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getting a pcmcia wireless card to work in my desktop

ok, guys/gals I'm new to linux but i'm trying to learn.
My install is Redhat 8.0  kernal 2.4 I think

I have a NL-2511CD plus Ext2 PCMCIA wireless card www.senao.com

I do the install and using neat underhardware is see's Lucent/Agree.melc pcmcia wireless (alternate) and only my 3com card under the device tab. I can add the card as eth1 and all things seem ok. after I do that if i run neat and have the terminal window up i see this.

device eth2 has been compiled with ver 13 of wireless ext, i'm useing ver 12

also if i run cat /var/log/messages i see this
wvlan_cs mac add eh1 00-02-6f-03-61-3e unrec. card return vender = 0x0009
wvlan found firmware 0x10004 (vender 9) firmware cap 0-0-0-0-0
firmware doesn't support port_type=3 us iwconfig

I understand that port types means the mode, peer, managed ad-hoc. does the same thing for wich ever mode i use.

my pci pcmcia adapter is ricoh chipset R5c475II

I know the card works with "A" linux package. I found a linux AP software at www.sputnik.com and i can connect to it's web server (same box same equipment it boots from cd)

Any help and teachings into the linux domain would be great.
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I have done a similar thing with Microsoft's wireless n/w card.
See http://www.cuddapah.info/technology/linux/wireless.php
The driver that I used there (lucent's) may or may not work. But you can give a try changing Microsoft's h/w desc to your wireless cards.
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