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Old 10-23-2013, 07:44 AM   #1
DiscobarMolokai
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VectorLinux 7.0: enabling wireless card (Intel 2200BG)


Hello everyone,

I recently revived my older Medion laptop with VectorLinux 7.0. So far everything works great, only connecting to the internet via wireless is a problem. The OS recognizes my wireless network card (i think), lspci gives me:

# lspci | egrep -i 'network'
Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2]

But now, when I run vasm and select HARDWARE->HWCONF, I get a message "Turning on wireless support", but meanwhile, in the terminal, a message is printed about "eth1" telling me that it is turned off (Tx-Power=off). So does this indicate that my wireless card is simply not turned on? Wired networks work normally, but no matter what I do Wicd tells me that there are no wireless networks.
 
Old 11-03-2013, 04:36 AM   #2
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Thread is marked as being [SOLVED] and no solution is present.

@OP: Can you provide the solution so that others can also benefit from it?

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Old 11-04-2013, 11:19 AM   #3
DiscobarMolokai
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Oh sorry, I just marked it as solved because it doesn't matter any longer. I did not solve it, I can just as well connect through a wired network (I was installing some new cables anyway, so I added one for the laptop). Thanks for the concern, though.
 
Old 11-04-2013, 11:59 AM   #4
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but no matter what I do Wicd tells me that there are no wireless networks.
That was because you did not put eth1 in wicd>preferences>wireless interface box. It was blank. So eth1 was not turned on in wicd.

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