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Old 09-05-2008, 02:20 PM   #1
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dell wireless support

hi all
i have laptop dell inspiron 6000 with Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG and ethernet network cards.
after installing RHEL4 (Kernel 2.6.9), i couldn't connect to the wireless router (us robotics). however, i can connect to the internet using cable.

in the network section both cards are activated and have OK status sometimes i receive the message "siocgifflags error: no such device"
or hang when i try to browse and give not connected message.

i tried all search and guides i can... couldn't find solution

have this issue solved before or anyone can give me some tips to connect the wireless.

thank you very much

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Old 09-06-2008, 07:20 AM   #2
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Linux drivers for intel 2200 series cards.

You main problem is that your distro is well out of date.
You should really update your kernel, at the least. You can upgrade via up2date on your existing contract (you did register right?) If you prefer to get your support for free, you should really use one of the non-commercial distributions. Practically any of them will have the support you need.
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A modern distro will have the Intel 2200 drivers and firmware in the repositories---no need to get them separately.

If you must have RHEL, at least get the latest version. (Or use CentOS---free clone of RHEL) Otherwise, as Simon says, get any one of the top free distros
Old 09-06-2008, 04:13 PM   #4
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Thank you Simon , pixellany
i'll check it out and follow the steps in the link


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