Bug 119927 - netgear wg511 54mb card with prism chip will not work
Summary: netgear wg511 54mb card with prism chip will not work
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: rawhide
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-04-03 15:04 UTC by Don Hardaway
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-04-06 10:15:48 UTC

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Description Don Hardaway 2004-04-03 15:04:15 UTC
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Description of problem:
My 11mb card works fine but my 54mb card does not even light up. When
i launched network to configure it--it shows a generic prism card but
not lights come on and it will not work.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.put in netgear wg511 54mb card

Actual Results:  no lights or networking

Expected Results:  the card light would light up to show it is

Additional info:

Please tell me what i can do to help find the problem.

Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2004-04-03 15:29:05 UTC
my prism 54g card needs firmware to be installed from the orignal cd
that came with it; have you installed such firmware ?


is the filename I had to give it (on the cd it was called isl3890.arm)

the dmesg command will show the kernel log; the driver should spew
there which filename it is expecting and failing to load

Comment 2 Arjan van de Ven 2004-04-03 16:13:40 UTC
see also http://www.prism54.org/ btw; the driver is included in your
kernel already but that site might provide useful resources on how to
do the firmware etc etc

Comment 3 Don Hardaway 2004-04-03 19:28:01 UTC
Thank you so much for your helpfulness.  I install the isl3890 and
bang--it works fine.  This is a lot easier than before when i had to
compile modules etc.  Now, if you can just get the kernel to not
lockup  when other things don't work.

thank you

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