[Soekris] Atheros a/b/g combo?

Chuck Yerkes chuck+soekris at snew.com
Thu Aug 7 03:49:51 UTC 2003

Slightly off this topic:
Looked at this card (at store) and it's clearly got no way
for an external antenna to be added.

While I admire the soekris, it's a nice faraday cage.  As is
the big box that it will be attached to my house with.

Does anyone know if there WILL be PCMCIA cards with antenna
plugs ala my Lucent?

I'd just like HostAP abilities in the soekris and 802.11g (11a
doesn't hurt for uplink - 2400MHz is getting crowded here).

Quoting Brian Barrera (bdb at bbarrera.com):
> I'm having same problem with Netgear wag511 card (Atheros a/b/g). Have tried
> the following:
> - pass kernel option pci=biosirq at boot
> - remove hotplug (20030501-r2) support
> - recompile kernel with hotplug support
> - disable internal miniPCI orinoco card
> And still I get "PCI: No IRQ known for interrupt pin A of device ."
> >From the message this is an IRQ problem. The problem is I cannot figure out
> how to force INTA for Cardbus slot to something other than IRQ11 (shared
> with miniPCI Orinoco card).
> With pre 2.4 kernels it was possible to pass "cb_pci_irq_=10" to force
> pcmcia_core to use IRQ 10 for Cardbus. That option is no longer supported.
> Spent 3 hours last night researching how to control IRQ and couldn't find
> anything. From what I gathered IRQ handling is now part of kernel's PCI
> support (no control from pcmcia_core), and that hotplug handles Cardbus
> devices instead of pcmcia card services.
> Any pointers are appreciated. I started down /etc/pcmcia/config.opts path
> but couldn't figure that out (or find a good example).
> Kernel 2.4.20
> PCMCIA-CS 3.2.4 (not in kernel)
> Madwifi 2003-08-02 (latest)

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