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Old 07-20-2005, 12:05 AM   #1
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wireless problem in debian on my DELL Latitude D510

hi, everyone

I have installed Debian sarge from hard disk, using netinst.iso which only contains base system. usually, the following step is installing other software I need from network. 'apt-get' can complete all tasks. But now, there is a problem that I cannot connect to network, so everything is hanged up.

My computer is dual boot. the other OS is Window2000 on which I use wireless card connecting with wireless router to surf web. I don't know what kind of broadband service provided by ISP is. because this is company's network.

It seems that I should active wireless card and than configure it to work, but I don't know how to do. Debian base system is very limited, and even has no "less". I can only download some debian packages in windows2000, and mounted to Linux to install.

DELL LATITUDE D510 with wireless card (this is not defaut)

wireless card is my only choice, please help.

the results of lspci is below:

0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. Mobile Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
0000:00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corp. Mobile Graphics Controller (rev 03)
0000:00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corp. Mobile Graphics Controller (rev 03)
0000:00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 03)
0000:00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 03)
0000:00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 03)
0000:00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 03)
0000:00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 03)
0000:00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801 PCI Bridge (rev d3)
0000:00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
0000:00:1e.3 Modem: Intel Corp. 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 03)
0000:00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801FBM (ICH6M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 03)
0000:00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801FBM (ICH6M) SATA Controller (rev 03)
0000:00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
0000:02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
0000:02:01.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments: Unknown device 8036
0000:02:01.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments: Unknown device 8037
0000:02:03.0 Network controller: Intel Corp. PRO/Wireless 2200BG (rev 05)

Last edited by hqking; 07-20-2005 at 08:31 AM.
Old 07-21-2005, 11:54 AM   #2
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The drivers may have come with your distro, so try:
modprobe ipw2200
If not, you can get them here.

Once the module is loaded, run `dhcpcd -d` or `dhclient` (not sure which one debian uses) to get an IP (leave off the quotes).

once that is successful, you are connected!

I hope this helps you.


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