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Old 03-08-2005, 08:09 AM   #1
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Exclamation Problems with ipw2200 and MDK 10.1


I have a laptop running MDK 10.1. After looking through several howto's/forums/etc. I did the following trying to get my ipw2200 to work:

1) Download and install kernel source

2) $ su

# mkdir /lib/hotplug/firmware /etc/firmware

# tar zxvf ipw2200-fw-2.2.tgz

# cp *.fw /etc/firmware

# cp *.fw /lib/hotplug/firmware

# urpmi ipw2200-dkms-0.19-1mdk.noarch.rpm

3) Use the KDE configuration tool to configure the connection

4) Edited /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 - since it wanted the MAC address to be loads of zero's.

When I do

# ifup eth1

I get:

grep: /etc/sysconfig/networking/default/ifcfg-*: No such file or directory

interface 'eth1' not found

Determining IP information for eth1.........failed

This is not really strange since there is no 'default' directory in /../../networking. Can anyone help me with this?

Old 03-08-2005, 01:00 PM   #2
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Location: UK/West Yorkshire/Huddersfield
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Why are you editing eth0 but running ifups on eth1? Eth1 should be your wireless interface and eth0 your wired - if you have one. Not sure why the MAC address needs to be all 0's. You only need to deal with the eth1 interface, just make sure your eth0 is down when you are troubleshooting.


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