Cisco Aironet mini PCI 802.11b

Chris Kloiber, RHCX ckloiber at
Sat Apr 10 13:53:07 UTC 2004

On Sat, 2004-04-10 at 20:31, Paola Pettinelli wrote:
> Hi all, I have a Fedora distribution installed on my
> laptop, an IBM R40. I have a network wireless card in
> it. The lspci command shows me it is a cisco aironet
> mini PCI 802.11b card. I can see a module about cisco
> aironet min PCI 802.11 cards in
> /lib/modules/something_I_don't_remember/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/
> per la scheda Cisco/Aironet 802.11. This module name
> is airo.o. It is not loaded on boot and if I load it
> manually it is not associated to the wireless card nad
> uppears as unused in lsmod output. So I think it is
> not the right driver. Does someone where I can find
> the right driver? On the Cisco web site I can see just
> Windows solutions...
> Thanks in advance
> Paola

And I've got one that just works (In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3) but not
in front of me. Seriously I think that I heard that the newer firmware
revisions of those cards do *not* work with the driver in Linux. Do some
Googling. Unfortunately you need Windows to downgrade it.

Chris Kloiber, RHCX
Red Hat, Inc.

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