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Old 02-20-2005, 04:41 AM   #1
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Can't "make config" whilst attempting wifi card install on Debian Sarge.

Okay, I will start this off by letting you all know I am an idiot. I liked the sound of apt-get so I got Debian... but this lack of internet is a hinderance if ever there was one.

I am using Debian Sarge.

uname -r

/sbin/cardctl ident
Socket 0:
no product info available
Socket 1:
product info: "11WAVE", "11WP611AL-E"
manfid: 0x0000, 0x0000
function: 6 (network)

Okay friends, I have a Wavebuddy IEEE 802.11b Wireless PCMCIA card. It comes with a disk. The drivers folder leads me to a Linux folder. This has a readme. I follow the read me. Let me retrace my steps for you!

1.) Make a directory to put the code atmelwlandriver.2.1.1.tar.bz2 in. Go into that directory.

Done. I made one called wlan. So there is /home/kyle/wlan and inside wlan is atmelwlandriver.2.1.1.tar.bz2

2.) Run: bunzip2 atmelwlandriver.2.1.1.tar.bz2
tar -xvf atmelwlandriver.2.1.1.tar

Done. When I bunzipped that bz2 it made a new folder: /home/kyle/atmelwlandriver

3.) Go into the atmelwlandriver directory.


4.) Edit the /scripts/atmel.conf file by adding three lines as below:

card "11WAVE WaveBuddy RFMD Revision E PC Card"
version "11WAVE", "11WP611AL-E"
bind "pcmf502re"

Done! I had to chome it so I could save it... but then I saved her.

5.) Run: make config

THIS is where I get stuck. Do I have to "cd" to a certain directory? All the directories I've tried have said,:

*** No rule to make target 'config'. Stop.

Oof. Is it looking for a file called config? If so I don't have it. This is my second day of Linux experience so keep that in mind when you answering me... I know few commands and am dumb.

Also, this may be crossing the bridge before we get to it, but my wireless network requires a password to get on. If my wifi card ever gets working where will I enter the password and things? Do I have to get a program somewhere? Just apt-get osmething off my installation disk?

Thanks for all the time it will take for me to get this card working. Don't give up fellas we can do it!
Old 02-21-2005, 12:01 AM   #2
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try this driver instead

it has better instructions and is not as much trouble

can't help with the other problem cause i don't have instructions for the other one accept to say it is sending you to the kernel source directory and may be more trouble than anyone should have to deal with (make config is for recompiling the kernel) and i'm afraid it's the whole nine yards with a kernel patch and whatnot

this other one you just do
make install
Old 02-21-2005, 11:29 AM   #3
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That link says it's for USB wlan adapters. Mine is pcmcia. Will it still work?
Old 09-19-2008, 12:24 PM   #4
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Unhappy lost driver


I lost windows drivers for my pcmcia card "11WAVE WaveBuddy RFMD Revision E PC Card" version "11WAVE", "11WP611AL-E"
can you sendme to ?
thanks so much


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