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zthird
post Jan 23 2009, 02:35 PM
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CL860 zubuntu 1.0RC1
insert wifi card, pccardctl info

Linksys
WCF54G_wireless-G_CompactFlash_Card
MANFID 0156,0004

nothing in dmesg other than "card inserted etc" and no interfaces for ifconfig or iwconfig

has anyone got this card working?
I can find next to nothing relevant on google
what can I do to get this card to work ??
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post Feb 2 2009, 03:41 PM
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QUOTE(zthird @ Jan 23 2009, 10:35 PM) *
CL860 zubuntu 1.0RC1
insert wifi card, pccardctl info

Linksys
WCF54G_wireless-G_CompactFlash_Card
MANFID 0156,0004

nothing in dmesg other than "card inserted etc" and no interfaces for ifconfig or iwconfig

has anyone got this card working?
I can find next to nothing relevant on google
what can I do to get this card to work ??


you'll need to identify its chipset to see whether there is a linux driver at all!

its quite possible it needs firmware uploading to it when it gets inserted, so you'd have to put files into /lib/firmware - pretty much most modern cards only have a minimal loader rom in them.

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zthird
post Feb 5 2009, 02:13 PM
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Ok, I have done a lot more digging.

Linksys WCF54G Wireless Compact Flash was the first ever CF 802.11g card, never knew that, it was just cheap on ebay.

Chipset is Agere

Agere provided open source drivers but, I can see no reports of getting this card working and they were taken over and the official links are all dead.
http://www.agere.com/mobility/wireless_lan_drivers.html

Drivers *may* be kernel 2.4 only.

Lots of people (over the years) have asked for help getting this card to work but nothing I can find says "do this and it will work" on any zaurus distro.

Possibly supported by Hermes II

Possibly need wlags49 driver/s

Best hope is a post by speculatrix Jun 7 2005
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<plead>Any update ?</plead>

Really need to find someone who has wholeheartedly got this card work in the Zaurus and can explain what needs to be done.
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