Re: Has anyone tried DWL-500 (i.e., DWL-650 + PLX Ricoh RL5c475)

From: Jun Sun (
Date: 2002-08-06 17:02:56 UTC

Thanks for those who replied.

I finally found out the problem. PCMCIA is not set right on my host. I was fiddling with all the modules, but I forgot to start the cardmgr!

For those who are interested, here is the file that I changed on a redhat 7.x machine.



Now simply start /etc/rc.d/init.d/pcmcia and things are working beautifully.


On Sat, Aug 03, 2002 at 11:59:30AM +0200, Broder Schuemann wrote:
> hi, ..
> On Fri, 2 Aug 2002 14:54:46 -0700
> Jun Sun <> wrote:
> >
> > An inital try seems to indicate negative answer. The README file says
> > hostap_plx.o only supports PLX9052-based PCI adapters. Does that mean
> > this one is out of luck?
> >
> no, not at all. the ricoh bridge acts as a full pcmcia bridge. that means you can use the DWL500 with hostap_cs.o just like a regular card in a notebook. it is even hot-pluggable.
> works fine for me, altough i have some of the 'usual' problems (on a uni-processor machine):
> the 'stable' driver causes 'resetting card [..] res=-110' under heavy traffic load, and the cvs version gives me the kernel oops (others on the list reported).
> but it works like a charm using the cvs version from '1 month ago' ..
> good luck,
> broder.

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