On Sun, Feb 03, 2002 at 06:32:36PM -0500, Tom Allison wrote:
> I have been using this card for a while under Linux with the wvlan_cs
> driver for 802.11b Prism II cards.
> I want to move over to the orinoco_cs driver. If I change the kernel
> I have to spend hours fiddling with trying to get this driver working
> There used to be a website that had specifics, in great detail, on how
> to get this D-Link DWL-650 NIC working with the orinoco_cs driver.
> But I've spent two days looking for it and have come up with nothing.
> It was originally a post on a web-zine.
> Does anyone have any help they can throw my way on how to get this
> working? I think the biggest hang-up I've got is that I have no clue
> how to identify this device in the /etc/pcmcia/config file. I know
> it's not listed there, I always had to edit that file myself for the
> wvlan_cs too.
I got it running without a great deal of trouble. First off, my setup
is a HP Pavilion N5490 runnuing sid with a custom 2.4.17 kernel. I am
using the 2.4 kernel PCMCIA modules.
Sid's /etc/pcmcia/config file contains the following relevent items:
In the device section:
class "network" module "hermes", "orinoco", "orinoco_cs"
card "Intersil PRISM2 11 Mbps Wireless Adapter"
manfid 0x0156, 0x0002
At first I simply edited /etc/pcmcia/config and changed that last line
to say `` bind "orinoco_cs" '' I was growing tired of doing that each
time I upgraded (the joys of tracking unstable) and then I noticed
that the stock /etc/pcmcia/config file sources *.conf so i copied the
fixed stanza into /etc/dwl650.conf and no more annoying questions
After doing this I found that the connection Just Started Working,
much to my surprize. It turns out that the edits I made to
/etc/pcmcia/network.opts to support a PCMCIA NIC under a 2.2.x kernel
which didn't support the internal NIC worked just fine with the
wireless card. I did eventually change it to disable the internal
interface and run wavemon on vc12 upon insertion. This would be best
done in /etc/network/interfaces to quell the remaining annoying
questions bug that's a job for another day.
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