netgear cards?

Bjoern A. Zeeb bzeeb+wireless at
Tue Aug 28 16:46:51 EST 2001

On Tue, 28 Aug 2001, David Gibson wrote:

> > I just added following to /etc/pcmcia/config
> >
> > card "NETGEAR MA401 Wireless PC"
> >   manfid 0x0156, 0x0002
> >   bind "orinoco_cs"
> >
> > and everything was fine. Performance was not the best but I couldn't
> > really test this there. iwconfig reported 11Mbit/s.
> Looks like yet another Prism II based card, with Intersil firmware.
> Could you send the output of "dmesg" immediately after inserting the
> card - that will give me some more information about it.


I do not have the card anymore but I lukily hadn't rebooted since then ;)

I think this should be the correct dmesg lines

hermes.c: 12 Dec 2000 David Gibson <hermes at>
orinoco.c 0.06c (David Gibson <hermes at> and others)
dldwd: David's Less Dodgy WaveLAN/IEEE Driver
eth1: Firmware ID 1F vendor 0x3 (Samsung) version 0.08
eth1: Ad-hoc demo mode supported.
eth1: MAC address 00:30:AB:09:6X:XX
eth1: Station name "Prism  I"
eth1: ready
eth1: index 0x01: Vcc 5.0, irq 5, io 0x0100-0x013f
eth1: no IPv6 routers present

I also poked around with following kernel patch but I do not think
that's the correct solution because it looks like also other vendors
(at least D-Link DWL-650, also Lucent(?)) are on this manfid (?).

--- ./linux/include/pcmcia/ciscode.h.orig       Mon Aug 27 23:03:21 2001
+++ ./linux/include/pcmcia/ciscode.h    Mon Aug 27 23:08:01 2001
@@ -123,4 +123,7 @@

 #define MANFID_XIRCOM                  0x0105

+#define MANFID_NETGEAR                 0x0156
+#define PRODOD_NETGEAR_MA401           0x0002
 #endif /* _LINUX_CISCODE_H */

Bjoern A. Zeeb				bzeeb at Zabbadoz dot NeT
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