kde-head Posted December 16, 2004 Report Share Posted December 16, 2004 (edited) Intel PRO/2200 BG wireless built into my new HP nx9030. To cut a long story short , the IPW2200 drivers on 10.1 official dont work out of the box. So, after following a lot of threads on this forum, i've gone down the ndiswrapper route - everything appears to work ok - iwconfig and ifup wlan0 work, and there's no error messages in dmesg - the drivers load ok. HOWEVER - somebody mentioned to me on usenet that i need to place the ipw2200 firmware drivers in /lib/hotplug (from ipw2200.sourceforge.net) , which is what i did - there's around 4 .fw files and i just copied them in /lib/hotplug and rebooted. however , /proc/net/ndiswrapper/wlan0/settings shows the the mac_address is set to XX:XX:XX:XX , which doesnt appear to be right. So to sum up ndiswrapper - works ifup wlan0 , iwconfig - works dmesg - no errors .fw firmware in /lib/hotplug but the card is giving me a mac_address. Anyone got any troubleshooting pointers on where to go from here? [ and no, i dont want to install the ipw2200 drivers - the instructions mention compiling cryptographic stuff into the kernel and then rebuilding your kernel. that would be very much a last resort for me, as i'd need to recompile anytime i did a urpmi kernel upgrade] Edited December 20, 2004 by kde-head Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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