Kernel Compile -- 802.11g Wireless 54Mbps PCMCIA Card

Robert L Cochran cochranb at
Tue Sep 30 03:05:25 UTC 2003

I bought the SMC card and when I plugged it into the laptop, the 
intersil driver I had compiled loaded right away. However the card went 
into sleep mode according to the kernel messages. I'm not sure what 
sleep mode means. I am sure I still have a lot of networking 
configuration to do, but I'm not sure how to proceed. Someone wrote a 
HOWTO covering this for a Debian machine and I'll study it and sort of 
follow along, even though he used the Netgear WG511.

So I'm just taking my very first steps with wireless internet on Linux. 
I'll keep you posted on my progress.


Rick Johnson wrote:

> Robert L Cochran wrote:
>> Now to find a compatible pcmcia card -- probably the Netgear WG511 or 
>> SMC2835W EZ Connect g 2.4 GHz 54 Mbps Wireless Cardbus Adapter -- and 
>> see if I can get some action when I pop the card in. If the module 
>> loads and I can set up encryption stuff, I'll head over to my 
>> Starbucks to check it out.
> I'm going to be trying this with a D-Link DWL-G650 card (also Intersil 
> based) today or tomorrow as well, and will be interested in your 
> results. I'll post mine as well.

Bob Cochran
Greenbelt, Maryland, USA

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