[lug] wireless lan problems - solved

Ferdinand Schmid fschmid at archenergy.com
Mon Feb 19 21:33:16 MST 2001

I am glad to report that my wireless LAN card is working now.  In fact I
am currently connected to the net through it.

Here is what I had to do:

- get the linux-wlan drivers for my d-link DWL-650 card (Intersil
PrismII chipset)
- get the latest pcmcia_cs source from sourceforge
- compile those drivers;  this wasn't easy - I had trouble with the
bridge.o driver in 2.4.1 and it wouldn't compile under 2.2.18 either. 
There was a specific bug with 2.2.18 that seemed to cause my problems
(based on a deja.com search).
- the RedHat kernel 2.2.17-14 (RPM) on my rh6.2 system finally did the

There were lots of little kinks in the road and if anybody has similar
problems I will be glad to help.  Currently I am using infrastructure
mode and will test ad-hoc soon.

Many thanks to Sean and Kevin for their help.  I would still be way deep
in the boonies without their advice.


Sean Reifschneider wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 08, 2001 at 04:44:02PM -0700, Ferdinand Schmid wrote:
> >I don't care as long as I can have a separate configuration for my wired
> >lan and wireless lan.  Currently it picks up eth0, which is my wired lan
> >configuration.  My access point doesn't support that address range so I
> >would like to have the wireless setup to go to eth2.
> In /etc/pcmcia/network.opts, you can have it do different things
> based on the MAC address of the card you put in.  I have used this
> in the past to give different IPs based on wether I'm using my home
> or work wireless card, or wired cards, etc...
>    case "$HWADDR" in
>        00:90:D1*)
>           [...]
> For some of the messages you're getting, try doing "depmod -a" to get rid
> of them.
> Sean
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