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Mandriva 2006 wireless problem on HP nc6000

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I've got an HP nc6000 laptop and have just installed Mandriva 2006 on it. Everything works fine except for the wireless connection. I can see the hardware ok and have configured the wireless connection. Everything looks ok but I still can't get it to connect. Iwconfig shows the following:


[root@Chazztop ~]# iwconfig

lo no wireless extensions.


eth0 no wireless extensions.


eth1 radio off ESSID:off/any

Mode:Managed Channel:0 Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00

Bit Rate=0 kb/s Tx-Power=off

Retry limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off

Encryption key:off

Power Management:off

Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0

Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0

Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0


sit0 no wireless extensions.


When booting up, the eth1 interface loads successfully but it's as if the hardware is turned off and I can't see any way of activating it. The card itself is an Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200BG and I'm using the ?ipw2200 driver.


Any ideas?

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Can you post an:


ifconfig -a


so we can see if your card has an IP address. Did you choose DHCP or static? Is encryption enabled on your wireless router/access point?

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