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Old 01-12-2004, 08:31 AM   #1
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Zonet ZEW 1000 on Mandrake


Hi,
I have reciently purchased a Zonet ZEW 1000 PC card. It says on the box it supports Linux and has drivers for Red Hat 7.1, 7.2, and 7.3. Obviously none of these will work on Mandrake 9.2. I was just wondering if anyone could advise me on how to set it up or where i could get a more up to date driver?

Thanks for any help,
Matt
 
Old 01-12-2004, 10:07 AM   #2
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Its probably already in the kernel, the important part is to find out what chipset is under the hood. No need to look through the goop that came with the card, heck it may be wrong...

/usr/sbin/lspci

And

/sbin/cardctl ident

If its a Cardbus card it'll appear under lspci, if its a straight pcmcia card it'll show up under cardctl's ident (it'll appear there if its cardbus too, the info might just be garbage).

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 01-12-2004, 11:38 AM   #3
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When I do a /sbin/cardctl ident i get the following

"Socket 0:
product info: "Realtek", "Rtl8139"
manfid: 0x0000, 0x024c
function: 6 (network)"

Is it possible to bind this using the manfid to something like the orinoco_cs or something like that or how do i set it up?

Thanks for the help Finegan
matt
 
Old 01-12-2004, 11:46 AM   #4
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Oh, hey look at that, its probably a RealTek 8180, didn't mention this was a wireless card, lemme look at the big list over at www.linux-wlan.net, yep 1000W is indeed a realtek card.

Good news and bad news. First, the good news: there is support for it.

Now, the bad news, the driver blows... it was written by realtek and is 1/2 precompiled binary and thanks to some changed in 2.4.22, it won't work with anything newer then 2.4.21.

Oh, and it works with a mountain of flaky iwpriv commands... there's a thread about it on LQ, here:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=61832

To give you an idea of how much of a hastle this chipset is... that thread is the 3rd most viewed on LQ and is 50+ pages long. Might want to skip ahead to the mid-40s.

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 01-12-2004, 11:49 AM   #5
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Oh yeah, I'm a twit, the download site:

http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/...eyword=rtl8180

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 01-12-2004, 11:56 AM   #6
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Will look at this.
Thanks a million for all the help.
 
  


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