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IPW2100 with Fedora Core 6 on IBM T41

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#1 jyoon



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Posted 29 December 2006 - 06:54 PM

I am using IBM T41 with IPW2100, and just recently installed FC6 (yay~).
So everything is perfect except the wireless (not new...). However, but my problem is that if i go under System->Administration->Network, the OS actually recognizes the wireless card.
However, it's set at inactive, and when I try to activate it, it says "ipw2100 device eth1 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization."
I don't know if that means I need to go through the driver, firmware installation again, or if the problem is the ibm's "function" key that is not enabled.
IBM laptops have the function+F5 to turn on the wireless, which seems to be not functioning under linux. However, when I had the FC5, I didn't have to contemplate, because the System->Administration->Network didn't even show the iwp2100 device at all, so I just went ahead and installed everything and it was fine. But now that it's actually showing under the network manager, i don't know if it's the wireless driver problem, or if it's "turning-on" the wireless card problem. I don't want to test it out either because I have way too many documents that I can't lose, and I am away from home in a hotel (so I can't even back it up now). So if anybody had a similar problem, it will be great to hear from you.


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Posted 29 December 2006 - 07:36 PM

welcome to the forums

please have a read of this post and see does it help you with your problem

fedora will see the intel wireless cards, but you need to load the firmware in fedora to get them working AFAIK


i do windows too

#3 jyoon



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Posted 29 December 2006 - 07:54 PM

hey thanks,

so I would skip the driver install, and proceed from the firmware steps, right? will try it later tonight, and report how it went. :-D

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