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Bug 155886 - Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 recognized but not available
Summary: Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 recognized but not available
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 4
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dave Jones
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-04-25 11:45 UTC by Michael
Modified: 2015-01-04 22:19 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-04-25 15:44:06 UTC

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Description Michael 2005-04-25 11:45:26 UTC
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Description of problem:
HW is a Dell D600 laptop with Intel/PRO Wireless 2100 3B mini PCI adapter.  Installation found the card & loads the ipw2100 module (the HW Browser application shows the device as /dev/eth1) but doesn't configure it.  There seem to be two problems:
1) The Network Configuration application incorrectly shows the device as an Ethernet, not Wireless.  After configuring the card, I edited the "TYPE=" string in /etc/sysconfig/networking/devices/ifcfg-eth1 to be "Wireless" and re-ran the Network Configuration app to set up wireless parameters.
2) Trying to start the card gives the following message:
ipw2100 device eth1 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization.

I can't make the card be recognized.  After inserting a Cisco 350 in the laptop's slot I had wireless connectivity, but it was using the eth1 configuration I'd previously set up for the Cisco -- I never had to configure the new device.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC4 test 2
2. Configure ipw2100 device (see description)
3. 'ifup eth1'

Actual Results:  The following message appears on the console:
ipw2100 device eth1 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization.

Expected Results:  Wireless device should have enabled & connection should have been established.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Michael 2005-04-25 11:49:27 UTC
The 'auditor' bootable CD distribution (the 14.03.2005 version) from configured this card with no issues.

Comment 2 Dave Jones 2005-04-25 15:44:06 UTC
You'll need the firmware installed too.
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