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Old 12-29-2005, 04:18 PM   #1
rblack
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Making Wireless work with Intel 2915ABG MiniPCI


I'm soliciting advice on the use of this Intel wireless card. It came with (is buried inside) my relatively new Dell Precision M70. I am running RedHat Ent 2.6.9-22.0.1, which should be the most recent RHE update.

The system is able to "see" this card, assigns it to eth1, and seems to correctly pick up the ipw2200 driver for it.. but when trying to activate it, I get:
"ipw2200 device eth1 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization"

I tried getting and installing the latest ipw2200 driver from the intel web site (one version later than redhat's), w/o any luck.

This is a dual boot system- on the windows XP side, I have no problem using the card.

suggestions welcomed...

rb
 
Old 12-30-2005, 09:17 AM   #2
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Do you have the needed firmware installed???

ls -l /lib/firmware/BCM*

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 114688 Feb 17 2005 /lib/firmware/BCM2033-FW.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3245 Feb 17 2005 /lib/firmware/BCM2033-MD.hex
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 122 Feb 17 2005 /lib/firmware/BCM-LEGAL.txt
 
Old 12-30-2005, 11:01 AM   #3
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needed firmware

thanks for the reply. yes, in /lib/firmware :


[root@localhost firmware]# ls -asl BCM*
120 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 114688 Sep 22 2004 BCM2033-FW.bin
8 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3245 Sep 22 2004 BCM2033-MD.hex
8 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 122 Sep 22 2004 BCM-LEGAL.txt

and, this firmware is might(?) be older than your versions, don't know if that matters..file sizes are the same.
Whether this firmware is truely getting loaded might be another matter...

rb

Last edited by rblack; 12-30-2005 at 11:03 AM.
 
Old 01-01-2006, 12:05 PM   #4
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Try;

ifdown eth1

iwscan eth1 scan

and see what happens.
 
  


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