I know) MN-520 PCMCIA card which is a prism 2 chipset. I'm using Mandrake 9.1
how can I configure that thing?
thanks
 
Old 06-28-2003, 12:59 PM   #2
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Is the following thread useful to you?

"http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/history/47841"
 
Old 06-29-2003, 04:29 PM   #3
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I tried adding
" card "Microsoft Wireless Notebook Adapter MN-520 ....." to /etc/pcmcia/config
and when I restarted my system, it freezed right at the point when it checks the PCMCIA card, it says:

"cardmgr[826]: socket 0: Microsoft Wireless Notebook Adapter MN-520 1.0.3
starting portmapper :
cardmgr[826]: executing: 'mdprobe oronico' "

do you know how to go around this? btw, I'm totally new to linux, so don't be surprised if I didn't know a key element on how to configure things in this system.
 
Old 06-29-2003, 10:15 PM   #4
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I had a problem similar to yours. Try to compile the kernel using the following options:

Code:
# CONFIG_PCMCIA is not set
CONFIG_NETDEVICES=y
CONFIG_NET_ETHERNET=y
CONFIG_NET_RADIO=y
CONFIG_NET_WIRELESS=y
Then install pcmcia_cs and wireless-tools.

The important thing is not setting CONFIG_PCMCIA!

Last edited by Mirrorball; 06-29-2003 at 10:17 PM.
 
Old 06-30-2003, 10:38 PM   #5
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I've typed the code you provided in a terminal, but I didn't get any feedback from the system like "kernel compiled" or something, at least thats what I anticipated.
and how can I install pcmcia_cs and wireless-tools? I'm sorry, I'm a lil' bit new to linux. btw I'm using Mandrake 9.1
 
Old 07-01-2003, 05:33 PM   #6
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Oh, the code I gave you shouldn't be typed at a terminal. You should read a kernel compilation tutorial. I'm sure there is a kernel compilation tutorial for Mandrake users out there.
Also visit http://www.mandrakeusers.org/
 
Old 07-02-2003, 01:39 AM   #7
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I've accessed my kernel but I couldn't get to that area. would you please point me to the right direction. When I entered the kernel (using /usr/src make menuconfig, I tried to do it through KDE but it gave me an error) I've noticed that the hermes and oronico_cs were set to <M> (which means module which I couldn't figure out what it means) so I changed those two options to[*] (which means "include") but my system still freezes at the same point.
thanks for all the help.

Last edited by LordGrahf; 07-02-2003 at 01:42 AM.
 
Old 07-02-2003, 10:26 PM   #8
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btw, do I have to download a "oronico_cs" module? does mandrake 9.1 come pre-loaded with all the drivers and modules?
 
Old 07-05-2003, 02:14 PM   #9
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I found some information from another discussion :

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...003/02/1/43807

Here are some tips from that discussion :

What happens if you download the following file :
http://www.clockwatching.net/~fin/random/microsoft.conf

and put it in "/etc/pcmcia".

After that, do "/etc/rc.d/init.d/pcmcia restart".

Then do "/sbin/lsmod" if the following modules are loaded :

hermes
orinoco
orinoco_cs

And use the following commands to configure the card :

"ifconfig eth0 up"
"iwconfig eth0 essid nameofyournetwork"
"iwconfig eth0 enc 123123213 (if you are using WEP)"
"dhcpcd eth0"
 
  


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