Re: Orinoco 802.11b Weirdness!
After a little more research, and trying a debian etch netinstall
iso, which gave me the same results. I have concluded that my
Orinoco 802.11b silver card has given up the ghost.
I had that card for over 5 years, got it in 2000, or 2001 when
Wireless networking first started to get going. That card was a
great little card, lasted all these years and various systems.
Before giving up totally I tried it in a Windows notebook, which
could not detect my network either. I was using a 2.6.12 kernel,
like I said it was up for 58 days without any problems.
So I took apart the card, and I did smell a little ic burnt smell,
after looking at the card some more everything looked good except
that little ic. I guess the heat finally killed it, since the card
is so close to the cpu when it's inserted. It was also used in a
pvr, with poor air flow, along with a desktop for a few years also
poor air flow out of the case.
sniff, sniff I will miss ya, nice little card!
I guess it will have to be ethernet only laptop. But that duron 800
is doing good, I am surprised it lasted this long. On my wife's
600m Dell it's on its third motherboard, I do not dare run RC5-72
on it, because I believe that is what caused the other board