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Old 02-17-2005, 09:52 AM   #1
barrythai
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wireless pci doesn't work


Another SuSE letdown I bought a well established smc wireless pci card thinking
foolishly it surely will work with SuSE 9.2.

I have a wireless pci card on Suse9.2 it is
a SMC2802W v2 wireless access Adapter
when installed by the hardware detect it uses the prism54
driver.

It appeared to be configured but doesn't connect.

It is configured as eth0 and ifconfig does not give it
a hardware address (all zeros)

Hardware detects it under pci as SMC2802W v2 wireless access Adapter
with driver as prism 54
and device as Intersil Adapter ISL3840 (PrismGT/Prism duette)

if I use iwconfig it says NOT READY! ESSIDff/any Mode: Managed

Anyone can help in telling me whats wrong or is the driver incorrect?
 
Old 02-17-2005, 10:18 AM   #2
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I'm trying out this same driver, but a different card.

Did you try 'ifconfig eth0 up' before 'iwconfig?
AIUI, the firmware doesn't get loaded until you 'up' the card.

HTH,
 
Old 02-17-2005, 10:20 AM   #3
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oops, bad luck for you --> from this URL:

<http://prism54.org/phpwiki?pagename=Supported%20Cards>

"Note that v2 versions of the SMC2802W do not use the Prism GT/Duette chipset and therefore do not work at all with the current driver. Work is in progress to support these cards. Prism54 Development team is working with Conexant to get source/specs to start a new driver framework that will support these new cards."
 
Old 02-21-2005, 02:49 AM   #4
barrythai
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Hi thanks for the info I did setup ifconfig eth0 before iwconfig still said
NOT READY. I have taken the card back to the shop.

I am now looking for a pci wireless card that will work with SuSE9.2 64 bit version,
seems a lot of programs missed out from this version.

Anyone know of wireless cards or usb perhaps, that will work for me for definite.

 
Old 02-21-2005, 09:28 PM   #5
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I've had pretty good luck with Netgear (WG511) . Worked right out of the box - Suse picked right up on it without a prob. This is cardbus, but other NG cards do use similar chipsets I believe.

hth...
 
Old 02-22-2005, 04:12 AM   #6
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I use the netgear wg311T. It uses the atheros chipset. Very nice card. Goes up to 108 Mbps!! And is recognized by yast. Works out of the box. Highly recommended
 
  


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