well, at least it is good to know that getting the 2200BG working is possible... i have spent the last 4 days banging my head against my computer trying to figure out how to get it working under FC4 (i replaced my ahteros card because it was causing problems with wpa_supplicant... ha ha!), but after trying numerous combinations of binary and source i cannot come up with something that works. any help is appreciated.
this is what i have:
kernel was wiped and reinstalled to clear past failed attempts. firmware rpm installed firmeware here: /lib/firmware/
BCM2033-FW.bin ipw-2.3-boot.fw ipw-2.4-bss.fw
BCM2033-MD.hex ipw-2.3-bss.fw ipw-2.4-bss_ucode.fw
BCM-LEGAL.txt ipw-2.3-bss_ucode.fw ipw-2.4-ibss.fw
ipw-2.2-boot.fw ipw-2.3-ibss.fw ipw-2.4-ibss_ucode.fw
ipw-2.2-bss.fw ipw-2.3-ibss_ucode.fw ipw-2.4-sniffer.fw
ipw-2.2-bss_ucode.fw ipw-2.3-sniffer.fw ipw-2.4-sniffer_ucode.fw
ipw-2.2-ibss.fw ipw-2.3-sniffer_ucode.fw LICENSE
hotplug is looking in the right place:
it looks like all the modules loaded:
# lsmod |egrep "(ipw|802)"
ipw2200 77133 0
ieee80211 24389 1 ipw2200
ieee80211_crypt_wep 5057 1
ieee80211_crypt 9413 2 ieee80211,ieee80211_crypt_wep
the driver loads:
# ifconfig eth1
eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:12:F0:5D:73
BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:38 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:10 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:1
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Interrupt:11 Base address:0xe000 Memory:c0210000-c0210fff
but i cannot connect:
# ifup eth1
Error for wireless request "Set Bit Rate" (8B20) :
SET failed on device eth1 ; Operation not supported.
Determining IP information for eth1... failed; no link present. Check cable?
<insert head banging here>
finally, i have wpa_supplicant-0.3.9-8.rhfc4.at installed, but am not using it for the basic connectivity test. i am using simple ifcfg-eth1 config params + keys-eth1 form my WEP connection.
all input welcome at this point...