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Re: ipw2200 issues

Daniel Nilsson wrote:

> Hi,
> I've just about had enough of my problems with the ipw2200 driver and
> the 2.6.12 kernel. I used to have a rock solid wireless connection
> while I was using vanilla kernel and ipw2200 driver version
> 1.0.3 but ever since upgrading the kernel to 2.6.12 (vanilla or debian
> version doesn't matter) and driver version 1.0.6 or above I can't seem
> to keep my connection up and running.
> I've [1]documented my issues in comments 2,3,4, so I wont get in to
> all the details here. But I'm wondering though if I'm the only one
> with these kinds of issues? I'm using sarge on an IBM T42 laptop with
> a built-in "Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG (rev 05)" card. 128
> bit WEP encryption is in use, and I'm the only user on the network
> (it's my home setup). My access point is an Linksys WAP54G, with the
> latest FW (3.0.3).
> Any thoughts or experiences welcome...
> Thanks
> Daniel
> [1] http://bughost.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=807#c2

Hi Daniel-

Basically the same problems.  I went to the latest firmware and a few
different ipw2200 drivers for my dell inspiron 4100.  I could not
maintain a wireless connection whatsoever even if the laptop was only 3
feet away from the linksys WRT54G.

The other thing that was kinda frustrating is I could not get wavemon
to work at all with the later drivers.

Just to ensure I had not fubar'ed the entire thing, I installed
linuxant support for the WPC54G pcmcia card and it works pretty well.
But after messing around with the later drivers it became very
difficult to go back to the stable drivers and I could not get a clean
compile of the older drivers.  I did not research that problem too much
since I got frustrated with the quality and went to the linuxant
drivers instead.

My WRT runs the latest beta code from one of the contributos at
hyperwrt.org but things work very nicely on a variety of wireless
systems including my daughters XP home box and my work XP laptop.

Michael Perry | Do or do not. There is no try --Master Yoda
mperry@lnxpowered.org | http://www.lnxpowered.org

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