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Old 09-23-2003, 12:35 PM   #1
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Another Belkin wireless pcmcia card question.

I'm also trying to get the Belkin wireless card running under RH9.0.

Model number: F5D6020 ver.2
FCCID: K7SF5D6021 (tag added to card here says: ver. 2101)

I've followed the very clear helpful directions posted on another thread
here and downloaded the atmel driver, compiled it and installed it.
(as warned, depmod -a shows unresolved references, but driver loads).
I've modified /etc/pcmcia/config and added the line:

device "pcmf502rd" class "network" module "pcmf502rd"

and the lines:

device "Belkin F5D6020 rev.2"
version "Belkin", "11Mbps-Wireless-Notebook-Network-Adapter"
manfid 0x01bf, 0x3302
bind "pcmf502rd"

and restarted pcmcia. However, when the card is inserted, I get
the 'failure' beep (low-pitch) and /var/log/messages shows:

Sep 23 10:07:21 dhcp-38-151 cardmgr[5053]: unsupported card in socket 0
Sep 23 10:07:21 dhcp-38-151 cardmgr[5053]: product info: "Belkin", "11Mbps-Wireless-Notebook-Network-Adapter"
Sep 23 10:07:21 dhcp-38-151 cardmgr[5053]: manfid: 0x01bf, 0x3302 function: 6 (network)

The driver is NOT loaded by cardmgr. Instead I have to load it by
hand: modprobe pcmf502rd.

After loading the driver, there's no indication of success - ifconfig
doesn't show a new interface (eth0 is a wire connection while I'm
building, so I would have expected eth1). lvnet simply returns silently when called.

Any ideas?

Old 09-23-2003, 01:14 PM   #2
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Typo fixed

(wish I could type...)

The 2nd set of lines in the config file now begin with 'card' instead
of device. That doesn't change the problem, unfortunately.
Old 09-23-2003, 01:45 PM   #3
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Found the problem! Commenting out the 'version' line I'd added
to /etc/pcmcia/config (as shown above) allows the card to be
Old 09-24-2003, 03:32 PM   #4
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thanks for the detailed info, it's much appreciated.


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