[lug] D-Link Wireless Card Configuration

J. Wayde Allen wallen at lug.boulder.co.us
Fri Aug 23 14:37:31 MDT 2002

OK, I've been tinkering with a D-Link DWL-650 802.11b wireless card, and
have a few questions.

First, I'm running KRUD Red Hat 7.3 and started out by adding:

   card "D-Link DWL-650"
      manfid 0x0156, 0x0002
      bind "wvlan_cs"

to /etc/pcmcia/config as suggested on the web at
<http://www.focusresearch.com/dwl-650.html>.  I didn't run netconfig as
they suggested and figured I could start the interface using

   /sbin/iwconfig eth1

That does give me a listing of info, but the values look rather
suspicious.  For example - Frequency:10.885GHz !

Looking at the log files I find a section that reads:

   wvlan_cs:  WaveLan/IEEE PCMCIA driver v1.0.6
   wvlan_cs:  (c) Andreas Neuhaus <andy at fasta.fh-dortmund.de>
   wvlan_cs:  index 0x01: Vcc 3.3, irq 3, io 0x0100-0x013f
   wvlan_cs:  Registered netdevice eth1
   wvlan_cs:  MAC address on eth1 is 00 05 5d ed 8c c1
   wvlan_cs:  Unrecognised card, card return vendor = 0x0005, please report ... 
   wvlan_cs:  Found firmware 0x10003 (vendor 5) - Firmware capabilities: 0-0-0-0-0

Look like I'm partly there, but not quite.  Anything I'm doing that is
obviously wrong?  Suggestions?

- Wayde
  (wallen at lug.boulder.co.us)

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