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Re: Inel Wireless 2915ABG & FC4 on Dell Inspiron 9300



On Mon, 2005-09-19 at 17:03, Rick Stevens wrote:
> Linux wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > Have tried a couple of other linux distro's for a while, but have to go 
> > back  to Fedora C4 :-)
> > 
> > I have read a couple of pages on the net  about this card, but i was 
> > hoping for an easyer solution, since my card is detected in the hardware 
> > browser in KDE
> > 
> > I have a Dell Inspiron 9300 Laptop, and is getting a problem with my 
> > Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection miniPCI adapters. Running 
> > FC4 with all updates & latest kernel at the time of writing.
> > 
> > I can see the card in the hardware browser, but when i try to add it in 
> > the network setup i can not get it to work. The message says it can not 
> > activate it. In the network setup it is detected as a regular network 
> > card and not a wireless...
> > 
> > The WiFi indication light is also not working, but the bluetooth 
> > indicator is lighting up, so it should be activated. (those are turned 
> > on and of together)
> 
> Does "lsmod" show the ipw2200 driver as being loaded?  That's required
> for that card.  If it's not loaded, try "modprobe ipw2200", then see if
> "ifconfig -a" shows a "wlan0" entry (the name for the wireless card).

And you probably need to locate the firmware and install that in the
/lib/firmware directory.

There are RPMS for the firmware or you can pull the firmware from the
sourceforge site.  (actually they link you to the site that has it.)


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