ipw2200 drivers for Intel Wireless Pro Adapter 2195
I've been trying to get the ipw2200 drivers for this Intel Wireless Pro wifi adapter working on my ProStar ProStar 3724 Notebook, with Slackware 10.2, but I'm giving up hope.
Yesterday, I installed the latest ipw2200 drivers (ipw2200-1.1.2), ipw2200 firmware (ipw2200-fw-3.0), and the required iee80211 drivers (1.1.13), which makes it the 4th time I've tried this with 'the latest' revisions of these drivers, and still I have no luck getting dhclient to connect to a hotspot.
From the looks of it, I can see the device in iwconfig...
I can also see the device in ifconfig...
# iwconfig eth0
eth0 unassociated ESSID:off/any Nickname:"deathstar"
Mode:Managed Channel=0 Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00
Bit Rate=0 kb/s Tx-Power=20 dBm
Retry limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr: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 iwlist seems to work ok...
# ifconfig eth0
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:12:F0:0D:A0:D9
inet6 addr: fe80::212:f0ff:fe0d:a0d9/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:36 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:19604 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:5893 (5.7 Kb) TX bytes:348 (348.0 b)
The router is currently turned off, but when I turn it on, it appears in the 'iwlist scan' results just fine.
# iwlist scan
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.
eth0 No scan results
eth1 Interface doesn't support scanning.
sit0 Interface doesn't support scanning.
When I goto connect via dhclient, I receive the following response:
I then tried to probe the ipw2200 module, but it doesn't return any message.
# iwconfig eth0 ESSID myrouter; ifconfig eth0 up; dhclient eth0
Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.0.3
Copyright 2004-2005 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/products/DHCP
eth0: not found
I then tried to probe the eth0 and eth1 modules, which returns a fatal error...
eth1 is working fine as a wired ethernet adapter, so I'm not sure why modprobe isn't recognizing it.
# modprobe eth0
FATAL: Module eth0 not found.
# modprobe eth1
FATAL: Module eth1 not found.
I figure if dhclient doesn't see eth0, it's because modprobe can't recognize it either, but I may be (and probably am) mistaken.
I don't use dhclient to connect eth1 to my router, I use dhcpcd, which works fine w/ my router (which runs dnsmasq).
I tried using dhcpcd to connect...
but that didn't work either. =/
Anyhow, I've exhausted all the options that I can think of.
I'm really not sure if the problem is the drivers, or dhclient/dhcpcd.
Anyone have any ideas or suggestions?