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Old 07-16-2004, 05:19 PM   #1
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IPW2100 Driver Problem


I just installed Fedora Core 2, and I was trying to get my wireless card working on my Dell 600m laptop. I followed the ipw2100 mini-HOWTO found at http://jrblevin.freeshell.org/linux/ipw2100 verbatim. I saw that I was getting alot of errors while following, but I thought maybe I could follow through anyway, and get it working. I guess I was wrong. Does anyone have a simpler tutorial that I can follow to do this? Here is some information about my installation:


When I try to make ipw2100, I get this:

[root@mobile ipw2100-0.49]# make
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.5-1.358/build SUBDIRS=/usr/src/ipw2100-0.49 MODVERDIR=/usr/src/ipw2100-0.49 modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/lib/modules/2.6.5-1.358/build'
CC [M] /usr/src/ipw2100-0.49/ieee80211_module.o
/usr/src/ipw2100-0.49/ieee80211_module.c:54:24: ieee802_11.h: No such file or directory
In file included from /usr/src/ipw2100-0.49/ieee80211_module.c:55:
/usr/src/ipw2100-0.49/ieee80211.h:48:24: ieee802_11.h: No such file or directoryIn file included from /usr/src/ipw2100-0.49/ieee80211_module.c:55:
/usr/src/ipw2100-0.49/ieee80211.h: In function `ieee80211_get_hdrlen':
/usr/src/ipw2100-0.49/ieee80211.h:407: error: `IEEE802_11_FCTL_FTYPE' undeclared (first use in this function)
/usr/src/ipw2100-0.49/ieee80211.h:407: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
/usr/src/ipw2100-0.49/ieee80211.h:407: error: for each function it appears in.)
/usr/src/ipw2100-0.49/ieee80211.h:408: error: `IEEE802_11_FTYPE_DATA' undeclared (first use in this function)
/usr/src/ipw2100-0.49/ieee80211.h:409: error: `IEEE802_11_FCTL_FROMDS' undeclared (first use in this function)
/usr/src/ipw2100-0.49/ieee80211.h:409: error: `IEEE802_11_FCTL_TODS' undeclared (first use in this function)
/usr/src/ipw2100-0.49/ieee80211.h:412: error: `IEEE802_11_FTYPE_CTL' undeclared (first use in this function)
/usr/src/ipw2100-0.49/ieee80211.h:413: error: `IEEE802_11_FCTL_STYPE' undeclared (first use in this function)
/usr/src/ipw2100-0.49/ieee80211.h:414: error: `IEEE802_11_STYPE_CTS' undeclared (first use in this function)
/usr/src/ipw2100-0.49/ieee80211.h:415: error: `IEEE802_11_STYPE_ACK' undeclared (first use in this function)
make[2]: *** [/usr/src/ipw2100-0.49/ieee80211_module.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [/usr/src/ipw2100-0.49] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/lib/modules/2.6.5-1.358/build'
make: *** [modules] Error 2

When I try to make HOSTAP I get the following:

[root@mobile ipw2100-0.49]# make HOSTAP=/usr/src/hostap-driver-0.1.3
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.5-1.358/build SUBDIRS=/usr/src/ipw2100-0.49 MODVERDIR=/usr/src/ipw2100-0.49 modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/lib/modules/2.6.5-1.358/build'
CC [M] /usr/src/ipw2100-0.49/ieee80211_module.o
/usr/src/ipw2100-0.49/ieee80211_module.c:54:24: ieee802_11.h: No such file or directory
In file included from /usr/src/ipw2100-0.49/ieee80211_module.c:55:
/usr/src/ipw2100-0.49/ieee80211.h:48:24: ieee802_11.h: No such file or directoryIn file included from /usr/src/ipw2100-0.49/ieee80211_module.c:55:
/usr/src/ipw2100-0.49/ieee80211.h: In function `ieee80211_get_hdrlen':
/usr/src/ipw2100-0.49/ieee80211.h:407: error: `IEEE802_11_FCTL_FTYPE' undeclared (first use in this function)
/usr/src/ipw2100-0.49/ieee80211.h:407: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
/usr/src/ipw2100-0.49/ieee80211.h:407: error: for each function it appears in.)
/usr/src/ipw2100-0.49/ieee80211.h:408: error: `IEEE802_11_FTYPE_DATA' undeclared (first use in this function)
/usr/src/ipw2100-0.49/ieee80211.h:409: error: `IEEE802_11_FCTL_FROMDS' undeclared (first use in this function)
/usr/src/ipw2100-0.49/ieee80211.h:409: error: `IEEE802_11_FCTL_TODS' undeclared (first use in this function)
/usr/src/ipw2100-0.49/ieee80211.h:412: error: `IEEE802_11_FTYPE_CTL' undeclared (first use in this function)
/usr/src/ipw2100-0.49/ieee80211.h:413: error: `IEEE802_11_FCTL_STYPE' undeclared (first use in this function)
/usr/src/ipw2100-0.49/ieee80211.h:414: error: `IEEE802_11_STYPE_CTS' undeclared (first use in this function)
/usr/src/ipw2100-0.49/ieee80211.h:415: error: `IEEE802_11_STYPE_ACK' undeclared (first use in this function)
make[2]: *** [/usr/src/ipw2100-0.49/ieee80211_module.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [/usr/src/ipw2100-0.49] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/lib/modules/2.6.5-1.358/build'
make: *** [modules] Error 2

Any ideas what is wrong?

Running Fedora Core 2, with a fresh installation.
 
Old 07-16-2004, 08:23 PM   #2
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Did you goto http://ipw2100.sf.net ?
I used the RPMS from http://atrpms.net/dist/fc2 and got
the ipw2100 to work on my Dell Inspiron8600.
The Rpms I downloaded were :

atrpms.i385.rpm
hostapd.at.i386.rpm
hostap-driver.at.i386.rpm
hostap-utils.at.i386.rpm
ipw2100.i386.at.rpm
ipw2100-firmware.at.noarch.rpm
kernel-module-hostap.at.i386.rpm (For the kernel version you are using)
kernel-module-ipw2100.at.i386.rpm (For the kernel version you are using)

/sbin/lsmod the three modules that must load, is:
ipw2100
hostap
hostap_crypt_wep

A lot of people have been trying to compile with no luck.
Another problem you will run if you use ID authenication with a AP modem.
Here is a copy of my /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1 .

# Intel Corp.|PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mini PCI Adapter
DEVICE=eth1
ONBOOT=yes
BOOTPROTO=dhcp
NETMASK=
DHCP_HOSTNAME=mickey
IPADDR=
DOMAIN=
HWADDR=00:04:23:99:06:48
USERCTL=no
PEERDNS=yes
GATEWAY=
TYPE=Wireless
IPV6INIT=no
ESSID=2WIRE783
CHANNEL=6
MODE=Auto
RATE=Auto
IWCONFIG="key open 8950431075"
 
Old 07-17-2004, 01:09 PM   #3
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Im giving it another try. I just downloaded all of these files:

atrpms.i385.rpm
hostapd.at.i386.rpm
hostap-driver.at.i386.rpm
hostap-utils.at.i386.rpm
ipw2100.i386.at.rpm
ipw2100-firmware.at.noarch.rpm
kernel-module-hostap.at.i386.rpm (For the kernel version you are using)
kernel-module-ipw2100.at.i386.rpm (For the kernel version you are using)

Now what do I do with them? I know I must have to install them via the rpm command, but Im unsure what parameters I should pass. Also, should I install them in this order? Or a different specific order? Are there any other actions I should perform during this installation, other than just rpming all of the packages? Thank you very much for all of your help so far.
 
Old 07-17-2004, 01:40 PM   #4
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Just be sure that you do have the correct kernel-modules for your kernel.
Put all the files in one directory, do SU and passwd and cd to that directory.

Do a : rpm -ivh *.rpm

I did have to do: rpm -ivh --force *.rpm one time.
You shouldn't have any dependency problems, I did not.
If you have any problems just email.

Jim Tate

Last edited by mickeyboa; 07-17-2004 at 01:49 PM.
 
Old 07-17-2004, 01:50 PM   #5
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I got 2 failed dependencies:

[root@mobile wireless]# ls
atrpms-56-1.rhfc2.at.i386.rpm
hostapd-0.1.3-1.rhfc2.at.i386.rpm
hostap-driver-0.1.3-4.rhfc2.at.i386.rpm
hostap-utils-0.1.3-2.rhfc2.at.i386.rpm
ipw2100-0.49-12.rhfc2.at.i386.rpm
ipw2100-firmware-1.1-2.at.noarch.rpm
kernel-module-hostap-2.6.7-1.456_4.rhfc2.atsmp-0.1.3-4.rhfc2.at.i686.rpm
kernel-module-ipw2100-2.6.7-1.456_4.rhfc2.at-0.49-12.rhfc2.at.i686.rpm
[root@mobile wireless]# rpm -ivh *.rpm
warning: atrpms-56-1.rhfc2.at.i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 66534c2berror: Failed dependencies:
/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.7-1.456_4.rhfc2.atsmp is needed by kernel-module-hostap-2.6.7-1.456_4.rhfc2.atsmp-0.1.3-4.rhfc2.at
kernel-smp = 2.6.7-1.456_4.rhfc2.at is needed by kernel-module-hostap-2.6.7-1.456_4.rhfc2.atsmp-0.1.3-4.rhfc2.at
[root@mobile wireless]#
 
Old 07-17-2004, 02:06 PM   #6
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Is your dell 600m a dual Cpu's?
Those kernel-modules-smp is for a dual CPU's
 
Old 07-17-2004, 02:08 PM   #7
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No, its not dual CPU. I just redownloaded the correct module, and it seemed to work a bit better. However, Im not sure if it was successful or not. Here is the output from the command this time:

[root@mobile wireless]# rpm -ivh *.rpm
warning: atrpms-56-1.rhfc2.at.i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 66534c2bPreparing... ########################################### [100%]
1:atrpms ########################################### [ 13%]
2:kernel-module-hostap-2.########################################### [ 25%]
3:ipw2100-firmware ########################################### [ 38%]
4:kernel-module-ipw2100-2########################################### [ 50%]
5:hostapd ########################################### [ 63%]
6:hostap-driver ########################################### [ 75%]
7:hostap-utils ########################################### [ 88%]
8:ipw2100 ########################################### [100%]
[root@mobile wireless]#


After that point, it was done, but it looked to me like it didnt finish installing all of the parts.. some were still not even halfway done when it dropped me back to the shell?


EDIT:

Also, here is the new output of lsmod:

[root@mobile root]# lsmod
Module Size Used by
snd_mixer_oss 13824 2
snd_intel8x0 26280 3
snd_ac97_codec 50436 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_pcm 68872 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_timer 17156 1 snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc 7940 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
gameport 3328 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_mpu401_uart 4864 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_rawmidi 17184 1 snd_mpu401_uart
snd_seq_device 6152 1 snd_rawmidi
snd 38372 10 snd_mixer_oss,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_devi ce
soundcore 6112 3 snd
parport_pc 19392 1
lp 8236 0
parport 29640 2 parport_pc,lp
autofs4 10624 0
ds 12292 4
yenta_socket 15104 1
pcmcia_core 46792 2 ds,yenta_socket
sunrpc 101064 1
tg3 62596 0
ipt_REJECT 4736 1
ipt_state 1536 1
ip_conntrack 24968 1 ipt_state
iptable_filter 2048 1
ip_tables 13440 3 ipt_REJECT,ipt_state,iptable_filter
sg 27552 0
scsi_mod 91344 1 sg
microcode 4768 0
radeon 92464 2
ipv6 184288 8
ext3 102376 3
jbd 40216 1 ext3
dm_mod 33184 0
joydev 6976 0
uhci_hcd 23708 0
ehci_hcd 21896 0
button 4504 0
battery 6924 0
asus_acpi 8472 0
ac 3340 0


Also, I cant seem to add any of the modules.. it seems as though the installation was unsuccessful...

[root@mobile root]# modprobe ipw2100
FATAL: Module ipw2100 not found.
[root@mobile root]# modprobe hostap
FATAL: Module hostap not found.
[root@mobile root]# modprobe hostap_crypt_wep
FATAL: Module hostap_crypt_wep not found.

Last edited by Corallis; 07-17-2004 at 02:18 PM.
 
Old 07-17-2004, 02:19 PM   #8
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Then you are going you accidently downloaded the wrong kernel-modules.
Go back and get the two that don't say smp. just be sure they are for your kernel version.
 
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Yeah, I fixed that, check out my last post.
 
Old 07-17-2004, 02:27 PM   #10
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do a rpm -ivh --force kernel-module ,on each of the ipw2100 and hostap kernel-modules.
Reboot you laptop and check to see if three modules loaded.
 
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Just did a "rpm -ivh --force" on both of these files:
kernel-module-hostap-2.6.7-1.456_4.rhfc2.at-0.1.3-4.rhfc2.at.i686.rpm
kernel-module-ipw2100-2.6.7-1.456_4.rhfc2.at-0.49-12.rhfc2.at.i686.rpm

Im rebooting now... Ill edit when I find out if they loaded.

EDIT: No new modules are loaded. I cant even modprobe them in either.

EDIT 2:

Also, I tried to go back into the directory containing all of the rpms, and I did "rpm -ivh *.rpm" and it gave me this:

[root@mobile wireless]# rpm -ivh *.rpm
warning: atrpms-56-1.rhfc2.at.i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 66534c2bPreparing... ########################################### [100%]
package atrpms-56-1.rhfc2.at is already installed
package kernel-module-hostap-2.6.7-1.456_4.rhfc2.at-0.1.3-4.rhfc2.at is already installed
package ipw2100-firmware-1.1-2.at is already installed
package kernel-module-ipw2100-2.6.7-1.456_4.rhfc2.at-0.49-12.rhfc2.at is already installed
package hostapd-0.1.3-1.rhfc2.at is already installed
package hostap-driver-0.1.3-4.rhfc2.at is already installed
package hostap-utils-0.1.3-2.rhfc2.at is already installed
package ipw2100-0.49-12.rhfc2.at is already installed


They are all already installed... but why arent they working?

Last edited by Corallis; 07-17-2004 at 02:51 PM.
 
Old 07-17-2004, 03:11 PM   #12
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I got it sort of working now. I redid a --force rpm on all of the rpms, not just the kernel ones, and that seemed to go well. I rebooted, and the modules werent loaded, but now I am able to modprobe ipw2100, hostap, and hostap_crypt_wep. Then when I lsmod, they all show up. I guess that part is working. Now I just need to figure out how to get them to automatically load at boot time, and then I need to figure out how to configure my wireless connection...
 
Old 07-17-2004, 03:22 PM   #13
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Do a rpm -q on the following rpm's
atrpms
hostapd
hostap-utils
hostap-driver
ipw2100
ipw2100-firmware
kernel-module-hostap #these last two files may say not installed, but if you did
kernel-modules-ipw2100 # a rpm -ivh --force on both of them they most likely
#are installed. they show not installed on my laptop,but
#they would have to be , before the ipw2100 wireless to
#work and mine works ,great
# What is critical is that they are of the same kernel version
#that linux is running.

the ipw2100 , ipw2100-0.46_3-7.rhfc2.at.i386.rpm is what is loaded on my laptop,
I think the latest is ipw2100-0.47 or 48 .
If everything I have listed above is installed I can't imagine why the three modules
do not load.

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Old 07-17-2004, 03:42 PM   #14
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be sure there is a line in your /etc/modprobe.conf as:

alias eth1 ipw2100 # the eth1 is on my laptop, yours could be eth0,wlan0 .

Do the network setup in /menu/system settings/network and be sure you set
wireles to run at bootup.
And check your setting in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1 and compare with mine.
Do you know your AP hostname "ESSID" and if you need to use a encrypt-authenication
with your AP which is the last line in my /ifcfg-eth1.
Also if you have a network nic eth0 be sure it's shutoff at bootup

LOL
Jim

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Old 07-17-2004, 11:47 PM   #15
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Quote:
be sure there is a line in your /etc/modprobe.conf as:

alias eth1 ipw2100 # the eth1 is on my laptop, yours could be eth0,wlan0 .

Do the network setup in /menu/system settings/network and be sure you set
wireles to run at bootup.
And check your setting in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1 and compare with mine.
Do you know your AP hostname "ESSID" and if you need to use a encrypt-authenication
with your AP which is the last line in my /ifcfg-eth1.
Also if you have a network nic eth0 be sure it's shutoff at bootup
I added the alias thing to my modprobe.conf.

Next, I tried to run the menu -> system settings -> network application, and it didnt work. I clicked on "new", then chose wireless connection, and my device isnt listed. Its listed under ethernet only. So I tried configuring it that way, and it told me the device couldnt be found.

Next, when I tried to edit my ifcfg-eth1 file, I realized I didnt even have one.

As for the rpm -q thing that was suggested, it said I had everything but the kernel modules. At least now Ive got all the modules loading auotmatically at boot time, but Im still far from being done...
 
  


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