GSM/GPRS/PCMCIA modem recommendation?
bengta at sics.se
Tue Jan 4 13:28:35 PST 2005
Peter Wood <peter at alastria.net> writes:
> > Can anyone recommend me a WORKING under FreeBSD PCMCIA GPRS modem?
> I can't really give you a list, but a warning.
> The Sony GC75 does work under 4.X last time I tried it (two months
> ago), but it does not work under 5.3+. I've still trying to get it to
> work, but my knowledge of PCMCIA is very limited.
> With 4.11 being the supposed last release of the 4 tree, I wouldn't
> recommend getting a GC75 for now.
> If anyone can give me a hand (I sent an email with full details in a
> while back) I'd appreciate it.
My Sony Ericsson GC75 works under both 4.10 and 5.3, but I think the
GC75 is discontinued.
A colleague of mine has the newer GC79 (? - the one with WLAN too).
We have not managed to get that one working - haven't found the right
Back to the GC75. I think that the problem you described in your
earlier mail is not due to the card, but some other issue possibly
with the ipw driver (for the built-in Intel PRO Wireless 2100), or at
least something triggered by the ipw driver.
After I _unload_ the ipw driver (v1.6.3), it doesn't recognise any of
my PC cards (the other two being an old and dependable Lucent WaveLAN
silver card and a 3com 3CCFE574BT Ethernet card). It just says
"pccard0: Card has no functions!" and "cbb0: PC Card card activation
failed". _Re-loading_ the ipw module makes all cards work again!
For the GC75, it says "pccard0: Allocation failed for cfe 32", but the
card still works.
BTW, I have a Thinkpad X40, run 5.3R and use a kernel without device
apic, because that has the unwanted sideffect of making the system
loose ad0 after a resume.
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