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Forum: PCMCIA Network Adapter Issues
Re: Question Psion Gold Card 10-100Mb onto Toshiba(!) 310CDS with Redhad 6.1 (Mike Jones)
Re: None Your card is not the same (David Hinds)
Re: More It pretends to be a netglobal card. (Mike Jones)
Re: None Re: More: It pretends to be a netglobal card. (David Hinds)
Date: 2000, Jul 14
From: Mike Jones nimpo

yes I changed /etc/pcmcia/config :
card "Psion 10-100Mb Ethernet"
  manfid 0x016c, 0x0023
  bind "smc91c92_cs"

Thanks for the pointer to the hardware address! If I get the thing going with pcnet_cs I'll post the fix.

Mike

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More No joy yet, small progress

Re: Note smb91c92_cs failed with "exclude port 0x100-0x1ff" (Mike Jones)
Date: 2000, Jul 16
From: Mike Jones nimpo

In-Reply-To: <20000714123609.K10530@valinux.com>

Inching through the windows binaries which came with the card this seems to be oem version of one of the Ositech cards maybe Seven of diamonds, not entirely sure. --Probably why smc91c92_cs driver makes some headway before bailing out.

currently hacking the driver round a bit at the moment to see if i can force it into recognising the card. More anon...

oh... and do you have the hw addresses of any of the Ositech cards currently out, maybe one matches the ositech address on this card 00 c0 e3 0f 70 6e?

Cheers,
Mike

None Oh, of course...

Re: More No joy yet, small progress (Mike Jones)
Date: 2000, Jul 17
From: David Hinds <dhinds@pcmcia.sourceforge.org>

Yes, this is a re-badged Ositech card.  And now that I know that, this
is actually a problem listed in the PCMCIA BUGS file:

o Some Ositech Jack of Diamonds 33.6K modem/ethernet cards don't work
  because of a firmware issue.  With these cards, the smc91c92_cs
  driver reports "Bad chip signature".

  A DOS program to update the card firmware to v8.1B is available from
  Ositech's web site at ftp://www.ositech.com/pub/jod/JDCEL422.EXE

-- Dave

Sad Not Jack of Diamonds ... I thought: 7 of Diamonds (but looks like I'm Wrong)

Re: None Oh, of course... (David Hinds)
Date: 2000, Jul 24
From: Mike Jones nimpo

I wasn't sure about running jack of diamonds firmware update on the netglobal psion 10/100Mb card so I emailed Ositech and Psion for advice. I had these unhelpful replies:

Ositech say:

An Ethernet card does not have 'firmware', so you cannot run a 'firmware update' on it.

Running the Jack of Diamonds firmware update (JDCELLxxx) on any PCCard other than an Ositech Jack of Diamonds could risk damaging that card.

The Psion Netglobal card is not an Ositech Seven of Diamonds. Ositech does manufacture some products under OEM, this is one - you should contact Psion regarding any problems with this card.


Psion say:

Ositech are our technology partners for the gold card netglobal range, however the driver & hardware name of the card are different to an Ositech card.

I am afraid that I cannot recommend that you use a program which may try to overwrite the information on the card changing the card to Ositech card. This may cause the card to stop functioning altogether.


NB

I think there's a wrong tree here and were barking up it: This is not a ethernet/modem card it's just an ethernet card.

.....The Battle continues

Mike

More Summary of what I've done so far (that's not worked)

Re: Sad Not Jack of Diamonds ... I thought: 7 of Diamonds (but looks like I'm Wrong) (Mike Jones)
Date: 2000, Jul 25
From: Mike Jones nimpo

In-Reply-To: <"/pcmcia/network/99/1/1/1/1/1/1/1"@pcmcia.sourceforge.org>

Follow this link to see info posted to comp.os.linux.portable

Mike.

Ok Got it to work Fix enclosed...

Re: More Summary of what I've done so far (that's not worked) (Mike Jones)
Date: 2000, Jul 27
From: Mike Jones nimpo

Finally got it to work.

Please find Info Here

Thanks for all the Pointers
Mike

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