From: Jouni Malinen (jkmaline_at_cc.hut.fi)
Date: 2002-04-05 17:22:54 UTC
Jarkko's message was not originally sent to the list, but it might help others, too. So full text is included..
On Thu, Apr 04, 2002 at 09:33:44AM +0000, Jarkko Raja wrote:
> I has tested the Compaq WL200 card in many kind of mother boards, from
> very old P60
> to newer P233. The problem in old mothearboards (PCI BIOS is usually
> only rev 2.0) is that they
> have no irq router or routing table, and the pcmcia driver can not see
> the card. Also
> the WL200 card CIS is not include any interrupt info.
> But it is posible to get the card to work also with old motherboards.
> To get card working, you have to build own CIS (dump_cis/pak_cis)
> file and put it to /etc/pcmcia/cis directory. Then you have to comment
> out the "anonymous"
> card info in the /etc/pcmcia/config.opts file. And finally edit the
> card "Compaq WL200"
> # version "Compaq", "WL200_11Mbps_Wireless_PCI_Card"
> cis "cis/WL200.dat"
> bind "prism2"
PCI BIOS version has been a problem with at least some of the mother boards I tested, so this might certainly help with them.. Host AP driver forces IRQs to overcome CIS problems on WL200, but of course cardmgr has to start the driver initialization first to get this far.
-- Jouni Malinen PGP id EFC895FA