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Re: Acer WLAN

On Sunday 09 January 2005 12:33 pm, Yevgen Reznichenko wrote:
> Hello,
> I would like to run my Acer WLAN 802.11 PCMCIA Card under Debian
> (sid, 2.6.9). According to linux-wlan.org it has a Prism2/2.5/3
> chipset. But I can't find the appropriate module which I should load
> to enable this card. Could you please refer me to the right module
> name?
> Furthermore, windows says that this card has Realtek 8180L chipset?
> Is it in conflict to "Prism2/2.5/3". Is it possible to get running
> Realtek binaries under 2.6?
> Any help is welcome!
> Yevgen
 Here is my experience with a laptop with an onboard Realtek nic, 
onboard Intel wireless and a PCMCIA slot. This laptop also has 
firewire, which gets into the configuration of nic devices, somehow. I 
have an Orinoco wireless PC card I use, well supported much like the 
Prism cards. during boot, Discover/Hotplug tires to set up the firewire 
and onboard Intel wireless card. I say tries, because there wasn't 
(yet) a driver for the Intel card and also tries to setup the firewire 
nic, which doesn't exist. I have to disable the firewire module to get 
the PC card to work. This all went away one I compiled the IPW2100 
module for the Intel wireless.

Maybe somewhere in there you may find some help.
Greg C. Madden

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