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Title: Installing wifi card
Post by: michealspencer on July 30, 2021, 04:17:51 AM
Hi, I'm installing HP compaq wifi card (WL110) but I noticed that no light comes on when I turn on the amiga. Is this an error? And how can I check if my amiga recognizes the card?
Thanks!

Title: Re: Installing wifi card
Post by: kolla on July 30, 2021, 07:10:01 PM
You should start by finding out if the card is at all supported by any driver, a good start is here.

http://aminet.net/package/driver/net/cnetdevice
Title: Re: Installing wifi card
Post by: Thomas on July 30, 2021, 08:57:20 PM

As we are talking about wifi, this is the better start: http://aminet.net/package/driver/net/prism2v2

When talking about Ethernet, this can be used, too: http://aminet.net/package/driver/net/3c589
Title: Re: Installing wifi card
Post by: kolla on July 30, 2021, 09:59:30 PM
D’oh yes, sorry :)
Title: Re: Installing wifi card
Post by: AndyFC on July 30, 2021, 11:25:39 PM
This makes it look hopeful...https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://eab.abime.net/attachment.php%3Fattachmentid%3D68595%26d%3D1598025900&ved=2ahUKEwio79vh6ovyAhX1rnEKHW49AQYQFjAAegQIBhAC&usg=AOvVaw1agARF-4YOmbmWqU_aN_wu
Title: Re: Installing wifi card
Post by: Matt_H on July 31, 2021, 04:24:40 AM
The light won't come on until the card is activated by the TCP/IP stack.
Title: Re: Installing wifi card
Post by: Malakie on August 09, 2021, 06:28:54 PM

As we are talking about wifi, this is the better start: http://aminet.net/package/driver/net/prism2v2 (http://aminet.net/package/driver/net/prism2v2)

When talking about Ethernet, this can be used, too: http://aminet.net/package/driver/net/3c589 (http://aminet.net/package/driver/net/3c589)


I am actually doing a wireless card (A1200) setup now too..  Any good walk through tutorials on what to do, all the setup and how to set things for all the options?  I.E. a 'setup network card for dummies' type thing?      I downloaded the Prism package but all it does is install the driver .. from there not sure where to go or what to do next...


Title: Re: Installing wifi card
Post by: kolla on August 10, 2021, 06:24:01 AM
Well, did you read the file named “manual”?
Title: Re: Installing wifi card
Post by: AndyFC on August 10, 2021, 07:20:19 AM
@Malakie
There are tutorials online. Here is one dating from this year. It's specific to a card and part 2 is about installing a TCP/IP stack which is where I think you are up to but it should be enough for you to work out the steps you need to take.
https://lyonsden.net/getting-an-amiga-a1200-online-part-1-adding-a-network-card/
Title: Re: Installing wifi card
Post by: Malakie on August 10, 2021, 06:26:31 PM
Well, did you read the file named “manual”?




Sure.. Do you have a manual?  What I downloaded did not have much so maybe I downloaded the wrong thing then...  Prism 2.2 is what I downloaded.
Title: Re: Installing wifi card
Post by: Malakie on August 10, 2021, 06:27:22 PM
@Malakie
There are tutorials online. Here is one dating from this year. It's specific to a card and part 2 is about installing a TCP/IP stack which is where I think you are up to but it should be enough for you to work out the steps you need to take.
https://lyonsden.net/getting-an-amiga-a1200-online-part-1-adding-a-network-card/ (https://lyonsden.net/getting-an-amiga-a1200-online-part-1-adding-a-network-card/)


Thanks..  Been so long that I forgot most of all this stuff so as I get back into it, a lot comes back to me..  But things like this can be a pain to try to remember specifics 30 years later.
Title: Re: Installing wifi card
Post by: kolla on August 12, 2021, 07:15:25 AM
Well, did you read the file named “manual”?
Sure.. Do you have a manual?  What I downloaded did not have much so maybe I downloaded the wrong thing then...  Prism 2.2 is what I downloaded.

http://aminet.net/package/driver/net/prism2v2