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Old 02-13-2006, 06:12 PM   #1
ghaefb
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Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG MiniPCI


I really really need help with this one. Please.

I have a laptop Prestigio Nobile 1570 with Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG MiniPCI wireless network card I'm strugling to make it work...

This is an output of lspci -v:
Code:
06:05.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2915ABG MiniPCI Adapter (rev 05)
        Subsystem: Intel Corporation: Unknown device 1001
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 10
        Memory at b0006000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2
And dmesg info:
Code:
ipw2200: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200/2915 Network Driver, 1.0.10
ipw2200: Copyright(c) 2003-2005 Intel Corporation
ipw2200: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection
ipw2200: Radio Frequency Kill Switch is On:
Kill switch must be turned off for wireless networking to work.
I belive the main problem here is the Radio Frequency Kill Switch !
I have acerhk module to "disable" this rf_kill with this command:
Code:
echo 1 > /proc/acpi/driver/acerhk/wirelessled
But I don't think it works. I get a 0 value in "/sys/bus/pci/drivers/ipw2200/0000:06:05.0/rf_kill" So that should mean that kill swithc is off... right ?!

This is an output of iwconfig eth1 before trying to turn the switch off:
Code:
eth1      radio off  ESSID:off/any  Nickname:"(none)"
          Mode:Managed  Channel:0  Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00
          Bit Rate=0 kb/s   Tx-Power=off
          Retry limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
And this is when I execute "echo 1 > /proc/acpi/driver/acerhk/wirelessle":
Code:
eth1      unassociated  ESSID:off/any  Nickname:"(none)"
          Mode:Managed  Channel=0  Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00
          Bit Rate=0 kb/s   Tx-Power=20 dBm
          Retry limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
The "radio off" turns into "unassociated" ! It should be "radio on" am I right ?!?

I can't enable my wireless device. ifup eth1 gives me "failed; no link present. Check cable?"

Is there a solution for this ? I don't know what to do anymore...
 
Old 02-17-2006, 08:27 AM   #2
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This is just a guess but maybe your wireless radio is disabled in your BIOS? Jump into your BIOS setup during reboot and take a look.

Good luck as I'm typing this on XP when I should be using my FC4 but I can't get the ipw2200 drivers working...
 
  


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