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Old 02-10-2005, 03:37 AM   #1
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Installing an Orinoco 31219 PCMCIA card


So I have successfully installed Slack 10.1 on my pavillion ze1110 laptop, with little to no problem (I have to update the sound drivers and ACPI, but nothing major). However, I run into a stumbling block when I try to configure my PCMCIA a/b/g wireless card, made by Proxim.

I have downloaded the correct drivers (both XP and 2k) from Proxim's website, and installed first the XP and then the 2k (when XP wouldn't work) drivers into ndiswrapper (this particular card is listed as having absolutely no problem under the ndiswrapper compatability list though the card itself isn't mentioned on the HCL).

The drivers install just fine, but no hardware is detected, even after reseating the wireless card and restarting rc.pcmcia. I don't have the specific error message here (different computer, obviously), but later when I checked the results of "ndiswrapper -l" both sets of drivers mentioned that they had either failled or were incorrect (I'll get the proper message tomorrow), and still with no hardware detected.

I'm sure I'll have little trouble once the card is detected, but this of course is the first step; how do I get that dang thing to register?

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Old 02-10-2005, 09:07 AM   #2
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I think there are orinoco drivers around. You might want to try these instead of ndiswrapper
 
Old 02-10-2005, 11:52 AM   #3
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Sadly though I was looking around and found the following:

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These are other hardware that people often confuse with the Wavelan IEEE/Orinoco, but which are totally different and incompatible :

Proxim is selling an Orinoco 802.11a and Orinoco 802.11g which are based on the Atheros chipset.
When I noticed the compatability on the ndiswrapper list I thought "sweet, this will be easy" as I have used ndiswrapper in some meager sense in the past.
 
Old 02-11-2005, 09:40 AM   #4
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Can you still post the messages then? Are those the only windows drivers available. Maybe reinstalling would help you can delete with "ndiswrapper -e" iirc and then try again. If that doesn't work maybe try other versions of the driver. You can also try with the newest version of ndiswrapper if you haven't tried that already.
 
Old 02-11-2005, 10:27 PM   #5
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I'll get the specific messages tonight or tomorrow -- I've been pretty busy today.

I had to download ndiswrapper (for some reason my Slack install didn't include it), so I made sure to get the latest one. To the best of my knowledge, those are the only Windows drivers as well, so I'll see what pops out of that.

As I said, though, error messages coming soon -- thanks for the help!
 
Old 02-12-2005, 04:14 AM   #6
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Code:
~/# ndiswrapper -l
Installed ndis drivers:
proxim1 invalid driver!
proxim2 invalid driver!
~/# _
"Proxim1" is the XP driver I installed, while "Proxim2" is the Windows 2000 driver. Searching on the ndiswrapper website I've come across that the "devid" for my card is 168c:0013. Could this help me?

From the ndiswrapper website:

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Card: Proxim ORiNOCO 802.11a/b/g combocard gold?
Chipset: Atheros AR5212 802.11abg
pciid: 168c:0013
Driver: Available at www.proxim.com, using standard WinXP driver. You need to create a free account to get the driver.
Other: ndiswrapper 0.11, Fedora Core 3, works very solid (108Mbps).
---

Additional Commands run:

Code:
~/# cardmgr
cardmgr[1881]: open_sock(socket 0) failed: Device or resource busy
cardmgr[1881]: another cardmgr is already running?
~/# 
~/# cardctl ident
Socket 0:
  product info: "Atheros Communications, Inc.", "AR5001-0000-0000", "Wireless LAN Reference Card", "00"
  manfid: 0x0271, 0x0012
  function: 6 (network)
~/#

Last edited by Poetics; 02-12-2005 at 04:29 AM.
 
Old 02-12-2005, 05:13 AM   #7
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Have you tried reinstalling those drivers? Remove them first with ndiswrapper -e and then install again.
 
Old 02-12-2005, 11:23 AM   #8
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I've done that several times -- installing both, then just one, or the other, et cetera
 
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33-hour bump?
 
  


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