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BELKIN 'F5D5020' 16bit PCMCIA - FreeBSD HOWTO

Hey all,

I've bought a few bits from Belkin who seem quite happy to support FreeBSD! Last time I bought a UPS from them and it's still going well Smilie

I saw this on their website that the 16bit PCMCIA card was supported under FreeBSD:
http://www.belkin.com/network/F5D5020.html

I went to my local "PC World" and bought it. I turned on my FreeBSD 4.6.2 Laptop, stuck the card in, the card was "sensed" as inserted, but nothing in "ifconfig" - ARRRGGHHH!!!

Anyway, after much trying, I got it working. Here's the solution for your /etc/pccard.conf file should you need it:

# ----------------------------------------------------------
# Belkin F5D5020
card "Belkin" "F5D5020-PCMCIA-Network-Card"
config auto "ed" ? 0x10
insert /etc/pccard_ether $device start
remove /etc/pccard_ether $device stop
# ----------------------------------------------------------

Hope this helps any of you that decide to buy it! Smilie

I'm happy with it!

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AXNET_CS(4)						     Kernel Interfaces Manual						       AXNET_CS(4)

NAME
axnet_cs - Asix AX88190 chipset PCMCIA Ethernet Driver SYNOPSIS
insmod axnet_cs.o [pc_debug=n] [irq_list=i,j,...] DESCRIPTION
Axnet_cs is a driver for PCMCIA ethernet cards based on the Asix AX88190 chipset. These cards are mostly NE2000 compatible but have sev- eral bugs that are sufficiently tricky to work around that a separate driver was deemed necessary. When this driver is bound to a card, it allocates the next available ethernet device (eth0..eth#). This device name will be reported in the kernel log file, and passed on to cardmgr(8). PARAMETERS
pc_debug=n Selects the PCMCIA debugging level. This parameter is only available if the module is compiled with debugging enabled. A non-zero value enables debugging. irq_list=i,j,... Specifies the set of interrupts that may be allocated by this driver. DIAGNOSTICS
axnet_cs: this is not an AX88190 card! Indicates that this card is probably a normal NE2000 compatible card, which requires the pcnet_cs driver. eth#: interrupt(s) dropped! Indicates that the driver did not receive an interrupt notification for some reason. The driver will poll the card (with a signifi- cant performance penalty) if the problem persists. The most likely cause is an interrupt conflict and/or host bridge configuration problem. AUTHOR
David Hinds - dahinds@users.sourceforge.net SEE ALSO
cardmgr(8), pcmcia(5). pcmcia-cs 2001/08/17 12:51:58 AXNET_CS(4)

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