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Question WaveLan PCMCIA card Problems 

Forum: PCMCIA Wireless Network Adapter Issues
Date: 2000, Apr 09
From: Zach Berke zberke

hey there. I'm having a little trouble getting the WaveLan (or Orinico or whatever) wireless PCMCIA card working on my Dell Inspiron 7000 laptop. I wonder if anyone can help.

I think the problem is that the computer for some reason thinks that the card is my ethernet card, so it trys to access the ethernet card's MAC address. Everytime it does this (which is whenever I pop the wavelan card in), the computer freezes up completely.

Here's what happens if i do a tail -f /var/log/messages right before I pop the card in: (i'm copying this down by hand so any typos are my fault, not a big bug).

cardmgr[471]: initializing socket 1
cardmgr[471]: socket 1: Lucent Technologies WaveLAN/IEEE
cardmgr[471]: executing: 'insmod /lib/modules/2.2.14-5.0/pcmcia/wavelan_cs.o'
cardmgr[471]: eth0: wv_hw_config(): modem not connected or not a wavelan card
cardmgr[471]: executing: './network start eth0'
kernel: wv_82593_cmd: wv_82593_config(): configure timeout, status0 0x00
kernel: eth0: wavelan_watchdog: wathdog timer expired
kernel: eth0: wavelan_watchdog: abort failed, trying reset
kernel: eth0: wv_mmc_init(): Invalid MAC address: FF:FF:FF:...

and now it's frozen

thanks a lot for any help you can give me.

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1. None This is the wrong driver for the IEEE card by David Hinds, 2000, Apr 10

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