trying to configure a DWL-500

Kwabbernoot kwabbernoot at
Mon May 17 20:49:40 EDT 2004

Hi Roberto,

That sounds really weird. I think there must be something wrong with 
you Cardservices. Unfortunally I'm not using a PCMCIA version 
myself, so I can't really help you with that.

Are the Cardservices of both systems of the same version?


Roberto De Leo wrote:
> Hi Arnaud,
>> You should use interface wlan0 instead of wifi0.
> I guessed so, but how to do that?
> BTW, the PC I was referring to has a Asus A7M266-D MB and uses a 2.4.26 
> kernel (I tried with 2.6.5 but I could not get even a single beep from 
> my DWL-500 with it).
> Just to make another test, I just moved the card to an older PC of mine 
> with an Asus A7V MB and a 2.4.20 kernel and now the card works perfectly 
> fine (!!!) with just the kernel modules (i.e. the yenta_socket and the 
> orinoco_cs modules). How this can be is really a mystery to me!
> BTW, another puzzling thing is that in this case the interface is not 
> called wifi0 nor wlan0 but simply eth1!
> I'm really confused by this wireless mess, it reminds me how tough it 
> was (at least for me :-) using a modem on linux ~10 years ago. I hope it 
> will get better soon!
> Thanks,
> Roberto

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