this is what i did to get mine working
-> install pcmcia and pcmciautils using buildroot
-> change /etc/init.d/s30pcmcia to /etc/init.d/S30pcmcia (capitalize the
-> modify /etc/modules by uncommenting the two MMC lines, and
uncommenting the one CF line
that should get you up an running.
-leith (my name is leith too!)
Leith Brandeland wrote:
> Can you elaborate on what in the buildroot enables the CF Wifi? I just
> received a Netgear CF adaptor and plugged it into my cfstix - nothing
> happened. The light on the cfstix is on, so it seems to be getting power,
> however the LED on the netgear remains dark.
> Iwconfig only returns lo and usb0 with no wireless extensions. What should
> the cfstix adaptor report as, eth0/1?
> On 4/18/06, Craig Hughes <craig@...> wrote:
>> On Apr 17, 2006, at 1:05 PM, Dave Hylands wrote:
>>> HI Tan,
>>> On 4/17/06, Tan Lao <tanlao@...> wrote:
>>>> Hello, Dave
>>>> Could you give me some intructions on turning on the
>>>> netgear wireless card.
>>>> I have robostix, gumstix, tweener board and cf card
>>> Sorry, I haven't gotten around to using my own WiFi card, so I'm just
>>> as much in the dark as you are.
>>>> Also, I heard that I have to turn off the bluetooth
>>>> in order to use the network card.
>> I've found that with some of the netgear cards, they don't have up-to-
>> date firmware on them, and so while they work, they don't let you do
>> all the nice stuff that you otherwise could do with them on a
>> gumstix. Luckily, the linux hostap driver comes with the ability to
>> reflash the firmware on these cards. The instructions are here:
>> Everything's in the buildroot that you need to do this; one thing
>> you'll have to do a bit manually is patch the header file in the
>> linux source tree to turn on the "let me flash firmware" stuff. I
>> think it just involves uncommenting one #define line or something
>> from memory. Then upgrade with the latest firmware which you can
>> find linked from that page above.
>> With or without the firmware flashing, you should just be able to
>> plug the wifi card into a factory-image gumstix+cfstix and it should
>> just work. You might need to use "iwconfig" to associate with your AP.
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