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Old 01-13-2004, 02:27 PM   #1
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wireless card trouble...

okay, i had a netgear wireless card, i tried to get that to work , it didnt, so 2 weeks ago all i was doing was going to best buy buying a card, tryin it for a while, if it didnt work i took it back and got another, well, after trynig about every single card i could buy in a store i finally got fed up, i just ordered an Orinoco Silver 802.11a/b and i bought a pcmcia to pci adapter cuz im using a desktop, i got it all in today and fired it up and all i got was the same error ive been getting

"cannot activate device 'blah blah' on eth0 device does not seem to be present delaying initalization" or something to that extent.

linux is recognizing the presence of the adapter, and giving it a driver.. something like yenta_driver or somethin... the adapter has 2 lights, one 5v and one 3.5v and neither are lighting up, even tho i have my power management set up for 3.65v with a 500w power supply, anyway regardless, if linux is recognizing it in the hardware browser that means its workin...

anyway, anyone have any idea what steps i should take to get this thing to work?

im using redhat 9.0
Old 01-13-2004, 02:47 PM   #2
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Why are you talking about eth0 (ethernet, network card)... if you have a pcmcia card that you uses with a pci adapter ?

perhaps... i don't understand all..
Old 01-13-2004, 03:03 PM   #3
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heres what i do basically

click the hat > System Settings > network settings

add hardware > wireless >other wireless card> lucent orinoco prism II or compatable pcmcia

what i have for hardware

Orinoco Silver 802.11a/b PCMCIA

it is plugged into a PCMCIA to PCI adapter

the adapter is being seen

and the error i get when i try and activate the wireless connection that the device does not seem to be present


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