So, I am trying to use this ancient card with Linux and all I get when I plug it is a message in the logs:
Aug 3 13:11:28 monty cardmgr: unsupported card in socket 0 Aug 3 13:11:28 monty cardmgr: product info: "PCMCIA", "11M WLAN Card", "", "" Aug 3 13:11:28 monty cardmgr: manfid: 0x0274, 0x1601 function: 6 (network) Aug 3 13:11:44 monty cardmgr: exiting
A little digging showed me the following:
This card is supposed to work with the hostap driver
It has never been a popular card.
Noone seems to have used the thing on Linux. Or if they did, they never documented it.
So... all you have to do is inform the PCMCIA thing in Linux that this card works with hostap.
After you installed hostap correctly for your kernel, edit
/etc/pcmcia/hostap_cs.conf and add this:
card "TrendNet TEW PC16" manfid 0x0274, 0x1601 bind "hostap_cs"
Reboot (or restart the pcmcia service, unplug, plug, etc), and that's it.