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Old 10-21-2007, 08:48 PM   #1
jaylill
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fefora 7 and Intel ipw2200 wireless card


I recently upgraded to fedora 7 and i am having trouble with my wireless network card. I am running an intel ipw2200 integrated card. The card shows up in the network configuration, however it is not active. when I activate it I get the following message

Code:
rror for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :
    SET failed on device eth1 ; Invalid argument.

Determining IP information for eth1... failed; no link present.  Check cable?
I have downloaded the driver from intel. I think it is installed properly. The instructions are very unclear, and just seem to keep refering you from one read me to another.

Thanks in advance,

-J
 
Old 10-31-2007, 07:17 PM   #2
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Question Exactly the same...

Hello everybody !

I also have an Fujitsu Siemens AMILO laptop, just installed Fedora 7 and trying to get wifi working.

Intel 2200BG card is seen by the system but each time I try to activate it I get this error (Check cable).

I tried to install rfswitch but did not get much out of it. What am I supposed to do after the modprobe ? How can I be sure the wifi is ON ?

After I tried also to install the firmware but it appeared that it was already installed which makes sense as I already can see the card.

Now I run out of idea and out of already answered questions... (most of them concern FC4 or 5)

Can anybody help ?

Thanks a lot !
Laurent
 
Old 11-01-2007, 07:43 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jaylill View Post
I recently upgraded to fedora 7 and i am having trouble with my wireless network card. I am running an intel ipw2200 integrated card. The card shows up in the network configuration, however it is not active. when I activate it I get the following message

Code:
rror for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :
    SET failed on device eth1 ; Invalid argument.

Determining IP information for eth1... failed; no link present.  Check cable?
I have downloaded the driver from intel. I think it is installed properly. The instructions are very unclear, and just seem to keep refering you from one read me to another.

Thanks in advance,

-J
You need to get the firmware for that card to work and copy it to /lib/firmware. See these:
http://wiki.zenwalk.org/index.php?title=Intel_ipw2200bg
http://ipw2200.sourceforge.net/firmware.php?fid=7
 
Old 11-01-2007, 12:09 PM   #4
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Hello !

Thanks for the quick reply !

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Originally Posted by tommcd View Post
You need to get the firmware for that card to work and copy it to /lib/firmware. See these:
http://wiki.zenwalk.org/index.php?title=Intel_ipw2200bg
http://ipw2200.sourceforge.net/firmware.php?fid=7
I did that but... the firmware is already present in my fedora 7 installation. Exactly the same files, same version, same date... (I checked again)

On my system it appears that even at boot time, the eth1 init corresponding to the wireless lan fails. The error is exactly the same at that point.


Here is some information about my system...

[root@localhost ~]# lsmod
ipw2200 141449 0
ieee80211 35081 1 ipw2200
ieee80211_crypt 10049 1 ieee80211


[root@localhost ~]# ifconfig eth1
eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0E:35:6A:29:81
BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:86406 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:3763 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:1
collisions:0 lg file transmission:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Interruption:11 Adresse de base:0x4000 Mémoire:ffdfd000-ffdfdfff

[root@localhost ~]# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

eth1 unassociated ESSID: off/any Nickname:"localhost.localdomain"
Mode:Managed Channel=0 Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate: 0 kb/s Tx-Power=20 dBm Sensitivity=8/0
Retry limit: 7 RTS thr: off Fragment thr: off
Encryption key: off
Power Management: off
Link Quality: 0 Signal level: 0 Noise level: 0
Rx invalid nwid: 0 Rx invalid crypt: 0 Rx invalid frag: 0
Tx excessive retries: 0 Invalid misc: 0 Missed beacon: 0



Regarding iwconfig result, I would say my wireless card is OFF... Could it be simply that ?? (I already tried to use rfswitch but unsuccessfully...)
How can I check ??

One last thing, I tried the ethernet cable connection and it worked fine... so no network issue. Also, the WLAN works fine when using Windows XP, so my card is ok.

Regards,
Laurent
 
Old 11-02-2007, 04:17 AM   #5
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I am not familiar with Fedora or the ipw2200 card. I just know that you need that firmware for it. Is your network encrypted? Perhaps try "iwlist eth1 scan" (or scanning) to see if it finds your ap. I assume eth1 is your wireless and eth0 is wired. Is that correct?
 
Old 11-04-2007, 04:48 PM   #6
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making some progress

OK,
I need to know how to install the kernel source packages. I need to do this because I need to install the ieee80211 subsystem on my machine. I am running fedora 7

thanks,

-Jay
 
Old 11-05-2007, 02:30 PM   #7
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Partial solution...

Hello !

Just to come back with a partial solution to the issue...
With Fedora 7, the correct packages for ipw2200 seem to be present and installation is ok (at least on my side).

I didn't manage to get an IP adress because my network was protected by a WPA key. To cope with that you need wpa_supplicant.

If it is your case, check that you can list the available networks by doing iwlist eth1 scan . If yes you should be able to connect... Simply check that you can log to a WEP protected network...

Now I try to use wpa_supplicant but did not manage to get it working up to now. Its integration into my system is not ok...

Hope this helps...
 
  


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