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Old 08-08-2006, 12:46 PM   #1
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Wireless Setup


How do I configure m linux box for wireless..I can access wired internet connection but not wireless
 
Old 08-08-2006, 12:51 PM   #2
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what's the output of iwconfig?
What is your wireless NIC?
 
Old 08-08-2006, 12:57 PM   #3
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Card is Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
 
Old 08-08-2006, 01:00 PM   #4
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iwconfig?? (as root)
kernel?? (uname -r)

Last edited by nx5000; 08-08-2006 at 01:08 PM.
 
Old 08-08-2006, 01:47 PM   #5
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http://ipw2200.sourceforge.net/

Driver should be at the link above, but answer nx5000's questions first.
 
Old 08-08-2006, 02:17 PM   #6
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uname -r
2.6.15-1.2054_FC5

iwconfig

no wireless connections for all interfaces

May be wireless is not enabled ..how do i do that?
 
Old 08-09-2006, 08:30 AM   #7
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you have to install the driver
(because it is proprietary and can not be included in fedora).

su -
rpm -Uvh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release5.rpm
yum install ipw2200-firmware
system-config-network&

or :
http://www.ces.clemson.edu/linux/fc2-ipw2200.shtml

Last edited by Agrouf; 08-09-2006 at 08:38 AM.
 
Old 08-09-2006, 10:39 AM   #8
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The FIRMWARE is proprietary, not the driver. You need both and their versions are linked (you can only install firmware x for version y)
It can't be given as source because of some obscure reasons: lawyers of the FCC don't want you to increase the TXpower of the card; at least not too easily.

The driver is GPL. To check that you have it you can try:
modinfo ipw2200
This will give the version of the driver with which you should know which version of firmware to take (otherwise it wont work)
I'm not a fedora users so maybe the commands given by agrouf solve the version thing.

Also have a look at rickh link.

I'm using it, it works great.
 
  


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