DLink DWL-500 PCI with Mandrake 8.1
nikunj at yahoo.com
Sat Mar 9 05:50:14 EST 2002
Thanks for the info. I got this card working yesterday
using the linux-wlan-ng driver "prism2_cs". Also, it
turns out that it needed the flash upgrade to 0.8.3 to
get it going in Ad-hoc mode under Linux. When I did
that, voila it all worked properly. Next step for me
is to see if I can get all my machines talking with
--- Mehmet Yousouf <mehmety at auslin.com.au> wrote:
> 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
> wireless cards)
> Try "lsmod" to see which modules are loaded -
> chances are it will be
> wvlan_cs, you will have to edit the wireless.opts
> If all is fired up, use ifconfig to get the
> interface ip configured.
> Hope this helps
> Regards, Mehmet
> 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
> > the orinoco.o with modprobe and it gets loaded
> > with hermes.o but I dont see any new interface as
> > result. Any pointers will be appreciated. Do I
> need to
> > install pcmcia etc?
> > Thanks
> > Nikunj.
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