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Old 03-31-2005, 10:04 AM   #1
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Netgear Wg511 pcmcia card is not recognnised


I've a Netgear WG511 pcmcia card for laptop, which is running Mandrake 10.1 community.
Nothing seems to detect when this card is plugged in even with the pcmcia and hotplug services running, or having it plugged in at boot.
The command #cardctl ident
shows:
Socket 0:
no product info available

Any ideas why its not being detected? google searches return alot of people saying this card wors fine for them but I am a total n00b to cardbus in general.
 
Old 03-31-2005, 10:18 AM   #2
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type 'lspci' and see if says anything about unknown [chipset]. [chipset] obviously being the chipset manufacturer name i.e broadcom, prism etc.

then check the ndiswrapper(ndiswrapper.sourceforge i think) site for the windows drivers which work for that chipset, then follow the install instructions for ndiswrapper.
 
Old 03-31-2005, 10:42 AM   #3
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I've been trying to load the windows drivers with a free trial of driver loader, but once the drivers are loaded it still cannot detect the card. lspci returns the same whether the card is plugged in or not.
 
Old 03-31-2005, 12:25 PM   #4
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have you tried it in both pc card slots(if u have more than one)? The card definitely works?
that's realy strange, 'cos you should at least get something like:
Code:
0000:03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation: Unknown device 4320 (rev03)
as for the driver loader, google for ndiswrapper, it's completely free(not just a trial) and works exceptionally well!!
but you first need to figure out why the card isn't being detected. It could be because PCMCIA support isn't enabled in you kernel, but hopefully it's supported as a module. try
Code:
#modprobe pcmcia_core
and i think you also need to run
Code:
modprobe ds
if that doesn't work, then I'm afraid you might need to configure/compile your kernel.
 
Old 06-08-2005, 02:17 PM   #5
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See also this thread.

You'll note I'm the last poster to that thread with the identical problem.
 
  


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