[lug] D-Link Wireless Card Configuration

Nate Duehr nate at natetech.com
Fri Aug 23 16:25:33 MDT 2002

Is the D-Link card the PRISM II chipset or something that's supported b
the wavelann or orinoco drivers.  I've noted that many wireless cards
seem to trigger the PCMCIA subsystem into thinking they're something
compatible with the Orinoco/WaveLAN drivers, and then come to find later
that they're not really supported by that driver...


On Fri, 2002-08-23 at 14:37, J. Wayde Allen wrote:
> 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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