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Old 06-09-2007, 10:51 PM   #1
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Wireless Configuration Help


So, I'm trying to configure my wireless network in Slack 11.0, and I've been reading the slackbook about it and it doesn't seem to go into any real details.

Basically I'm completely stuck. I have a Intel PRO/Wireless 2200 802. 11BG Integrated Wireless LAN.

All I know is that on Xubuntu my network was automatically configured and connected using DHCP. Could someone give me an good approach to configuring my network?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 06-09-2007, 11:42 PM   #2
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Is the hardware being detected? I am pretty sure you need to install the 2.6 kernel packages to support that device, but I never actually use the stock Slackware kernels myself, so I am not 100% sure on that.
 
Old 06-09-2007, 11:48 PM   #3
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If it is detected, run 'netconfig'.
 
Old 06-10-2007, 02:45 AM   #4
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When I do a lspci is get:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Express Processor to DRAM Controller (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev d3)
00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1e.3 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FBM (ICH6M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 03)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) IDE Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
06:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
06:06.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection (rev 05)
06:09.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCIxx21/x515 Cardbus Controller
06:09.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
06:09.3 Mass storage controller: Texas Instruments PCIxx21 Integrated FlashMedia Controller
06:09.4 Generic system peripheral [0805]: Texas Instruments PCI6411/6421/6611/6621/7411/7421/7611/7621 Secure Digital Controller

I've run netconfig but it doesn't seem to set up the network correctly. What else could be wrong?
 
Old 06-10-2007, 06:33 AM   #5
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netconfig will not help at this point, because even if the device has been detected by the kernel and the module has been loaded, you would still need to configure it against an AP before you could attempt to actually configure TCP/IP on the interface.

But we still do not know if the kernel has loaded the module for your hardware. You can check what modules have been loaded with "lsmod", but a quick way to tell if it is up and working is to look at the output of "iwconfig". If iwconfig says none of your interfaces have wireless extensions, then the kernel is not loading the module for it.
 
Old 06-11-2007, 01:41 AM   #6
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There's a lot of stuff there by Intel ...

anyway, according to this:
http://linux-wless.passys.nl/query_p...randname=Intel

You may need these drivers:
http://ipw2200.sourceforge.net/

If they aren't already built into the kernel or as modules.
 
  


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