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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2004 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I updated my kernel from gentoo-dev-sources-r3 to gentoo-dev-sources-r7, now I cannot connect to my AP.

Has anyone the same problem?

I use ipw2200 v0.11.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2004 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tuxian We need a bit more information than that. Is the module loading correctly? Is the firmware loading? Run through the install procedure (check the kernel options are configured correctly, rebuild the module, check the firmware is in place and reboot) again, and then if you still have problems post the relevant bits of dmesg and your iwconfig output.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2004 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, the module loads correctly, also the firmware.

iwconfig finds the wireless device, but it shows as AP 00:00:00:00:00 instead of my AP's MAC.

I used exact the same kernel config.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2004 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had that problem with 0.11. I'm currently using 0.10 as these seem to work with no problems.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2004 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

odd. you say the module loads correctly so i assume you re-emerged ipw2200 after rebuilding your kernel, and that it detected and built against the new kernel.

i believe it's with the 0.11 ebuild that it's now somewhat savvy to the new hotplug firmware location (and symlinks accordingly, although in reverse to the ipw2100 ebuild). but this wouldn't have any bearing on your problem either if you're loading the module fine.

i haven't had any problems with 0.11 so far. in fact, 0.11 solved the problems i had accessing wireless access points with hidden ssids. although now i have to unload ipw2200 before hibernating, which i didn't use to have to do, circa 0.7
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2004 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a bump for the 0.12 version and associated edit.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2004 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It works now with gentoo-dev-sources-r10, but I had to downgrade to ipw2200 v0.8.

Not really a solution because now I again only can use the B data rates, but my hardware supports G data rates.

My problem is that ipw2200 v0.11 doesn't work with gentoo-dev-sources newer than version gentoo-dev-sources-r3.

I'm waiting for the ebuild of ipw2200 v0.12, maybe this helps.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2004 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

I am trying to get my wireless card running on my IBM R51 Thinkpad.

I have installed the firmware and drivers as per the ipw2200.sf.net site and this guide, but the wireless card never turns on. I have also compiled the kernel as per the instructions.

The following is what I get from dmesg.

Quote:

ipw2200: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200/2915 Network Driver, 0.11
ipw2200: Copyright(c) 2003-2004 Intel Corporation


I noticed that I am getting a lot less info than everyone else...

There doesn't seem to be a hardware switch for the wireless card on my laptop, and in windows it starts up as long as the network connection is enabled...

Any help would be appreciated.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2004 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code:
ieee80211_crypt: registered algorithm 'NULL'
ieee80211_crypt: registered algorithm 'WEP'
ipw2200: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200/2915 Network Driver, 0.12
ipw2200: Copyright(c) 2003-2004 Intel Corporation
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:02:03.0[A] -> GSI 7 (level, low) -> IRQ 7
ipw2200: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
ipw2200: ipw2200_boot.fw load failed
ipw2200: Unable to load firmware: 0xFFFFFFFE
ipw2200: failed to register network device
ipw2200: probe of 0000:02:03.0 failed with error -5


Is the error I am getting.
I have tried several things.

With and without the prevent firmware from being built option in the kernel

0.11 and 0.12 versions of this driver.

/lib/firmware has links to /usr/lib/hotplug/firmware/

I have booted into windows to ensure the switch is on, it is for sure

Ndiswrapper worked in the past for me as well, but i removed it completely before trying this..

kernel 2.6.8.1 vanilla with bootsplash patches. wireless extensions and the crypt modules are there.

hotplugging works, always has. No modules in autoload.d/...

if needed
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aesir linux # lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
usb_storage            27520  1
ipw2200               114028  0
firmware_class          7936  1 ipw2200
ieee80211              31780  1 ipw2200
ieee80211_crypt         5832  1 ieee80211
tg3                    81540  0
ehci_hcd               25476  0
uhci_hcd               28816  0
usbcore               102116  5 usb_storage,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd



I think that's sufficient information. If you need more lemme know, PLEASE help. I would love to have wifi working again.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2004 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, I have a weird problem here. I don't know exactly when this started happening, but eth1(my ipw2200 card) doesn't show up in iwconfig.


I've tried different udev versions, from 036-039, ipw2200 versions 0.8-0.12, and hotplug 20040401/20040923, but it doesn't change a thing. The funny thing is that I get no errors of any kind, the firmware loads correctly.

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ieee80211_crypt: registered algorithm 'NULL'
ipw2200: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200/2915 Network Driver, 0.12
ipw2200: Copyright(c) 2003-2004 Intel Corporation
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:02:03.0[A] -> GSI 7 (level, low) -> IRQ 7

# iwconfig
lo          no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.



I have all the correct options compiled into the kernel, I'm currently running development-sources-2.6.9_rc4(which had worked just fine until now). And yes, I am using the latest baselayout package.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2004 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, I remerged 2.6.9_rc4 and compiled anew with the same config, the only difference being the lack of swsusp2 which I patched into it a short time ago, and now it works.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2004 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stnd: You probably need to investigate th software RF kill swtich project, which is llinked to from the ipw2200.sf.net

GenKreton: I've no idea I'm afraid. You might try looking at the ipw2100 dev mailing list->news gateway on gmane or the mailman archive on the ipw2200.sf.net site.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2004 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I use v0.8 i get following from iwconfig and it works:

Code:
eth0      ieee 802.11b  ESSID:"layr"
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.462 GHz  Access Point: 00:09:5B:D0:DA:7B
          Bit Rate=11 Mb/s
          RTS thr:off
          Encryption key:----------------------------------------   Security mode:restricted
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=100/100  Signal level=-30 dBm  Noise level=-256 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0


But when I use v.012 or v0.11 i get following from iwconfig and it DOES NOT work:

Code:
eth0      unassociated  ESSID:"layr"
          Mode:Managed  Channel=0  Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00
          Bit Rate=0 kb/s   Tx-Power=20 dBm
          RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:--------------------------------------------   Security mode:restricted
          Power Management:off


I use these script for setting up the wireless connection:

Quote:
start() {
ebegin "Starting Wireless LAN"
ifconfig eth0 down >& /dev/null

# Support fuer ladbare Firmware
modprobe firmware_class

# Support fuer Verschluesselung (WEP)
modprobe arc4
modprobe crc32c

# Module zur Nutzung von IEEE 802.11 b/g und der WLAN-Karte
modprobe ipw2200
modprobe ieee80211
modprobe ieee80211_crypt
modprobe ieee80211_crypt_wep

iwconfig eth0 mode Managed >& /dev/null
iwconfig eth0 key ------------------------------------- restricted >& /dev/null
iwconfig eth0 essid layr >& /dev/null
ifconfig eth0 up
#iwconfig eth0 ap 00:09:5B:D0:DA:7B
dhcpcd eth0 &
eend $?
}

stop() {
ebegin "Stopping Wireless LAN"
killall dhcpcd >& /dev/null
ifconfig eth0 down >& /dev/null
eend $?
}
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2004 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tuxian wrote:

My problem is that ipw2200 v0.11 doesn't work with gentoo-dev-sources newer than version gentoo-dev-sources-r3.


Just FYI: I had 0.11 working with gentoo-dev-sources r3 and r8. today i updated to 0.12 and it Works For Me against r8. I'll be updating to r10 in the next day or so and will report if I encounter any problems.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2004 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GenKreton wrote:
[...]

Is the error I am getting.
I have tried several things.

With and without the prevent firmware from being built option in the kernel

0.11 and 0.12 versions of this driver.

/lib/firmware has links to /usr/lib/hotplug/firmware/

I have booted into windows to ensure the switch is on, it is for sure

Ndiswrapper worked in the past for me as well, but i removed it completely before trying this..

kernel 2.6.8.1 vanilla with bootsplash patches. wireless extensions and the crypt modules are there.

hotplugging works, always has. No modules in autoload.d/...

if needed
[...]

I think that's sufficient information. If you need more lemme know, PLEASE help. I would love to have wifi working again.


I had the same problem, I _could not_ get the firmware to load. I was using hotplug-20040101 (x86). When I upgraded to hotplug-20040923 (~x86), and moved /usr/lib/hotplug/firmware to /lib/firmware, it all started working all of a sudden.
My advice is: use ~x86 hotplug, and fiddle :)
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2004 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've the same problem with gentoo-dev-sources-2.6.9.-r1 :(

tuxian wrote:
When I use v0.8 i get following from iwconfig and it works:

Code:
eth0      ieee 802.11b  ESSID:"layr"
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.462 GHz  Access Point: 00:09:5B:D0:DA:7B
          Bit Rate=11 Mb/s
          RTS thr:off
          Encryption key:----------------------------------------   Security mode:restricted
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=100/100  Signal level=-30 dBm  Noise level=-256 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0


But when I use v.012 or v0.11 i get following from iwconfig and it DOES NOT work:

Code:
eth0      unassociated  ESSID:"layr"
          Mode:Managed  Channel=0  Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00
          Bit Rate=0 kb/s   Tx-Power=20 dBm
          RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:--------------------------------------------   Security mode:restricted
          Power Management:off


I use these script for setting up the wireless connection:


Quote:
start() {
ebegin "Starting Wireless LAN"
ifconfig eth0 down >& /dev/null

# Support fuer ladbare Firmware
modprobe firmware_class

# Support fuer Verschluesselung (WEP)
modprobe arc4
modprobe crc32c

# Module zur Nutzung von IEEE 802.11 b/g und der WLAN-Karte
modprobe ipw2200
modprobe ieee80211
modprobe ieee80211_crypt
modprobe ieee80211_crypt_wep

iwconfig eth0 mode Managed >& /dev/null
iwconfig eth0 key ------------------------------------- restricted >& /dev/null
iwconfig eth0 essid layr >& /dev/null
ifconfig eth0 up
#iwconfig eth0 ap 00:09:5B:D0:DA:7B
dhcpcd eth0 &
eend $?
}

stop() {
ebegin "Stopping Wireless LAN"
killall dhcpcd >& /dev/null
ifconfig eth0 down >& /dev/null
eend $?
}
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2004 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anyone got it to compile against 2.6.10_rc1 ?

Code:
>>> emerge (1 of 1) net-wireless/ipw2200-0.12 to /
>>> md5 src_uri ;-) ipw2200-0.12.tgz
>>> md5 src_uri ;-) ipw2200-fw-2.0.tgz
>>> Unpacking source...
>>> Unpacking ipw2200-0.12.tgz to /var/tmp/portage/ipw2200-0.12/work
>>> Unpacking ipw2200-fw-2.0.tgz to /var/tmp/portage/ipw2200-0.12/work
 * Patching Makefile
 * /usr/src/linux is a symbolic link
 * Determining the real directory of the Linux kernel source code
 * Building for Linux 2.6.10-rc1 found in /usr/src/linux
>>> Source unpacked.
make -C //usr/src/linux M=/var/tmp/portage/ipw2200-0.12/work/ipw2200-0.12 MODVERDIR=/var/tmp/portage/ipw2200-0.12/work/ipw2200-0.12 modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.10-rc1'
  CC [M]  /var/tmp/portage/ipw2200-0.12/work/ipw2200-0.12/ipw2200.o
  CC [M]  /var/tmp/portage/ipw2200-0.12/work/ipw2200-0.12/ieee80211_module.o
  CC [M]  /var/tmp/portage/ipw2200-0.12/work/ipw2200-0.12/ieee80211_tx.o
  CC [M]  /var/tmp/portage/ipw2200-0.12/work/ipw2200-0.12/ieee80211_rx.o
  CC [M]  /var/tmp/portage/ipw2200-0.12/work/ipw2200-0.12/ieee80211_wx.o
  CC [M]  /var/tmp/portage/ipw2200-0.12/work/ipw2200-0.12/ieee80211_crypt.o
  CC [M]  /var/tmp/portage/ipw2200-0.12/work/ipw2200-0.12/ieee80211_crypt_wep.o
/var/tmp/portage/ipw2200-0.12/work/ipw2200-0.12/ipw2200.c: In function `ipw_pci_suspend':
/var/tmp/portage/ipw2200-0.12/work/ipw2200-0.12/ipw2200.c:6579: error: too many arguments to function `pci_save_state'
/var/tmp/portage/ipw2200-0.12/work/ipw2200-0.12/ipw2200.c: In function `ipw_pci_resume':
/var/tmp/portage/ipw2200-0.12/work/ipw2200-0.12/ipw2200.c:6595: error: too many arguments to function `pci_restore_state'
make[2]: *** [/var/tmp/portage/ipw2200-0.12/work/ipw2200-0.12/ipw2200.o] Error 1make[2]: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
make[2]: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
make[1]: *** [_module_/var/tmp/portage/ipw2200-0.12/work/ipw2200-0.12] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.10-rc1'
make: *** [modules] Error 2
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2004 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no solution for my problem? :evil:
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Id like to point out this process works perfectly for a Sony VGN-S260. Beautiful, thanks a ton!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No solution yet :evil:
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I downgraded to v0.10.

Only this version works for my with gentoo-dev-sources-2.6.9-r1 AND G-data-rates.

There is no ebuild for v.10, so I did following:

cd /usr/portage/net-wireless/ipw2200
cp ipw2200-0.11.ebuild ipw2200-0.10.ebuild
ebuild /usr/portage/net-wireless/ipw2200/ipw2200-0.10.ebuild digest
emerge /usr/portage/net-wireless/ipw2200/ipw2200-0.10.ebuild


Now I can use G-data-rates (55MBit/sec) AND gentoo-dev-sources-2.6.9-r1
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2004 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My problem is fixed now in v0.13 ;)
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2004 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have an problem with ipw2200 to, i setup up my system last week and emerged the ipw2200 0.15 driver, everything works, iwlist eth1 scan, seems to see my AP, but dhcpcd stucks, further are all settings correct i use an home made script for months and it works fine.
So what can it be....
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I have an problem with ipw2200 to, i setup up my system last week and emerged the ipw2200 0.15 driver, everything works, iwlist eth1 scan, seems to see my AP, but dhcpcd stucks, further are all settings correct i use an home made script for months and it works fine.
So what can it be....


Your not using a linksys 802.11G router/AP are you? If so, see http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=19944.

If the card can see and connect to your AP, then everything is working with the driver, and I suggest you go look at the wireless scripts in https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=122435 and the more recent related thread. It's probably nothing to do with the drivers anyway.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No i have the ASUS WL-500g router/AP, everthing works exept dhcpcd eth1
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