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Question Compaq card detected but no wlan0-device 

Forum: PCMCIA Wireless Network Adapter Issues
Date: 2000, Aug 18
From: Per Olesen polesen

Hi

I'm trying to get a Compaq WLAN100 PCMCIA kort working under Linux and I have nearly made it :-)

The card is detected correctly and i hear 2 of the high beeps at insertion. But when I do ifconfig only loopback device is shown and when I look in /var/log/messages I see:

Aug 16 14:33:39 polesen cardmgr[4209]: executing: './wlan-ng start wlan0'
Aug 16 14:33:39 polesen cardmgr[4209]: + message=dot11req_mibset
Aug 16 14:33:39 polesen cardmgr[4209]: +   mibattribute=dot11DesiredSSID=WLAN_PRISM2
Aug 16 14:33:39 polesen cardmgr[4209]: +   resultcode=success
Aug 16 14:33:39 polesen cardmgr[4209]: + message=dot11req_associate
Aug 16 14:33:39 polesen cardmgr[4209]: +   peerstaaddress=no_value
Aug 16 14:33:39 polesen cardmgr[4209]: +   associatefailuretimeout=no_value
Aug 16 14:33:39 polesen cardmgr[4209]: +   cfpollable=no_value
Aug 16 14:33:39 polesen cardmgr[4209]: +   cfpollreq=no_value
Aug 16 14:33:39 polesen cardmgr[4209]: +   privacy=no_value
Aug 16 14:33:39 polesen cardmgr[4209]: +   listeninterval=0
Aug 16 14:33:39 polesen cardmgr[4209]: +   resultcode=success
Aug 16 14:33:39 polesen cardmgr[4209]: + usage: ifup <device name>

It seems like the name "wlan0" is not known :-(

I'm running:

Kernel: 2.2.14-0.5 PCMCIA: pcmcia-cs-3.1.8 wlan: linux-wlan-ng-0.1.7

I have tried adding an alias line for "wlan0" in /etc/conf.modules but with no success.

What to do?

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1. None The interface is fine; the problem is with ifup by David Hinds, 2000, Aug 18

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