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Old 03-23-2005, 04:15 PM   #1
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ipw2200


I have my new 700m laptop almost finished loading slackware but the wifi is kicking my butt.

Please if anyone can help trouble shoot this I'd love the help.


I've got 10.1 with the 2.6.11.5 kernel installed.

When I dmesg... here is the relevant info.

ipw2200: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200/2915 Network Driver, 1.0.1
ipw2200: Copyright(c) 2003-2004 Intel Corporation
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKE] enabled at IRQ 10
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:02:01.0[A] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
ipw2200: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection
ipw2200: ipw-2.2-boot.fw load failed: Reason -2
ipw2200: Unable to load firmware: 0xFFFFFFFE
ipw2200: failed to register network device
ipw2200: probe of 0000:02:01.0 failed with error -5

here is my ifconfig:
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0F:1F:B1:6E:50
inet addr:192.168.1.3 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::20f:1fff:feb1:6e50/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:63423 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:160098 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:94462925 (90.0 Mb) TX bytes:10601643 (10.1 Mb)
Interrupt:10

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:2 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:100 (100.0 b) TX bytes:100 (100.0 b)
**note it doesn't show eth1 which should be my wifi card

and here is iwconfig:

lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

eth1 no wireless extensions.

sit0 no wireless extensions.

and my lsmod:
Module Size Used by
snd_pcm_oss 48032 -
snd_mixer_oss 17280 -
ipv6 228064 -
intel_agp 19836 -
intelfb 28804 -
ehci_hcd 28456 -
usbcore 104312 -
hw_random 4180 -
shpchp 97732 -
pci_hotplug 9092 -
snd_intel8x0 28448 -
snd_ac97_codec 74936 -
snd_pcm 80712 -
snd_timer 19940 -
snd 44836 -
soundcore 6624 -
snd_page_alloc 7460 -
eth1394 17512 -
8250_pci 16768 -
8250 20228 -
serial_core 17952 -
ipw2200 135336 -
firmware_class 7136 -
ieee80211 37316 -
ieee80211_crypt 4168 -
ohci1394 30820 -
ieee1394 93208 -
b44 19236 -
mii 3872 -
joydev 7904 -
evdev 7264 -
ntfs 105232 -
ide_scsi 13316 -
agpgart 28360 -

and my lspci:
02:01.0 Network controller: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 4223 (rev 05)
02:04.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments: Unknown device ac8e
02:04.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments: Unknown device ac8e
02:04.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments: Unknown device 802e
02:04.3 Unknown mass storage controller: Texas Instruments: Unknown device ac8f
02:05.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation: Unknown device 170c (rev 02)

If you have any other questions about my configuration I'd love to answer =) thanks
 
Old 03-23-2005, 04:39 PM   #2
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>> ipw2200: Unable to load firmware: 0xFFFFFFFE
>> ipw2200: failed to register network device
>> ipw2200: probe of 0000:02:01.0 failed with error -5


The firmware is not loading !!


Did you download the latest firmware (http://ipw2200.sourceforge.net/firmware.php)
and installed it at the right place ?

I have the firmware installed in "/usr/lib/hotplug/firmware" and made
a symbolic link: "/lib/firmware -> /usr/lib/hotplug/firmware"
 
Old 03-23-2005, 04:58 PM   #3
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or just manually edit /etc/hotplug/firmware.agent

# directory of the firmware files
FIRMWARE_DIR=/usr/lib/hotplug/firmware
 
Old 03-23-2005, 05:26 PM   #4
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Excellent I didn't see that step in the howto on the INSTALL notes.

Any good links on how to get this working with a Linksys Access Point using WPA encryption?

And thanks for the advise on the symlink.
 
Old 03-23-2005, 06:17 PM   #5
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I have no experience with WPA, just only with WEP (open authorization/authentication)

Remember: WEP = encryption, WPA(PSK) = authentication (+ stronger encryption)

But there should be initial support for WPA. (thats what i read on the ipw2200 home page)

Maybe this is a usefull link: http://www.uninova.pt/~pmr/files/WPA...OWTO-script.sh
 
Old 03-23-2005, 06:41 PM   #6
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jp_, i found it much easier using
kwifimanager
try using that program and see if it works.
 
  


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