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Old 11-24-2008, 05:47 AM   #1
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Question Problem running wireless card Intel 2200GB with Debian...!?!

Hello everybody. I would like to thank all of you that you will spend some time here helping me in advance.
Here is the situation:

eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr ***************
inet addr:************ Bcast:************ Mask:
inet6 addr: *********************** Scope:Link
RX packets:14132 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:13193 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:10762447 (10.2 MiB) TX bytes:2366226 (2.2 MiB)

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
RX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:560 (560.0 b) TX bytes:560 (560.0 b)


vaio:/home/user# iwpriv
lo no private ioctls.

eth1 no private ioctls.

eth0 no private ioctls.

sit0 no private ioctls.

vaio:/home/user# uname -a
Linux vaio 2.6.18-6-686 #1 SMP Mon Oct 13 16:13:09 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux

i have positioned firmware at: /lib/firmware
vaio:/lib/firmware/ipw2200-fw-3.0# ls
ipw2200-bss.fw ipw2200-ibss.fw ipw2200-sniffer.fw LICENSE.ipw2200-fw

with lsmod:

snd_pcm_oss 38368 0
snd_mixer_oss 15200 1 snd_pcm_oss
ipw2200 93824 0
snd_pcm 68676 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss
rtc 12372 0
hci_usb 16028 2
joydev 9088 0
snd_timer 20996 1 snd_pcm
i2c_i801 7468 0
ieee80211 29480 1 ipw2200
ieee80211_crypt 5952 1 ieee80211
bluetooth 46020 7 rfcomm,l2cap,hci_usb
snd 47012 6 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer
psmouse 35016 0
pcspkr 3072 0
firmware_class 9600 2 pcmcia,ipw2200
yenta_socket 24460 1
rsrc_nonstatic 11840 1 yenta_socket
pcmcia_core 36852 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
i2c_core 19680 1 i2c_i801
serio_raw 6660 0
soundcore 9248 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 10

modules ieee80211 and ipw2200 are installed.

with dmesg: ( i paste only the relevant parts)

ieee80211_crypt: registered algorithm 'NULL'
ieee80211: 802.11 data/management/control stack, git-1.1.13
ieee80211: Copyright (C) 2004-2005 Intel Corporation <>
ipw2200: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200/2915 Network Driver, 1.1.2kmq
ipw2200: Copyright(c) 2003-2006 Intel Corporation

ipw2200: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
ipw2200: ipw2200-bss.fw request_firmware failed: Reason -2
ipw2200: Unable to load firmware: -2
ipw2200: failed to register network device
ACPI: PCI interrupt for device 0000:06:0b.0 disabled
ipw2200: probe of 0000:06:0b.0 failed with error -5

It seems it cannot find the firmware is that right? Where is looking for it?Should i place it in different folder?

Let me know please what you think.

Last edited by lefteris80; 11-24-2008 at 06:48 AM.
Old 11-24-2008, 06:48 AM   #2
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Yes sorry i just transfered the files to directly to firmware folder and voila the interface appeared as eth2.


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