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Old 05-05-2007, 09:38 AM   #1
axess1907
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Unhappy Problems over Problems with SMC2835W under Ubuntu 6.06 LTS


Hello i am new to this forums and i browsed the whole internet to find a solution for my problem. I know that there are topics about the PCMCIA W-Lan Card SMC2835W, but i never found a solution.

First of all lets have a look on my Cards FULL description:

SMC2835W 2.4GHz 54Mbps Wireless CardBus Adapter


OK now my problems:

When i install Ubuntu 6.06 LTS and put in my PCMCIA card, nothing happens, which is pretty normal i think because there are no drivers.

I looked for drivers and read lots of blogs and i heard something about Prism54. I went to the prism54.org site but there are a lot of drivers to click on and i dont know which one is for my card?

And i heard that there are 3 versions of the SMC2835W card. I dont know which version i have.

There are no drivers on the SMC Official site which very pisses me off.

And i am new to linux.. i had lots of linux versions on my pc but only for some days. Cause i dont need linux when i cant go into the internet -.-

So can someone help me here and tell me step by step what to do and what to download?

This would be very nice and i would be very happy if someone could help me.

Thanks in advice.


(Sorry for my bad english)
 
Old 05-05-2007, 09:59 AM   #2
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Looking over the SMC drivers page for your card ... it appears that part number:

99-012084-163 and -207 = v1
others are v2/3

v1 cards use the Prism54 driver.

Your kernel may be built with support already:
Code:
n600c linux # grep -i prism /usr/src/linux/.config
# Prism GT/Duette 802.11(a/b/g) PCI/Cardbus support
CONFIG_PRISM54=m
 
Old 05-05-2007, 10:44 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by dxqcanada
Looking over the SMC drivers page for your card ... it appears that part number:

99-012084-163 and -207 = v1
others are v2/3

v1 cards use the Prism54 driver.

Your kernel may be built with support already:
Code:
n600c linux # grep -i prism /usr/src/linux/.config
# Prism GT/Duette 802.11(a/b/g) PCI/Cardbus support
CONFIG_PRISM54=m

My Part NO is different it is: 99-012084-338 it is SMC2835W EU what does the EU stand for which version is this?

And what to do with the code you posted above?
 
Old 08-07-2007, 01:46 PM   #4
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Versions

Probably way too late, but - I have the same card, the same distro, and had the same problem.

dxqcanada is right. If your card isn't working with the prism driver, then it is a different version using a different chipset.

First, blacklist the prism54 driver so it won't load every time you insert the card:
Code:
sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
Add the prism54 driver.

My card has been working well and reliably on an old Thinkpad T21 using ndiswrapper. There are tons of wikis, support threads, and how-to's on setting up ndiswrapper - several very good ones on the ubuntu forum. Not hard to do, if I could manage it I'm sure you can as well. I can't do WPA level security for my wireless network, but the connectivity has been good.
 
  


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