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The wireless adapter I have is the Intel Corp. PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2], and as expected, it doesn't work ( ) the interface is "lo". So I have tried installing the ...
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    Angry Dell Inspiron 6000 Wireless (ugh. D:)


    The wireless adapter I have is the Intel Corp. PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2], and as expected, it doesn't work () the interface is "lo".

    So I have tried installing the ipw2200 packages, and the wireless tools packages, but it doesn't seem to do the trick, in /etc/rc.conf I put
    Code:
     wlan_lo="lo essid Megyeri key ####"
    but I keep getting this error:
    Code:
    Error for wireless request "Set ESSID" (8B1A) :
       SET failed on device lo ; Operation not supported.
    I get this error during boot when the computer is trying to set up the network.

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    Code:
    lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
    The lo interface is the loopback interface, not a wireless NIC. You'll need to look at ifconfig and if nothing besides lo is listed, the module (driver) for the NIC is not loaded.

    Code:
    ifconfig -a

    May still be relevant.

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    I got the following
    eth0
    eth1
    lo

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    By ipw-2200 packages I assume you mean ipw2200-fw?

    Please post the output of
    Code:
    lspci -vnn | grep -a4 -i net
    lsmod
    dmesg | grep firmware
    iwconfig

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    Is there a way to write these commands to a .txt file and save them onto a flash drive?? That would make it a whole lot easier.

    Eh. I'll just type it out by hand:

    lspci -vnn | grep -a4 -i net
    Code:
                 Capabilities: [70] Power Management version 2
                 kernel driver in use: ata_piix
                 kernel modules: ata_piix, ahci
    03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]
                 Subsystem: Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop laptop[1028:0188]
                 Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 64, IRQ 18
                 Memory at dfdfe000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8k]
                 Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2
    --
                 Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2
                 Kernel dirver in use: sdhci-pci  
                 Kernel modules:sdhci-pci
                 
    03:03.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2] Network Connection [8086:4220] (rev 05)
                  Subsystem: Intel Corporation Dell B130 laptop integrated WLAN [8086:2721]
                  Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 17
                  Memory ad dfdfd000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4k]
                  Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2
    Will update with other commands as I type them.
    Last edited by tethyrian; 01-18-2011 at 02:03 PM.

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    Yes.

    Code:
    lspci -vnn | grep -a4 -i net >> info.txt
    lsmod >> info.txt
    dmesg | grep firmware >> info.txt
    iwconfig >> info.txt
    You will now have a file called info.txt in your current working directory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reed9 View Post
    Yes.

    Code:
    lspci -vnn | grep -a4 -i net >> info.txt
    lsmod >> info.txt
    dmesg | grep firmware >> info.txt
    iwconfig >> info.txt
    You will now have a file called info.txt in your current working directory.
    I have the text file, how would I go about putting this on a flash drive, I have the flash drive in right now.

    I have to go to school soon, so if I don't reply for a good 6 hours that's why. :P

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    Well, that depends. If you're running a desktop environment like GNOME or KDE, when you plug the flash drive in, it should pop up in your file manager. Just copy and paste the file like any other.

    If you're not running a DE or if you're having trouble mounting the drive for some reason, you'd have to do it manually. You can find out the device name of the flash drive with (as root)
    Code:
    fdisk -l
    You'll get a list like
    Code:
    Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders, total 625142448 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x90909090
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1              63    18426554     9213246   83  Linux
    /dev/sda2        18426555    20418614      996030   82  Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda3        20418615   625137344   302359365   83  Linux
    (In this case I don't have a flash drive plugged in, so this is just my regular harddrive partitions.) Odds are if it's the only other drive plugged in, it will show up as /dev/sdb and the main partition /dev/sdb1.

    Make a mount point and mount the drive (as root)

    Code:
    mkdir /mnt/USB
    mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/USB
    Copy the file over
    Code:
    cp ~/info.txt /mnt/USB
    (This assumed info.txt is in your home directory. Change the path as necessary.)

    Unmount (as root)
    Code:
    umount /mnt/USB

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    Alright, sorry for the delayed response, school and the such. Here is what I got after running those 4 commands and saving them to a text document:
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    	Capabilities: [70] Power Management version 2
    	Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
    	Kernel modules: ata_piix, ahci
    
    
    
    03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX [14e4:170c] (rev 02)
    	Subsystem: Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop [1028:0188]
    	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 64, IRQ 18
    	Memory at dfdfe000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
    	Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2
    --
    	Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2
    	Kernel driver in use: sdhci-pci
    	Kernel modules: sdhci-pci
    
    03:03.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2] Network Connection [8086:4220] (rev 05)
    	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Dell B130 laptop integrated WLAN [8086:2721]
    	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 17
    	Memory at dfdfd000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
    	Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2
    Module                  Size  Used by
    ext2                   55924  1 
    snd_seq_dummy           1067  0 
    snd_seq_oss            24984  0 
    snd_seq_midi_event      4484  1 snd_seq_oss
    snd_seq                41656  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_seq_device          4349  3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
    i915                  259467  1 
    drm_kms_helper         21732  1 i915
    snd_intel8x0           22200  0 
    b44                    26761  0 
    snd_intel8x0m           9323  0 
    drm                   130130  2 i915,drm_kms_helper
    snd_ac97_codec         87943  2 snd_intel8x0,snd_intel8x0m
    ssb                    39339  1 b44
    ipw2200               127021  0 
    sdhci_pci               5466  0 
    snd_pcm_oss            33442  0 
    ac97_bus                 750  1 snd_ac97_codec
    snd_mixer_oss          14356  1 snd_pcm_oss
    libipw                 22731  1 ipw2200
    i2c_algo_bit            4283  1 i915
    sdhci                  13959  1 sdhci_pci
    snd_pcm                57767  4 snd_intel8x0,snd_intel8x0m,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
    firewire_ohci          20072  0 
    yenta_socket           18843  1 
    snd_timer              15629  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
    iTCO_wdt                8537  0 
    mmc_core               45599  2 ssb,sdhci
    dell_laptop             1737  0 
    i2c_core               14855  4 i915,drm_kms_helper,drm,i2c_algo_bit
    firewire_core          38297  1 firewire_ohci
    pcmcia                 26354  1 ssb
    cfg80211              108137  2 ipw2200,libipw
    rsrc_nonstatic          8738  1 yenta_socket
    intel_agp              22681  1 
    snd                    42562  10 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_intel8x0,snd_intel8x0m,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer
    led_class               1997  1 sdhci
    crc_itu_t               1041  1 firewire_core
    joydev                  7378  0 
    pcmcia_core            25699  3 yenta_socket,pcmcia,rsrc_nonstatic
    uhci_hcd               19244  0 
    soundcore               5017  1 snd
    iTCO_vendor_support     1453  1 iTCO_wdt
    ehci_hcd               31420  0 
    mii                     3186  1 b44
    lib80211                3146  2 ipw2200,libipw
    agpgart                23119  2 drm,intel_agp
    snd_page_alloc          5873  3 snd_intel8x0,snd_intel8x0m,snd_pcm
    usbcore               119796  3 uhci_hcd,ehci_hcd
    rfkill                 12198  2 dell_laptop,cfg80211
    processor              25806  1 
    video                  15449  1 i915
    battery                 7451  0 
    output                  1436  1 video
    ac                      2317  0 
    button                  3702  1 i915
    tpm_tis                 6264  0 
    sg                     20820  0 
    psmouse                50729  0 
    dcdbas                  4376  1 dell_laptop
    thermal                 9614  0 
    pcspkr                  1347  0 
    serio_raw               3618  0 
    tpm                     9689  1 tpm_tis
    evdev                   6716  0 
    tpm_bios                4553  1 tpm
    rtc_cmos                7546  0 
    rtc_core               11851  1 rtc_cmos
    rtc_lib                 1482  1 rtc_core
    ext3                  110754  2 
    jbd                    38933  1 ext3
    mbcache                 4278  2 ext2,ext3
    sr_mod                 13097  0 
    sd_mod                 25215  5 
    cdrom                  31305  1 sr_mod
    pata_acpi               2296  0 
    ata_generic             2171  0 
    ata_piix               17884  4 
    ahci                   29826  0 
    libata                138071  4 pata_acpi,ata_generic,ata_piix,ahci
    scsi_mod               79436  4 sg,sr_modsd_mod,libata
    ipw2200 0000:03:03.0: firmware: requesting ipw2200-bss.fw
    eth0      IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:off/any  
              Mode:Managed  Channel:0  Access Point: Not-Associated   
              Bit Rate:0 kb/s   Tx-Power=20 dBm   Sensitivity=8/0  
              Retry limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Encryption key:off
              Power Management:off
              Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
              Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
              Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

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    Well, everything looks ok. eth0 is showing up as your wireless interface.

    Does this return any available wireless networks?
    Code:
    su -
    ifconfig eth0 up
    iwlist eth0 scan

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