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gmoney 10-15-2003 03:33 AM

where to find drivers for wireless cards?
 
Hi,

I recently bought a gigafast WF721-AEX wireless PCMIA card, and I have been desperately searching for the drivers online, but to no avail. I have RH9 installed, but all I can find is the windows drivers.

Can anyone point me in the right direction? thanks

iainr 10-15-2003 05:02 AM

In most cases the drivers should be on the distro CDs.

gmoney 10-15-2003 01:47 PM

thats what i figured, but I looked in the cd, and all i found was windows drivers

gmoney 10-15-2003 03:12 PM

ok, so i found the drivers on the gigafast website, but I have no idea how to install them. I emailed their tech support, and they said they dont support linux, so they wouldn't help me out...


anyone have any ideas?

also, someone mentioned to me to download the ATMEL drivers...but which drivers would they be?

iainr 10-15-2003 04:34 PM

Sorry, I meant the Red Hat CD. Often there are generic drivers which work with a variety of cards (e.g. the Orinocho drivers). I haven't tried installing a wireless adapter with Red Hat, but with Mandrake it just pulled the drivers off the Mandrake CD.

If you've found Linux drivers on the website, what format are they in? rpm, tar, tar.gz, other? If you say the format or give the URL of the page where the drivers are, someone can probably help.

gmoney 10-15-2003 05:01 PM

hi,

thanks for the reply.

I got the gigafast drivers off the gigafast.com website...but they came in .zip format, which makes me think they aren't for linux.

So i got the atmel drivers from:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/atmelwlandriver/


I am not even sure if they are the right drivers...but they came in .tar.bz2 format

akaBeaVis 10-15-2003 05:48 PM

With the card plugged in and with you logged in as root, type "cardctl ident" into a terminal/console window and post the output, this should id the card if it's not a cardbus card, if it's cardbus, type "lspci -vv" again as root and with the card plugged in. If the card is indeed an atmel 16bit pcmcia card you should be ok, I use on on redhat 9.0.

gmoney 10-16-2003 01:11 AM

hi,

ok...i did the commands with the card plugged in (note: when i plugged the card in, the power light never came on)

[root@localhost /]# cardctl ident
Socket 0:
no product info available
Socket 1:
product info: "Texas InstrumentS", "ACX100 CaraBus Model Board"
manfid: 0x0097, 0x8402
function: 6 (network)


[root@localhost /]# lspci -vv
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset Host Bridge (rev
04)
Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
Status: Cap+ 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort-
<MAbort+ >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 0
Region 0: Memory at e8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
Capabilities: [e4] #09 [d104]
Capabilities: [a0] AGP version 2.0
Status: RQ=31 SBA+ 64bit- FW+ Rate=x1,x2,x4
Command: RQ=0 SBA- AGP+ 64bit- FW- Rate=x4

00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 04) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
Status: Cap- 66Mhz+ UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort-
<MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 32
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=32
I/O behind bridge: 0000c000-0000cfff
Memory behind bridge: fc000000-fdffffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: e0000000-e7ffffff
BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR+ NoISA+ VGA+ MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B-

00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM USB (Hub #1) (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 4541
Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap- 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 0
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
Region 4: I/O ports at bf80 [size=32]

00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM USB (Hub #3) (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 4541
Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap- 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 0
Interrupt: pin C routed to IRQ 11
Region 4: I/O ports at bf20 [size=32]

00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BAM/CAM PCI Bridge (rev 42) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
Status: Cap- 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort-
<MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=10, sec-latency=32
I/O behind bridge: 0000e000-0000ffff
Memory behind bridge: f4000000-fbffffff
BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR+ NoISA+ VGA- MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B-

00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801CAM ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02)
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle+ MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
Status: Cap- 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 0

00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801CAM IDE U100 (rev 02) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
Subsystem: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 4541
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap- 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 0
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
Region 0: I/O ports at <ignored>
Region 1: I/O ports at <ignored>
Region 2: I/O ports at <ignored>
Region 3: I/O ports at <ignored>
Region 4: I/O ports at bfa0 [size=16]
Region 5: Memory at 18000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]

00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Audio (rev 02)
Subsystem: Cirrus Logic: Unknown device 5959
Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap- 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 0
Interrupt: pin B routed to IRQ 11
Region 0: I/O ports at d800 [size=256]
Region 1: I/O ports at dc80 [size=64]

00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Modem (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [Generic])
Subsystem: Conexant MD56ORD V.92 MDC Modem
Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap- 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 0
Interrupt: pin B routed to IRQ 11
Region 0: I/O ports at d400 [size=256]
Region 1: I/O ports at dc00 [size=128]

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV11 [GeForce2 Go] (rev b2) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
Subsystem: Dell Computer Corporation: Unknown device 00d4
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop+ ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap+ 66Mhz+ UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 248 (1250ns min, 250ns max)
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
Region 0: Memory at fc000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
Region 1: Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled] [size=64K]
Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 2
Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
Capabilities: [44] AGP version 2.0
Status: RQ=31 SBA- 64bit- FW- Rate=x1,x2,x4
Command: RQ=31 SBA- AGP+ 64bit- FW- Rate=x4

02:00.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905C-TX/TX-M [Tornado] (rev 78)
Subsystem: Dell Computer Corporation: Unknown device 00d4
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV+ VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
Status: Cap+ 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 32 (2500ns min, 2500ns max), cache line size 08
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
Region 0: I/O ports at ec80 [size=128]
Region 1: Memory at f8fffc00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128]
Expansion ROM at f9000000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2
Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0+,D1+,D2+,D3hot+,D3cold+)
Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=2 PME-

02:01.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI4451 PC card Cardbus Controller
Subsystem: Dell Computer Corporation: Unknown device 00d4
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap+ 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 168, cache line size 20
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
Region 0: Memory at 18001000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Bus: primary=02, secondary=03, subordinate=06, sec-latency=176
Memory window 0: 18400000-187ff000 (prefetchable)
Memory window 1: 18800000-18bff000
I/O window 0: 00004000-000040ff
I/O window 1: 00004400-000044ff
BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- ISA- VGA- MAbort- >Reset+ 16bInt+ PostWrite+
16-bit legacy interface ports at 0001

02:01.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI4451 PC card Cardbus Controller
Subsystem: Dell Computer Corporation: Unknown device 00d4
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap+ 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 168, cache line size 20
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
Region 0: Memory at 18002000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Bus: primary=02, secondary=07, subordinate=0a, sec-latency=176
Memory window 0: 18c00000-18fff000 (prefetchable)
Memory window 1: 19000000-193ff000
I/O window 0: 00004800-000048ff
I/O window 1: 00004c00-00004cff
BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- ISA- VGA- MAbort- >Reset- 16bInt- PostWrite+
16-bit legacy interface ports at 0001

02:01.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments PCI4451 IEEE-1394 Controller (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Dell Computer Corporation: Unknown device 00d4
Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV+ VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
Status: Cap+ 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 32 (500ns min, 1000ns max), cache line size 08
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
Region 0: Memory at f8fff000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
Region 1: Memory at f8ff8000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 2
Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2+,D3hot+,D3cold-)
Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

07:00.0 Network controller: Texas Instruments ACX 100 22Mbps Wireless Interface
Subsystem: Unknown device 16a5:1801
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap+ 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
Region 0: I/O ports at 4800 [size=32]
Region 1: Memory at 19000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Region 2: Memory at 19010000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2
Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0+,D1+,D2+,D3hot+,D3cold-)
Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

[root@localhost /]#


what all this means i dont really know...but i hope it means i can use those drivers....if so, can you please tell me the command to install the atmel drivers? thanks...i appreciate it

rexford 10-20-2003 06:20 PM

Well, that should tell you you're looking for the acx100 drivers, which are http://acx100.sourceforge.net. I unfortunately own this POS card as well....

rexford 10-20-2003 06:22 PM

Oh yeah, while I am ranting....

The acx drivers need a firmware. They give you nice links to the Dlink firmware, but these did not work for me. I had to go to the drivers CD, figure out which firmware BINs went to which piece of the card, and munge it all together.

Fun, no?

akaBeaVis 10-20-2003 06:32 PM

I have the latest version of this driver module pre-compiled and ready to download for mandrake 9.0, mandrake 9.1, slackware 9.0, and redhat 9.0, the firmware is also available there for download:

http://www.houseofcraig.net/acx100_howto.php

be aware that this document is in constant revision mode, so make sure to refresh the page ;)

if something still doesn't make sense, post back.


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