I know, I know, another “PCMCIA NIC won’t work” post. If there’s no way
this Belkin F5D5020 NIC is gonna run under QNX, tell me now and I’ll stop
bugging you It’s not that it won’t work, exactly, but… well , the
driver ne2000 driver appears to load, but it’s more or less inoperative from
that point on.
Basically, I have an old laptop and it runs Windows OK. But at the same
time, I do like digging around computer enough that I figured it would be a
neat challenge to try and get QNX to run. It’s fast, it’s slick, me likely
a lot, folks. Most everything else I’ve managed to straighten out, but this
silly thing just sits there and looks at me like a lost child when I ask it
to do network anything.
pin finds it in the slot and furthermore recognizes it as a NIC. io-net
will load up the ne2000 driver just fine, and it seems quite happy, until I
it to do something. I’d figured it might be a different driver (yes, I KNOW
QNX.com doesn’t list Belkin anything as being supported, but like I said,
here to fiddle)… I have a router that I’m running through, but that
shouldn’t complicate pinging the router’s IP address. Furthermore, it’s got
a DHCP server in it, and the laptop has yet to be able to get an IP address
assigned. Gonig through a static manual IP doesn’t work, either.
My not-expert opinion is that I have SOMETHING set wrong somewhere. Or
again, perhaps there are just no drivers that will work. If there’s no
driver that will work, is there a way that one could port such a thing?
Belkin does claim that their card is Linux ready, and I know this ain’t
Linux, but perhaps there’s a start there?
I’m sorry for the redundancy going on with the questions, but I really
do like the feeback it seems like posts to these newsgroups receive. Any
help you could offer is much appreciated!