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Old 05-07-2004, 07:13 PM   #1
GooPunch
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Installing a wireless device...


Hello,

I'm quite new to Linux, and i've been searching for a way to correctly configure my wireless card for my Dell Inspiron 8600. The card is an Intel Pro/Wireless 2100. My problem doesn't lie in the driver configuration, but in allowing the system to know of the device's existance. I've done searches on how to configure my card on these boards and I've used ndiswrapper to use my winXP drivers for the card. I've gotten to the point where the driver is present when I run the command ndiswrapper -l and i've added the module to the kernel using modprobe. My question now is how do I get wlan0 to show up in my iwconfig and ifconfig? I've created an ifcfg-wlan0 file in my /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts directory but when I try to activate the device, it gives an error reporting the device as being not found.

Again, i'm running a Dell Inspiron 8600 with an Intel Pro/Wireless 2100 using Fedora Core 2...any help on this would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Goo
 
Old 05-07-2004, 07:22 PM   #2
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add line to /etc/modules.conf

When I added a wireless card in Fedora Core 1, in addition to the the ifcfg-wlan0 file you created, I also needed to add the following line to /etc/modules.conf

alias wlan0 hostap_pci

as I am using the hostap driver. I don't know if doing this, in addition to you work with modprobe, will work.
 
Old 05-09-2004, 12:49 AM   #3
GooPunch
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Nope, didn't work for me....I'm not quite sure I'm going about this problem the correct way...the system can't even tell me the card's MAC address or anything...but it shows up when I do a lspci command...

The wlan0 device shows up in the network configuration wizard, but when I try to activate it gives an error that the system cannot find the device...can anyone help? Please tell me what information could be useful to diagnose the problem so I can post it.

Thanks,

Goo
 
Old 01-12-2005, 08:11 PM   #4
janjam_640
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installing wireless card

hi,
I read your mail just now. I bought new laptop(dell inspiron 8600) that has intel pro/wireless 2200 BG Network Connector . I dont know how to activate my wireless connection. Can you explain me clrearly how to make my wireles working in fedora core 3 linux version.
I also faced the same problem. this card is not listed in the adapters location in the configuration wizard.
Please give reply as soon as possible
 
Old 01-12-2005, 11:15 PM   #5
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shouldn't be a problem

Don't know what the problem is....supposedly this stuff should be autodetected within the fedora kernel:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla....cgi?id=128218

Is any driver listed in the Network device configuration panel? I am using an Orinoco gold card, but the configuration panel suggests I use the wavelan driver. It works, so perhaps you should try another driver if it's offered.
 
Old 01-13-2005, 03:11 AM   #6
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Have you tried the "native" linux drivers? I've a 2100 and they work for me, but under other distros (so far: Knoppix, Slackware and Gentoo). You can find them in http://ipw2100.sourceforge.net/. I know there is also a ipw2200 project (guess the link ). Just do not forget to download the firmware and put them in the right place.

Good luck...
 
  


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