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Nectron
8th July 2006, 11:25 PM
I've done so much research and tried following instructions posted on other threads to get my IPW2200 working but I couldn't!

It seems like I'm running in a circle, and I'm totally lost now. I tried installing ieee802.11 using an rpm and it was installed successfully.

Whenever I try to install the driver and the firmware I get errors.. I don't have a clue what to do.

Could someone of expertise on this topic help me with this problem step by step if possible?

Here's the output of
[root@localhost ipw2200-1.1.3]# make



[root@localhost ipw2200-1.1.3]# make

ERROR: ieee80211.h not found in '/lib/modules/2.6.15-1.2054_FC5/include'.

You need to install the ieee80211 subsystem from http://ieee80211.sf.net
and point this build to the location where you installed those sources, eg.:

% make IEEE80211_INC=/usr/src/ieee80211/

will look for ieee80211.h in /usr/src/ieee80211/net/

make: *** [check_inc] Error 1


Please help, I just installed FC5 on my Dell laptop and I can't wait to use wifi.

scotta3234
9th July 2006, 12:29 AM
As long as you have freshrpms repository I believe you can install the ipw2200 firmware from that via yum and simply set it up with network manager. See here if you haven't configured your yum: http://stanton-finley.net/fedora_core_5_installation_notes.html

After that all you have to do is
yum -y install ipw2200-firmware

Then go into network manager and with the devices tab selected click "new" then select create new wireless device. Your ipw2200 card should then be listed. Follow the steps in the wizard and make sure you check your settings like dhcp, ssid, and make sure you select the network mode to "Auto" instead of managed.

Nectron
9th July 2006, 12:57 AM
I've just ran the command and here is what I got..



[root@localhost ieee80211-1.1.14]# yum -y install ipw2200-firmware
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Install Process
Setting up repositories
livna [1/4]
core [2/4]
updates [3/4]
extras [4/4]
Reading repository metadata in from local files
Parsing package install arguments
Nothing to do


:(

scotta3234
9th July 2006, 01:04 AM
Open a terminal:

Type:
su

enter your password.

Type:
rpm -ivh http://ftp.freshrpms.net/pub/freshrpms/fedora/linux/5/freshrpms-release/freshrpms-release-1.1-1.fc.noarch.rpm

Type:
rpm --import http://freshrpms.net/packages/RPM-GPG-KEY.txt

then try the command again.

Nectron
9th July 2006, 01:21 AM
I've done the commands in order and everything went fine.

I've also tried the command
yum -y install ipw2200-firmware

and after all the downloading and resolving dependencies, I got this:


[root@localhost ieee80211-1.1.14]# yum -y install ipw2200-firmware
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Install Process
Setting up repositories
livna [1/5]
livna 100% |=========================| 951 B 00:00
core [2/5]
core 100% |=========================| 1.1 kB 00:00
updates [3/5]
updates 100% |=========================| 951 B 00:00
freshrpms [4/5]
freshrpms 100% |=========================| 951 B 00:00
extras [5/5]
http://mirror.clarkson.edu/pub/distributions/fedora/linux/extras/5/i386/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Date: Sun, 09 Jul 2006 00:13:49 GMT
Server: Apache/2.0.52 (Red Hat)
Content-Length: 348
Connection: close
Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1
Trying other mirror.
extras 100% |=========================| 1.1 kB 00:00
Reading repository metadata in from local files
primary.xml.gz 100% |=========================| 474 kB 00:02
updates : ################################################## 1405/1405
Added 41 new packages, deleted 15 old in 3.82 seconds
primary.xml.gz 100% |=========================| 58 kB 00:00
freshrpms : ################################################## 190/190
Added 190 new packages, deleted 0 old in 1.19 seconds
primary.xml.gz 100% |=========================| 1.1 MB 03:03
extras : ################################################## 4138/4138
Added 1227 new packages, deleted 459 old in 13.60 seconds
Parsing package install arguments
Resolving Dependencies
--> Populating transaction set with selected packages. Please wait.
---> Downloading header for ipw2200-firmware to pack into transaction set.
ipw2200-firmware-3.0-2.no 100% |=========================| 5.7 kB 00:00
---> Package ipw2200-firmware.noarch 0:3.0-2 set to be updated
--> Running transaction check

Dependencies Resolved

================================================== ===========================
Package Arch Version Repository Size
================================================== ===========================
Updating:
ipw2200-firmware noarch 3.0-2 freshrpms 964 k

Transaction Summary
================================================== ===========================
Install 0 Package(s)
Update 1 Package(s)
Remove 0 Package(s)
Total download size: 964 k
Downloading Packages:
(1/1): ipw2200-firmware-3 100% |=========================| 964 kB 00:02
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
Updating : ipw2200-firmware ######################### [1/2]
Cleanup : ipw2200-firmware ######################### [2/2]

Updated: ipw2200-firmware.noarch 0:3.0-2
Complete!


What should I do next? I'm totally lost because of what I did before getting help. And I actually don't know which way to go, I don't want to mess anything up : )

scotta3234
9th July 2006, 01:43 AM
Ok now you need to go into /System/Administration/Network. Make sure the devices tab is selected then click on new in the top left corner. Select create a new wireless device. Your ipw2200 card should be listed, select it and complete the wizard. You should then be able to use your wireless.

Nectron
9th July 2006, 01:49 AM
Thanks for the replies..

I checked the network wizard, did everything you said.. but the IPW driver does not show up!

It's not there : (

scotta3234
9th July 2006, 01:51 AM
Have you rebooted yet? Might need a reboot.

Nectron
9th July 2006, 01:52 AM
I'll reboot and get back immediately

Nectron
9th July 2006, 01:58 AM
Just rebooted, and still there's nothing in the network list.

scotta3234
9th July 2006, 02:13 AM
Hmm Not quite sure what's goin on here. What does the command ifconfig give you? must do:
su - to do that command the dash IS necessary.

Nectron
9th July 2006, 02:27 AM
I know how to use basic *nix commands..

but ifconfig doesn't seem to run on my system.. I'm running FC5 just as a reminder..

Any help is appreciated everyone..

scotta3234
9th July 2006, 02:40 AM
well the ifconfig command should work. I'm using FC5 and use it. I just wanted to see if it was at least listing your card in ifconfig. Does it list your harware in the gnome network configuration?

Nectron
9th July 2006, 02:43 AM
Yes, it is actually listed there under the hardware tab..
Does that mean the drivers or firmware are installed?

I'm totally new to Fedora, but I truely love it.