Finally got time to install my 3COM wireless 3CRWE154G72 PCMCIA card. And it worked!

Two easy steps.

  1. You need the kernel module p54pci
  2. You need the firmware for the pcmcia card.

The kernel module should be present in the linux kernel >=2.6.24. If not, you need to compile it. It is also important to download the correct firmware based upon the kernel version. Further instructions can be found here:

Under Slitaz 2.6.25-5, it was a matter of running:

# wget -O /lib/firmware/isl3886
# tazhw detect-pci

Now run the wireless tool and connect!