Contd: More description of prob with dwl 650 on RH 8

Senthil Cumar Palaniappun senthilcumar
Thu Nov 14 09:47:53 PST 2002

Hi Martin,

Thanks for the reply. I did add those lines to the config file and the error 
on restarting pcmcia is gone. But still the card is not recognized and the 
hostap_cs module is not loaded on pcmcia restart. So something is wrong with 
card, I guess. I have 2 of them and both don't work.


>From: Martin Polak <martin.polak at>
>To: HostAP <HostAP at>
>Subject: Re: Contd: More description of prob with dwl 650 on RH 8
>Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 18:19:56 +0100
>Senthil Cumar Palaniappun schrieb:
>>Hi all,
>>In continuation to my prev post a few more description of my prob with dwl 
>>I added the following lines to /etc/pcmcia/config file-
>>card "D-Link DWL-650"
>>  version "D", "Link DWL-650 11Mbps WLAN Card"
>>  bind "hostap_cs"
>>When I restart the pcmcia I get the foll error -
>>[root at Einstein pcmcia]# /etc/init.d/pcmcia restart
>>Shutting down PCMCIA services: done.
>>Starting PCMCIA services: cardmgr[2062]: error in file 'config' line 1102: 
>>unknown device 'hostap_cs'
>>cardmgr[2062]: watching 1 sockets
>>Looks like it doesn't find hostap_cs module. But then if I load hostap_cs 
>>it loads fine, though that also still doesn't find the card :( Please help 
>Thats because cardservices don't know the DEVICE hostap_cs
>you are missing a line like:
>device "hostap_cs"
>    class "network" module "hostap_cs"
>in your pcmcia-config files.
>If your look at hostap_cs.conf file supplied with hostap, it is the first 
>This entry defines the devices, which says: Iam a networkdevice, using 
>The entry that you made tells the pcmcia subsystem, that your card is of 
>that device.
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