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egurski
30th June 2006, 02:27 PM
My Intel Pro Wireless 2200BG required the latest firmware drivers to be installed. (http://www.ces.clemson.edu/linux/fc2-ipw2200.shtml).

Just follow the instructions, reboot and it will be working...

Note: You may not see the wirelss indicator, but as soon as you connect through Network Manager, it will light-up...

Ed
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Iron_Mike
30th June 2006, 03:31 PM
My Intel Pro Wireless 2200BG required the latest firmware drivers to be installed. (http://www.ces.clemson.edu/linux/fc2-ipw2200.shtml).

Just follow the instructions, reboot and it will be working...

Note: You may not see the wirelss indicator, but as soon as you connect through Network Manager, it will light-up...

Ed
:)

The 2139 kernel removed the old 1.0.8 ipw drivers and implemented the ipw 1.1.1 version the drivers, hence you have to use the 3.0 version of the firmware. You don't have to go through Bill's complete steps of removing the ieee80211 and old ipw drivers UNLESS you have a need to upgrade the modules. OTHERWISE just unzip version 3.0 of the firmware and copy it to the /lib/firmware directory.

scotta3234
30th June 2006, 04:49 PM
On a somewhat related issue. Any reason why my ipw2100 takes 1-2 minutes to determine the ip adress and activate. I mean it works, but it's just that it seems like it just hangs and takes forever.

Iron_Mike
30th June 2006, 11:26 PM
On a somewhat related issue. Any reason why my ipw2100 takes 1-2 minutes to determine the ip adress and activate. I mean it works, but it's just that it seems like it just hangs and takes forever.

Not too sure with the 2100, but if you're using NetworkManager which is not perfect can take that long to activate and run the scripts to bring your module up