As I said - I'm not familiar with Ubuntu.
I thougt (and wanted to suggest) to search the repositories for "ready to install" packages which I suppose do exist.
Use the "synaptic" package manager for that.
...a quote from the error message you got:
Ignoring this package. Maybe you need to add something to sources.list, maybe the contrib and non-free archives.
You should take that advice and learn how to do that!
If there really are no such packages you would need to compile yourself.
For this you need the kernel source and
the firmware for the ipw2200 wireless card.
But first you should check whether you already have what you need - the pieces from the kernel-config you posted suggest that.
shows the loaded modules
If it is not loaded try:
this is probably rather:
sudo modprobe ipw2200
and see what you get.
The modules should be there and are probably located at:
...that is the place they are here...
The firmware for the card should be in /lib/firmware/
I don't know the name of the package which includes the needed firmware - I read something about "linux-firmware".
any reason you posted the same - only (of course) without replies - to here:
This is confusing for people who read this thread - as only your posts are there - not the answers in between, which are only here.
Have you searched that forum?
I noticed the rather crappy search interface and took a while to notice that I had to answer a random question before the search would be performed - right under the field for the search term
I found you this (post from martinbaselier - half a page down):
which essentially says: it should be there out of the box!
(except maybe for the firmware - read the thread to the end)