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 From:  "Daniel Ribelin" <daniel at iglobalnetworks dot com>
 To:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Cc:  "'Fred Weston'" <fred dot weston at daytonawan dot com>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] Initializing PC cards... failed (probably no PC card controller present)
 Date:  Fri, 19 Mar 2004 14:49:18 -0500
Thanks. I found that crossover cables were needed this morning at the lab. I
got it working now, and it seems to be screaming along. Now I need snort
support!

D.

-----Original Message-----
From: Fred Weston [mailto:fred dot weston at daytonawan dot com] 
Sent: Friday, March 19, 2004 2:13 PM
To: Jim Gifford
Cc: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] Initializing PC cards... failed (probably no PC card
controller present)

Jim Gifford wrote:

>On Fri, Mar 19, 2004 at 10:25:22AM -0500, Daniel Ribelin wrote:
>  
>
>>I have a 4501 Soekris box, and the link lights do not come on. I 
>>looked in the dmesg and see this
>>
>>Initializing PC cards... failed (probably no PC card controller 
>>present)
>>    
>>
>
>A net4501 doesn't have PCMCIA slots, so this is normal.
>
>  
>
>>So it seems that there is some sort of issue - do I need to purchase 
>>some hardware to make this work?
>>    
>>
>
>No, a net4501 should "just work" with m0n0wall.  In fact, that's the 
>platform m0n0wall was first developed for.
>
>As for not having link light, that sounds like either a cabling issue 
>or a problem with the connection at the other end.  Have you tried 
>using crossover cables?  A different switch?  non-crossover cables?  A 
>soekris is wired as a host, not as a hub/switch.  As such, to connect 
>it to a host, you need a crossover cable.  To connect it to a hub or 
>switch, a normal cable should do.
>
>Even without an OS (ie, just let the soekris come to the "bios" prompt 
>and hit ctrl-p to sit at the prompt), you should be able to test each 
>port for link.
>
>Oh yeah, make sure you have enough power going to the soekris.  If none 
>of the above helps, you might want to ask on the soekris-tech mailing 
>list, or contact soekris directly for tech support on the hardware.
>
>Good luck,
>jim
>
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Try a longer cable if none of that works :-)


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