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Old 01-10-2006, 09:53 PM   #1
midknight5
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Windows Drivers on Linux


Hello all, im new to Linux (Obviously) and im a bit frustrated with something.
I have a laptop running Slackware with the KDE Environment, however I do not have an internet connection because my laptop only has wireless for connections. My card, a INTEL PRO 2200b wireless card is not supported yet I was told I can install the windows driver to get it to work.
Does anyone have an explination one how to, or any link or documents to explain this?

Thanks to you all!
 
Old 01-10-2006, 10:33 PM   #2
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This guy in the Ubuntu forums has the same card and he got it working.

That means it is supported. If he has it working in Ubuntu you could get it to work in slackware I assume. See if that helps.

I don't know if I am supposed to post links to other forums so forgive me mods... Im just trying to help

http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-76365.html

This guy on this forum has your card and it's working

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...NTEL+PRO+2200b

but... this might be the real solution for you... from this forum
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...NTEL+PRO+2200b

btw... I found these things by typing "INTEL PRO 2200b" in this forum and "INTEL PRO 2200b for linux" in google. Im not saying don't ask questions but if you search you may get instant gratification and who doesn't like that?
 
Old 01-11-2006, 06:23 PM   #3
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Thank for the threads, I got the card installed but I still have another problem, although it says im connected to my router "AirLink", I cannot get anything on my web browser. Under iwconfig this is what I get:

lo No Wireless extentions

eth1 No Wireless extentions

eth0
IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"AirLink"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462 GHz Access Point: 00.E0.98.4F.B7.AA
Bit Rate=54mb/s Tx-Power=20 dBm
Rety Limit:7 RTS thr: off Fragment thr: off
Power Managment: off
Link Quality=72/100 Signal Level= -56 dBm Noise Level: -84 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:41 Missed beacon:0

sit0 No Wireless extentions

Anyone have any ideas?
 
Old 01-12-2006, 11:17 AM   #4
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The spelling is "wireless extensions" (important for Googling), and here are a few sites:

Note that Linux does not use Windows device-drivers: the architecture, at that level of the system, is quite different.
 
Old 01-12-2006, 12:01 PM   #5
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Thank for the threads, I got the card installed but I still have another problem, although it says im connected to my router "AirLink", I cannot get anything on my web browser. Under iwconfig this is what I get:

lo No Wireless extentions

eth1 No Wireless extentions

eth0
IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"AirLink"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462 GHz Access Point: 00.E0.98.4F.B7.AA
Bit Rate=54mb/s Tx-Power=20 dBm
Rety Limit:7 RTS thr: off Fragment thr: off
Power Managment: off
Link Quality=72/100 Signal Level= -56 dBm Noise Level: -84 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:41 Missed beacon:0

sit0 No Wireless extentions

Anyone have any ideas?
Looks alright to me in the sense that your wifi card is at eth0 and it is suppose to have wireless extentions. Have you changed /etc/rc.d/rc.wireless.conf file and /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf file to start your wireless connection at boot up. Do you use any kind of encryption (WEP, WPA)?. If yes, then you need to do some more configuration to connect it to your gateway.

-Tux,
 
Old 01-12-2006, 02:56 PM   #6
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Have you actually been to the intel site? They make linux drivers for almost all their kit and my laptop has the intel driver for the ipw2200 on it, working right now.
 
  


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