[driverloader] Re: Thinkpad T40, Cisco mpi350

Quinn R Peyton peyton at pobox.com
Tue Jan 6 20:58:59 EST 2004

--On Sat Dec 20 01:56:51 EST 2003 Craig Ingram cxi2283 at yahoo.com  wrote:
> I'm having trouble getting onto my wireless network.
> I installed the driverloader, uploaded the driver, and
> used redhat-network-config - I had to add new device
> as it was showing up in hardware but not in the
> network devices. when I try to activate it, it cannot
> obtain an IP address. I turned off MAC address
> filtering and tunred on SSID broadcasting on the
> router (netgear mr814). It shows up in iwconfig scan:
> eth1      Scan completed :
>           Cell 01 - Address: 00:09:5B:47:FF:AE
>                     ESSID:"cxiap"
>                     Mode:Managed
>                     Frequency:2.462GHz
>                     Quality:1/1  Signal level:-53 dBm
> Noise level:-200 dBm
>                     Encryption key:off
>                     Bit Rate:1Mb/s
>                     Bit Rate:2Mb/s
>                     Bit Rate:5.5Mb/s
>                     Bit Rate:11Mb/s
>                     Extra:bcn_int=100
> I tried using the FAQ but for some reason it's not
> getting an IP address. The router and dhcp work fine
> in XP so I don't think that's the issue. Any help
> would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you.
> hardware info: Thinkpad T40, Cisco aironet 350
> minipci, netgear mr814 wifi router.


I have the same client hardware and I was experiencing the same problem 
connecting to a Linksys WAP-11 AP and some sort of Cisco AP.  A work around 
for this problem is to use an old version of driverloader (pre driverloader 
v1.52).  I was trying to use driverloader 1.54_k2.4.20_24.9-1rh.i686.rpm on 
a RedHat 9 system.  You can grab v1.51 from:


I need to upgrade my RedHat kernel to 2.4.20-27.9 (or -28.9), but given 
this issue with v1.54 I'm a bit hesitant.  Something seems to have busted 
Cisco Aironet 350 mini PCI cards after driverloader v1.51.  Support 
folks...if it helps, I sent various 'dldrconfig --dumpdiag' output a couple 
days ago.


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