Joined: Nov. 2007
||Posted: Dec. 22 2007,13:54
I've had great success with the wireless card in the PCMCIA slots but am having trouble getting ethernet cards functional.
I have 2 identical laptops. I've tried both slots on both machines with the same results.
I have 3 different ethernet pcmcia cards sitting here and am getting the same faulty results from all of them I've tried two of them under Windows XP and they functioned a little better, but not much. Under XP, I was experiencing 75% packet loss from ping.
The last card I tried brought up some encouraging messages on bootup. I saw the words eth0 and ifup.
With every card, the pattern is the same. I see the Link light come on and stay on. Then I see the 10/100 light turn on and stay on. Then I see some flickering on the Activity light, but very little Rx happens.
The last card I tried is a Linksys NP100. This is what I found from dmesg | grep eth0 :
|Code Sample |
|<6>eth0: NE2000 (DL10022 rev 05): io 0x300, irq 3, hw_addr 00:E0:98:80:8C:DB|
<6>eth0: found link beat
<6>eth0: autonegotiation complete: 100baseT-FD selected
I've lost the information that was in ifconfig eth0, but I do remember seeing about 3000 in the Tx field, 1000 in the Rx field. I'll catch this info next time I hook it up (am using wireless now to transmit this).
The 3 cards that I've tried are:
1) Xircom RBE-100 Cardbus Ethernet 10/100
2) Xircom CBE2-100 Cardbus Ethernet II 10/100
3) Linksys NP100 (no gold band on top) (known to be 16 bit)
I've brought home a new 32 bit card, but don't want to open the packaging at this time because I have no reason to beleive that it will achieve any other results. The card I have waiting is:
4) Dynex DX-E201 32 bit Cardbus Ethernet 10/100
What is it that I'm not doing right?