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Question WaveLan IEEE, cardmgr do not know wvlan0 interface 

Forum: PCMCIA Wireless Network Adapter Issues
Date: 2000, May 30
From: viktor safar 4roses


My config is:

Linux kernel 2.0.36
ISA-to-PCMCIA card: Vadem VD 469
Network card: Lucent WaveLan IEEE Turbo silver
PCMCIA driver: 3.1.15 (from Andreas Neuhaus}


Cardservices finds sokets in ISA card. OK
Cardservices locates WaveLan card in soket 1. OK
There is no irq, i/o or memory failures. OK
Device driver register WaveLan wvlan0 interface. OK
Cardmgr trying to start network. OK

And now!
Cardmanager did not recognize interface "wvlan0" !!!

Here is the dmesg story:

Linux PCMCIA Card Services 3.1.15
  kernel build: 2.0.36 #2 Tue May 30 14:10:29 2000
  options:  [pci]
PCI routing table version 1.0 at 0xf85c0
  00:07.2 -> irq 10
Intel PCIC probe: 
  Vadem VG-469 rev 00 ISA-to-PCMCIA at port 0x3e0 ofs 0x00
    host opts [0]: [ext mode] [isa buf]
    host opts [1]: [ext mode] [isa buf]
    ISA irqs (scanned) = 3,4,5,7,11,15 status change on irq 15
cs: IO port probe 0x0c00-0x0cff: excluding 0xcf8-0xcff
cs: IO port probe 0x0800-0x08ff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: excluding 0x4d0-0x4d7
cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean.
cs: memory probe 0x0d0000-0x0dffff: excluding 0xd0000-0xdffff
cs: memory probe 0x0c0000-0x0cffff: excluding 0xc0000-0xcffff
wvlan_cs: WaveLAN/IEEE PCMCIA driver v1.0.4
wvlan_cs: (c) Andreas Neuhaus <>
wvlan_cs: index 0x01: Vcc 5.0, irq 3, io 0x0100-0x013f
wvlan_cs: Registered netdevice wvlan0
wvlan_cs: Valid channels: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 
wvlan_cs: MAC address on wvlan0 is 00 60 1d 04 05 93 
cardmgr[47]: executing: './network start wvlan0'
cardmgr[47]: + wvlan0: unknown interface.

The network card works with old driver (wavelan_cs2.o) fine,
because it fires up "eth1" instead "wvlan0".

Is there anybody with some suggestions, how to say to linux
that wvlan0 is a valid interface?


viktor safar

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1. None Maybe your setup can't handle unusual interface names by David Hinds, 2000, May 30
2. None WaveLan IEEE, cardmgr do not know wvlan0 interface 2 by viktor safar, 2000, May 31
1. None Whoops, my mistake... by David Hinds, 2000, May 31

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