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Old 09-19-2004, 05:53 PM   #1
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Cool IPW2200 loaded but not recognized. What is the next step I should take?


My laptop has built in Intel/PRO Wireless 2200BG LAN (802.11b/g) device.
I installed ipw2200 and loaded.
But wireless connection was inactive.
After numerous unsuccessful different procedures (adding ifcfg-eth1 and 'ifup ifcfg-eth1', etc.), now Linux is complaining that eth1 is bound to a wrong MAC address, which is used by eth0.
eth0 with Ethernet connection is working correctly.

What is the next step I should take to resolve this issue?
The more I work on this issue, the more problems I'm introducing.
So if you have list of commands to execute, that would be very helpful because I can just follow it exactly without causing side effects.

Thank you in advance.
 
Old 09-19-2004, 11:03 PM   #2
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Did you copy ifcfg-eth1 from ifcfg-eth0 and not change the MAC? Also, I have to "rmmod ipw2200" and then "modprobe ipw2200" to get the NIC to be recognized. It's on the bug list and should be fixed soon if I recall.

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Old 09-27-2004, 01:55 AM   #3
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I looked at the message (dmesg | grep ipw and /var/log/messages).
The problem turned out to be because of firmware not loaded.
Here is the message:
ipw2200: ipw2200_boot.fw load failed
ipw2200: Unable to load firmware: 0xFFFFFFFE
ipw2200: failed to register network device
ipw2200: probe of 0000:01:0d.0 failed with error -5

How can I configure firmware to be loaded?

This is after I reinstalled Fedora Core 2 and followed the advice "ipw2100 activation problems" posted by scull7 getting corresponding ipw2200 rpms.

The steps I took was:
1. Installed atrpms-58-1.at.noarch.rpm.
-> # rpm -ihv atrpms-58-1.at.noarch.rpm
warning: atrpms-58-1.at.noarch.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 66534c2b
Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
1:atrpms ########################################### [100%]

2. Installed kernel-module-hostap-2.6.8-1.521-0.1.3-4.rhfc2.at.i686.rpm.
-> # rpm -ihv kernel-module-hostap-2.6.8-1.521-0.1.3-4.rhfc2.at.i686.rpm
warning: kernel-module-hostap-2.6.8-1.521-0.1.3-4.rhfc2.at.i686.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 66534c2b
Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
1:kernel-module-hostap-2.########################################### [100%]
/var/tmp/rpm-tmp.94343: line 2: /usr/lib/atrpms/addcustomkmdl: No such file or directory

3. Installed ipw2200-firmware-2.0-2.at.noarch.rpm.
-> # rpm -ihv ipw2200-firmware-2.0-2.at.noarch.rpm
warning: ipw2200-firmware-2.0-2.at.noarch.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 66534c2b
Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
1:ipw2200-firmware ########################################### [100%]

4. Installed kernel-module-ipw2200-2.6.8-1.521-0.8-7.rhfc2.at.i686.rpm
-> # rpm -ihv kernel-module-ipw2200-2.6.8-1.521-0.8-7.rhfc2.at.i686.rpm
warning: kernel-module-ipw2200-2.6.8-1.521-0.8-7.rhfc2.at.i686.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 66534c2b
Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
1:kernel-module-ipw2200-2########################################### [100%]
/var/tmp/rpm-tmp.56019: line 2: /usr/lib/atrpms/addcustomkmdl: No such file or directory
 
Old 10-11-2004, 06:07 PM   #4
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Jeremy,

Regarding your reply:
It's a trivial question but can I use a different MAC for eth1 in the same machine?
Then what MAC should I use?
 
Old 10-11-2004, 06:14 PM   #5
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I'm not sure I understand your question. You should use the proper MAC address of the interface in question. As for the firmware, it should be taken care of by the 3rd rpm you've installed (I think that particular RPM uses the LEGACY mode, FWIW).

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