I'm attempting to install an Intel Wireless Pro 2200BG mini wireless card into a laptop running Fedora Core 2. I'm using the Windows driver and NDIS wrapper. The NDISWrapper program reports that the wireless device is present, and as far as I can tell modprobe.conf is loading it correctly. Running iwconfig generates the following message for eth1.
eth1 IEEE 802.11b ESSID:"" Nickname:"localhost.localdomain"
Mode:Managed Access Point: FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF Bit Rate=54Mb/s
RTS thr=1600 B Fragment thr=2304 B
Encryption key:000E-3509-8073 Security mode
Link Quality:0/100 Signal level:24/154 Noise level:0/154
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
When I try to bring the Interface up with the ifup eth1 command, I get the following irritating message.
Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A) :
SET failed on device eth1 ; Invalid argument.
Determining IP information for eth1... failed; no link present. Check cable?
I'm not sure where to proceed from here. It seems like the hardware is configured fine, and I do have an access point up and running with DHCP, so I should at least get an IP address. I'm also not sure why the link quality is at 0.
Any help on solving this problem would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,