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    Smile Newbie has a problem with Orinoco gold card on Debian


    I have really tried hard to get this setup working. So far I have failed. I get internet ok with a wired connection but cannot achieve it with wireless. I shoe below the output from wireless_setup.txt.
    If anyone could assist I would be most grateful.
    Thanks
    Tony

    delllattitude:/home/tony# cat /root/wireless_setup.txt
    ============ lspci ============
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 82830 830 Chipset Host Bridge [8086:3575] (rev 04)
    Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
    Kernel modules: intel-agp
    00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82830 830 Chipset AGP Bridge [8086:3576] (rev 04)
    Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM USB Controller #1 [8086:2482] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev 42)
    Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801CAM ISA Bridge (LPC) [8086:248c] (rev 02)
    Kernel modules: intel-rng, iTCO_wdt
    00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801CAM IDE U100 Controller [8086:248a] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: PIIX_IDE
    Kernel modules: piix
    00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Audio Controller [8086:2485] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: Intel ICH
    Kernel modules: snd-intel8x0
    00:1f.6 Modem [0703]: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Modem Controller [8086:2486] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: Intel ICH Modem
    Kernel modules: snd-intel8x0m
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility M6 LY [1002:4c59]
    Kernel modules: radeonfb
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: 3Com Corporation 3c905C-TX/TX-M [Tornado] [10b7:9200] (rev 7
    Kernel driver in use: 3c59x
    Kernel modules: 3c59x
    02:01.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: Texas Instruments PCI1420 PC card Cardbus Controller [104c:ac51]
    Kernel driver in use: yenta_cardbus
    Kernel modules: yenta_socket
    02:01.1 CardBus bridge [0607]: Texas Instruments PCI1420 PC card Cardbus Controller [104c:ac51]
    Kernel driver in use: yenta_cardbus
    Kernel modules: yenta_socket

    ============ lsusb ============
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

    ============ lsmod ============
    Module Size Used by
    nls_utf8 1760 1
    isofs 28164 1
    zlib_inflate 14144 1 isofs
    udf 67684 0
    nls_base 6820 3 nls_utf8,isofs,udf
    crc_itu_t 2080 1 udf
    radeon 118912 0
    drm 65192 1 radeon
    rfcomm 28272 0
    l2cap 17248 5 rfcomm
    bluetooth 44868 4 rfcomm,l2cap
    ppdev 6500 0
    lp 8164 0
    speedstep_ich 3600 0
    speedstep_lib 4516 1 speedstep_ich
    cpufreq_ondemand 6476 1
    cpufreq_conservative 5960 0
    cpufreq_powersave 1856 0
    cpufreq_stats 3776 0
    cpufreq_userspace 3172 0
    freq_table 4224 3 speedstep_ich,cpufreq_ondemand,cpufreq_stats
    ipv6 235364 18
    loop 12748 0
    pcmcia 29548 0
    firmware_class 6816 1 pcmcia
    joydev 8480 0
    parport_pc 22500 1
    parport 30988 3 ppdev,lp,parport_pc
    yenta_socket 20620 4
    rsrc_nonstatic 9504 1 yenta_socket
    pcmcia_core 31892 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
    button 6096 0
    video 16432 0
    output 2912 1 video
    snd_intel8x0 26268 1
    snd_intel8x0m 12492 0
    snd_ac97_codec 88484 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_intel8x0m
    ac97_bus 1728 1 snd_ac97_codec
    snd_pcm 62596 3 snd_intel8x0,snd_intel8x0m,snd_ac97_codec
    snd_seq 41456 0
    snd_timer 17800 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device 6380 1 snd_seq
    snd 45604 9 snd_intel8x0,snd_intel8x0m,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm, snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    battery 10180 0
    ac 4196 0
    psmouse 32336 0
    pcspkr 2432 0
    serio_raw 4740 0
    soundcore 6368 1 snd
    snd_page_alloc 7816 3 snd_intel8x0,snd_intel8x0m,snd_pcm
    rng_core 3940 0
    iTCO_wdt 9508 0
    intel_agp 22556 1
    agpgart 28776 2 drm,intel_agp
    shpchp 25528 0
    pci_hotplug 23460 1 shpchp
    evdev 8000 6
    dcdbas 6272 0
    ext3 105512 1
    jbd 39444 1 ext3
    mbcache 7108 1 ext3
    ide_cd_mod 27652 1
    cdrom 30176 1 ide_cd_mod
    ide_disk 10496 3
    ata_generic 4676 0
    libata 140416 1 ata_generic
    scsi_mod 129324 1 libata
    floppy 47748 0
    piix 6568 0 [permanent]
    ide_pci_generic 3908 0 [permanent]
    ide_core 96136 4 ide_cd_mod,ide_disk,piix,ide_pci_generic
    3c59x 35624 0
    mii 4896 1 3c59x
    dock 8304 1 libata
    uhci_hcd 18672 0
    usbcore 118224 2 uhci_hcd
    thermal 15228 0
    processor 32544 2 thermal
    fan 4164 0
    thermal_sys 10856 4 video,thermal,processor,fan

    ============ dmesg-firmware ============
    [ 16.856782] IBM TrackPoint firmware: 0x0b, buttons: 2/3

    ============ kernel version ============
    2.6.26-2-686

    ============ ifconfig ============
    eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:08:74:49:d2:07
    inet addr:192.168.1.235 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
    inet6 addr: fe80::208:74ff:fe49:d207/64 Scope:Link
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:979 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:1 frame:0
    TX packets:595 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:303881 (296.7 KiB) TX bytes:86672 (84.6 KiB)
    Interrupt:11 Base address:0x6c00

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:18 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:18 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:1442 (1.4 KiB) TX bytes:1442 (1.4 KiB)


    ============ iwconfig ============
    ============ lspci ============
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 82830 830 Chipset Host Bridge [8086:3575] (rev 04)
    Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
    Kernel modules: intel-agp
    00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82830 830 Chipset AGP Bridge [8086:3576] (rev 04)
    Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM USB Controller #1 [8086:2482] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev 42)
    Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801CAM ISA Bridge (LPC) [8086:248c] (rev 02)
    Kernel modules: intel-rng, iTCO_wdt
    00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801CAM IDE U100 Controller [8086:248a] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: PIIX_IDE
    Kernel modules: piix
    00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Audio Controller [8086:2485] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: Intel ICH
    Kernel modules: snd-intel8x0
    00:1f.6 Modem [0703]: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Modem Controller [8086:2486] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: Intel ICH Modem
    Kernel modules: snd-intel8x0m
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility M6 LY [1002:4c59]
    Kernel modules: radeonfb
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: 3Com Corporation 3c905C-TX/TX-M [Tornado] [10b7:9200] (rev 7
    Kernel driver in use: 3c59x
    Kernel modules: 3c59x
    02:01.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: Texas Instruments PCI1420 PC card Cardbus Controller [104c:ac51]
    Kernel driver in use: yenta_cardbus
    Kernel modules: yenta_socket
    02:01.1 CardBus bridge [0607]: Texas Instruments PCI1420 PC card Cardbus Controller [104c:ac51]
    Kernel driver in use: yenta_cardbus
    Kernel modules: yenta_socket

    ============ lsusb ============
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

    ============ lsmod ============
    Module Size Used by
    nls_utf8 1760 1
    isofs 28164 1
    zlib_inflate 14144 1 isofs
    udf 67684 0
    nls_base 6820 3 nls_utf8,isofs,udf
    crc_itu_t 2080 1 udf
    radeon 118912 0
    drm 65192 1 radeon
    rfcomm 28272 0
    l2cap 17248 5 rfcomm
    bluetooth 44868 4 rfcomm,l2cap
    ppdev 6500 0
    lp 8164 0
    speedstep_ich 3600 0
    speedstep_lib 4516 1 speedstep_ich
    cpufreq_ondemand 6476 1
    cpufreq_conservative 5960 0
    cpufreq_powersave 1856 0
    cpufreq_stats 3776 0
    cpufreq_userspace 3172 0
    freq_table 4224 3 speedstep_ich,cpufreq_ondemand,cpufreq_stats
    ipv6 235364 18
    loop 12748 0
    pcmcia 29548 0
    firmware_class 6816 1 pcmcia
    joydev 8480 0
    parport_pc 22500 1
    parport 30988 3 ppdev,lp,parport_pc
    yenta_socket 20620 4
    rsrc_nonstatic 9504 1 yenta_socket
    pcmcia_core 31892 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
    button 6096 0
    video 16432 0
    output 2912 1 video
    snd_intel8x0 26268 1
    snd_intel8x0m 12492 0
    snd_ac97_codec 88484 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_intel8x0m
    ac97_bus 1728 1 snd_ac97_codec
    snd_pcm 62596 3 snd_intel8x0,snd_intel8x0m,snd_ac97_codec
    snd_seq 41456 0
    snd_timer 17800 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device 6380 1 snd_seq
    snd 45604 9 snd_intel8x0,snd_intel8x0m,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm, snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    battery 10180 0
    ac 4196 0
    psmouse 32336 0
    pcspkr 2432 0
    serio_raw 4740 0
    soundcore 6368 1 snd
    snd_page_alloc 7816 3 snd_intel8x0,snd_intel8x0m,snd_pcm
    rng_core 3940 0
    iTCO_wdt 9508 0
    intel_agp 22556 1
    agpgart 28776 2 drm,intel_agp
    shpchp 25528 0
    pci_hotplug 23460 1 shpchp
    evdev 8000 6
    dcdbas 6272 0
    ext3 105512 1
    jbd 39444 1 ext3
    mbcache 7108 1 ext3
    ide_cd_mod 27652 1
    cdrom 30176 1 ide_cd_mod
    ide_disk 10496 3
    ata_generic 4676 0
    libata 140416 1 ata_generic
    scsi_mod 129324 1 libata
    floppy 47748 0
    piix 6568 0 [permanent]
    ide_pci_generic 3908 0 [permanent]
    ide_core 96136 4 ide_cd_mod,ide_disk,piix,ide_pci_generic
    3c59x 35624 0
    mii 4896 1 3c59x
    dock 8304 1 libata
    uhci_hcd 18672 0
    usbcore 118224 2 uhci_hcd
    thermal 15228 0
    processor 32544 2 thermal
    fan 4164 0
    thermal_sys 10856 4 video,thermal,processor,fan

    ============ dmesg-firmware ============
    [ 16.856782] IBM TrackPoint firmware: 0x0b, buttons: 2/3

    ============ kernel version ============
    2.6.26-2-686

    ============ ifconfig ============
    eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:08:74:49:d2:07
    inet addr:192.168.1.235 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
    inet6 addr: fe80::208:74ff:fe49:d207/64 Scope:Link
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:992 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:1 frame:0
    TX packets:595 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:308055 (300.8 KiB) TX bytes:86672 (84.6 KiB)
    Interrupt:11 Base address:0x6c00

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:18 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:18 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:1442 (1.4 KiB) TX bytes:1442 (1.4 KiB)


    ============ iwconfig ============
    delllattitude:/home/tony#

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    Hi, thank you for the info.

    I don't see any wireless present in the posted information. Can you give any information on the PC and/or wireless that you have? Is this a laptop with an internal wireless, or what is it?
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    The machine is a Dell Latitude Laptop C610. The wireless card is a Orinoco Gold Card made by Proxim with a model no of 8420-WD.
    The setup works well in Windows XP but I am failing with Debian.
    Thanks
    Tony

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    Well, it looks like this is a PCMCIA card, and it uses the orinoco_plx driver.

    But I don't have an explanation as why it isn't showing up on the system. Check the output of this command for any info on it.
    Code:
    dmesg
    If you post that output, surround it with code tags, as it is quite large.

    Also, this appears to be only a wireless-B card. It is horribly out-dated, and cannot offer you a secure network connection. I would advise on purchasing a modern wireless-G card, and not waste too much time with this.
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    Just wanted to say many thanks for your help. I had not appreciated that the card was so old and only handled b
    Do you have a recommendation for a wifi pcmcia card or usb stick that works well with Linux ?
    Thanks again much appreciated
    Tony

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    As many posters will attest to, it is difficult to tell Linux compatibility from the outside of a wireless. Linux drivers are bases on the wireless chips that are used, and most manufacturers don't list them.

    The only one that I have recently purchased is a rosewell from newegg.com. Rosewell is a Newegg house brand, and only available from Newegg.

    Newegg.com - Rosewill RNX-EasyN1 IEEE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wireless-N 4.0 Dongle (1T1R) Up to 150Mbps Data Rates WPA/WPA2 (AES, 64,128-WEP with shared-key authentication) WPS PIN, PBC (Hardware WPS Button) QoS-WMM -

    This may not work out-of-the-box on your 2.6.26 kernel, but you can always install the latest drivers.
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