My history:

Using the CDROM I couldn't get directly connected through eth0 using pppoe to
Verizon dsl using two different computers. So I bought a D-LINK wireless router and manually configured eth0 appropriately (BTWHCP failed again) and wah-lah, I am in.

Using my Sotec laptop I have installed (using the PCMCIA slot) a D-LINK DCF-660w CF card which works beautifully in my Sharp Linux Zaurus handheld. It uses the Prism 2
chipset, if I am not mistaken, and the wlan_ng driver(?).

During the boot process the card seems to be detected but "pump" operation fails. No hardware address is assigned.

My problem: wlcardconfig says: No wireless network card found. Well, hell, Knoppix,
you just finished booting up and in the process told me the name of the card, the chipset, and the driver. Now you just decided not to see it afterall?? What gives??

And removing the card from the slot results in frozen OS.

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

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iwconfig says:

root@ttyp1[knoppix]# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

Warning: Driver for device wlan0 has been compiled with version 15
of Wireless Extension, while this program is using version 16.
Some things may be broken...

wlan0 IEEE 802.11-b Mode:Auto Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00
Encryption keyff

eth0 no wireless extensions.

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init_module: prism2_cs.o: 0.2.0 Loaded
init_module: dev_info is: prism2_cs
prism2_cs: index 0x01: Vcc 3.3, irq 3, io 0x0100-0x013f

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root@ttyp1[knoppix]# lsmod
Module Size Used by Not tainted
ext3 62912 0 (autoclean)
jbd 45716 0 (autoclean) [ext3]
autofs4 8724 1 (autoclean)
loop 41228 3 (autoclean)
efs 7208 0 (autoclean)
ntfs 50848 0 (autoclean)
nls_iso8859-1 2876 1 (autoclean)
nls_cp437 4380 1 (autoclean)
agpgart 34592 0 (unused)
trident 29204 0
ac97_codec 10696 0 [trident]
soundcore 3364 3 [trident]
pcigame 1384 0 [trident]
gameport 1276 0 [pcigame]
sis900 12460 1
serial 51844 0 (autoclean)
usb-storage 59168 1
usb-ohci 18152 0 (unused)
usbcore 57376 1 [usb-storage usb-ohci]
af_packet 13448 0 (autoclean)
prism2_cs 60244 0 (unused)
p80211 15848 1 [prism2_cs]
ds 6472 1 [prism2_cs]
yenta_socket 9120 1
pcmcia_core 39456 0 [prism2_cs ds yenta_socket]
rtc 6908 0 (autoclean)
cloop 7940 2

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ifconfig yields:

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:00:00:00:00:00
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Interrupt:3 Base address:0x100