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Old 02-04-2006, 06:48 PM   #1
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Question Can't Activate PCMCIA 3Com 3CRWE737A


As you can tell from where I'm posting too, I'm a complete in the world of Linux. I have a notebook and I'm trying to get internet access in my parent's home. My dad just bought a Linksys wireless router and on my Windows partition I can get access and surf the web. On my linux partion.. I basically have no clue what's going on:

1. I checked my Hardware Browser | Network devices and it has two entries: a) 3c905C-TX/TX-M [Tornado] and b) 3Com 3CRWE737A AirConnect Wireless LAN PC Card.

I'm guessing the first entry is my on-board nic and the 2nd one is my pcmcia card.

2. I then went to Network Configuration and added a new wireless connection. I first tried 3Com 3c589 series PCMCIA, but that didn't work.. it quickly ended.

3. So; I tried 3Com 3c574 series.. and it looked like it was doing something, but it ended up giving me this error:

Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06):
SET failed on device eth1: Invalid arguement.
Error for wireless request "Set Frequency" (8B04):
SET failed on device eth1: Operation not supported.
Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A):
Invalid argument "s:".

Determining IP information for eth1...PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.

--- ping statistics ---
3 packets tranmitted, 0 recieved, +3 errors, 100% packet loss, time 2000ms, pipe 3 failed.

Thank you for any help on this.


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