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Bug 166129 - ipw2200 driver outdated
ipw2200 driver outdated
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Kernel Maintainer List
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2005-08-17 03:39 EDT by H. Peter Anvin
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-08-17 13:39:14 EDT
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Description H. Peter Anvin 2005-08-17 03:39:34 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050720 Fedora/1.0.6-1.1.fc3 Firefox/1.0.6

Description of problem:
kernel-2.6.12-1.1398_FC4 contains version 1.0.0 of the ipw2200 driver, whereas the current version is 1.0.6.  1.0.0 is known not to work on a fair number of platforms, including the HP dv1000 series laptop.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install fc4 on a HP dv1000 series laptop
2. Install the appropriate ipw2200 firmware
3. Try to bring up the wireless interface

Actual Results:  DHCP stalls

Expected Results:  Traffic flows

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1.0.6 is known to work on this platform
Comment 1 Dave Jones 2005-08-17 13:39:14 EDT
Updating this driver has been a nightmare in the past due to the ieee80211 code
being incompatible between multiple drivers (it has to work with
ipw2100,ipw2200, and orinoco at least).  This won't get updated any time soon,
but the good news is that its queued for inclusion in 2.6.14

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