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Old 02-02-2006, 09:48 AM   #1
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Installing Intel PRO Wireless 2200BG

So, I recently recompiled my kernel to, and saw that it came with a driver for the 2200BG wireless card that's in my laptop. I checked the box during the compile, but now I'm not sure how to proceed. Can someone explain how to install and configure the card for WiFi?
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Well I think the first question is when you "checked the box" did you compile the driver directly into the kernel or as a module? If you compiled it as a module you will have to have it loaded when you boot up your machine. You can run lsmod to see if the module is loaded and/or you could run lspci to see if it picks up your wireless card. If everything is working up to that point then all you have left is wireless network configuration. Tools to do that are dependent on distribution and you didn't mention what distribution you are using so I can't help there. But, if you go to the terminal once the card is installed and type ifconfig you should see your new wireless card interface. If not try iwconfig. I don't have a wireless card in linux so I can't remember the details of getting it working. If you search the forums a little bit on wireless you should be able to find directions on configuring it. I performed a quick search and this is what turned up.

Good luck and let us know if you need anything else.
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I compiled it directly into the kernel, but when I type iwconfig, three devices show up but none are marked wireless.

The card also shows up in lspci, I'll have to check lsmod.
Old 02-02-2006, 02:42 PM   #4
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1) Which Distribution?
2) Just knowing that the driver came with the kernel is not enough.. anything could have gone wrong.
Try this link and follow the steps to install the driver:
Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200BG Driver for Linux
3) Output for lsmod + lspci
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I think you might need the firmware for the driver which you can get from the website.


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