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Forum: PCMCIA Wireless Network Adapter Issues
Re: Question Wavelan IEEE problems... (Avijit Banerjee)
Re: Sad wvlan_cs vs wavelan2_cs (Jean Tourrilhes)
Date: 2000, Jun 02
From: Avijit Banerjee avi

Thank you for you quick response.

>   As I explain in my howto, each Wavelan IEEE driver has
> its strength and its weakness...

I've read your howto... it got me up and running with the wavelan2_cs driver.... until I found out the link stats don't work...

>   Wireless Extensions are far more advanced in wvlan_cs,
> and I know that many neat WE features are not implemented in
> wavelan2_cs. It's just the case of cut'n'paste my code from
> one driver to another, but it seem that nobody at Lucent is
> able to do this simple task...

>   There are known issues with firmware 6.X, but it
> should work with firmware 4.X. Please try to use wvlan0 as >the
> interface name, and give us a lot more info on what's
> happening (like messages in the log).

at boot time, log (/var/log/messages) showed:

Linux PCMCIA Card Services 3.1.15
  kernel build: 2.2.13 #127 Thu Oct 21 13:13:20 CDT 1999
  options: [pci] [cardbus]
PCI routing table version 1.0 at 0xfdee0
Intel PCIC probe: 
  Vadem VG-469 rev 00 ISA-to-PCMCIA at port 0x3e0 ofs 0x00
    host opts [0]: none
    host opts [1]: none
    ISA irqs (scanned) = 4,5,7,15 polling interval = 1000ms
cs: IO port probe 0x0c00-0x0cff: excluding 0xcf8-0xcff
cs: IO port probe 0x0800-0x08ff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: excluding 0x170-0x177 0x290-0x297 0x370-0x37f 0x4d0-0x4d7
cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean.

I do the following: insmod /lib/modules/2.2.13/pcmcia/wvlan_cs.o port_type=3 station_name=mypc

and get the following in the log (/var/log/messages):

wvlan_cs: WaveLAN/IEEE PCMCIA driver v1.0.4
wvlan_cs: (c) Adreas Neuhaus <>

that's it... In addition, trying to do "ifconfig wvlan0 up" gives me a "wvlan0: No such device"... and doing "iwconfig wvlan0" gives me "wvlan0 no wireless extensions."

Is there more you need? what am I doing wrong here...


kernel: 2.2.13 (slackware 7.0 distro), Card Services: 3.1.15, Firmware Version: 4.52

Thanks again


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1. None You should not insmod the driver by hand by David Hinds, 2000, Jun 02
(_ Ok Problem Solved! by Avijit Banerjee, 2000, Jun 02

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