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loading ipw2200 driver FC3 & above

It appears that the ipw2200 driver is included (I have just installed FC4 T2) and I can modprobe ipw2200 successfully, but in system-config-network it sees it as an ethernet card, not a wireless adapter.

This means it won't load and iwconfig doesn't see it. Does anybody know what I am missing?
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pablouruguayCommented:
if you have a X running

try to run neat and change the specify eth for WLAN
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pablouruguayCommented:
i have this in my /etc/modprobe.conf

alias eth0 e100
alias wlan0 ndiswrapper


in your case was

alias wlan0 ipw2200
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ferg-oAuthor Commented:

Thanks.

That has made it detect OK and comes up as wlan0 - now when I try to activate it says that ipw2200 is not present. I had it working fine under another build (FC3) - this is a fresh build.

I am running FC4 Test 1 - 1221.
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pablouruguayCommented:
mmm and the driver is installed ????

if driver is support by the kernel. you ADD the line before compiling the kernel?
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wesly_chenCommented:
After you add
alias wlan0 ipw2200
into /etc/modules.conf, you can do
mkinitrd -f /boot/initrd-`uname -r`.img  `uname -r`
 where `uname -r` give your the kernel version.
This will rebuild bootup ramdisk so it load the ipw2200 when boot up.
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ferg-oAuthor Commented:

Thanks for the comments - I still couldn't get the built-in driver to work. I have downloaded and installed the latest driver & firmware from SF - it will load manually and works fine.

This is the output:

[root@localhost ipw2200-1.0.3]# ./load
Unloaded: ieee80211 ieee80211_crypt
Loaded: ieee80211_crypt ieee80211_crypt_wep ieee80211_crypt_tkip ieee80211_crypt_ccmp ieee80211 ipw2200

How can I get the system to do this automatically on startup? Lodaing the driver manually has to be done as root.

Thanks.
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jojuCommented:
Add the following

if [ -f /<path>/load ]; then
        /<path>/load
fi

under "start)" of file /etc/rc.d/rc3.d/S10network



and if you have module unload script then put it in
"stop)" of file /etc/rc.d/rc0.d/K90network

Thanxs,
Joju
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wesly_chenCommented:
/etc/rc.d/rc3.d/S10network  and /etc/rc.d/rc0.d/K90network are the symbolic link to /etc/init.d/network.
So you just edit /etc/init.d/network.
Or
echo "/path-to-load" >> /etc/rc.d/rc.local
Which rc.local is similar to "Startup" in M$ Windows.
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