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  1. #1

    configuring wire less on fc6

    Hi All,

    While trying to activate my wireless on my box, I am getting the follwoing error message.

    ipw2200 device eth1 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization.
    can not activate network device eth1!

    I am getting the following from lspci command
    #lspci -vv

    01:01.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection (rev 05)
    Subsystem: Intel Corporation Unknown device 2701
    Control: I/O- Mem- BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV+ VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
    Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
    Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
    Region 0: Memory at e0001000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=4K]
    Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2
    Flags: PMEClk- DSI+ D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0+,D1-,D2-,D3hot+,D3cold+)
    Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=1 PME-

    The following is there in /etc/sysconfig/hwconf file
    device: eth1
    driver: ipw2200
    desc: "Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection"
    vendorId: 8086

    This shows ipw2200 driver is installed on the system..

    Please suggest me what is the problem and how to enable the wire-less.

    Thanks Inadvance,

  2. #2
    Linux Guru antidrugue's Avatar
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    Oct 2005
    Montreal, Canada
    The IPW2200 driver is part of the Linux kernel, so therefor it is installed by default.

    You simply need to install the firmware in /lib/firmware/: download the latest one (v3.0) from here and extract it in /lib/firmware/

    More details there:
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