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Old 08-31-2006, 07:22 PM   #1
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Setting up Cisco PCMCIA Card

This card is supposedly supported or working, my question is, can anyone guide me in getting it working on my system?

Background: I'm taking a wireless course as part of my college program, in it, we need to use this card (and another) as he wants us to experience connecting with more than one type of card (and usually utility). Now it seems Cisco doesn't officially support this particular item under Linux.

I plugged it in earlier and restarted and found that while it showed up (with my onboard wireless nic turned off) I couldn't use it. It complained about
Driver for device eth1 has been compiled with version 20
of Wireless Extension, while this program supports up to version 19.
Some things may be broken...
and wouldn't function. Since plugging in this card I now get this error whenever I type iwlist scan or say iwconfig or anything else (help clearing that up would be appreciated as well). This occurs even when I don't have the card plugged in (like now).

I'm currently running 2.6.17-1.2157_FC5 as my kernel. So my questions are:
1)What do I need to do to get this functioning like any other wireless NIC under linux?
2)Would it be possible at that point to use the Linux client software Cisco provides for aironet to work with this card and use it to connect to wireless networks using the various authentication methods?

If I'm unable to do that I'm going to have to reinstall Windows and none of us wants that. Any help is greatly appreciated. I've got a week before I'm back in the lab so I have a few days to mess with it if its going to get ugly.
Old 09-02-2006, 10:35 AM   #2
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*bump* Can anyone at all help with this?


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