I am running Fedora Core 5. I have the Microsoft MN-520 wireless adapter in the pcmcia slot and my router is Microsoft MN-500. I guess MN-520 uses the prism chipset. From various other sources this card supposedly works with both orinoco_cs and prism_cs.
The card is being correctly detected as eth1 (my ethernet card is eth0). ifconfig shows both eth0 and eth1. But I am unable to connect to the wireless network. The connection requires a WEP key.
I used the NetworkManager gui to configure the wireless connection and when I try to activate it fails to determine the IP.
I am a linux newbie and not sure if this card is suppported out of the box or do I have to install drivers for this.
I googled a lot and in earlier releases of fedora a lot of people were able to get this working out of the box by adding this in the /etc/pcmcia/config under the wireless adapter section
card "Microsoft Wireless Notebook Adapter MN-520 1.0.3"
manfid 0x02d2, 0x0001
But in FC5 I only see a config.opts and it has no wireless adapter section.
Any help is greatly appreciated