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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:21 pm    Post subject: [Kernel] ipw2200 wireless network card (solved) Reply with quote

Hi,

I emerged from inconvenient 3.6.1-gentoo kernel, which is the one currently works with all drivers of my laptop Dell Inspiron 1300, successive versions no longer include the ipw2200 wireless network for my card.

I can not find the option to activate or add and so update to version 3.6.6-gentoo.

Until now I've searched the forums but apparently no one else has this problem arisen.

I would appreciate if someone can help me solve the problem.

Grateful to your kind comments
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's still in there

Code:

hplaptop ~ # cd /usr/src/linux-3.6.6-gentoo/
hplaptop linux-3.6.6-gentoo # grep 2200 .config
# CONFIG_IPW2200 is not set


a few tricks that may help:

*when in menuconfig, hit the / (forward slash) to search, and key in the symbol name (e.g. CONFIG_IPW2200)
*some of the wireless drivers require WIRELESS_EXT/WEXT be enabled in order for them to even show up in menuconfig. I don't recall offhand, but, sometimes those symbols for wireless extensions cannot be enabled directly (are hidden), so you have to enable CONFIG_HOSTAP, which quietly enables them. I think, however, that in the case of IPW2200, this does not apply. You need only make sure CFG80211 and CFG80211_WEXT are enabled, then IPW2200 will become visible

That should get you started more or less.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cach0rr0 wrote:
it's still in there

Code:

hplaptop ~ # cd /usr/src/linux-3.6.6-gentoo/
hplaptop linux-3.6.6-gentoo # grep 2200 .config
# CONFIG_IPW2200 is not set


a few tricks that may help:

*when in menuconfig, hit the / (forward slash) to search, and key in the symbol name (e.g. CONFIG_IPW2200)
*some of the wireless drivers require WIRELESS_EXT/WEXT be enabled in order for them to even show up in menuconfig. I don't recall offhand, but, sometimes those symbols for wireless extensions cannot be enabled directly (are hidden), so you have to enable CONFIG_HOSTAP, which quietly enables them. I think, however, that in the case of IPW2200, this does not apply. You need only make sure CFG80211 and CFG80211_WEXT are enabled, then IPW2200 will become visible

That should get you started more or less.


Thanked precisely needed enabled
Code:
Networking suport / wireless/cfg80211 wireless extensions compatibility


With that this solved the problem

Thanks again
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