Re: Intel PRO/Wireless 2200/2915 firmware on FC5

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On Sun, 18 Jun 2006, Gregory P. Ennis wrote:

On Sun, 2006-06-18 at 00:49 -0400, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
On Sat, 17 Jun 2006, Gregory P. Ennis wrote:

On Wed, 2006-06-07 at 15:00 -0400, Lucas Brasilino wrote:
Hi Dave:

I know theres actually two threads about wireless support
on FC5, but I didn't start reading it from beginning.

Why not IntelPRO 2200BG/2915ABG firmware was packaged into kernel rpm,
or something like it? Due licensing issues?
Yes. There's a problem with redistribution rights.
Ok, but a note at 'Release Notes' about it should be nice but not
just `Support for wireless cards Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2100 and
2200 has been added.'.
Another thing, I think 'ipw2200' module should not be loaded if firmware
is not present...


I just put FC5 on an HP laptop with an IntelPRO 2200BG and can not get
it to work either.  Does the firmware have to be obtained from Intel?
Is there a way to make the wireless network active?
Install ipw2200-firmware-3.0-1.lvn5 from rpm.livna.org.

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 		Matthew Saltzman
Matthew,

Thanks for the information!!!!  Guess I should have found that in the
thread, but missed it somehow when I read the messages.  I have
installed ipw2200 and am now able to see some wireless networks, but am
still having trouble connecting.  I have been able to connect to them
using windows so I know they are allowing connections.

I have an HP Pavillion Entertainment Notebook that has a wireless toggle
switch that I suspect might be the "Radio Frequency Kill Switch" as part
of the top row of buttons.  The switched worked when windows was
installed, but now with FC5 installed it is not recognized; I did not
set up a dual boot machine.  dmesg listing includes the following error:

ipw2200: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
ipw2200: Radio Frequency Kill Switch is On:
Kill switch must be turned off for wireless networking to work.

I have done a google search on this subject but have not yet found an
answer.  Using iwlist eth1 scan I can see the wireless networks so I
think my wireless card is partially working.

Would appreciate help.
My Thinkpad doesn't have a switch, so I'm not sure what to suggest (other
than make sure the kill switch is off). There's good information at
http://www.ces.clemson.edu/linux/, but the author has a Thinkpad as well,
so some of it may be TP specific.
Thanks!

Greg



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		Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu
http://www.math.clemson.edu/~mjs


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