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Phil Armstrong 03-22-2006 09:30 AM

Wireless Network Connection

Yesterday I installed Fedora Core 5 onto my laptop with dual boot and Windows XP.

How is it possible to connect linux to our house network and therefore the internet?

Any help would be appreciated?



i realise this is a bit vague. when i get home in an hour or two I'll give details of the card I'm using etc...

2Gnu 03-22-2006 09:57 AM

Also take a look in the wireless networking forum. It's very likely that others have made your card to work before.

Phil Armstrong 03-23-2006 09:46 AM

I found this link in the wireless forum:
which seems to be the best way of doing it from what I've seen, however I'm not sure which files I need to download for it.

/sbin/lspci | grep -i wireless
gives the result:
03:03.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG (rev 05)

rpm -q kernel

can anyone help?

2Gnu 03-23-2006 10:15 AM

You need the ipw2200 driver. It's probably compiled into the Fedora kernel already.

sirkware 03-24-2006 04:29 AM

I made my wireless work using the generic wireless driver from fedora. Ipw2200 doesnt work for me. Im using IBM T43 laptop with Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG card. You can also try it if ipw2200 does not work for you. You can also try ndiswrapper if it still does not work.

nx5000 03-24-2006 07:09 AM


dmesg | grep -i ipw2200
for some more info

Did you put the firmware?
You have to get the corresponding firmware with the driver version you get from dmesg.
Then in the archive you find a documentation which tells you where to put the firmware.


rmmod ipw2200
modprobe ipw2200

check with

tail /var/log/message
and then with


2.6.16 corrects a lot of things for this card in case you have problems, like kernel panic ;)

Phil Armstrong 03-24-2006 04:49 PM

thanks guys

got it working. i used yum in the end after learning how to use that. works fantastically.

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