can anyone give or link to detailed instructions on getting this card to
work with freebsd?
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That said, if you've already got FreeBSD installed, you can try
running /stand/sysinstall, select Configure, then Startup. Make sure
the three pccard choices are selected (you will probably have to
select an unused irq -- I used irq 3, then reboot with the card in. It
should work now. Take a look at /etc/rc.conf, here is what mine looks
like (you should have these lines after you use /stand/sysinstall as I
pccard_flags=" -i 3"
That last "3" is the irq, make sure it isn't used by something else (3
and 10 are probably OK).
If you're already set up for general networking, this should be all
"The box said 'Windows 95 or better required' so I installed FreeBSD"
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I recently purchased a Netgear FA411 16-bit PCMCIA network card for use in
an "old" Dell laptop that is running Slackware 8.0 (2.2.19 kernel.) I don't
have a CD-ROM drive for the laptop, and I was needing network access during
my initial install to ftp the bigger packages.
There is a SIMPLE way to configure this NIC for use with this version/distro
of Linux. Other versions/distros might (doubtfully) be different, but
perform the following steps and the NIC should work out of the box:
1. Edit /etc/pcmcia/config and add the following information (I added it
after the 'card "NEC PC-9801N-J12 Ethernet"' stanza):
card "NetGear FA411 Fast Ethernet"
version "NETGEAR", "FA411"
Hope this info assists someone in the future!
Joe A. Burnett
Permian Basin Linux Users Group