Wireless Network Problem (ipw2200)

James Gray james at grayonline.id.au
Tue Feb 21 03:57:06 UTC 2006

On Friday 17 February 2006 14:26, Erik Fossvold wrote:
> I'm trying to configure wireless network on my laptop. It was a ipw2200
> card so I'm using the module with the same name. I have custom compiled the
> kernel with ipw2200 as a module. When I run modprobe ipw2200 the module is
> loaded, however, the dmesg output contains the following:
> ieee80211_crypt: unregistered algorithm 'NULL' (deinit)
> ieee80211_crypt: registered algorithm 'NULL'
> ieee80211: 802.11 data/management/control stack, 1.0.3
> ieee80211: Copyright (C) 2004-2005 Intel Corporation <
> jketreno at linux.intel.com>
> ipw2200: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200/2915 Network Driver, 1.0.6
> ipw2200: Copyright(c) 2003-2004 Intel Corporation
> ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:06.0[A] -> Link [LNKE] -> GSI 11 (level, low)
> -> IRQ 11
> ipw2200: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
> ipw2200: ipw-2.3-boot.fw load failed: Reason -2
> ipw2200: Unable to load firmware: 0xFFFFFFFE
> ipw2200: failed to register network device
> ACPI: PCI interrupt for device 0000:02:06.0 disabled
> ipw2200: probe of 0000:02:06.0 failed with error -5
> Help..anybody?

Your firmware is either missing or borked.  The ipw driver uses a firmware 
loader.  If you don't have the firware, the card wont work.  Check out the 
documentation on the ipw pages on SourceForge (ipw2200.sourceforge.net IIRC).


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