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    Wireless Card Hell on Dell Inspiron 9300


    After reading through about a thousand different posts relating to wireless configuration with no success I’ve finally decided to break down and as the world to personally help me.

    I’ve been struggling to get my new gentoo system to find my wireless card on my Dell Inspiron 9300 laptop. I can get the wireless to work from the livecd with some forcing, but as soon as I reboot my new system I have had no luck even getting the system to find the hardware. I have tried compiling the nessisary drivers into my kernel as well as loading them as modules and still no luck. I’m probably missing some simple detail that is going to kick me in the butt later.

    Here is some info you might find useful. Someone please help me fix this.

    Kernel is 2.6.18-gentoo-r6

    lspci | grep ireless
    Code:
    03:03.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection (rev 05)
    modules.autoload
    Code:
    ac
    battery
    button
    processor
    thermal
    video
    dm-mod
    b44
    ieee80211
    ieee80211_crypt
    ipw2200
    ehci-hcd
    uhci-hcd
    sr-mod
    evdev
    fglrx

    ifconfig –a
    Code:
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:12:3F:EA:AA:64
              UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
              RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
              Interrupt:19
    
    lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
              inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
              inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
              UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
              RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
              RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
    Any help would be greatly appriciated. Thanks

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    Well thats Irony for you. After 10 hours of trying to get it to work and posting this message I figured it out 30 min later.

    For anyone who was wondering I needed to emerge ipw2200-firmware. That did the trick.


    Thanks anyone who took a second look at my post.

    Cheers

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