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Old 11-12-2006, 02:43 AM   #1
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Wireless Card Not working FC6

Hello all,

I have a problem with my wireless card... Maybe someone could help me out.

I had FC5 installed before and everything was working fine. Right when I installed FC6 on my XPS M140 laptop my wireless didn't work.

I went into my network settings I'm able to see my wireless card. I have a Intel Corp Pro/Wireless 2200BG Network card.

I'm using NetworkManger & NetworkMangerDisplay. .... Here's why I'm having a problem. I looked in my log message file and get this error message..

Error for wireless request "Set Bit Rate" (8B20) :
SET failed on device eth1 ; Invalid argument.

Determining IP information for eth1... failed; no link present. Check cable?

how can I fix this problem? Has anyone received this error before?

My Spec's below for my laptop...

Dell XPS M140 (Laptop)
Intel® Pentium® M Processor 750 (1.86GHz/2MB Cache/533MHz FSB)
Genuine Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005
1GB Shared DDR2 SDRAM 2 Dimms
100GB 5400rpm Hard Drive
Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 900
Intel Corporation Pro/Wireless 2200BG (rev 05)
Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 03
Old 11-12-2006, 03:38 PM   #2
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Does anyone know the answer to my problem with the BIT Rate?

Cant find a solution on the net yet...
Old 11-12-2006, 03:56 PM   #3
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Is it possible that the driver automatically sets the bitrate and does not allow the user to specify the value.

That is the case with my network card using an ndiswrapper driver.

Not being able to set the bitrate would not stop your driver from loading.

If you have encryption enabled, you should also check your encryption keys to make sure it is set properly.
Old 11-12-2006, 10:32 PM   #4
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Reinstall the firmware for the ipw2200. Put the firmware in /lib/firmware.


It'll work then.
Old 11-12-2006, 11:24 PM   #5
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Thank you both for replying to my post.... But I fricken gave up looking half the day for a solution... Right now I'm reinstall FC6 .... I'm going to try to install the firmware only then see what happens...

I will post my next step in a few hours...

Thanks again.
Old 01-05-2007, 10:19 PM   #6
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I am using FC6 on my compac and I have had the same problem with the wireless card. Thanbks for the insight will give try to install the firmware and see what happens.

Thanks to everyone.


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