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None 2xPCMCIA WaveLan cards working great in the same system 

Forum: PCMCIA Wireless Network Adapter Issues
Date: 2000, Jul 05
From: R J Delmar Delmar

I dunno what the crap was wrong with me before. The whole thing is so damn easy. It was starin me in the face. Feelin quite stupid :). I did have a problem with my wireless tools, which when fixed, the wireless.opts kicked into life. The rest was easy.

I am running Debian Woody, kernel 2.2.16, pcmcia-cs 3.1.16-2, wireless tools-20 etc. Drivers are stock standard from the pcmcia-cs package. I have tried my best to get the wavelan2_cs-6.00 drivers to compile in with the pcmcia-cs 3.1.16 and 3.1.17 source packages, but the system just locks up when pcmcia services are started and I have given up on that. Not sure I am missing out on much compared to the wavelan drivers which come with pcmcia-cs 3.1.16-2 anyway.

SO...For those that are trying to get two cards workin on one system.... The Wireless.opts and Network.opts are layed out real simple. In fact, it's the same way for both. I choose to use the hardware address to define which card to configure...

naturally XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX is the hardware address of the adaptor, which is printed on the PCMCIA card.

Wireless.opts brief example...

#Card 0
*,*,*,XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX)
    INFO="Your Options go here..."
    ESSID="More options...."
    MODE="More Options....."
(you will find a list of all the options you can use already in the file)

#Card 1
*,*,*,XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX)
    INFO="Whatever"
    ESSID"something else"
    MODE="yadda yadda"

---

Network.opts brief example....

#Card 0
*,*,*,XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX)
     IPADDR="123.123.123.123"
     NETMASK="255.255.255.0"
     (you get the idea..... )

#Card 1
*,*,*,XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX)
      (and the same here.... )

Basically easy once I opened my eyes and realised how it was meant to work. I still have some tests to run on a few things....but i am stoked.

Cheers,

Delmar.

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