I feel your pain....
PCMCIA Network Adapter Issues
Keep receiving "register_netdev( ) failed: try again (Al Charpentier)
Nobody has any input? (Al Charpentier)
Date: 1999, Nov 21
From: Nathan Hartwell MageX
I too have posted a message looking for assistance. Have you considered installing the latest PCMCIA support? I noticed you were using 3.0.x and wondered if by chance the 3.1.x series corrected your troubles.
to: "I feel your pain...."