Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 65579
Installer does not recognize the Linksys WPC11 Wireless PCI NIC
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:42:47 EDT
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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):
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
This is a problem with the hardware detection in kudzu.
Just as an added note, this card is only supported by the linux wlan-ng project
Is this one of those PCI cards ?
If so, we're expecting to support them in some future erratum for 7.3
Yes, its a PCI Prism2 based card, not a sled
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?
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
latest erratum has an updated orinoco driver that fixes a whole slew of bugs