FC3 wireless support on IPW2200 Tecra M2
Christopher J. Bottaro
cjbottaro at alumni.cs.utexas.edu
Tue Mar 15 05:50:30 UTC 2005
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Scot L. Harris wrote:
> Been fighting this problem off and on for the past month or two.
> FC3 system running 770 kernel on a Tecra M2 laptop with the 2200BG
> centrino wireless chip set.
> Loaded the firware package and have been able to get the system to
> recognize the wireless hardware. Configuration of the wireless seems to
> work, can set the essid and wep key as well as the channel info.
Heh, I think we have very similar laptops (we also share the problem of not
being able to turn on dma mode for our CD/DVD drive). Anyways, I don't
know if this is the same as what you are experiencing, but I had problems
with the IPW2200 drivers. Here's what I found out and my simple solution
to my problems...
Stock FC3 kernel doesn't come with ipw2200 modules. I upgraded to latest
kernel (770 I think?) via yum. That kernel _does_ come with ipw2200
modules, but they wouldn't work with the firmware from freshrpms nor from
the ipw2200.sourceforge.net site. So I deleted all the modules, installed
ipw2200 from scratch and installed the firmware from the sourceforge site
into /lib/firmware/. Then all was well for me.
The following is taken from
Beginning with the FC3 update kernel 2.6.9-1.724, the ieee80211, ipw2100,
and ipw2200 modules are included. If you remove the kernel installation,
# cd /lib/modules/2.6.10-1.741_FC3/kernel/drivers/net/wireless
# rm -rf ieee80211 ipw2100 ipw2200
you can install [ipw2200 from source].
Hope that helps.
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