RH9 and wireless nic help - ripping my hair out!
Okay. I have had redhat 9 installed for a few days now. I knew this network card would be a PITA, so I held off until I was a little more familiar with RH9.
I am trying to get a 3com 3CRWE777A wireless nic to work in this box. Here is a pic of the card:
Its a PCI card but it looks like its actually a PCMCIA card in a PCI adapter.
Anyways, from what I coudl find, I believe it uses the Prism2 chip, so I got the RPMs for RH9 here:
I ran the three RPMs and configured the settings per the instructions in the README. I then rebooted the machine to load up the new PCI driver I just installed and configured and I get the error (when initializing he Wlan):
I then though, well, maybe because this was natively a PCMCIA card, I should use those drivers. When I installed that RPM and changed the /etc/modules.conf to call that driver, I get this error:
Starting wlan: insmod: hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
You may find more information in the syslog or the output from dmesg
there are a few other erros that are similar to the pci error message.
starting wlan: insmod: /lib/modules/2.4.28-8/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/ds.0: inti_module: operation not permitted
Anyways, do you all have any advice on how I can get this working? Do I need to manaully tell it what IRQ the card is using?
Oh boy. Was getting ready to hig submit when I checked the HardWare Browser. According to this, there is a 802.11b Wireless ethernet Adapter using the driver orinoco_plx
How do I get this thing installed? If I goto the Network Configuration app, it doesn't list the card. If I tell it "new card" it doesn't show up in any of the lists for a device that I can choose from. It also only offers eth0-eth6 and not wlan0 to configure.
Any help/advice/walk throughs would be greatly appreciated.