wireless drivers

John Dangler jdangler at atlantic.net
Tue Jan 30 16:27:31 UTC 2007

On Tue, 2007-01-30 at 02:30 +0100, Colin Brace wrote:
> On 1/30/07, John Dangler <jdangler at atlantic.net> wrote:
> > I have IPW2100 Pro Wireless in my laptop.  I notice in apt-cache search
> > that only the source is available, and I believe it's version 1.1
> > There is a version 1.2 available from Intel, and I'd like to try it to
> > see if my wireless will work any better with Ubuntu.
> > Can someone on the list point me in the direction I should go to try
> > this version out?
I've been having no luck at all getting the Dapper version drivers to
work with static IP, which is what prompted me to look into this in the
first place.
> The generic answer to this kind of question would be Google for the
> site hosting source code,  download the current tarball, and compile
> it.
This would be the reasonable way to go, except that I believe I would
need to recompile the kernel in order to get the new .ko to run with it,
resulting in my having a non-static Dapper.  Which would be a decision
I'd have to chew on for a minute.

> If you don't want to go that route, your best bet would be wait for it
> to appear in the next release of Ubuntu.
I should always preface these messages with the version of Ubuntu I'm
running, which is Dapper LTS.  If it were a bit more stable, I would
probably move my desktop and laptop to Edgy, but I need them both for
work and school, meaning that, at this point, stability is key.
> -- 
>   Colin Brace
>   Amsterdam

More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list