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Old 09-18-2003, 04:34 PM   #1
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Question Cisco Mini PCI in IBM T30 (2366-85U)

I am looking for som help with a Cisco Internal Mini PCI card.
I have installed RedHat 9 on my IBM T30 (model 2366-85U) that has the internal wireless networking card which is a 350 series. I have downgraded the firmware on the Cisco Card to version 5.00.01. I am able to compile the driver (mpi350.o) that I got from Cisco, and get them installed (with "tainted kernel" warnings). I start up the Cisco Aironet Client Utility, and with a bit of fiddling with the ACU, I can get it to pick up the MAC address for my router (D-Link 614+), but it won't pick up the IP address of the router.

I read about someone who was having the same problem on the RedHat website, but no one had responded to his post. Any information that anyone can provide will be greatly appreciate (no only be me it would seem).

Old 09-24-2003, 11:18 PM   #2
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Well..unforntunately no one provided any sort of insight on my problem, but...

I am typing this response via Mozilla Firebird on RedHat 8.0 using my Cisco 350 MiniPCI wireless connection. I used the GPL driver that is being developed by Benjamin Reed and Javier Achirica, and the directions on Fabrice Bellet's website...

I had to make some adjustments to mic.c and airo_mpi.c to get the thing to compile, but after that, it was smooth sailing. By the way, I did not recompile the entire kernel, only the airo_mpi.c driver. Things seem to be working well so far.

Post any questions and I will try to help.
Old 02-26-2004, 10:38 AM   #3
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My suggestion is that you try the following:

Open a console as root:

unload the the other network card with modprobe -r "module name"

2. load the wireless module with modprobe airo_mpi

3. try to get an accesspoint or router with iwconfig eth0 essid "name of your wlan" you can leave this blank.

4. then type: dhclient

5. finally type: dhclient eth0 , i think that should do it because i had a similar problem and it worked out for me!

have fun!


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