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stunirvana21
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:14 am    Post subject: [Solved] Trouble With ipw2200 Driver Reply with quote

I don't have much experience with wireless cards but I am trying to get a Intel 2200BGN wireless card working. I have the module loaded but I don't see the interface when I do a iwconfig or lspci -v. I must be missing something simple. I tried toggling the wireless card switch and I still didn't see the interface. Any ideas?

Various information:
lsmod | grep ipw
kernel config -- I used genkernel
dmesg | grep ipw
lspci -v

Thanks


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that info taken from inside your gentoo install or from running the livecd/another install? I ask because your lspci -v shows iwlwifi loaded?

Also, have you installed the relevant firmware - sys-firmware/iwl2000-ucode or sys-kernel/linux-firmware?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nemectic wrote:
Is that info taken from inside your gentoo install or from running the livecd/another install? I ask because your lspci -v shows iwlwifi loaded?

Also, have you installed the relevant firmware - sys-firmware/iwl2000-ucode or sys-kernel/linux-firmware?


That is from inside my install. Should iwlwifi not be loaded?

I have sys-firmware/ipw2200-firmware installed.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, it should be loaded.

What's the output of

Code:
ifconfig -a


Also, you want to install net-wireless/iw instead of net-wireless/wireless-tools, then please post the output of

Code:
iw dev
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nemectic wrote:


What's the output of

Code:
ifconfig -a


Code:

enp1s0: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
        inet 192.168.1.202  netmask 255.255.255.0  broadcast 192.168.1.255
        inet6 fe80::ba88:e3ff:fe15:6682  prefixlen 64  scopeid 0x20<link>
        ether b8:88:e3:15:66:82  txqueuelen 1000  (Ethernet)
        RX packets 117  bytes 90461 (88.3 KiB)
        RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
        TX packets 93  bytes 7205 (7.0 KiB)
        TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0

lo: flags=73<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING>  mtu 65536
        inet 127.0.0.1  netmask 255.0.0.0
        inet6 ::1  prefixlen 128  scopeid 0x10<host>
        loop  txqueuelen 0  (Local Loopback)
        RX packets 88  bytes 7088 (6.9 KiB)
        RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
        TX packets 88  bytes 7088 (6.9 KiB)
        TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0

nemectic wrote:


Also, you want to install net-wireless/iw instead of net-wireless/wireless-tools, then please post the output of

Code:
iw dev


Nothing is returned. I didn't remove net-wireless/wireless-tools since it is a dependency of another package. Do I need to remove it or can both coexist?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ipw2200 = "Intel Pro Wireless 2200", but you have "Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 2200". Not the same thing. One is almost ten years old and shipped with Pentium-M machines, the other is fairly new. iwlwifi is the right driver for you, and the required firmware is in the linux-firmware package.

Also, if you intend to use iwconfig/iwlist and wpa_supplicant with -Dwext, don't forget to activate wext compatibility in the kernel. Or use iw and wpa_supplicant with -Dnl80211
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gusar wrote:
ipw2200 = "Intel Pro Wireless 2200", but you have "Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 2200". Not the same thing. One is almost ten years old and shipped with Pentium-M machines, the other is fairly new. iwlwifi is the right driver for you, and the required firmware is in the linux-firmware package.

Also, if you intend to use iwconfig/iwlist and wpa_supplicant with -Dwext, don't forget to activate wext compatibility in the kernel. Or use iw and wpa_supplicant with -Dnl80211


Well it helps when I try to install the correct firmware. :oops:

Thanks.
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