It looks as though my wireless bridge, which relied on equipment more than a decade old – a Ricoh pci pcmcia bridge and a 801.11b DLink card – has died. The network interface won’t come up on booting the system and
lspci just lists the device as an unrecognised non-VGA card (interestingly the BIOS still sees it as a network controller though).
So, I need to replace it. But with what? My understanding, last year at least, was that Linux bridging software won’t work with anything more modern (this card had an old Prism II chipset)
. Has that changed?
- How to get your Ethernet-only gadgets on your home network (howto.cnet.com)
- PCMCIA still available for a new laptop? (gearslutz.com)