Ricoh PCI-PCMCIA adapter in HostAP

mrcool at mrcool
Fri Jan 9 13:12:21 PST 2004

> hi all,
> I intend to use a Ricoh PCI-PCMCIA adapter and a Dlink DWL 650 PCMCIA card
> to turn a RH9 Desktop PC into an Access Point

This should all work fine, but i have found the problems you are having are
related the Ricoh adapter, especially in older hardware.  One suggestion is
to put "pci=biosirq" in as a kernel boot parameter.  Again, the older the
hardware the more likely that this will help. Secondly, if you are using the
external pcmcia, put "irq_mode=0 pci_csc=0 poll_interval=100" in the
PCIC_OPTS field in /etc/sysconfig/pcmcia.  Try the "pci=biosirq" (if you use
lilo, you add  'append = "pci=biosirq"' to the lilo.conf).  With kernel
pcmcia this is all I know to try...

Good luck


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