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Old 01-30-2007, 01:29 AM   #1
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ipw2100 with 2.6.19.2


The 2.6.19.2 kernel tree has support for the ipw2100 wireless card chipset -- quite a nice change from the ieee, ipw2100fw, and ipw2100 driver compile and modprobe fun of the past.

However, after enabling this (compiling into the kernel) and rebooting successfully with the new kernel, I do not see any new interfaces (namely anything) listed in the result of iwconfig. I've still put the firmware into /lib/firmware/ however.

Has anyone had success getting this chipset to work with the above options enabled?

Much obliged!
 
Old 01-30-2007, 02:45 AM   #2
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The 2.6.19.2 kernel tree has support for the ipw2100 wireless card chipset -- quite a nice change from the ieee, ipw2100fw, and ipw2100 driver compile and modprobe fun of the past.

However, after enabling this (compiling into the kernel) and rebooting successfully with the new kernel, I do not see any new interfaces (namely anything) listed in the result of iwconfig. I've still put the firmware into /lib/firmware/ however.

Has anyone had success getting this chipset to work with the above options enabled?

Much obliged!
You have to compile them as a module, not into the kernel itself. I learned that on my own............LOL

Get ready to roll another Kernel
 
Old 01-30-2007, 09:55 AM   #3
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I'm not too worried about working up another kernel. After I switch it over to a Module however, am I still going to need to 'modprobe ipw2100' ?
 
Old 01-30-2007, 05:19 PM   #4
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I'm not too worried about working up another kernel. After I switch it over to a Module however, am I still going to need to 'modprobe ipw2100' ?
Nope, at least I don't have to.
 
Old 02-01-2007, 04:14 AM   #5
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So I recompiled with both 2100 and 2200 support in module format. Running a quick scan through dmesg finds the error linked at http://www.typodemon.com/toshiba/Sla...OnTecraM2.html (under WiFi).

I download the correct firmware, but unfortunately rmmod ipw2200 nor rmmod ipw2100 do anything (they both claim the module isn't loaded). I am able to modprobe ipw2100 but still do not see any results other than lo and eth0 (neither with wireless extensions) in an iwconfig.

Suggestions?
 
Old 02-07-2007, 12:03 AM   #6
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If anyone has a suggestion, I'd love to hear it -- I'm definitely tired of being wired on my laptop
 
  


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