Problem solved - I think there is a bug in 3.1.18
PCMCIA Wireless Network Adapter Issues
Help getting Webgear Aviator 2.4 working under linux (Robert Lowery)
Date: 2000, Jul 13
From: Robert Lowery reddwarf
I have gone back to 3.1.15 and my Aviator2.4 now works again. Somewhere between 3.1.15 and 3.1.18 a bug has been introduced. I will try to step though the versions and track it down
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