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Old 07-28-2005, 11:51 AM   #1
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Wireless network ipw2200


Hello all

Facts:
Toshiba Portege m200
FC2, "Fedora Core 2"
ipw2200

Upgraded from 2.6.5 to kernel-2.6.10-1.771_FC2.i686.rpm
Installed:
ipw2200-firmware-2.2-5.at
ipw2200-1.0.0-24.rhfc2.at
ipw2200-kmdl-2.6.10-1.771_FC2-1.0.0-24.rhfc2.at

When activating the wireless network through the network configuration assistant it provides an error
"ipw2200 device eth1 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization."
Also '$ iwconfig' provides no wireless devices.

After loads of googling i'm still unable to get the wireless network up.

Thanks in advance for any input
Much appreciated
Graeme


$ ls /usr/lib/hotplug/firmware/ipw*
/usr/lib/hotplug/firmware/ipw2200-LICENSE.txt
/usr/lib/hotplug/firmware/ipw-2.2-boot.fw
/usr/lib/hotplug/firmware/ipw-2.2-bss.fw
/usr/lib/hotplug/firmware/ipw-2.2-bss_ucode.fw
/usr/lib/hotplug/firmware/ipw-2.2-ibss.fw
/usr/lib/hotplug/firmware/ipw-2.2-ibss_ucode.fw

$ cat /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1

IPV6INIT=no
ONBOOT=yes
USERCTL=no
PEERDNS=yes
TYPE=Ethernet
DEVICE=eth1
BOOTPROTO=dhcp

I would think TYPE should = Wireless yet FC2 sets it up like this... Eish!

$ dmesg | grep ipw

ipw2200: Unknown symbol is_multicast_ether_addr
ipw2200: Unknown symbol ieee80211_wx_set_encode
ipw2200: Unknown symbol ieee80211_wx_get_encode
ipw2200: Unknown symbol ieee80211_txb_free
ipw2200: Unknown symbol ieee80211_wx_get_scan
ipw2200: Unknown symbol ieee80211_rx
ipw2200: Unknown symbol ieee80211_rx_mgt
ipw2200: Unknown symbol free_ieee80211
ipw2200: Unknown symbol alloc_ieee80211
ipw2200: Unknown symbol is_multicast_ether_addr
ipw2200: Unknown symbol ieee80211_wx_set_encode
ipw2200: Unknown symbol ieee80211_wx_get_encode
ipw2200: Unknown symbol ieee80211_txb_free
ipw2200: Unknown symbol ieee80211_wx_get_scan
 
Old 07-28-2005, 11:53 AM   #2
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Where is my mind?

Forgot to mention the card is a 2200BG
 
Old 07-29-2005, 08:35 AM   #3
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Hi guys

Ok i solved this by removing all the rpms and using the vanila 2.6.10 kernel libraries.
For the firmware i downloaded ipw2200-fw-2.0.tgz, unzipped and cp'd to /usr/lib/hotplug/firware.

Next issue.
This is off http://ipw2200.sourceforge.net/#downloads...
-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*
ipw2200: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200/2915 Network Driver, 1.0.1
ipw2200: Copyright(c) 2003-2004 Intel Corporation
ipw2200: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
ipw2200: ipw-2.2-boot.fw load failed: Reason -2
ipw2200: Unable to load firmware: 0xFFFFFFFE
ipw2200: failed to register network device
ipw2200: probe of 0000:00:0b.0 failed with error -5

To work around this, you can increase the default timeout value:

echo 100 > /sys/class/firmware/timeout

and then reload the ipw2200 module. If this corrects your problem, you may wish to add the above line to your system startup scripts prior to the point at which the driver module would be loaded.
-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*

Hope this helps
 
Old 08-10-2005, 07:53 PM   #4
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Wireless Network ipw2200

HI,

I am having the same problem with the ipw2200 wireless on a Dell 700m with FC4.

The error looks exactly the same , but couldn't figure out to get the wireless activated.
Any help is appreciated

Thanks
 
Old 08-20-2005, 06:07 PM   #5
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I have a 700m with FC4, and used to had the same problem, this is what I did:
In a Terminal, type "dmesg | more" and I get to the place where was the error of the wireless, It said something like couldn't load ipw-2.2-boot.fw, but I have installed the firmware 2.3, so I download the firmeware v0.19-1.0.3 firmware from http://ipw2200.sourceforge.net/firmware.php and installed in /lib/firmeware
the I reboot and the wireless Work....
I hope you have the same problem...
 
Old 02-06-2006, 10:09 PM   #6
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I was experiencing the same problems. I had tried so many suggestions I gave up for a while. I decided to try again it ended with better luck this time. Here is what I did to get it to work.

Firstly, my config:

Toshiba Satellite 2415-s205 with a Intel 2200BG Mini-PCI Wireless Card. Fedora Core 4 2.6.15-1.1830_FC4

I went to Desktop in the top menue bar and then to System Settings --> Network. From here I clicked on the "New" button, chose "Ethernet Connection" on the next screen and my Intel 2200BG was listed, I selected it and went forward. When this stage was completed, my wireless card was under devices as eth1 and was "InActive" When I tried to activate it I received the above error message " "ipw2200 device eth1 does not seem to be present". I then downloaded the firmware from ipw2200.sourceforge.net/firmware.php . The version I grabbed was 2.4. I installed it with the command tar xzvf ipw2200-fw-2.4.tgz -C /lib/firmware. I rebooted my laptop and upon reboot it connected automatically to my neighboors open wireless network. I configured my /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1 file with the information posted above just with my information. The only thing that file lacks is an encryption key line and so I entered "KEY=(my 26 digit key) under the ESSID line. Upon a reboot the card connected to my wireless network perfectly.

I hope my description will help someone with a similar situation as I.

-Podolak
 
Old 02-07-2006, 03:16 AM   #7
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Firmware rpm

Congratulations dude!
So you know there is now the firmware rpm ipw2200-firmware-2.2-1.noarch.rpm and ipw2100-firmware-1.3-1.noarch.rpm.
Hth
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Old 02-07-2006, 04:12 AM   #8
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Erm, isn't there kernel support for ipw2200?
 
Old 02-07-2006, 07:21 AM   #9
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Yes there is, but I believe its a relatively recent thing (2.6.14 maybe?). Actually from the looks of the newer kernels, wireless support may be getting significantly better in the near future. Even the bcm43xx project seems to be heading towards being included in the kernel.

Last edited by Hangdog42; 02-07-2006 at 07:23 AM.
 
Old 02-08-2006, 11:49 AM   #10
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Actually, I get the impression that recent advances have been heavily geared toward laptops. Personally, I don't mind inserting the driver modules manually, but the recent driver additions in the kernel does indicate intentions.
As for the kernel, my eyes played tricks; I saw 2.6.15...

Last edited by mjjzf; 02-08-2006 at 11:50 AM.
 
Old 02-09-2006, 07:33 AM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by OSourceDiplomat
Actually, I get the impression that recent advances have been heavily geared toward laptops. Personally, I don't mind inserting the driver modules manually, but the recent driver additions in the kernel does indicate intentions.
As for the kernel, my eyes played tricks; I saw 2.6.15...
No tricks my friend, that is the current kernel running on my laptop.
 
  


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