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 +====== Netgear MA401 on Linux======
 +{{wlan:netgear-front.jpg?250}} {{wlan:netgear-back.jpg?100}}
 +This is my old card called //802.11b Wireless PC Card//. It's an 16Bit PCMCIA card with the model name //MA401//. A small label on the backside calls it //Rev. D//.
 +Here is what ''cardctl ident'' says :
 +  product info: "NETGEAR MA401RA Wireless PC", "Card", "ISL37300P", "Eval-RevA"
 +  manfid: 0x000b, 0x7300
 +  function: 6 (network)hh
 +The card has a Prism 2.5 chipset which is well supported by various drivers including the Kernels ''orinoco_cs'' and the [[|hostap]] driver. I used it with the latter one and upgraded the firmware following [[|Jun Sun's HOWTO]]. The card workes fine for some time but then suddenly freezes. Even ejecting and reinserting doesn't help. This occurs under Windows as well.
 +To get the cardmanager to recognize the card put this in your ''/etc/pcmcia/local.conf''. For the host_ap driver just replace ''orinoco_cs'' with ''hostap_cs''.
 +card "NETGEAR MA401RA Wireless PC"
 +  manfid 0x000b, 0x7300
 +  bind "orinoco_cs"
 +I was not able to get it running on Kernel 2.6.7. The orinoco_cs driver was unable to read it's MAC address and took the firmware version for 0.0.0 :-o. The hostap driver did compile but froze the whole machine on inserting the card.
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