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Old 4th July 2004, 08:59 AM
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Unhappy ipw2100 help needed

i have tried to install the driver for the intel pro wireless 2100 on my compaq presario x1000 three times.
but every time i have tried to activate the device i get

ipw2100 device eth1 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization.

does anyone know why this would be happening? has anyone gotten this driver to work? does anyone have an easy howto for a newbie.

I am running FC2 with the 2.6.6-435_2.3 kernel

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Old 6th July 2004, 01:10 PM
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Smile finally got the intel centrino wireless to work

Thank you for your help mrgreenfur. when i ran the dmesg | grep ipw2100 command i found that the firmware was not loading correctly. So I tried to re-install the firmware but no success. So I thought well let me try and re-install and start over. So I re-installed FC2 (not too horrible only took 15 mins and that was with the first run through of updates)
Then I grabbed the ipw2100 drivers from atrpms.net

I downloaded and installed them in this order:

1) http://atrpms.net/dist/fc2/atrpms/a...fc2.at.i386.rpm

-- this is the rpm that includes the atrpms.net extra tools

2) http://atrpms.net/dist/fc2/hostap-d...fc2.at.i686.rpm

-- this is the host ap driver that the intel driver requires, the one in the link is for the 2.6.6-1.435.2.3 kernel

3) http://atrpms.net/dist/common/ipw21...2.at.noarch.rpm

-- this is the linux firmware for the intel pro-wireless 2100 mini pci card. (will not affect other OS's).

4) http://atrpms.net/dist/fc2/ipw2100/...fc2.at.i686.rpm

-- this is the actual ipw2100 driver, for the 2.6.6-1.435.2.3 kernel

So after I downloaded these rpms I installed them with the

#rpm -ihv <filename>

command, in the order which I downloaded them (needs to be done this way because of dependencies).
After installing them I rebooted and kudzu found the card and enabled me to configure it. well I hope this helps anyone trying to install this driver in fedora. again thank you mrgreenfur.
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Old 26th August 2004, 08:31 AM
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broken links

looks like all of your links are broken

Could you do an edit or repost?

regards, Joda
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Old 27th August 2004, 12:49 PM
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Thanx for that dude .... ive been trying to get them working for a bit now .... ill try it out tommorow.

Finally my laptop can be ridded of windows XP just to use the unis wireless network.

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Old 2nd September 2004, 07:35 PM
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looks like all of your links are broken

Could you do an edit or repost?

That link always can not be touched, you can try it's mirror in:
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Old 2nd September 2004, 10:25 PM
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sorry about the links

ok sorry about the broken links:

here are some new ones, they will be in same order as my above post.

1) http://atrpms.net/dist/fc2/atrpms/

2) http://atrpms.net/dist/fc2/hostap-driver/

3) http://atrpms.net/dist/common/ipw2100-firmware/

4) http://atrpms.net/dist/fc2/ipw2100/

just follow these links and pick your architechture, ie your processor type. atrpms.net does have links to FC1 and RH 7-9 also. if you go to http://atrpms.net you should be able to find your way from there. just look for the emboldend items. download them and install them in the order specified and you should be alright. Also, there are now drivers for the ipw2200 (802.11G) intel centrino chipset. Alrighty then I must be back to work.
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Old 3rd September 2004, 05:07 AM
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Use the network-gui to turn off "initialize on boot" for eth1. Once the system is up, then activate the interface.
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ipw2100, needed

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