Ricoh PCI-PCMCIA adapter in HostAP

Patrick Tran tptran
Fri Jan 9 18:31:01 PST 2004

Great thanks, folk.
I did as being tolk. 1st time it failed then tried again after sometime and
it works.
Pavel, thanks for your help. However, it seems that the Dlink card is a Rev

[root at futuplan /]# cardctl ident
Socket 0:
  product info: "D", "Link DWL-650 11Mbps WLAN Card", "Version 01.02", ""
  manfid: 0x0156, 0x0002
  function: 6 (network)

Can you help to confirm this ? 
Thanks again
Patrick Tran

>-- Original Message --
>From: "mrcool at" <mrcool at>
>To: tptran at
>Cc: hostap at
>Subject: Re: Ricoh PCI-PCMCIA adapter in HostAP
>Date: Fri, 09 Jan 2004 15:12:21 -0600
>> hi all,
>> I intend to use a Ricoh PCI-PCMCIA adapter and a Dlink DWL 650 PCMCIA
>> to turn a RH9 Desktop PC into an Access Point
>This should all work fine, but i have found the problems you are having
>related the Ricoh adapter, especially in older hardware.  One suggestion
>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
>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
>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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