Computer does not recognise ipw2200 card

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Johnny Who
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Computer does not recognise ipw2200 card

Post by Johnny Who » Fri Nov 02, 2012 20:38

I have a sabayon installed on toshiba tecra A2 with kernel 3.1. It has an ipw2200 mini-PC1 slot. I have installed the firmware for the card, but ifconfig won` t recognise it. Other distros that I have tried work with it, such as Antix. What should I do? I am now upgrading kernel to probably fix the problem.

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Re: Computer does not recognise ipw2200 card

Post by Johnny Who » Fri Nov 02, 2012 21:23

Now the card is recognised. But when I try to connect to a network it tries for some time, then fails and disconnect. The card has always been kinda problematic, but it has always partially worked, By this I mean that it used to conncet for some time and then automaticaly disconnect. This is a hardware issue, but why does the authentication fail? I use wicd, and it normally detects wireless networks. I just cannot connect.

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Re: Computer does not recognise ipw2200 card

Post by Fitzcarraldo » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:02

How did you install the firmware? Try installing the package linux-firmware:

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equo install linux-firmware

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Re: Computer does not recognise ipw2200 card

Post by Johnny Who » Fri Nov 30, 2012 20:04

The card is now recognised, I can scan for wireless networks but it will not connect. Wit antix, it worked. What is the matter?

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Re: Computer does not recognise ipw2200 card

Post by Fitzcarraldo » Sat Dec 01, 2012 17:09

No idea. Post here the output of the following commands, issued as root user in a Konsole/Terminal window:

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uname -a
lspci
lsusb
lsmod
cat /var/log/messages | grep -i --text error
ifconfig
iwconfig
rc-status
dmesg | grep -i wifi
dmesg | grep -i wireless
rfkill list all
equo search firmware
equo search networkmanager

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