Deven Gallo wrote:
> It's me again, trying to get my card going! I have a
> Compaq Presario notebook (X1300 from the X1000 series)
> with an Intel Pro/Wireless 2200 BG card. I am running
> Debian Testing (SARGE distribution) with Kernel 2.6.6,
> custom compiled.
> I downloaded ndiswrapper 0.8 (also tried CVS) and
> extracted it, and followed the directions to the
> letter. I first built my 2.6.6 kernel and set
> /lib/modules/2.6.6/build to point to the sources I
> used to do so, made sure Wireless Support was on in
> the kernel when I built it. Once in 2.6.6, I compiled
> the ndiswrapper module. I made it with DEBUG=1. Once
> done (no errors), I did make install.
> Then, I navigated to the dir with the recommended
> driver from the project page, and did ndiswrapper -i
> on it.. then ndiswrapper -l, which confirmed it was
> 'Present'. All looked OK, so I went and did 'modprobe
> ndiswrapper hangcheck_interval=-1' [as I have had
> hangcheck errors before on this module] .. I got no
> output on the console, just the prompt again.
> dmesg reports:
> ndiswrapper version 0.8 loaded
> ndiswrapper adding w22n51.sys
> iwconfig reports:
> lo no wireless extensions.
> eth0 no wireless extensions.
> eth1 IEEE 802.11bg Mode:Monitor
> So I try to set my ESSID for a test.
> skynet:~/ndiswrap_driv# iwconfig eth1 essid "Wireless"
> Error for wireless request "Set ESSID" (8B1A) :
> SET failed on device eth1 ; Operation not
> .. OK, so I'll change gears. I've had it working
> better than this, so I decide to try a different
> driver. I go pick up the latest driver from Compaq's
> site for the 2200 BG, the XP driver .. same result.
> So I remove /etc/ndiswrapper and the module from
> lib/modules/2.6.6/misc/ and then install the CVS
> sources for ndiswrapper, compile with debug, modprobe
> and check dmesg. Same result.
> Last night, doing the exact same thing, I instead was
> able to get it to detect, it would notify me it found
> the device on IRQ 5 and Device 02:02.0. wlan0 would be
> created. I could set an ESSID. But setting anything
> ELSE would result in an 'Invalid Argument' error from
> iwconfig, so I could not pick a MAC address for the
> AP, or a WEP key. iwlist wlan0 scan would return
> nothing when I was 10 feet from an AP.
> All of this works GREAT in Windows, so I know it is
> not a hardware issue.
> Any help would be appreciated, thank you.
Does it not say on the web site that ipw2200 driver
is not able to perform any sort networking!
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