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Old 06-16-2007, 01:47 PM   #1
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Cool Configure ipw2200 wireless card

Hi all, Am having a problem installing my intel wireless card in my debian distro. I have downloaded the firmware when trying to install this is the error i get

mike@mikey:/root/ipw2200-1.1.0$ sudo make

ERROR: ieee80211.h not found in '/lib/modules/2.6.18-4-686/include'.

You need to install the ieee80211 subsystem from
and point this build to the location where you installed those sources, eg.:

% make IEEE80211_INC=/usr/src/ieee80211/

will look for ieee80211.h in /usr/src/ieee80211/net/

make: *** [check_inc] Error 1

Please help
Old 06-16-2007, 03:03 PM   #2
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download the file as per the link. either put it in the directory it looks for it in, or add the line as it shows to point to where you have installed it.

... i think...
Old 06-16-2007, 04:32 PM   #3
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First of all, if you are using Debian Etch, you do not need to compile and install both ieee802.11 or ipw2200 driver as they are included with the kernel. All you need is the firmware version 3 from here. The file is a .gz file, I gunzipped it and it only produced one file, because it wouldn't work, I eventually un-tared it and got four files, three of them with .fw extension, copy those three or four files to /lib/firmware (not the folder they are in), and re-boot. That's all you need to do, you might want to try this command to unpack it properly the first time instead of fighting like I did:
tar zxvf ipw2200-fw-3.0.gz

Last edited by Junior Hacker; 06-16-2007 at 04:52 PM.
Old 06-16-2007, 06:28 PM   #4
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Thanx it worked. Kudos now i can smile


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