Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 160599
ipw2200 will not connect to wireless ap using centrino
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:20:16 EST
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Description of problem:
when i boot core 4 it will not connect to my wireless network using ipw2200. it says the device does not seem to be present. Also, when going into network manager there does not seem to be a place to enter an hidden essid.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
core 4 standard
Steps to Reproduce:
2.try to connect to network
Actual Results: will not connect
Expected Results: it would connect
i get somewhat further... the device exists with me (installed the firmware etc)
my problem is related to wpa and will be filed into a seperate thread
OK,I download the firmware and got it to work--i had to do version 2.2 since for
some reason core4 shipped with ipw2200-1.0.0 instead of the lastest version
1.0.4. The fact that they are not current and it does not ship with the
firmware installed indicates to me they are not interested in desktop computing.
Ubuntu has them beat by a mile.
The reason it doesnt ship with 1.0.4, is that the ieee80211 code shipped with
that revision of the ipw2200 driver causes problems with the ipw2100 driver.
The firmware not being shipped is due to licensing reasons. Either Ubuntu have
some agreement with Intel (which would be unusual, since they've made no such
grant to any other free distribution afaik), or they are violating the terms of
the license. Either way, it's not a Fedora problem.
I appreciate your attitude about it not being a Fedora problem. I guess my
perspective is that end users really do not care about those kinds of
issues---they just want something that will replace windows without have to go
to a lot of trouble. Given Fedora's position I guess the only think I can do is
recommend Ubuntu. I have been using redhat since redhat 8 thru the latest
fedora. It is amazing to me that ubuntu comes out of nowhere and shows every
linux distro i have tried how it should be done. thanks.