Changing from orinoco driver to wlan or hostap driver

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by Rick Bilonick, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. I'm using a D-Link W650 pcmcia card (prism2) on my Toshiba Satellite
    laptop running RH9. By default it uses the orinoco and orinoco_cs
    drivers. Buth this driver won't do scanning. From what I can tell, the
    wlan-ng and hostap drivers do. But I don't know how switch to either of
    these (after I install the packages). I can't find where the orinoco
    drivers are loaded. Any suggestions will be appreciated. I've tried
    loading FC2 on the laptop but the pcmcia slot becomes inoperable. I
    would like to try FC3 but don't want to have to re-intall RH9 again if
    FC3 has the same problems with the pcmcia card slot.

    Rick B.
    Rick Bilonick, Jan 31, 2005
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  2. I'm no expert, but as I understand it
    the driver used is determined by the entry in /etc/pcmcia/config
    which assigns a driver to each card.
    (Note that any file *.conf in this directory is read after config,
    and takes priority, so you could just add your own file,
    or edit config .)
    Timothy Murphy, Jan 31, 2005
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