MIMO (Gigafast) wireless cardbus [WM729-AEX]

acardh
2007-08-13
2013-04-08
  • acardh
    acardh
    2007-08-13

    I recently bought a PCMCIA wireles card model WM729-AEX, in the box is said it is supported under Linux but the CD has in it only the driver for MS-Windows.
    I am using the kernel 2.4.35 which is the newest of the 2.4 series. Before updating the kernel I got just a low beep when inserting the card meaning that it was no recognized, now I get no beeps at all. The other PCMCIA modem card is plenty identified and when inserted I get two high beeps.
    With cardctl and cardmgr I get the following:
    [root@localhost acardh]# /sbin/cardctl ident
    Socket 0:
      no product info available
    Socket 1:
      product info: "U.S. Robotics", "XJ/CC5560", "Megahertz 56kbps Modem"
      manfid: 0x0102, 0x0034
      function: 2 (serial)
    root@localhost acardh]# /sbin/cardmgr
    cardmgr[1311]: open_sock(socket 0) failed: Device or resource busy
    cardmgr[1311]: another cardmgr is already running?

    More information about this card is in the next link
    http://epelmart.com/images/all/NWL-WM729-AEX/
    In the webpage of the company there are some Linux drivers but not for my card
    http://gigafast.com/tech/downloads.htm
    Also I called by phone and their line is not working neither the email address.

    Thanks