I got slackware 10.2. I upgraded the kernel to 2.6.15. Then i downloaded ipw2200 for my wireless card, as well as ieee80211, wireless tools and firmware. i did 'make' and 'make install' in for ieee80211 and ipw2200, and moved all the firmware to /lib/firmware. i also installed the wireless tools v.27 using make and make install, all without errors. then i rebooted my system.
i ran ifconfig and iwconfig. both showed 'lo' as the only interface. i tried to 'modprobe ipw2200' and it did without errors, but then i got the same thing from ifconfig and iwconfig. any idea how i can fix this? thanks.