Bug 65579 - Installer does not recognize the Linksys WPC11 Wireless PCI NIC
Summary: Installer does not recognize the Linksys WPC11 Wireless PCI NIC
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 7.3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-05-27 21:49 UTC by Frank Belew (frb)
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:42 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-06-07 18:38:57 UTC

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Description Frank Belew (frb) 2002-05-27 21:49:05 UTC
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Description of problem:
When running an upgrade from RH7.2 where I finally got my WPC11 to work, RH7.3
did not detect it. I now have to reboot to windows to download current drivers,
compile them against the RH7.3 kernel, and hope I can remember how to set the
thing up again.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install a WPC11 NIC
2.Install Red Hat 7.3
3.Have no networking

Actual Results:  No network support

Expected Results:  Instant gratification with speedy network access so I can
download the latest and greatest errata of Red Hat Linux 7.3

Additional info:

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2002-05-29 16:56:42 UTC
This is a problem with the hardware detection in kudzu.

Comment 2 Frank Belew (frb) 2002-05-29 17:23:57 UTC
Just as an added note, this card is only supported by the linux wlan-ng project
at http://www.linux-wlan.com/linux-wlan/

Comment 3 Arjan van de Ven 2002-05-29 18:31:00 UTC
Is this one of those PCI cards ?
If so, we're expecting to support them in some future erratum for 7.3

Comment 4 Frank Belew (frb) 2002-05-29 20:50:39 UTC
Yes, its a PCI Prism2 based card, not a sled

Comment 5 Fulton Green 2002-10-23 05:46:36 UTC
See bug 76305 for a resolution in version 8.0. The patch provided there might
work in 7.3, but I don't recall the orinoco_cs module being included in 7.3.
Would it work with the wvlan_cs module instead?

Comment 6 Frank Belew (frb) 2002-10-23 14:43:28 UTC
Umm, no, the wvlan_cs has never worked with Prism based cards
I use hostap right now, wlan-ng theoretically works, and orinoco_cs from 2.4.19
will load, but has serious problems under heavy network load

Comment 7 Arjan van de Ven 2003-06-07 18:38:57 UTC
latest erratum has an updated orinoco driver that fixes a whole slew of bugs
like this

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