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Old 01-19-2005, 03:48 PM   #1
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Post DISCUSSION: Easy intel wireless install

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Old 08-13-2005, 06:27 PM   #2
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still confused

this is what i recieved from my terminal:
warning: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 66534c2b
Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
package is intended for a x86_64 architecture

from inputing this:
[root@localhost Desktop]# rpm -ivh

i am so confused now, where does this leads me, am I almost there?
i have the same 2200BG Intel Pro Wireless, i did not find the specifics ipw you had,
what is the routher admin page that you refer to? (i am just trying to connect wireless at my school's library)
and what is kudzu? ( i am a new user to linux using gnome)

please let me know, thanks for your time.
Old 08-27-2005, 11:50 AM   #3
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Ok I have a fresh install of Fedora Core 4, and I am a complete and total newbie (both myself and my friend whom I am helping). We are trying to get his Intel 2200bg wireless adapter to work. The only way to get files to this computer is to copy them to a cd from another computer. How can we adapt the instructions to get this to work?

We tried:
# modprobe ipw2200
# dmesg | grep ipw
which returns the following:
ipw2200: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200/2915 Network Drive, 1.0.0
ipw2200: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
ipw2200: ipw-2.2-boot.fw load failed: Reason -2
ipw2200: Unable to load firmware:0xFFFFFFFE
ipw2200: failed to register network device
ipw2200: probe of 0000:02:09.0 failed with error -5
What are we doing wrong, and how can we fix this? Please help us! We are sinking fast!
Old 10-17-2005, 11:37 PM   #4
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The laptop contains a Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG 802.11b/g mini-pci adaptor card. It's supported by the ipw2200 driver, which Fedora includes. The driver needs to download some firmware to the card during initialization. Unfortunately, Fedora does not include that firmware. You need to download them from, and unpack the tar file into /lib/firmware.

Watch out! There are multiple versions of the firmware, and you need the right version for the driver in your kernel. Fedora core 4 ships with version 1.0.0 of the driver, which needs the 2.2 version of the firmware. The 2.3 or newer firmware will NOT work.

Once you have the firmware installed in /lib/firmware, unload and reload the ipw2200 module. using the commands;

/sbin/rmmod ipw2200
/sbin/modprobe ipw2200

The iwconfig command should list the adapter as eth1, and it's status.

You may need to create a file /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1, containing:


Once that file exists, /sbin/ifup eth1, should bring up wireless networking.

Now this worked perfectly for me. I believe it will work for you if you follow the instructions. I got this information from and it was created by Doke Scott, 2005.8.12
Old 03-17-2006, 06:44 PM   #5
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I just found the thread finally on how to install... I need some major help on setting up my wireless drivers or something...

I'm a newbie so I'm sorry if I don't explain myself that well.

My Spec's below for my laptop...

Dell XPS M140 (Laptop)
Intel® Pentium® M Processor 750 (1.86GHz/2MB Cache/533MHz FSB)
Genuine Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005
1GB Shared DDR2 SDRAM 2 Dimms
100GB 5400rpm Hard Drive
Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 900
Intel Corporation Pro/Wireless 2200BG (rev 05)

I read that I need to download a couple of things. So far here's what I have... noarch.rpm

My kernel is 2.6.15-1.1833_FC4

Every time I run all the rpms using the command

rpm -ivh *.rpm I get this error message.

error: Failed dependencies:
ieee80211-kdl-2.6.15-1.1833_FC4 >=1.1.6 is needed by i686

Can someone please tell me what I'm doing wrong... All I need from what I'm looking at is one more rpm ... I can't find a rpm for ieee802111 ...

Help please... Been fixing with this problem for 1 week now.




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