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  1. #1

    Exclamation still...problem with ipw2200

    dear all brothers and sisters,

    i have really gone through a hundreds of web pages and see lots and lots descriptions about how to configure the ipw220 in mandriva, but still........i couldnt yet get my card works......

    Mandriva 2007.0
    Intel Wireless PRO 2200BG

    wht i have tried on:
    1. install the subsystem ieee80211
    2. install the latest driver (1.2.0) from
    3. install the latest firmware (3.0) also from
    p.s. should i unzip it to /lib/firmware or /lib/hotplug/firmware ???
    4. config it in control center....didnt work, it prompts that couldnt find a interface by that firmware

    i have also tried on using the ndiswrapper, didnt work also.......

    i couldnt find my eth1 shown on the iwconfig until i "modprobe ipw2200" though i dont know whts the meaning of that command

    when i see the dmesg as root, this about ipw2200

    ipw2200: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200/2915 Network Driver, git-1.1.1
    ipw2200: Copyright(c) 2003-2006 Intel Corporation
    ipw2200: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
    ipw2200: ipw2200-bss.fw request_firmware failed: Reason -2
    ipw2200: Unable to load firmware: -2
    ipw2200: failed to register network device
    ACPI: PCI interrupt for device 0000:02:03.0 disabled
    ipw2200: probe of 0000:02:03.0 failed with error -5

    so could any bros can help me a little.........

    THX~ in advance

  2. #2
    Linux Guru antidrugue's Avatar
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    Oct 2005
    Montreal, Canada
    Why do all of this when you can simply install IPW2200 (the firmware that is) directly from Mandriva package manager ? You only need to install the firmware, as both ipw2200 driver and ieee80211 system are integrated into the kernel.

    With Mandriva One 2007, IPW2200 worked out-of-the-box for me, without any configuration.
    "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

  3. #3
    so where did you install or unzip the firmware?

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  5. #4
    I am very sorry to let all of you get confused, actually Mandriva 2007 is the perfect OS, its really built with the ipw2200 driver, reason that i couldnt get my WLAN working just because my card is NOT WORKING!!!!!!

    SUCK the INTEL!!!!!!

    i have to plug-off the mini-PCI WLAN card during power-on and replug it again once again dureing POWER-ON!!

    and all getting works now~~~


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