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I have a IBM 600E running RedHat 9 (fully udpated version) and am happy to say (especially being a newbie) that I have everything running and working well.
My Problem: Trying to install a CompUSA Brand WLAN Card 802.11b.
The good news: Instructions and RH Drivers are included with the card, see instructions below
- Our software environment of system as below:
OS: Linux kernel 2.4.2-2 on an i686
Distribution: RedHat 7.1
PCMCIA support: kernel-pcmcia-cs-3.1.24-2
Wireless tools: wireless-tools-21-1
B. Environment setup:
- Linux kernel source:
In order for the applications to run you have to
enable CONFIG_NET_RADIO in the kernel.
1. In /usr/src/linux (or linux-2.4)
# make menuconfig
Select Network Device Support
|--->Wireless LAN (non-hamradio)
|--->Wireless LAN (non-hamradio)
2. # make dep
You should install the kernel-pcmcia-cs source in
1. Unpackage the source package in the path
# tar zxvf kernel-pcmcia-cs-x.x.xx.tar.gz
2. In folder(kernel-pcmcia-cs-x.x.xx) run
# make clean
# make config(answer the question)
# make all
# make install
C. Installation Procedure:
- Unpack the CNWLC-811-OEM-AR-PCM-LRP-V1.00.tgz package (anywhere
# tar xzvf CNWLC-811-OEM-AR-PCM-LRP-V1.00.tgz
- In the setup directory run:
# make pcmcia (for 502A, 504, (RFMD, revD, revE pcmcia cards))
This will do everything (install the driver patch
and the necessary files ). (make sure that you logged on
Problem # 1: There is no /usr/src/linux folder, so I am stuck right off the bat...any guidance would be greatly appreciated
Problem #2: There is no zxvf kernel-pcmcia-cs-x.x.xx.tar.gz on the installation CD as far as I can tell...is there someplace I can get this file?
Problem #3: How do I enable CONFIG_NET_RADIO in the kernel?
Last edited by guydelacruz; 08-14-2003 at 11:27 AM.