Can't get my wireless to work... I'm quite close I think however... guess I need some help now...
Hardware: Vaio SR1K, PCMCIA slot
Wireless: Netgear WG511v2 "Made in Taiwan", PCMCIACard should run:
1.) runs with xubuntu and ubuntu
2.) there is advice, how to get it run.What I've done so far:
1.) installed and VL works fine
2.) PCMCIA slot does work (an ethernet card can be connected and will let me into the internet)
3.) lspci shows my card as prism
4.) downloaded firmware p54 on http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/p54
(VL5.9 kernel is older than 2.6.28 => lmac_126.96.36.199.arm)
5.) put the firmware into lib/firmware, renamed it to isl3890 (although... page tells me i should rename it to isl3886, but if so, nothing happens..). rebootedWhere the problems start:
dmesg will lead to an error message saying "prism54: Your card/socket may be faulty, or IRQ line too busy
" vasm however keeps on telling me, that he connected successfully to my network (which cannot be, as i don't see that in the routers log...)
Furthermore, if I change my wireless configuration in vasm, saving the settings will lead to the warning "cannot stat `IFACE_file`: No such file or directory"Problems of understanding
To enable p54, you must first enable mac80211:
<M> Improved wireless configuration API
<M> Generic IEEE 802.11 Networking Stack (mac80211)
You can then enable p54 in the kernel configuration under
Device Drivers --->
- Network device support --->
Wireless LAN --->
- Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11)
<M> Softmac Prism54 support
<M> Prism54 USB support
<M> Prism54 PCI support
- do I need to do that?
- if so, how am I doing that (I have no idea what they mean...).
hope, some of you guys can help me...