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jedeye
Hi,

Has anyone had experiance with any sitecom wireless cars, and know weather they are any good, of weather to saty clear of them?


Thanks ph34r.gif


Jedeye
Syrae
QUOTE(jedeye @ Jul 13 2005, 04:07 PM)
Hi,

Has anyone had experiance with any sitecom wireless cars, and know weather they are any good, of weather to saty clear of them?


Thanks  ph34r.gif


Jedeye
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You have a specific model in mind? Also, I think that a simple Google search would reveal a lot of info about your card... that, or you could look in /etc/pcmcia/config to see if it's in the list (assuming that I know what I'm talking about). On the 5500 config file, there is no mention of "sitecom" at all.
jedeye
QUOTE(Syrae @ Jul 14 2005, 07:44 AM)
QUOTE(jedeye @ Jul 13 2005, 04:07 PM)
Hi,

Has anyone had experiance with any sitecom wireless cars, and know weather they are any good, of weather to saty clear of them?


Thanks  ph34r.gif


Jedeye
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You have a specific model in mind? Also, I think that a simple Google search would reveal a lot of info about your card... that, or you could look in /etc/pcmcia/config to see if it's in the list (assuming that I know what I'm talking about). On the 5500 config file, there is no mention of "sitecom" at all.
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Thanks for the reply

I don't really have any more info or model number as it was just the cheapest card on the UK ebay, but there was no mention of model number.

I tried a google search but no real mention of sitecom for the zaurus.

The config file you speak of, is this where all the compatible cards are listed?

Thanks smile.gif

Jedeye
Syrae
Haha, I just spent several irritating days trying to get my old D-Link DCF-650W card to work. It turns out that it wasn't supported. The file I pointed you to is the file that seems to let auto-detection scripts figure out what it is that's been plugged into the CF slot. It has WiFi cards, wired cards, memory cards, and random other things in that list. If it's not in that list, you're probably going to have a hard time getting it to work.

My recommendation is don't get a card unless you can find out what model number it is beforehand. That way you can make sure that it works before shelling out money for it. Not all cards from a particular manufacturer are supported, so if you just assume that a Linksys will work, you may find that you got one that really didn't. sad.gif

You can do a search for a manufacturer's card in that config file by typing in "cat /etc/pcmcia/config | grep -i <search string>" on your Zaurus. That command basically reads the text of that file into grep who searches for that search string in the file and prints out every line where that string appears. The -i makes the search case insensitive so you don't have to worry about capitalization. When I searched for Sitecom I got no results, so that's probably a good sign to stear clear for the moment. It doesn't mean that it can't work, just that it will be hard to make it work. Good things to try in your search string are vendor names (though some vendors are typed differently like both "D Link" and "D-Link" are used) and exact model numbers like "DCF-650W" or "WCF12".

Here's a sample of what that command prints out for cat /etc/pcmcia/config | grep -i "linksys":
CODE
card "Linksys WPC11 11Mbps 802.11b WLAN Card"
card "Linksys WPC11 11Mbps 802.11b WLAN Card"
card "Linksys WCF12 Wireless CompactFlash Card"
card "Linksys LANmodem 28.8"
 version "LINKSYS", "PCMLM28"
card "Linksys LANmodem 33.6"
 version "LINKSYS", "PCMLM336"

As you can see by that third line, my WCF12 Linksys card is in the file, so I know it's nice and supported by the auto-detection. smile.gif

By doing that, you can search for and try to find out what models of cards are most easily supported. smile.gif

I am no expert in Linux nor the Zaurus, but I feel like I have some idea what I'm talking about with the wireless cards. Of course, I could be completely off my rocker and I have no idea what I'm talking about, but that's up to you to decide. wink.gif
steven
QUOTE(Syrae @ Jul 14 2005, 06:33 PM)
Haha, I just spent several irritating days trying to get my old D-Link DCF-650W card to work.  It turns out that it wasn't supported.  The file I pointed you to is the file that seems to let auto-detection scripts figure out what it is that's been plugged into the CF slot.  It has WiFi cards, wired cards, memory cards, and random other things in that list.  If it's not in that list, you're probably going to have a hard time getting it to work.

My recommendation is don't get a card unless you can find out what model number it is beforehand.  That way you can make sure that it works before shelling out money for it. Not all cards from a particular manufacturer are supported, so if you just assume that a Linksys will work, you may find that you got one that really didn't.  sad.gif

You can do a search for a manufacturer's card in that config file by typing in "cat /etc/pcmcia/config | grep -i <search string>" on your Zaurus.  That command basically reads the text of that file into grep who searches for that search string in the file and prints out every line where that string appears.  The -i makes the search case insensitive so you don't have to worry about capitalization.  When I searched for Sitecom I got no results, so that's probably a good sign to stear clear for the moment.  It doesn't mean that it can't work, just that it will be hard to make it work.  Good things to try in your search string are vendor names (though some vendors are typed differently like both "D Link" and "D-Link" are used) and exact model numbers like "DCF-650W" or "WCF12".

Here's a sample of what that command prints out for cat /etc/pcmcia/config | grep -i "linksys":
CODE
card "Linksys WPC11 11Mbps 802.11b WLAN Card"
card "Linksys WPC11 11Mbps 802.11b WLAN Card"
card "Linksys WCF12 Wireless CompactFlash Card"
card "Linksys LANmodem 28.8"
 version "LINKSYS", "PCMLM28"
card "Linksys LANmodem 33.6"
 version "LINKSYS", "PCMLM336"

As you can see by that third line, my WCF12 Linksys card is in the file, so I know it's nice and supported by the auto-detection.  smile.gif

By doing that, you can search for and try to find out what models of cards are most easily supported. smile.gif

I am no expert in Linux nor the Zaurus, but I feel like I have some idea what I'm talking about with the wireless cards.  Of course, I could be completely off my rocker and I have no idea what I'm talking about, but that's up to you to decide.  wink.gif
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Hey Syrae,

I have a Zaurus SL-C860 running OZv3.5.3 with Opie v1.2 and I just bought a WCF12 WiFi card! I tried your suggestion.... (cat /etc/pcmcia/config | grep -i "WCF12") and I got the same result as you "card "Linksys WCF12 Wireless CompactFlash Card", however, when I plug in the CF card it is not autodetected! Any suggestion of why this might occur? Or if you could help my manually configure the card! Thank you so much for this helpful information!!!!!

----Steven
Syrae
I sent you an email Steven. smile.gif
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