DLink DWL-500 PCI with Mandrake 8.1
mehmety at auslin.com.au
Fri Mar 8 23:04:20 EST 2002
Hi, I've got the DWL-500 working OK on a Mandrake 8.1 distro aswell as a
RedHat 7.2 ...... Some suggestions -
If you have the pcmcia modules, you should already have pcmcia installed.
Try starting pcmcia (/etc/initd/pcmcia start - you might have to start the
card manager manually - "cardmgr") If you get the beeps, it is loaded and the
card is detected.
Do you have wireless-tools installed?
you will need it to do some configuring (iwconfig will show details of your
Try "lsmod" to see which modules are loaded - chances are it will be
wvlan_cs, you will have to edit the wireless.opts file.....
If all is fired up, use ifconfig to get the interface ip configured.
Hope this helps
On Monday 04 March 2002 09:01 pm, you wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am trying to get a DLINK DWL-500, which is really a
> PCI->PCMCIA adapter for DWL-650, working with my
> desktop machine running Mandrake 8.1. I tried loading
> the orinoco.o with modprobe and it gets loaded along
> with hermes.o but I dont see any new interface as a
> result. Any pointers will be appreciated. Do I need to
> install pcmcia etc?
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