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SubjectRe: Solution to the "1802: Unauthorized network card" problem in recent thinkpad systems
If you can't find a driver for linux, try ndiswrapper
driver or linuxant's driverloader. However, the later
one is not free.

websites:
http://ndiswrapper.sf.net
http://www.linuxant.com/driverloader/

--- Vojtech Pavlik <vojtech@suse.cz> wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 13, 2004 at 12:10:29PM -0700, Tisheng
> Chen wrote:
>
> > Somebody did succeed with a X31.
> > As I know, it should works for T30,R40,X31,R40E at
> > least.
>
> Indeed, this version:
>
> #include <stdio.h>
> #include <sys/types.h>
> #include <unistd.h>
> #include <sys/stat.h>
> #include <fcntl.h>
>
> int main(void)
> {
> int fd;
> unsigned char data;
>
> printf("Disabling WiFi whitelist check.\n");
> fd = open("/dev/nvram", O_RDWR);
> lseek(fd, 0x5c, SEEK_SET);
> read(fd, &data, 1);
> printf("CMOS address 0x5c: %02x->", data);
> data |= 0x80;
> printf("%02x\n", data);
> lseek(fd, 0x5c, SEEK_SET);
> write(fd, &data, 1);
> close(fd);
> printf("Done.\n");
> }
>
> worked just fine, and the notebook no longer
> complains about an
> unsupported WiFi card! Now if I only can get the
> card to enable the
> transmitter/receiver. It's a Compaq Atheros card
> inside an X31 notebook.
>
> --
> Vojtech Pavlik
> SuSE Labs, SuSE CR
>





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