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Old 03-31-2002, 03:21 PM   #1
footrest
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Unrecognized native wireless PCI card


Hi,
i bought a TEW-PC16 card by mistake: http://www.trendware.com/products/TEW-PCI.htm

I have the PCI card in my desktop and i have a PCMCIA card running in my laptop. I am trying to get a peer-to-peer connection going.

I have defined wlan0 ip settings and have aliased prism2_pci to wlan0 as well.

If we try to run the following:

# /etc/rc.d/init.d/wlan start

we get

Shutting Down WLAN Devices:message=dot11req_reset
setdefaultmib=false
macaddress=no_value
resultcode=success
Starting WLAN Devices:Note: /etc/modules.conf is more recent than /lib/modules/2.4.2-2/modules.dep

and if we do

# /sbin/lspci

we get

00:03.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82557 [Ethernet Pro 100] (rev 05)
00:10.0 Network controller: Harris Semiconductor: Unknown device 3873 (rev 01)

I am trying to fix this problem so i get something like:

Starting WLAN Devices:Using /lib/modules/2.4.14/net/p80211.o
IBSS mode started.

Can someone help me out.......
 
Old 03-31-2002, 04:58 PM   #2
footrest
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what is easier native PCI or PCI-PCMCIA adapter

Additionally, can someone tell me what is better to use with linux... that is is it easier to use a PCI wireless card or use a PCMCIA card with an adapter? I have definitely noticed more support on the web with the PCMCIA-PCI combination.

I have been told one of the biggest conveniences with using PCMCIA-PCI combination is the ability to use pcmcia-cs and the ability to use the card's manufacturing ID to bind the card to drivers.

Cuz i have definitley noticed that the PCI card has less information available on it and has very little relevant values assocated with it. Guess i don;t really know how to bind it to drivers........help
 
  


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