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2nd July 2006, 05:21 PM
Hi folks!
This is my problem: I really want to learn the wonders of the linux world as I'm fed up with the unstable windows. The only problem is that every time I intend to install it and begin learning, it all stops when it comes to my wireless network card!

You see,without the acess to the web I can't learn anything,and when I'm trying to install the drivers for my IIntel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection Adapter from http://ipw2200.sourceforge.net I allways get stuck because I am simply not familiar with the termology!

So what I so desperatly needs is a helping hand,who can take me through the steps!

So what happens? Well, from the driversite I choose the package for fedora, then core 5. Which to choose?? There are so many! And if I try to install one with that "install software" thingy it says "error resolving dependecies"!

And all this talk about kernel.. How can I find out what version I use? And where is this kernel?? I have to admit that on the install drivers matters I really miss my windows.. :( But I'm sure I can learn this as well if I could only get online!!

So pleas help,anybody!
- doboka ,norway

2nd July 2006, 05:36 PM
peek here

Download the 2.4 firmware version from the link i provide

2nd July 2006, 05:44 PM
wow! quick answer! thanks alot! I get started after dinner :) don't think my lady would let me skip her lassagne ;)

2nd July 2006, 06:48 PM
OK,then I've started.
How do I know which driver version I have?

2nd July 2006, 07:39 PM
OK,then I've started.
How do I know which driver version I have?

Which version of Fedora are you install and what is the kernel version. su- to root and type uname -r. Also you can look at the dmesg file locate in the /etc directory and look for ipw2200 entry to see what version of the drivers loaded

2nd July 2006, 10:24 PM
The kernel: 2.6.15-1.2054_FC5

there is no file named dmesg in /etc...

thanks for your answers! I really appreciate it! I'm learning allready :)

2nd July 2006, 10:50 PM
ok,I just wrote dmesg as root and a looong list came out. I didn't find any entries with ipw2200 (copied the whole lot into the open office writer and did a search)

So, it seems like I don't got the drivers then? How do I install the drivers from the tarball?

2nd July 2006, 11:03 PM
The drivers are part of the kernel

Just download the firmware extract it to /lib/firmware

rmmod ipw220

modprobe ipw2200

reboot your done !

2nd July 2006, 11:09 PM
I followd the http://www.fedorajim.homelinux.com/?q=node/21 , but when I run [root@localhost /]#
rmmod ipw220(0) - I get "bash: rmmod: command not found"

What am I doing wrong?

2nd July 2006, 11:54 PM
Yezz!!! I have no idea what I did,but now I writing from my laptop with my Intel Pro Wireless!! I see no radar as described in the tutorial, but what the heck, its working!

Thank you so much guys! Hope I can give something back one day! No I can finally start useing linux! What should people like me have done without you! jihaaa!! :D

3rd July 2006, 10:12 AM
Do you use Gnome?

if so as root su -

chkconfig NetworkManager on
service NetworkManager start

look for the sweeping radar in the system tray by your date & time