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> Help With Sparklan 802.11g Cf Card, cannot use network applet
post Aug 9 2006, 07:25 AM
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After reading the message from hyperaesthetic I have bought a sparklan WCFM-1000 CF card (802.11g - 54Mbps).

I have compiled the driver from the source successfully and copied them to my Zaurus C3100 (cacko 1.23 ROM).

I have added a file /etc/pcmcia/sparklan.conf with this content (following the instructions in the source code):

device "cf8385"
 class "network" module "cf8385"

card "SparkLAN WCFM-100 802.11g 54Mbps"
       manfid 0x02df, 0x8103
       bind "cf8385"

With this configuration, the card is recognized and the module is loaded. But the card is classified by the network applet as a LAN card.

Anyway, with this configuration there is a network interface called 'eth0' with wireless extensions. I have used the command line (iwconfig, etc) to connect the zaurus with my 802.11g only AP at 54 Mbps. (although sometimes the zaurus is blocked when the card is extracted)

The question is: how can I configure the network applet to detect the card as a wifi card?

I have tried changing the class to 'sparklan' and adding a /etc/pcmcia/sparklan file with the same content that /etc/pcmcia/spectrum, that is:

export WIRELESS_USE=$0
./network $*
exit $?

This time the network applet does not recognize the card as a network one (neither wifi nor lan).

Searching in the forum I have read that there was a similar problem with spectrum cards before cacko v1.23. But I cannot find what is the solution.

Someone knows how to solve it?


Meantime, I will test if other things like WEP, WPA, etc work with this card
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post Apr 3 2009, 02:47 PM
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you might want to look here http://projects.linuxtogo.org/projects/marvell8385/
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ztep   Help With Sparklan 802.11g Cf Card   Aug 9 2006, 07:25 AM
sidmoraes   QUOTE(ztep @ Aug 9 2006, 07:25 AM)[code] devi...   Aug 9 2006, 10:53 AM
ztep   QUOTE(sidmoraes @ Aug 9 2006, 08:53 PM)Change...   Aug 11 2006, 12:51 AM
ephesians521   QUOTE(sidmoraes @ Aug 9 2006, 10:53 AM)Change...   Feb 25 2007, 07:32 AM
distortion   ztep, could you give a few details on your driver?...   Mar 6 2007, 02:46 AM
ephesians521   QUOTE(distortion @ Mar 6 2007, 02:46 AM)ztep,...   Mar 7 2007, 08:53 PM
ztep   After 2 weeks of work (partial time), I haven...   Aug 24 2006, 12:13 AM
mikekostousov   Did you get wpa worked?   Nov 3 2006, 05:56 PM
ztep   QUOTE(mikekostousov @ Nov 4 2006, 03:56 AM)Di...   Nov 5 2006, 11:48 PM
sdjf   AFAIK, nothing is going to work properly with the ...   Mar 12 2007, 06:30 AM
qaz   Hello, I just got one of those damn cards (Prete...   Apr 18 2007, 09:11 AM
ztep   QUOTE(qaz @ Apr 18 2007, 07:11 PM)Hello, I ju...   Apr 30 2007, 01:57 AM
sdjf   Same issue has come up at tyrannozaurus, and Antik...   Apr 30 2007, 07:13 AM
Ritalin   Hi! I just bought a new WLAN card for the CF ...   May 1 2007, 09:33 AM
flowersrj   Hi, Any update on getting the complied driver? ...   Aug 1 2007, 05:37 PM
sdjf   Rich, I believe you have to get a driver compatble...   Aug 3 2007, 12:34 PM
zthird   you might want to look here http://projects.linuxt...   Apr 3 2009, 02:47 PM
pelrun   Why did you resurrect five different threads, all ...   Apr 3 2009, 04:13 PM

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