PCLOS 2012.12 LXDE fully updated on Thinkpad T22. Relatively new to wireless and completely new to ndiswrapper and pcmcia cards. So far linux wireless has been more friendly than expected and almost all installations have picked up wireless on variety of family laptops.
Inherited several older Thinkpad T series laptops that I have setup as dual boots with Wxp. Will be donating these and need to setup the wireless cards as this series of laptop had no wireless. The cards are Cisco Aironet 350 and I believe the interface is pcmcia ( plug into side of laptop). My experience has shown that before I start downloading and installing drivers and doing the ndiswrapper thing, I might be missing something easy. These cards work on the Wxp side ( although there may be issues with wpa that I haven't verified).
PCC shows the pcmcia interface as Texas Instruments PCI 1450 - module yenta_socket
lspci shows the cardbus bridge correctly but no w/l card
lsusb shows yenta_socket loaded
Google returns airo and airo_cs modules are what's used for this pcmcia card. After modprobe'ing, airo and airo_cs do show up in lsusb
ifconfig shows only eth0 and lo
iwconfig show lo, irda0, eth0 all with NO wireless extensions
PCC networking initiates "use a windows driver ( with ndiswrapper)" No matter what I select ( out of 15-20 choices) it returns " no device supporting the xxxxx ndiswrapper driver is present" and "some components required but not available". I found what are supposed to be the aironet drivers in the Wxp install and moved them to the lxde install but am never asked to point anything to them via PCC. Then looked in synaptic and saw something resembling Linksys ndiswrapper ( apparently at some point Linksys is/was connected with Cisco) but no go.
I can d/l the drivers from Cisco, but Google and linuxwireless.com seem to indicate this card is supported in the kernel.
Any help from someone familiar with this older setup and/or ndiswrapper would be appreciated.