Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 232201
NetworkManager with ipw2200 not working
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:59 EST
Description of problem:
Until recently, NetworkManager had worked fine on my laptop, however now it
can't detect any wireless networks, or connect to the wired network.
The only way I can connect now is by using the old command ...
/sbin/service network start
I have to disable NetworkManager completely. I asked about on IRC and found one
other bloke with the same problem, but no solution. Google wasn't helping much
Anyway, this is pretty serious for people with laptops using this setup, so I
thought I'd better file a bug.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Latest all, yum updated after connecting to network manually last night (13th),
I've booted the machine several times over the last few weeks. It never works
I think we need more detailed information about the nature of your problem. What
exactly does it mean, that "it doesn't work"? Are there any error messages, etc.
Could you run (as a root) this command
tail -n 500 /var/log/messages >/tmp/bug232201-testcase.txt
and attach the file /tmp/bug232201-testcase.txt as an attachment to this bug
If you run (again as root), this command what is the output?
iwlist eth1 scan
(of course, if your wi-fi card is something else than eth1, than change the
What is the driver of your wi-fi card? Is it loaded (lsmod | grep
Thanks a lot for your cooperation.
> I think we need more detailed information about the nature of your problem. What
> exactly does it mean, that "it doesn't work"? Are there any error messages, etc.
No GUI based error messages, no. Just there are no wireless networks listed as
available, and the wired network tries to connect for rather a long time before
I'll give those commands a spin tonight if I get time.
Sorry, for nitpicking, but this still in NEEDINFO.
[root@d3ath earthwormgaz]# /sbin/iwlist eth1 scan
eth1 No scan results
... Hmm, not good. The card appears to be (from lspci) ...
01:03.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network
Connection (rev 05)
I've made some attachments as you asked to go with the report.
Interestingly, the wired network connects if I plug in the ethernet cable before
booting the laptop. However, I'm still not seeing any wireless networks.
I do have this RPM installed in case you were wondering ...
Created attachment 150173 [details]
lspci command output
Created attachment 150174 [details]