I wonder if anyone has any experience of getting the wireless eth-card in
a Dell Latitude D600 to work for SuSE 9.2? The card is an Intel
PRO/Wireless 2200BG. It is recognised by the system as such, and I am able
to configure it in Yast without any obvious problems. However, it doesn't
get an IP-address. This is in contrast with the same laptop in the same
location booting the XP partition, in which case it finds the network,
gets an IP and chats away happily. The setup is the same for SuSE and XP:
DHCP, named ssid, WEP-ASCII-5char encryption.
The following may be relevant version numbers
During boot I get the following messages (some of which sound a bit
omnious, but I am not certain how serious they are) that I interpret as
related to the problem
<4>ieee80211_crypt: unsupported module, tainting kernel. ("tainting is
<7>ieee80211_crypt: registered algorithm 'NULL'
<4>ieee80211: unsupported module, tainting kernel.
<4>ipw2200: unsupported module, tainting kernel.
<6>ipw2200: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200 Network Driver, 0.8
<6>ipw2200: Copyright(c) 2003-2004 Intel Corporation
<6>eth1: Setting MAC to 00:0e:35:ad:e3:81
and the later on when trying to connect
eth1 device: Intel Corp. PRO/Wireless 2200BG (rev 05)
eth1 configuration: wlan-id-00:0e:35:ad:e3:81
ERROR: command 'iwconfig eth1 mode Managed' returned
Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :
SET failed on device eth1 ; Operation not supported.
eth1 (DHCP) . . . . . no IP address yet... backgrounding.
If anyone recognise the problem and has a solution to it I would be for
Please also be gentle with me if/when replying. I am a bit of a beginner
and don't handle jargon very well.