May 15th, 2003, 21:54
Has anyone succesfully made one of these work? In 4.8 I get several erros:

pcccard[184]: No card in database for "(null)"("(null)")
pccardd[184]:pccard started

>pccardc dumpcis
Configuration data for card in slot 0
Tuple #1, code = 0xff (terminator), length = 0
2 slots found

The config data is in the /etc/defaults/pccard.conf, and I compiled the kernel with the usual wi/awi devices. If I run 'wicontrol', I get the error:

wicontrol: SIOCGWAVELAN: Device not configured

The reason that bothers me, is that SIOCGWAVELAN is not the device of course. Any idead?

May 16th, 2003, 18:38
Ok. Found the problem. 4.8 doesn't support Cardbus, or 32-bit pccard hardware. Back to 5.0 I go.

May 23rd, 2003, 23:13
Well, looks like there is no support what so ever for the DWL-650 cardbus NIC. Just the PCMCIA. Oh well. Now if only they could put different model #'s with the different cards. :P

July 13th, 2003, 19:57
I am using a DWL-650 right now that works fine. I just started the PCCARD in Startup in /stand/sysinstall and then rebooted and then setup the wi0 device under networking. Think I rebooted one more time (or ifconfig down and ifconfig up) then I was up and running.

July 14th, 2003, 02:01
The problem was, I was using version C, the PCCARD version at first. The Version B (The fan shaped antenna version) works great, and very easy to modify to add a external antenna.

What release are you using? It caught the PCCARD NIC, but never could use it. If it takes 5.x, then I'm not going to bother thinking about it since it has trouble with dstumbler.

July 14th, 2003, 21:55
I am using FreeBSD 4.8-RELEASE with the DWL-650 card. And if you mean you were using the DWL-650+ card that runs at 22Mbs, then yes it will not work. It is a TI chipset while the older DWL-650 (no airplus) is a Prism chipset which FreeBSD handles fine.

July 16th, 2003, 01:36
This is not a DWL-650+, but none the less 4.8 hated it. From the specification nothing is different other than it's a 32-bit PCCARD Cardbus adapter (rectangle antenna base, with one green and one yellow LED). Is this what you are using? If so may I see a dmesg of your wi0 section?

July 19th, 2003, 23:54
Actually I am using a 16bit cardbus but here is the dmesg anyway:

Copyright (c) 1992-2003 The FreeBSD Project.
Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
FreeBSD 4.8-RELEASE #5: Sun Jun 8 17:34:47 EST 2003
Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz
CPU: Pentium II/Pentium II Xeon/Celeron (363.96-MHz 686-class CPU)
Origin = "GenuineIntel" Id = 0x66a Stepping = 10
real memory = 335347712 (327488K bytes)
avail memory = 320577536 (313064K bytes)
Preloaded elf kernel "kernel" at 0xc0536000.
Preloaded userconfig_script "/boot/kernel.conf" at 0xc053609c.
Pentium Pro MTRR support enabled
md0: Malloc disk
pccard0: <PC Card 16-bit bus (classic)> on pcic0
pccard1: <PC Card 16-bit bus (classic)> on pcic1
pccard: card inserted, slot 0
wi0 at port 0x240-0x27f irq 11 slot 0 on pccard0
wi0: 802.11 address: 00:05:5d:d6:5c:c5
wi0: using RF:PRISM2 MAC:HFA3841 CARD:HWB3163-SST-flash
wi0: Intersil Firmware: Primary 0.03.00, Station 0.08.02

July 20th, 2003, 00:30
Looks almost just like mine. Of course it should :D

It will be nice when they have full CARDBUS support for wireless NICs. THink I'm going to look for a PCMCIA Cisco AeroNet 350 to replace this one. I could do a antenna mod, but my list of things to do are long enough.