Hi, I have installed Haiku on the hard drive of my ancient laptop and love it, but there is a problem: the only way I can get internet on it at the moment is through an SMC Ez PCMCIA card, which from what I understand won’t work with Haiku due to there being no PCMCIA support.
Anyway, what I was wondering was if there was any other way that Haiku supported which allowed me to get online besides PCMCIA and built in PCI cards. I can tell you my laptop has 1 USB 1.0 (not even 1.1, just 1.0) port, and of course a serial port.
The usb_asix driver is supposed to support ax88172,ax88178 usb to ethernet controllers. And there’s also the usb_ecm network driver http://haiku.it.su.se:8180/source/xref/src/add-ons/kernel/drivers/network/usb_ecm/ but I’m not sure what it is supposed to support.
I have one of these: http://airlink101.com/products/asohousb.php
I picked it up at my local Frys Electronics for like $5 USD a while back. It is supported by the usb_asix driver, but seems to only work for ~20-30 mins before failure (this is a “known” issue, but not sure what the cause is yet).
In any case, don’t necessarily get your hopes up - I wasn’t able to get it working on a USB 1.1 machine, only on my USB 2.0 laptop - I didn’t try another usb 1.1 machine though, so perhaps it wasn’t related to the version, but the machine itself.
Ok, thanks, I will be aware of that and will look to see if I can find anything cheap around here.
Is PCMCIA support something that’s being actively worked on?
It’s the only networking option for either of the machines I’ve been saving to run Haiku on. :-/