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Old 03-20-2009, 02:30 PM   #1
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How do I write a PCMCIA config file for my intel/pro 2200BG wireless card?


I'm completely new to Linux and am currently running Ubuntu from a live CD to try to make it work before I install it properly.

I'm having trouble connecting to my wireless network. It can see my router but it won't connect. I'm working my way through the troubleshooting guide at and I've discovered that I need to add some information to the PCMCIA config file in order for the memory of my card to be read.

The example it gives in the tutorial is:

card ""Atheros Communications, Inc.", "AR5001-0000-0000", "Wireless LAN"
manfid 0x0271, 0x0012
function: 6 (network)
bind "ath_pci"

but I have no idea how that translates to my Intel/pro 2200BG wireless card. Could anyone help explain to me how I should proceed? (a helpful push towards a good tutorial might do the trick. I'm such a novice I don't really know what to search for).

Thanks for your help.

Old 03-20-2009, 05:35 PM   #2
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Hi pogliacomi, Welcome to LQ. What kernel version is your Ubuntu? The output from the following issued in a terminal will tell us this.
uname -r
What did this command return?
sudo pccardctl ident
Good luck. ;-)


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