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PCMCIA Hardware Supported by NetBSD

Machine-independent PCMCIA drivers

The following devices (driver name in parentheses) are supported by machine-independent PCMCIA drivers. If you do not see your device listed here, check your platform's page; there may not yet be a machine-independent driver for your device.

Alternatively, it may be the case that your device is compatible with one listed here, or your device may not be listed due to an oversight. If you are unsure, please boot a -current kernel or send mail to .

Please note that these pages reflect the state of NetBSD-current. To check the supported hardware list for a specific release of NetBSD, check that release's installation notes.

Supported PCMCIA devices

  • Multi-function cards
  • SCSI host adapters
    • Adaptec AIC-6260- and AIC-6360-based cards, including the Adaptec APA-1460 (aic(4)).
    • Fujitsu MB87030 (spc(4)).
    • NCR 53C9x, Emulex ESP406, and Qlogic FAS408 (esp(4)).
  • Network interfaces
    • Aironet 4500/4800 and Cisco 340 series wireless network (an(4))
    • BayStack 650 IEEE 802.11FH wireless network card (awi(4))
    • Netwave AirSurfer wireless network card (cnw(4))
    • 3Com 3c562, 3c574 and 3c589 family (ep(4))
    • Fujitsu MB86960-based cards, including the TDK CD021BX (mbe(4))
    • NE2000 compatibles (ne(4))
    • Raytheon Raylink / WebGear Aviator IEEE 802.11 2Mbps Wireless (ray(4))
    • SMC91c9x-based cards, including Megahertz X-Jack (sm(4))
    • AT&T/Lucent WaveLan wireless PCMCIA card (wi(4))
    • Intersil PRISM WaveLan wireless PCMCIA card (wi(4))
    • Xircom CreditCard PCMCIA Ethernet (xi(4))
    • IBM and 3Com Tropic-based Token Ring cards (tr(4))
  • Serial ports
    • 16550 and compatible UARTs and modem cards, including combination modem/Ethernet cards (com(4))
    • Multi-port serial cards, such as the Socket Communications, Inc. Dual Serial interface (pcmcom(4) with com(4) children)
  • Disk and CD-ROM controllers
  • Bluetooth controllers
    • 3Com 3CRWB6096-A Bluetooth controller (bt3c(4))

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