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Hi!, I have a 2wire HomePortal modem with prodigy infinitum (telmex-mexico internet service) working fine in RedHat 8 (wired mode), I also have a wireless pcmcia card SMC2635W and I can't set it up. The same card work very good in windows xp. How can I set up the wireless internet connection for RedHat 8? Thanks.
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The green card light thar flashes when it's working on windows never turn on in linux.
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What steps did you pass during setting up smc2635W ?
Anyway , as the green light never flashes , I think first you have to check your pcmcia support . What beeps can be heard when you eject and put again the card ?
What modules are running (lsmod) ?
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Only beeps when eject the card one beep only), when I put it again no beeping but can heard a little "pst" in the speakers.

The modules are:
[root@Iwalu israel]# /sbin/lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by    Not tainted
nls_iso8859-1           3516   1  (autoclean)
sr_mod                 18136   3  (autoclean)
i810_audio             25224   0  (autoclean)
ac97_codec             13384   0  (autoclean) [i810_audio]
soundcore               6532   2  (autoclean) [i810_audio]
autofs                 13348   0  (autoclean) (unused)
ds                      8712   2
yenta_socket           12960   2
pcmcia_core            54784   0  [ds yenta_socket]
8139too                17704   1
mii                     2156   0  [8139too]
ipchains               42440   0
ide-scsi               10512   1
scsi_mod              107176   2  [sr_mod ide-scsi]
ide-cd                 33608   0
cdrom                  33696   0  [sr_mod ide-cd]
ohci1394               20108   0  (unused)
ieee1394               46892   0  [ohci1394]
mousedev                5524   1
keybdev                 2976   0  (unused)
hid                    22244   0  (unused)
input                   5888   0  [mousedev keybdev hid]
usb-uhci               26188   0  (unused)
ehci-hcd               17480   0  (unused)
usbcore                77024   1  [hid usb-uhci ehci-hcd]
ext3                   70368   1
jbd                    52212   1  [ext3]
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ok , your pcmcia is all right , the problem is that it don't know what module to alias with that NIC .
How the card is identified you can check after plugging card with command :
#cardctl ident
I think SMC2635W is a Prism2 based , so the best will be to use wlan-ng drivers :
http://www.linux-wlan.com
I think pre21 realize will be good for you . The README file is good enough to help you install and load prism2-cs module .

BR
Brabard
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In fact is a ADMtek 8211, I download the driver source and compile em, then I get a 8211.o file, however i cant execute "insmod 8211.o" neither  "insmod -f 8211.o" because I get an error message than can't load the module because is not GNU licenced.

When I plug in the card and  give "lspci -v" the out put tell me that there is an unknown ethernet device. +
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Well , you're right , it's a 8211 based .
But what drivers did you install ? The official one ? Did you try that :
http://www.toku-taka.tk/ADM8211_src_105_2.6.tar.gz
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There is nothing in this page.
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There is much in this page :))) Only the face is a joke ... But the driver is there .
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Ok, I give up. How can I get the driver from that page?
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O , if you can't download it just by clicking , something block it . Sorry , it is a own site with content of drivers , software , etc. without some index . I can't remember where I downloaded the driver , but try to find it in Google .
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