and believe i have done everything correctly, however on bootup im getting an error saying that eth1 device (being the Intel card) could not be found.
When i do dmesg i have the following error
ipw2200: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200/2915 Network Driver, 1.0.3
ipw2200: Copyright(c) 2003-2004 Intel Corporation
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:02:07.0[A] -> GSI 4 (level, low) -> IRQ 4
ipw2200: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
divert: allocating divert_blk for eth1
ipw2200: ipw-2.2-boot.fw load failed: Reason -2
ipw2200: Unable to load firmware: 0xFFFFFFFE
divert: freeing divert_blk for eth1
ipw2200: failed to register network device
ipw2200: probe of 0000:02:07.0 failed with error -5
Now i have done the installation mentioned above quite a few times. However one thing i am presuming is that the card itself is not on. The light for the wireless card is off and the only button i have as an on/off switch on the laptop doesnt seem to turn it on. Is there any way to actually turn the wireless card on without using that button, configuring linux to catch the interrupt that key fires off?
The reason why im insisting on the above being the issue is because i have followed the installation instructions so many times that im sure i have done them correctly. My friend who has the same card yet a HP laptop has got his working but cant figure out mine either.
One thing i should mention is that the network properties shows the eth1 interface as an ethernet interface yet it has named it a Intel 2200 BG Wireless card which is weird. When i try to activate it, the same "device not found" message comes up.