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hi guys, i'm trying to get my wlan to work on my laptop, i'm using a dualboot system with windows xp and redhat 9. with windows xp everything works fine, ...
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    wireless on laptop with Redhat 9


    hi guys,

    i'm trying to get my wlan to work on my laptop, i'm using a dualboot system with windows xp and redhat 9.

    with windows xp everything works fine, but with redhat 9 i can't get it to work!
    i've been working on it for 3 weeks now, and i'm really getting tired of this!

    here's what i've done so far:
    dowloaded and installed ndiswrapper-0.8-rc2 (also tried ndiswrapper-0.8, 0.4 and 0.6)
    everything goes well until i load the module:

    i got this error in dmesg:
    ndiswrapper version 0.8-rc2 loaded
    ndiswrapper adding w22n51.sys
    PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 01:02.0
    divert: allocating divert_blk for wlan0
    wlan0: ndiswrapper ethernet device 00:0e:35:08:eb:a5 using driver w22n51.sys
    spurious 8259A interrupt: IRQ7.
    wlan0: getting configuration failed (C0000001)
    and this is my current ifcfg-wlan0 file in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ :

    DEVICE=wlan0
    MODE=Managed
    ESSID=wireless
    BOOTPROTO=dhcp
    KEY=open
    IPADDR=
    NETMASK=
    NETWORK=at_home
    BROADCAST=
    onBOOT=yes
    NAME=wireless
    PEERDNS=yes

    as you can see i'm not using WEP at the moment and mac filtering is also disabled.

    but somehow i still can't access my network, i don't even get an IP!

    i know it is the right driver, cause when i use a static ip with a netmask and broadcast, i can ping the static ip like a loop, also the output of "ndiswrapper -l" gives a present state.

    i've read almost a dozen tutorials, howto's etc, about configuring wireless on linux, but this is the best i can come up with!

    so if someone please can give me some advise, i would be extremely happy!!



    thanks in advance

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    What wirless card do you have??

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    i have an "Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG" card, it is a pci-card build into my laptop.

    And when i check the site http://www.linux-on-laptops.com to my specific notebook (Acer travelmate 290 series) it is obvious that it is possible with this type of card / notebook.

    The only thing that is different is the specific version of linux that is used, but i've tried it with Mandrake 10 Official too ( with both kernels) and that doesn't work either, same problem

    So i must be doing something wrong, but i haven't got a clue of what it is....

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    Use the Intel drivers from sourceforge they support IPW2100 and above also now have WEP support IIRC. I used portage for mine so i can not help with the install.

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    i've already downloaded the drivers, but as far as i can tell, they aren't operational yet, it's only use for now it that it can recognize the chipset...

    but perhaps i'm mistaken, so i will download them again, and give it another try...

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    Re: wireless on laptop with Redhat 9

    [quote="lepricaun"]here's what i've done so far:
    dowloaded and installed ndiswrapper-0.8-rc2 (also tried ndiswrapper-0.8, 0.4 and 0.6)
    everything goes well until i load the module:

    i got this error in dmesg:
    ndiswrapper version 0.8-rc2 loaded
    ndiswrapper adding w22n51.sys
    PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 01:02.0
    divert: allocating divert_blk for wlan0
    wlan0: ndiswrapper ethernet device 00:0e:35:08:eb:a5 using driver w22n51.sys
    spurious 8259A interrupt: IRQ7.
    wlan0: getting configuration failed (C0000001)
    Until I upgraded to FC2(2.6.5) I had to issue
    Code:
    #>rmmod ndiswrapper
    #>modprobe ndiswrapper
    #>ifup wlan0
    with RH9 and Fedora core 1...

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    i'll give that a try...

    i'll let you know if it worked

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