[Comm-en] Aetheros Card (D-Link DWL 650)

Richard Hainsworth richard at rusrating.ru
Wed Jun 30 09:37:59 MSD 2004

I have a new D-Link pcmcia card which has the Aethoros chip set. My
distro is Compact 2.3

I used cardctl to get the card information to get
PRODID_1="Atheros Communications, Inc."
PRODID_3="Wireless LAN Reference Card"

Then I updated the file /etc/pcmcia/config with
card "Atheros Communications, Inc."
manfid 0271,0012
bind airo_cs

However, I doubt the driver is right.

The following instructions are part of a receipe I found on the net for

cd /lib/modules/{kernel}/madwifi
insnode wlan.o
insnode ath_hal.o
insnode ath_pci.o

The first two exit without error but the last produces the error on
stderr and a message in dmesg

ath_pci.o: init_module: No such device

and using dmesg:
ath_pci: BETA (Sam Leffler <sam at errno.com>)
ath_pci: No devices found, driver not installed.

iwconfig produces:
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

irlan0    no wireless extensions.

So what do I need to do to get the madwifi working?


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