PCMCIA Network cards

Dear Support,
I am trying to get QNX 6.1 to run on my notebook. Since I have already tried
every network card out of our stock, I am getting quite desperate by now.
Following the NG threads, PCMCIA NIC support seems to be an issue with QNX.
However, I think it could be a lot easier if you would simply provide a list
of supported cards including manufactor, type and manufactor id as it would
be recognizable in a standard computer store. The idea of providing a
supported chip set is nice, however I am having difficulties going to best
buy and asking for a nic with chip set xyz. The certainly motivated sales
persons are getting pretty depressed with that. And I do too.
Please give us said list, I am willing to spend 150 bucks if it saves me
hours of useless searching and trial and error, I also do not search for any
praise because I got a particular driver to work with QNX, I simply want to
plug and play, please make it possible by providing a detailed hw
compatibility list.

Thank you,

Marcus

The other thing to remember with pcmcia is that there is the network driver
AND there is the pcmica driver. If either has issues then you will fail.
Given you have tried so many cards and none of them work it sounds like it
could possibly be an issue with the pcmcia side. I generally spot this when
interrupts fail to work with the driver. You can detect this by running
nicinfo after trying to access the network. If the MAC address looks
sane, and the number Tx bytes/packets is going, up but the number of Rx
packets is staying at 0 this is generally points to an interrupt issue.

The reason it is very hard to provide a list of the sort you are looking for
is that the big volume vendors (netgear, linksys, dlink, …) enjoy changing
chipsets without changing the model number. For example, the Linksys
LNE100-TX has taken MANY forms. So many that Linksys has finally started
putting a version number on a sticker on the box and the card. I belive it
is up to 4.1 or 5 now. Unfortunatly they don’t do this with other cards and
other vendors don’t do this at all.

chris


Marcus Daiber <mdaiber@gmx.net> wrote:

Dear Support,
I am trying to get QNX 6.1 to run on my notebook. Since I have already tried
every network card out of our stock, I am getting quite desperate by now.
Following the NG threads, PCMCIA NIC support seems to be an issue with QNX.
However, I think it could be a lot easier if you would simply provide a list
of supported cards including manufactor, type and manufactor id as it would
be recognizable in a standard computer store. The idea of providing a
supported chip set is nice, however I am having difficulties going to best
buy and asking for a nic with chip set xyz. The certainly motivated sales
persons are getting pretty depressed with that. And I do too.
Please give us said list, I am willing to spend 150 bucks if it saves me
hours of useless searching and trial and error, I also do not search for any
praise because I got a particular driver to work with QNX, I simply want to
plug and play, please make it possible by providing a detailed hw
compatibility list.

Thank you,

Marcus


Chris McKillop <cdm@qnx.com> “The faster I go, the behinder I get.”
Software Engineer, QSSL – Lewis Carroll –
http://qnx.wox.org/

Okay, you can start compiling the list.
Here is my contribution.

LinkSys Model EC2T PCMCIA Ethernet Card (10Mbps only)
{better 10Mbps working then 10/100 not working}

I use this on a Dell Inspiron 7500.
I purchased it in late 2000 for about $40 US.
I used it under QNX Neutrino 6.x

The Xircom CBE2-100 PCMCIA Ethernet Card (10/100) that
came with the Dell Inspiron 7500 was NOT supported by
QNX Neutrino 6.0 in 2000.


On Fri, 22 Feb 2002 17:59:25 -0600, “Marcus Daiber” <mdaiber@gmx.net>
wrote:

I am trying to get QNX 6.1 to run on my notebook. Since I have already tried
every network card out of our stock, I am getting quite desperate by now.
Following the NG threads, PCMCIA NIC support seems to be an issue with QNX.
However, I think it could be a lot easier if you would simply provide a list
of supported cards including manufactor, type and manufactor id as it would
be recognizable in a standard computer store. The idea of providing a
supported chip set is nice, however I am having difficulties going to best
buy and asking for a nic with chip set xyz. The certainly motivated sales
persons are getting pretty depressed with that. And I do too.
Please give us said list, I am willing to spend 150 bucks if it saves me
hours of useless searching and trial and error, I also do not search for any
praise because I got a particular driver to work with QNX, I simply want to
plug and play, please make it possible by providing a detailed hw
compatibility list. Thank you, Marcus

Thank you Chris,
but I tried of course different laptops (compaq presario 1700, ibm 560x,
Dell ).
I understand, that there is a long list of vendors, but I assume QNX is
testing their drivers with some COTS devices and therefore a list of those
devices tested should be available somewhere. This list is certainly
limited, but to me that is better than trial and error.
The chipset would not be a problem, if the vendors would provide which
chipset is being used in a particular card.

Marcus


“Chris McKillop” <cdm@qnx.com> wrote in message
news:a57fmi$4mj$1@nntp.qnx.com

The other thing to remember with pcmcia is that there is the network
driver
AND there is the pcmica driver. If either has issues then you will fail.
Given you have tried so many cards and none of them work it sounds like it
could possibly be an issue with the pcmcia side. I generally spot this
when
interrupts fail to work with the driver. You can detect this by running
nicinfo after trying to access the network. If the MAC address looks
sane, and the number Tx bytes/packets is going, up but the number of Rx
packets is staying at 0 this is generally points to an interrupt issue.

The reason it is very hard to provide a list of the sort you are looking
for
is that the big volume vendors (netgear, linksys, dlink, …) enjoy
changing
chipsets without changing the model number. For example, the Linksys
LNE100-TX has taken MANY forms. So many that Linksys has finally started
putting a version number on a sticker on the box and the card. I belive
it
is up to 4.1 or 5 now. Unfortunatly they don’t do this with other cards
and
other vendors don’t do this at all.

chris


Marcus Daiber <> mdaiber@gmx.net> > wrote:

Dear Support,
I am trying to get QNX 6.1 to run on my notebook. Since I have already
tried
every network card out of our stock, I am getting quite desperate by
now.
Following the NG threads, PCMCIA NIC support seems to be an issue with
QNX.
However, I think it could be a lot easier if you would simply provide a
list
of supported cards including manufactor, type and manufactor id as it
would
be recognizable in a standard computer store. The idea of providing a
supported chip set is nice, however I am having difficulties going to
best
buy and asking for a nic with chip set xyz. The certainly motivated
sales
persons are getting pretty depressed with that. And I do too.
Please give us said list, I am willing to spend 150 bucks if it saves me
hours of useless searching and trial and error, I also do not search for
any
praise because I got a particular driver to work with QNX, I simply want
to
plug and play, please make it possible by providing a detailed hw
compatibility list.

Thank you,

Marcus


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Chris McKillop <> cdm@qnx.com> > “The faster I go, the behinder I get.”
Software Engineer, QSSL – Lewis Carroll –
http://qnx.wox.org/

The following PCMCIA network cards have been tested:

3Com 3CCE589
Socket LP-E
Linksys EC2T
D-Link DE-660

CardBus

Intel PRO/100 LAN
Xircom RealPort CardBus Ethernet 10/100
LinkSys EtherFast 10/100
3Com 3CCFE575


Previously, Marcus Daiber wrote in qdn.public.ddk.network:

Thank you Chris,
but I tried of course different laptops (compaq presario 1700, ibm 560x,
Dell ).
I understand, that there is a long list of vendors, but I assume QNX is
testing their drivers with some COTS devices and therefore a list of those
devices tested should be available somewhere. This list is certainly
limited, but to me that is better than trial and error.
The chipset would not be a problem, if the vendors would provide which
chipset is being used in a particular card.

Marcus


“Chris McKillop” <> cdm@qnx.com> > wrote in message
news:a57fmi$4mj$> 1@nntp.qnx.com> …
The other thing to remember with pcmcia is that there is the network
driver
AND there is the pcmica driver. If either has issues then you will fail.
Given you have tried so many cards and none of them work it sounds like it
could possibly be an issue with the pcmcia side. I generally spot this
when
interrupts fail to work with the driver. You can detect this by running
nicinfo after trying to access the network. If the MAC address looks
sane, and the number Tx bytes/packets is going, up but the number of Rx
packets is staying at 0 this is generally points to an interrupt issue.

The reason it is very hard to provide a list of the sort you are looking
for
is that the big volume vendors (netgear, linksys, dlink, …) enjoy
changing
chipsets without changing the model number. For example, the Linksys
LNE100-TX has taken MANY forms. So many that Linksys has finally started
putting a version number on a sticker on the box and the card. I belive
it
is up to 4.1 or 5 now. Unfortunatly they don’t do this with other cards
and
other vendors don’t do this at all.

chris


Marcus Daiber <> mdaiber@gmx.net> > wrote:

Dear Support,
I am trying to get QNX 6.1 to run on my notebook. Since I have already
tried
every network card out of our stock, I am getting quite desperate by
now.
Following the NG threads, PCMCIA NIC support seems to be an issue with
QNX.
However, I think it could be a lot easier if you would simply provide a
list
of supported cards including manufactor, type and manufactor id as it
would
be recognizable in a standard computer store. The idea of providing a
supported chip set is nice, however I am having difficulties going to
best
buy and asking for a nic with chip set xyz. The certainly motivated
sales
persons are getting pretty depressed with that. And I do too.
Please give us said list, I am willing to spend 150 bucks if it saves me
hours of useless searching and trial and error, I also do not search for
any
praise because I got a particular driver to work with QNX, I simply want
to
plug and play, please make it possible by providing a detailed hw
compatibility list.

Thank you,

Marcus


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Chris McKillop <> cdm@qnx.com> > “The faster I go, the behinder I get.”
Software Engineer, QSSL – Lewis Carroll –
http://qnx.wox.org/

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Thank you,

Marcus
“Hugh Brown” <hsbrown@qnx.com> wrote in message
news:Voyager.020225115423.5062A@node90.ott.qnx.com

The following PCMCIA network cards have been tested:

3Com 3CCE589
Socket LP-E
Linksys EC2T
D-Link DE-660

CardBus

Intel PRO/100 LAN
Xircom RealPort CardBus Ethernet 10/100
LinkSys EtherFast 10/100
3Com 3CCFE575


Previously, Marcus Daiber wrote in qdn.public.ddk.network:
Thank you Chris,
but I tried of course different laptops (compaq presario 1700, ibm 560x,
Dell ).
I understand, that there is a long list of vendors, but I assume QNX is
testing their drivers with some COTS devices and therefore a list of
those
devices tested should be available somewhere. This list is certainly
limited, but to me that is better than trial and error.
The chipset would not be a problem, if the vendors would provide which
chipset is being used in a particular card.

Marcus


“Chris McKillop” <> cdm@qnx.com> > wrote in message
news:a57fmi$4mj$> 1@nntp.qnx.com> …
The other thing to remember with pcmcia is that there is the network
driver
AND there is the pcmica driver. If either has issues then you will
fail.
Given you have tried so many cards and none of them work it sounds
like it
could possibly be an issue with the pcmcia side. I generally spot
this
when
interrupts fail to work with the driver. You can detect this by
running
nicinfo after trying to access the network. If the MAC address looks
sane, and the number Tx bytes/packets is going, up but the number of
Rx
packets is staying at 0 this is generally points to an interrupt
issue.

The reason it is very hard to provide a list of the sort you are
looking
for
is that the big volume vendors (netgear, linksys, dlink, …) enjoy
changing
chipsets without changing the model number. For example, the Linksys
LNE100-TX has taken MANY forms. So many that Linksys has finally
started
putting a version number on a sticker on the box and the card. I
belive
it
is up to 4.1 or 5 now. Unfortunatly they don’t do this with other
cards
and
other vendors don’t do this at all.

chris


Marcus Daiber <> mdaiber@gmx.net> > wrote:

Dear Support,
I am trying to get QNX 6.1 to run on my notebook. Since I have
already
tried
every network card out of our stock, I am getting quite desperate by
now.
Following the NG threads, PCMCIA NIC support seems to be an issue
with
QNX.
However, I think it could be a lot easier if you would simply
provide a
list
of supported cards including manufactor, type and manufactor id as
it
would
be recognizable in a standard computer store. The idea of providing
a
supported chip set is nice, however I am having difficulties going
to
best
buy and asking for a nic with chip set xyz. The certainly motivated
sales
persons are getting pretty depressed with that. And I do too.
Please give us said list, I am willing to spend 150 bucks if it
saves me
hours of useless searching and trial and error, I also do not search
for
any
praise because I got a particular driver to work with QNX, I simply
want
to
plug and play, please make it possible by providing a detailed hw
compatibility list.

Thank you,

Marcus


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Chris McKillop <> cdm@qnx.com> > “The faster I go, the behinder I
get.”
Software Engineer, QSSL – Lewis Carroll –
http://qnx.wox.org/


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