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Old 05-05-2005, 10:19 PM   #1
kahcor
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intel wireless on fedora core 4 test 2


My linux, Fedora core 4 Test 2, finds my wireless card. It is listed on network devices but I cannot use it. Or maybe i just don't know how to use it. how do i get wireless going?

thanks
 
Old 05-08-2005, 11:10 AM   #2
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What type of Intel wireless card are you using ipw2100 or ipw2200 ,etc.
I have a ipw2100 on a Dell Inspiron 8600 and Fedora has the ipw2100-driver for it and if I do a /sbin/lsmod after boot, it
shows me the ipw2100 module is installed.
But the final blow is I need to goto http://ftp.freshrpms.net/pub/freshrp...w2100-firmware and download ipw2100-firmware-1.3-1.fr.noarch.rpm
and su and rpm-ivh ipw2100-firmware-1.3-1.fr.noarch.rpm.
But if you if you have a ipw2200 card , change in the above url ipw2200 instead of ipw2100.
reboot after installing ipw-firmware and you should have a working wireless.
If it doesn't work check /var/log/messages and see what it say's about ipw2100 or 2200 which ever.
Now if you have a router to the internet that requires encrypted passcode , that's another issure for wireless connecting,
respond to this post and state wether your using DHCP or static IP, and further help is on it's way.
Another thing I don't believe there is ipw-firmware rpm for FC4 yet , but being a noarch.rpm
the one for FC3 should work, if not, you'll have to goto sourceforge.net and get a tar.gz firmware and compile.
Jim

Last edited by mickeyboa; 05-08-2005 at 11:14 AM.
 
Old 06-14-2005, 08:27 AM   #3
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Similar Problem

I've just installed the Fedora Core 4 Final, and have followed the steps described to get my ipw2100 to work, but still no go..

I get the following from my /var/log/messages

Jun 14 15:26:21 X31 kernel: ipw2100: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2100 Network Driver, 1.0.3
Jun 14 15:26:21 X31 kernel: ipw2100: Copyright(c) 2003-2004 Intel Corporation
Jun 14 15:26:21 X31 kernel: ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:02.0[A] -> Link [LNKC] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
Jun 14 15:26:21 X31 kernel: ipw2100: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 Network Connection
Jun 14 15:26:21 X31 kernel: ipw2100: eth1: Firmware 'ipw2100-1.3.fw' not available or load failed.
Jun 14 15:26:21 X31 kernel: ipw2100: eth1: ipw2100_get_firmware failed: -2
Jun 14 15:26:21 X31 kernel: ipw2100: eth1: Failed to power on the adapter.
Jun 14 15:26:21 X31 kernel: ipw2100: eth1: Failed to start the firmware.
Jun 14 15:26:21 X31 kernel: ipw2100Error calling register_netdev.

any Ideas?
 
Old 06-14-2005, 01:50 PM   #4
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celian:

just copy the three files with *.fw to /lib/firmware and the card will work (hopefully)

 
Old 06-14-2005, 02:11 PM   #5
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Are you sure that you have ipw2100 and not the ipw2200 chipset ?
your error message indicates that you have not installed the ipw2100-firmware rpm or the one you did installed is not any good.
Did you install the ipw2100-firmware-1.3-5.at.noarch.rpm, this package doesn't come standard with FC, only the driver does.
You get the firmware rpm at http://atrpms.net/dist/common/ipw2100-firmware/
FC won't install this rpm because it is a IP binary and if it isn't GPL lic. FC won't install it.
Let me know if this works , which it should, I want to install FC4 on my Dell Inspiron8600.

Jim

Last edited by mickeyboa; 06-14-2005 at 02:20 PM.
 
Old 06-14-2005, 06:39 PM   #6
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I also found out that in FC4 I had to download and install ipw2100-1.1.0-31.rhfc4.at.i386.rpm and ipw2100-kmdl-2.6.11-1_FC4(the rest is your computer setup) .
At: http://atrpms.net/dist/fc4/ipw2100/ .
The last is the setup of your network with your Internet router, does your rounter require a encryption code to connect by wireless , I have attached my
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1 , you will need that before you will be connected and you will have to modifythe settings to work with your router.

LOL
Jim

#ifcfg-eth1

DEVICE=eth1
ONBOOT=yes
BOOTPROTO=dhcp
NETMASK=
DHCP_HOSTNAME=
IPADDR=
DOMAIN=
HWADDR=
USERCTL=no
PEERDNS=yes
GATEWAY=
TYPE=Wireless
IPV6INIT=no
ESSID=2WIRE783 #(This my router host name)
CHANNEL=6
MODE=Auto
RATE=Auto
IWCONFIG="key open 8986291164" #(if your router requires a encryption code to wireless connnect the only thing you have to change is the
# 10 digit number code. and don't leave out the quotes.
 
Old 06-14-2005, 08:18 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the help guys!

After accidentally somehow cutting off my access to the gnome-menu system, I did a quick reinstall keeping my /home dir in place, and this time around I installed only the firmware you'd linked to: http://atrpms.net/dist/fc4/ipw2100/

3 minutes later, I was up and running

So thanks again, and best of luck to you others reading this post!

- Celian

Next project is trying to get the fan to stop spinning relentlessly.. Already found a good bunch of links, but it doesn't look to promising
 
Old 06-20-2005, 02:46 PM   #8
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My laptop is a Toshiba M10-S405. I recently installed FC4 final. I noticed that all of the modules were there that are required for the ipw2100 card that it has. I downloaded ipw2100-fw-1.3.tgz from the link on the Sourceforge page. After untarring and placing the files in /lib/firmware my laptop booted with a working wireless card.

iwconfig eth1 essid xxxxxxxx
iwconfig eth1 key restricted xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
dhclient eth1

gets me up and running on my encrypted router.

And yes, I even put the LICENSE file in /lib/firmware. Replace the xxxx'es with your own values.




I don't like using rpm's from external repositories by the way. But that is part of the reason that my desktop has Gentoo. I do like the use of binaries for my laptop so I can easily rebuild the install on the road if something goes horribly wrong.


Last edited by flysideways; 06-20-2005 at 02:54 PM.
 
Old 06-30-2005, 03:30 PM   #9
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Same as celian

I had the same problem

I've just installed the Fedora Core 4 Final, and have followed the steps described to get my ipw2100 to work, but still no go..

I get the following from my /var/log/messages

Jun 14 15:26:21 X31 kernel: ipw2100: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2100 Network Driver, 1.0.3
Jun 14 15:26:21 X31 kernel: ipw2100: Copyright(c) 2003-2004 Intel Corporation
Jun 14 15:26:21 X31 kernel: ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:02.0[A] -> Link [LNKC] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
Jun 14 15:26:21 X31 kernel: ipw2100: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 Network Connection
Jun 14 15:26:21 X31 kernel: ipw2100: eth1: Firmware 'ipw2100-1.3.fw' not available or load failed.
Jun 14 15:26:21 X31 kernel: ipw2100: eth1: ipw2100_get_firmware failed: -2
Jun 14 15:26:21 X31 kernel: ipw2100: eth1: Failed to power on the adapter.
Jun 14 15:26:21 X31 kernel: ipw2100: eth1: Failed to start the firmware.
Jun 14 15:26:21 X31 kernel: ipw2100Error calling register_netdev.

any Ideas?

To solve celian reformated the pc. I uninstalled the ipw..... s then I only installed the firmware and it worked. If you do not know how to uninstall look at the uninstall section on the link below. (note: I am a newbie there might be a better way.)
http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/rp...html#uninstall
 
  


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