The following PCMCIA network cards have been tested:
Intel PRO/100 LAN
Xircom RealPort CardBus Ethernet 10/100
LinkSys EtherFast 10/100
Previously, Marcus Daiber wrote in qdn.public.ddk.network:
Thank you Chris,
but I tried of course different laptops (compaq presario 1700, ibm 560x,
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.
“Chris McKillop” <> firstname.lastname@example.org> > wrote in message
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The other thing to remember with pcmcia is that there is the network
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
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
is that the big volume vendors (netgear, linksys, dlink, …) enjoy
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
is up to 4.1 or 5 now. Unfortunatly they don’t do this with other cards
other vendors don’t do this at all.
Marcus Daiber <> firstname.lastname@example.org> > wrote:
I am trying to get QNX 6.1 to run on my notebook. Since I have already
every network card out of our stock, I am getting quite desperate by
Following the NG threads, PCMCIA NIC support seems to be an issue with
However, I think it could be a lot easier if you would simply provide a
of supported cards including manufactor, type and manufactor id as it
be recognizable in a standard computer store. The idea of providing a
supported chip set is nice, however I am having difficulties going to
buy and asking for a nic with chip set xyz. The certainly motivated
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
praise because I got a particular driver to work with QNX, I simply want
plug and play, please make it possible by providing a detailed hw
Chris McKillop <> email@example.com> > “The faster I go, the behinder I get.”
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