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Re: bringing up eth0 for wireless card

Hmmm...  I'm tempted to try HostAP with my D-Link DWL-650 vP1 on the
basis of a note in this list from last Dec 
(Message-id: <20041209151630.GA20330@tashi.lonestar.org>).

The main obstruction I see ahead of time is that my Inspiron 3200 only
has PCI support 2.1.  Now Andrew Barr
(http://home.columbus.rr.com/andrewbarr/linux/dwl520e1.html) documents
using the D-Link DWL-650 vP1 and says that PCI 2.2 is required, that
without it the card won't even show up on lspci.  And it's true, mine
doesn't.  But this card *does* show up under "cardctl ident".

Should I move on to another card or laptop?  Or do I have a chance with
HostAP with this hardware?

Oh, I do have wireless tools installed--but I can't use that unless I
get an interface to the card to configure first, right?



On Thu, Aug 04, 2005 at 05:08:58PM -0400, Mark Copper wrote:
> Hi,
> I've got a custom 2.6 kernel running on a Dell Inspiron 3200.
> I am able to use a 16-bit pcmcia ethernet card following 10.10.5, "Network
> configuration and PCMCIA" in the Debian reference. (ifupdown controlled
> by hotplug with pcmcia-cs confined to loading modules)
> I want to get a wireless card configured for travelling.
> One card I have is a Linksys WPC11 v4.  If I insert it, discover
> provides the info:
>    Realtek Semiconductor Co.,Ltd. RTL8180L 802.11b MAC
> But that is all I get.  Nothing shows up in dmesg, nothing shows up in
> ifconfig.
> What is my next step in getting the machine to recognize the card?
> Thank you.
> Mark
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