HI, I've had persistent problems with getting my ipw2200 device to work on my thinkpad. I wasted a good week trying to figure it out, and then had lot of recurring problems.
I'm running it both on a stable 16 kernel and the latest 17 kernel.
i got it to work at several points, but experienced a lot of problems when trying to switch back and forth from static to dynamic in network manager. i created and erased a lot of profiles, and have a feeling my system state is now just wrong.
Now I've concluded that it's futile to juggle a static IP profile and dynamic profile using existing tools. I just want something that works on dhcp.
I'm stuck at this message
Determining IP information for eth1... failed; no link present. Check cable? and just can't get rid of this message.
I thought I fixed it, but then it broke again, and I haven't ever gotten it to activate again.
(Here are more posts I've made http://forums.fedoraforum.org/forum/...archid=2143597
; don't expect you to read them, but rest assured that I'm aware of most of the quick fixes.
I can never get that device to activate.
The strangest thing is that Network Manager sees my wifi lan and prompts me to enter passwords for every SSID of neighbors around me except for my own. This happens regardless of whether I have a wpa2 encrypted network or unencrypted network.
I'm almost positive that if I go to a public wifi place, I will still have problems connecting, although I might want to check it one last time. (I'm going to change the ssid on my router to see if that makes a difference).
Previously I had some problems with the network configuration tool. The defaults under the Device wizard provided some crazy defaults for the wifi configuration (Managed instead of Auto, Channel 1 instead of 6, etc), but I'm not sure whether that really made a difference.
Two other things. Because I messed around with my static/dynamic IP settings, I got it to work only be turning off/on the dhcpd daemon and netplugd daemon. Because I'm able to see my SSID but not the gateway addresses, I wonder if that is the problem.
Also, in my network-config tool, dns entries seem hard coded in my eth0 device. Which seemed strange, since I've always been using dhcp on the ethernet card. The error message says to me that it can't link to the gateway or find dns information (although it was able to do so previously).
So I need to fix this ...and FAST. I could easily reinstall, but I want to be reasonably confident that the problem will be solved. Also, can ayone recommend a Type 2 PCMIA wifi card that would work? Anything to help solve this problem would be appreciated.