*nix and an ISA adapter

*nix and an ISA adapter

Postby Wintermute » Sun Jun 16, 2002 5:46 pm

I tried to setup a gold card with linux to no avail. I want to build an AP, but the computer i have only has ISA slots. Any idea if an ISA adapter would work in this circumstance?
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Postby JimmyPopAli » Sun Jun 16, 2002 9:21 pm

Yup it'll work fine, I don't have any details on it because the roommate set it up but I know it does work.
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Postby Wintermute » Mon Jun 17, 2002 12:57 pm

wow, do u have any idea how he configured it and setup it up in Linux?
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Postby Jokke » Mon Jun 17, 2002 9:38 pm

I've got an ISA adapter and didn't have to do anything.
Installed Slackware 8.0 and it worked right away.

You could try to use isapnp and pnpdump if it's ISA PnP.


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Postby Wintermute » Mon Jun 17, 2002 9:47 pm

im looking for something that i could set up entirely in the command line, no x windows installed, very basic installation. With basic knowlege of linux, and perhaps alittle help, can i get this working?
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Postby Jokke » Mon Jun 17, 2002 9:54 pm

isapnp and pnpdump are commandline tools.
I'm not using any X windows either.

So if it is an ISA PnP adapter then it should be as easy as running 'pnpdump > /etc/isapnp.conf' (check so you don't overwrite anything important) and then edit the file and runt 'isapnp /etc/isapnp.conf'.

If it's not an PnP adapter, then it should work right away, assuming you have configured your BIOS so it says ISA and not PnP.

Then configure your pcmcia drivers/card and install wireless-tools and you should be up and running.

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Postby Wintermute » Tue Jun 18, 2002 10:17 am

sweetness. This is my plan. I accquired a what we like to call, mini puter. Its a pretty basic insdustrial grade comp. The plan is to get the wireless running on it, and us the AP mode on some cards and supported by wlan to make myself a little wireless AP.
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