On Sat, 26 Aug 2006, David Perkinson wrote:
Thanks for your suggestion. The version I had installed was 3.0.2. Just to
make sure, I removed it and used the rpm you suggested. After installation,
my /lib/firmware looked like this:
ipw2200-2.4-LICENSE ipw2200-sniffer.fw ipw-2.4-ibss.fw
ipw2200-3.0-LICENSE ipw-2.4-boot.fw ipw-2.4-ibss_ucode.fw
ipw2200-bss.fw ipw-2.4-bss.fw ipw-2.4-sniffer.fw
ipw2200-ibss.fw ipw-2.4-bss_ucode.fw ipw-2.4-sniffer_ucode.fw
After rmmod ipw2200 and modprobe ipw2200, there was no increase in
sensitivity (e.g., I cannot communicate with wireless in the room adjacent
to the router, whereas previously I was able to communicate not only in
adjacent rooms but from much further distances).
So I have reverted to 3.0.2 and the problem remains.
Latest kernel? The driver is tied to the firmware, so if you are still
using a driver version that requires firmware 2.4, having 3.0 won't help.
Also, there are later releases of the driver now than are in any FC
kernel. See http://www.ces.clemson.edu/linux/fc2-ipw2200.shtml for
instructions on updating the driver in place.
Ronald Warsow wrote:
firware has changed to V. 3x
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