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  • From: Joseph Loo <jloo@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 18:31:35 -0700
  • Message-id: <443C5877.2080000@xxxxxxx>
Maura Edeweiss Monville wrote:
It looks like the card came with own module "ipw2200" which is in the
/lib/modules/. In fact I get the following:

mauede@linux:~> lsmod
ipw2200 142088 0

This module is known to YAST as well.
We get an IP address but still we cannot connect:

mauede@linux:~> /sbin/ifconfig
eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:12:F0:8D:40:71
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
inet6 addr: fe80::212:f0ff:fe8d:4071/64 Scope:Link
RX packets:14263 errors:0 dropped:7 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:28 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:1262375 (1.2 Mb) TX bytes:4399 (4.2 Kb)
Interrupt:201 Base address:0xe000 Memory:80000000-80000fff

Can someone help?

On Tue, 11 Apr 2006, Jerry Feldman wrote:

On Tuesday 11 April 2006 4:38 pm, Maura Edeweiss Monville wrote:
My laptop has got the following wire and wireless cards:

CLEVO/KAPOK RTL-8169 Gigabit Ethernet
Configured with DHCP.
Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG MiniPCI Adapter
Configured with DHCP.

We could successfully connect to the wire network although we were not
successful with the wireless connection here at FNAL.
Since all laptops running Windows can easily use the wireless network in
here, we are wondering whether we are missing some parameters setup in
the card configuration procedure.
Please, can someone help with that ?
Some of the wireless cards do not have native Linux drivers. In most cases
you can use the Linux ndiswrapper and the Windows drivers.
There are some good instructions on how to do it. I had to do this with my
new laptop. Here is a short description.

Note that for some reason, on my 64-bit system ndiswrapper.ko was not set up
in /lib/modules/..., but I have a few suggested solutions that should work
on my system since I do have the Windows drivers.

Jerry Feldman <gaf@xxxxxxx>
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Do you have wpa or wep active. If so, you will need to put in the appropriate information, the keys for their respective item. Otherwise it will never connect. I have the same problem when I run windows.

Joseph Loo

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