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Hello, I have a problem with my ipw2200, I can't use my wireless anymore. I don't even know from where should I start, so here's what I did: i'm running ...
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    Unhappy ipw2200+wpa+other problems


    Hello,

    I have a problem with my ipw2200, I can't use my wireless anymore. I
    don't even know from where should I start, so here's what I did:

    i'm running on a custom kernel 2.6.21.1, debian 4.0
    => installed ieee80211 module
    => installed ipw2200 module
    => installed firmware in /usr/lib/hotplug/firmware

    when i first rebooted my comp, wireless worked fine and I could use
    KnetworkManager to connect, also I use WPA, I could connect to my AP but
    using DHCP. When I tried to setup a static IP in
    /etc/network/interfaces, KnetworkManager no
    longer worked, saying "no device found". I've been following many
    howto's about ipw2200 and WPA, installed wpasupplicant, and configured
    it, but still no luck. When I change static to DHCP and run ifup eth2
    command, eth2 receives a different to my network IP address.

    here's the output from dmesg | grep ipw
    Code:
    ipw2200: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200/2915 Network Driver, 1.2.1
    ipw2200: Copyright(c) 2003-2006 Intel Corporation
    ipw2200: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
    ipw2200: Detected geography ZZD (13 802.11bg channels, 0 802.11a 
    channels)
    and here's the output from ifconfig eth2
    Code:
    eth2    Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:13:CE:10:8B:66
              UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:576  Metric:1
              RX packets:258 errors:0 dropped:45 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:19 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
              RX bytes:75852 (74.0 KiB)  TX bytes:9274 (9.0 KiB)
              Interrupt:18 Base address:0xe000 Memory:dfcfd000-dfcfdfff
    Can anyone give suggestions what I'm doing wrong? and what does this line mean?
    Interrupt:18 Base address:0xe000 Memory:dfcfd000-dfcfdfff
    Apologize for my English, I'm Russian.

    P.S. I had no problems whatsoever when Debian was in Beta 3 phase

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    try this:
    iwconfig and see the output .

    now with what you have as a wireless extension (ex:eth2) do

    iwconfig eth2 essid (the name of you network) mode managed
    iwconfig eth2 key (you wep key)
    dhcpcd eth2

    and tell me if this works.

    hope this help.

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    tried...
    Code:
    $ iwconfig
    bash: iwconfig: command not found
    what is the package name that I should install? I checked whether I have wireless-tools package or not, and I do have it.

    Thanks for your time and suggestions

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    oops, sorry, i forgot to run the command as root. So here's what happens

    Code:
    # iwconfig eth2
    Warning: Driver for device eth2 has been compiled with version 22
    of Wireless Extension, while this program supports up to version 20.
    Some things may be broken...
    
    eth2    radio off  ESSID:"my-ap"
              Mode:Managed  Channel:0  Access Point: Not-Associated
              Bit Rate:0 kb/s   Tx-Power=off   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
    and if I type
    Code:
    # iwconfig eth2 key my_wpa_key
    Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A) :
        invalid argument "my_wpa_key".

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    It's working!!!

    I edited /etc/network/interfaces, added

    Code:
    auto eth2
    iface eth2 inet dhcp
            wpa-ssid my_ap
            wpa-key_mgmt WPA-PSK
            wpa-proto WPA
            wpa-pairwise TKIP
            wpa-group TKIP
            wpa-psk secretkey
            wpa-driver wext
    And also, it seemed that Radio was turned off on Wireless card.
    Thanks for help, I appreciate it

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    Quote Originally Posted by windkind View Post
    => installed ieee80211 module
    => installed ipw2200 module
    => installed firmware in /usr/lib/hotplug/firmware
    Those are all unecessary steps (except for the firmware).

    You only need to untar the firmware in /lib/firmware/ or /usr/lib/hotplug/firmware/.

    Check out my post here for more details about that:
    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/deb...-2-6-17-a.html
    "To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."

    -Bruce Lee

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    antidrugue, thanks for the link, it was much information. Next time I will consider copying firmware only

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