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Forum: PCMCIA Wireless Network Adapter Issues
Date: 2000, Jul 21
From: Bob Cook bcook

My configuration includes the WaveLAN in an ISA adapter plus two ethernet cards (eth0 and eth1) and I expect the WaveLAN card to become 'eth2'. So far I've had no luck with either wvlan_cs or wavelan2_cs for drivers.

Note that this is a brand-new card and I don't really have another way to test if its good or not.

 kernel: Linux PCMCIA Card Services 3.1.17
 kernel:   kernel build: 2.2.12-20 #3 Fri Feb 25 23:42:22 PST 2000
 kernel:   options:  [pci] [cardbus]
 kernel: Intel PCIC probe:
 kernel:   Vadem VG-469 rev 00 ISA-to-PCMCIA at port 0x3e0 ofs 0x00
 kernel:     host opts [0]: none
 kernel:     host opts [1]: none
 kernel:     ISA irqs (scanned) = 3,4,5,7,11,15 status change on irq 15
 cardmgr[9171]: starting, version is 3.1.17 cardmgr[9171]: watching 2 sockets 
 kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0c00-0x0cff: clean.
 kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0800-0x08ff: clean.
 kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: excluding 0x3b8-0x3e7
 cardmgr[9171]: initializing socket 0
 kernel: cs: memory probe 0x0d0000-0x0dffff: clean.
 cardmgr[9171]: socket 0: Lucent Technologies WaveLAN/IEEE
 cardmgr[9171]: executing: 'modprobe wvlan_cs port_type=3 eth=1' 
 kernel: wvlan_cs: WaveLAN/IEEE PCMCIA driver v1.0.4
 kernel: wvlan_cs: (c) Andreas Neuhaus <>
 cardmgr[9171]: get dev info on socket 0 failed: Resource temporarily unavailable 

Thanks for any hints or suggestions.

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Re: None wvlan_cs fails on startup with "Resource temporarily unavailable" (Bob Cook)
Date: 2000, Jul 26
From: Bob Cook bcook

Thanks to Dave Hind for the suggestion for my previous problem (I had conflicting information in my config files). That change now allows me to get the wvlan_cs driver started although it still won't initialize properly.

In wvlan_hcfio.c, the hcfio_string() function, on line ~346 there is a test of memory. Specifically there is a test at the ioport+0x28 for the bytes 0x7d37.

This test fails on my setup. It finds either 0xFFFF (on the first attempt) or 0x0000 on successive attempts.

I'm suspicious of believing the pcmcia card is faulty because I've gotten it to successfully initialize under Win98 and in a Mac. I don't have a way to verify my ISA bridge, but it seems to function ok because the card insertion is detected and recognizied.

By the way, I should mention that I'm running this on an old 486 box. This shouldn't make any difference but I wonder about bus speeds (its an AT bus) or something. I don't know enough about this sort of thing to be knowledgable but I'm certain I'm not the first to try this sort of thing and I can't seem to find references of anyone else having such problems.

TIA for any assistance or suggestions.

1. None A shot in the dark by David Hinds, 2000, Jul 26
(_ Feedback No luck... Where can I get details about the WaveLAN? by Bob Cook, 2000, Jul 28
(_ More On Andy's page... by Jean Tourrilhes, 2000, Jul 29
(_ Question Some questions about your message by Bob Cook, 2000, Jul 29
1. Sad Hum... by Jean Tourrilhes, 2000, Jul 31
2. None The PCI->PCMCIA adapters are the tricky ones by David Hinds, 2000, Jul 31
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