Re: ipw2200 for Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG 802.11b/g wireless laptopcard

From: Stephen Hemminger
Date: Wed Nov 08 2006 - 15:19:55 EST

On Wed, 08 Nov 2006 21:25:03 +0200
David Harel <hareldvd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi,
> In order to have WIFI on my Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG 802.11b/g wireless
> laptop card I was informed I should install ipw2200 (
> ) and now after I upgraded my kernel I was advised to reinstall modules.
> Trying to reinstall ipw2200 it says I should disable IEEE80211 but qconf
> doesn't allow me to disable it. My questions.
> 1. Shouldn't it all be kernel drivers?
> 2. How can I identify which driver conflicts my desire to disable the
> above option?
> 3. Eventually I will have to re-enable those options because I also need
> to enable encryption or am I entirely wrong here?
> 4. Is there a way in qconf to search where a given kernel option is set
> in the menu (too many times I get a kernel option documented and now go
> figure which qconf tree to dive into.

Doesn't the stock ipw2200 driver in the kernel work for you.
If you are using a recent 2.6 kernel, the driver is already there with
all the necessary ieee80211 configuration options etc.

Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@xxxxxxxx>
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