How to add a new wireless card
This page describe how to add a new wireless card to your system.
Using the frontend
- Open “Control Panel” and select “PC/CF Cards”.
- If the card is not recognized, open “Assign Driver” from “Card” menu.
- Select a driver from drop down list, click OK and wait some seconds until the driver is loaded.
- If you see “State: ready” and “Driver: <your selected driver>” you successfully installed the new card.
Without the frontend
For example purposes, the card being referenced will be an ORIGO Wireless Compact Flash Card.
- First of all, put the card into the CF slot (or PCMCIA if you have a CF-PCMCIA adapter).
- Next, get yourself to a shell prompt, and become root.
- Issue a cardctl ident command, your output should be something like this:
Socket 0: product info: "WLAN", "11Mbps_PC-Card_3.0", "ISL37100P", "Eval-RevA" manfid: 0x000b, 0x7100 function: 6 (network) Socket 1: no product info available
What we are interested in is the manfid: 0x000b, 0x7100 line.
- Now, lets take a copy of the pcmcia config file:
cp /etc/pcmcia/config /root/config-pcmcia.orig
- Edit the file with your favourite editor and search for Wireless network adapters.
- Insert a new card by adding the following:
card "Origo 802.11 Wireless Adapter" manfid 0x000b, 0x7100 bind "orinoco_cs"
- Save the file as config-pcmcia.new
- Now, lets copy that file back to the PCMCIA config directory
cp ./config-pcmcia.new /etc/pcmcia/config
- (If prompted, say yes to overwrite the existing config file)
- Now, we need to restart the PCMCIA subsystem:
- You should now have successfully added the ORIGO card.
software/psion/how_to_add_a_new_wireless_card.txt · Last modified: 2008/05/14 17:54 by 127.0.0.1