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  1. #11
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    Mar 2003

    Can you please take a look and see if you can figure out the device namke?
    Look at the cardctl command I mentioned above. Specifically from the link:

    Display card identification information, including product identification strings, manufacturer ID codes, and function ID codes.

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  2. #12

    Sorry for being so dense, but I need more guidance. Here's the output of cardctl status and cardctl ident commands:
    [root@localhost root]# cardctl status
    Socket 0:
    no card
    Socket 1:
    3.3V CardBus card
    function 0: [ready]
    [root@localhost root]# cardctl ident
    Socket 0:
    no product info available
    Socket 1:
    no product info available
    Now what do I do? It says for socket 1 that no information is available, but the details of the the card as seen by Harddrak is shown below:

    Vendor: ‎Atheros Communications Inc.
    Description: ‎AR5211 802.11a/b/g Mini-PCI Wireless Adapter
    Media class: ‎NETWORK_ETHERNET
    Bus: ‎PCI
    Bus PCI #: ‎6
    PCI device #: ‎0
    PCI function #: ‎0
    Vendor ID: ‎5772
    Device ID: ‎18
    Sub vendor ID: ‎4997
    Sub device ID: ‎17408
    Module: ‎ath_pci

  3. #13
    rajamuk, where in ma are you from? I'm also having trouble with a pcmcia card.
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  5. #14
    Since its and Atheros card, it shoud be ath0 (not eth1, wlan0 etc).


  6. #15
    hi there.. i've also tried to use my wab501 on a laptop loaded with various of distros..

    nothing worked out except of Suse 9.1 which recognised the card immediatly. i configured the ip and other settings (ad-hoc etc) from yast.. a connected to another laptop running winxp in seconds..

    my laptop is an acer aspire 1304lc running winxp and suse 9.1.

    btw, the wifi card is aliased as ath0

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