I tried to connect wirelessly to the internet on a laptop running FreeBSD with 
disasterous results!

I'm running FreeBSD 4.7 on a Toshiba Portege 7010CT with X Window 4.2. I've used this 
system with an Cisco Aironet 350 wireless card with the 'an' driver with no problems. 
However, when I started to use a Linksys Instant Wireless (WPC11-CA ver.3), pccardd 
could not configure the card; I get the following message:

pccardd{50}: driver allocation failed for The Linksys Group, Inc.(Instant Wireless 
Network PC Card): Device not configured

Once I remove the card and then reinsert it, pccardd succeeds in allocating the 'wi' 
driver and I could connect to the wireless network (this is slightly inconvenient, but 
it's not the end of the story).

After a few minutes of browsing the net using Opera for FreeBSD, the whole system 
freezes. when I remove the Linksys Wireless card it is very HOT! In fact, I think that 
I already burned one this way?!! Now the card can not be configured no matter how many 
times I reinsert it. I went back to the store and got a new card (same brand and 
model). This time I managed to remove the card before it burned down.

Anyone, had a similar problem? Is it even possible to burn down the card by a wrong 
software configuration? Please help.

Signed: Ahmed 
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