Joined: Feb. 2006
||Posted: Sep. 30 2008,01:34
Ok... I tried a few things on my own.
I couldn't figure out why DSL wasn't seeing the card's eventhough it has with different versions in the past. This might not make sense, but bare with me.
It is an old laptop, 233mhz MMX. It is over 10 years old, so things aren't as nice as they used to be.
I decided to try something old. I repartitioned the drive and installed stupid Windows 98. I did this again to double check the hardware in the machine thinking something was wrong with the slots. After 3 days of messing with bad Win98 CD's and then finally getting it installed and configured and playing the stupid M$ install games, I never got the cards to work but Win98 saw the cards and wanted to install the drivers... the cards light up.... that was enough for me.
Got home from work today, copied KNOPPIX and BOOT directories from my LiveCD v4.4.4, booted to the floppy, and during the bootup I finally noticed that DSL found the PCMCIA card and the card lit up... stayed lit... I knew it was going to work now.
So I installed v4.4.4 to the hard drive, used NDISWrapper and the WPC11 v4 card and I am typing this post from the old laptop. Finally...
So I guess the slots needed to be woken??? Does that make sense... probably not, but the hardware is old.
v4.4.4 is working great and very fast for a 233mhz.
Since all my other DSL machines are on a wired CAT5 connection, I have a question because I forgot last time I had this wireless laptop working.
I used the NDISWrapper GUI.... when I reboot the machine, will it save the settings? or do I need to go into the boot.sh???
Thanks Roberts and everyone else for your support.