From: Peter A. Pilgrim <peterp@xe...> - 2004-07-21 10:14:12
[ Sorry blaze a trail with another crap posting, just try to help
other Dell I8600 users out there with the Centrino/Wireless 2200BG chip.
Hopefully this note will make the ultimate view in sf.net ]
I just tried the 0.8+CVS version of ndiswrapper. I managed
to get a connection again, but a couple of minutes later
I got a kernel lock.
I think the key is the `iwlist wlan0 scanning' command.
I executed this command a couple of times until my AP
was listed corrected.
Second I ran my script a few times.
iwconfig wlan0 mode Managed
iwconfig wlan0 essid "Whatever"
The setting were commit to the device.
Just before I started to type `dhclient wlan0'. Guess what?
BTW: ipw2200 driver no connection yet.
Peter A. Pilgrim wrote:
> I want to report a success with NDiswrapper (http://ndiswrapper.sf.net)
> I had with SuSE 9.1 and Dell Linux Inspiron 8600c and Intel PRO/Wireless
> 2200 BG driver. My kernel is the stock kernel 2.6.5 downloaded from SuSE.
> There is not enough space to detail everything so if you want
> more information surf to my blog page.
> I just got the wi-fi working once, ``just once ever'',
> every time subsequently I try to modprobe ndiswrapper I get the
> kernel lock up problem as reported in the mailing list.
> I have a couple of questions.
> If the wi-fi connection is lost, how do you ask `ndiswrapper' to
> reconfigure the driver. Once the connection is done `iwconfig'
> reports the driver has lost its settings.
> First I tried to remove the driver and then reload it again, all
> to no avail. I also tried the `iwconfig commit' option to try and
> force the settings into the device, but it did not work either.
> BTW: Testing the Intel sponsored project ipw2200 (http://ipw2200.sf.net)
> alpha 0.2 driver did work as expected (see my blog for more details)
> PS: Big thanks to the developers of Ndiswrapper and IPW200!
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