Bug 155886 - Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 recognized but not available
Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 recognized but not available
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2005-04-25 07:45 EDT by Michael
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:19 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-04-25 11:44:06 EDT
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Description Michael 2005-04-25 07:45:26 EDT
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Description of problem:
HW is a Dell D600 laptop with Intel/PRO Wireless 2100 3B mini PCI adapter.  Installation found the card & loads the ipw2100 module (the HW Browser application shows the device as /dev/eth1) but doesn't configure it.  There seem to be two problems:
1) The Network Configuration application incorrectly shows the device as an Ethernet, not Wireless.  After configuring the card, I edited the "TYPE=" string in /etc/sysconfig/networking/devices/ifcfg-eth1 to be "Wireless" and re-ran the Network Configuration app to set up wireless parameters.
2) Trying to start the card gives the following message:
ipw2100 device eth1 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization.

I can't make the card be recognized.  After inserting a Cisco 350 in the laptop's slot I had wireless connectivity, but it was using the eth1 configuration I'd previously set up for the Cisco -- I never had to configure the new device.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC4 test 2
2. Configure ipw2100 device (see description)
3. 'ifup eth1'

Actual Results:  The following message appears on the console:
ipw2100 device eth1 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization.

Expected Results:  Wireless device should have enabled & connection should have been established.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Michael 2005-04-25 07:49:27 EDT
The 'auditor' bootable CD distribution (the 14.03.2005 version) from
www.remote-exploit.org configured this card with no issues.
Comment 2 Dave Jones 2005-04-25 11:44:06 EDT
You'll need the firmware installed too.
Info on this is at http://ipw2100.sourceforge.net

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