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My computer comes standard with a Intel 2200BG Wireless card. I have installed ipw2200, no luck and have installed the drivers, no luck. I have installed lots of tools and tried many things but it says I have no card. In my BIOS is says MiniPCI not installed under Wireless (dunno if that is important) and it says Wireless On.

Is there anything I can do ?
Thanks Sticking out tongue

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Hmm, what can you see with

Hmm, what can you see with the command dmesg.
Look through it for something that might say something relative to your card.
Does it show up with the command iwconfig?
Have you modprobe ´d it?

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Does "lsmod | grep ipw"

Does "lsmod | grep ipw" look like this?

ipw2200               102596  0 
ieee80211              29640  1 ipw2200

Are you sure you have the firmware and not only the kernel module? The firmware package is probably named "ipw2200-fw" or something like that, and it probably is in the restricted repository.

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Quote: tylerking@hell:/tmp$
Quote:

tylerking@hell:/tmp$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

sit0 no wireless extensions.

ppp0 no wireless extensions.

tylerking@hell:/tmp$ lsmod | grep ipw
ipw2200 115652 0
ieee80211 35272 1 ipw2200

To install the firmware I did "sudo tar -xvf ipw2200-fw-3.0.tgz -C /lib/firmware" which I found on a Debian tutorial site. I also did modprobe ipw2200 with no errors.

So what is the problem do you think ?

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dmesg

Post the output of dmesg to http://rafb.net/paste/ or as an attachment.

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http://rafb.net/paste/result
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lspci/pcmcia

Hmmm, dmesg isn't showing anything having to do with wireless.

Is this a PCI or PCMCIA card? If it's a PCI card, post the output of lspci; if it's a PCMCIA card, post the output of lspcmcia.

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Not sure its

Not sure its internal.

Quote:

tylerking@hell:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to I/O Controller (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to AGP Controller (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 81)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 01)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R250 Lf [FireGL 9000] (rev 02)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5705M Gigabit Ethernet (rev 01)
02:01.0 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ711EC1 SmartCardBus Controller (rev 20)
02:01.1 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ711EC1 SmartCardBus Controller (rev 20)
tylerking@hell:~$ lspcmcia
Socket 0 Bridge: [yenta_cardbus] (bus ID: 0000:02:01.0)
Socket 1 Bridge: [yenta_cardbus] (bus ID: 0000:02:01.1)
Socket 1 Device 0: [-- no driver --] (bus ID: 1.0)

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hardware check

No detection indicated there either. Is the card detected in any other OS? If not, open up the computer and be sure the card is in all the way.

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