Help with a PCMCIA NTT-ME 11Mbps Wireless LAN PC Card (prism 1 )

Pavel Roskin proski at gnu.org
Sun Feb 10 21:46:56 EST 2008


On Mon, 2008-02-11 at 02:30 +0000, Ognjen Bezanov wrote:

> > I think you'll need to add an entry for your card to /etc/pcmcia/config
> > to bind it to hostap_cs (or make a separate *.conf file in /etc/pcmcia
> > for local changes).
> > 
> How would I go about doing that?

card "NTT-ME 11Mbps Wireless LAN PC Card"
   manfid 0x0156, 0x0002
   bind "hostap_cs"

> > This looks like a genuine problem with the voltage.  Maybe the card
> > needs 3.3V, but the socket can only provide 5V?
> 
> hmm, you are right, the card says DC3.3V on it, is there no way to use
> it in this machine then??

I don't know.  If the card fits the socket, it should work, at least in
in theory.  But maybe the socket is incorrectly implemented
mechanically, or maybe the PCMCIA driver cannot set 3.3V for the socket.

> > And if it's really "prism 1", I doubt it will work with either driver.
> > Both Orinoco and HostAP support Prism 2, 2.5 and 3.

> I don't know, all the manufacturer says is that it uses a PRISM Chipset,
>   nothing about versions. Is there any way of telling which version is used?

You put "prism 1" in the subject.  But considering that the manufacturer
ID is 0156:0002 and the vendor is not "Lucent", "Agere", "Proxim" or
anything of that kind, chances are very high that it's Prism 2.

-- 
Regards,
Pavel Roskin


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