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Gil
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2003 3:00 am    Post subject: Wireless card Reply with quote

A R505GL VAIO.
Trying to get an SMC 2435W to work.
The card is a brand new model so SMC hasn't released a Linux driver yet.
Got the pcmcia slot running.
When I cardctl ident, I got:
product info: "Wireless Network CardBus PC Card", "Global", "", ""
manfid: 0x0097, 0x8402
PCI id: 0x104c, 0x8400
what's the next thing I can do if I dun have a driver from SMC?
Any suggetsion is appreciated.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2003 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If there really are no drivers for that card you may have to install without a network connection. I hope that doesn't happen as it would be nice to be able to do a normal install. However, you might be out of luck.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2003 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi.
I've installed gentoo with wired connection.
But now just trying to setup my wireless connection...
but found no driver for the pcmcia card
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2003 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you've already got Gentoo installed then this post should be somewhere else. I'm moving it to Hardware & Laptops because there's lot of people there who have setup wireless cards and perhaps one of them has used your model.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2003 7:13 pm    Post subject: binary driver Reply with quote

A google search reveals that this card uses
a Texas Instruments ACX-100 chipset.
There is a discuss on a binary only Linux driver for this chipset
at http://www.seattlewireless.net/index.cgi/DlinkDwl650Plus
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2003 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow... so according to that, seems like the chipset is still unsupported for pcmcia
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