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Old 10-12-2005, 08:32 AM   #1
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SMC2802 Prism54-based wireless PCI card


I am trying to get wireless working on SUSE 10, I have an SMC2802 wireless-g PCI card. I have the firmware in /lib/firmware but the driver cannot load it, I get an error "SIOCSIFFLAGS: timed out". I have found some posts on this and other forums alluding to using a version of the driver from 11/2004, but prism54.org is down. Does anyone else have this driver they can provide, or have another solution to this problem?

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Old 10-13-2005, 07:46 AM   #2
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I'd give prism54 a day or so to get their act back together. Their site was up recently so I'm guessing that they are just having some server issues.
 
Old 10-14-2005, 07:32 AM   #3
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Apparently there are 2 versions of this card, the latter (v2, which is what I have) uses "SoftMAC" technology, which apparently sets the MAC address when the driver loads. The open-source driver does not support this feature, and from the searching I've done, apparently never will.

ndiswrapper does work, according to what I've read, so I'll have to go that route.
 
Old 10-16-2005, 05:40 AM   #4
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Same problem

Hi, I have exactly the same problem as VinnySem. I would like to know if you already managed to get your wireless card to work

Thanks, Bruno
 
Old 10-17-2005, 08:02 AM   #5
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I got this card to work this weekend using ndiswrapper and the latest Windows XP driver from SMC's website. The ndiswrapper instructions were spot-on and very easy to use.
 
Old 10-22-2005, 05:29 AM   #6
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hi, i can't get my smc card to work

VinnySem can you help me? my msn is 'bm0009@gmail.com'

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