Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 417
  • Last Modified:

Need help with Intel 2200BG and openSUSE 10.3

I recently installed openSUSE 10.3 on my Dell Inspiron 8600. When I first installed the OS the wireless card worked fine. Now all of a sudden it quit. The wired connection continues to work fine. I felt like I had tried everything so I wiped the drive and reinstalled openSUSE 10.3. The wireless card still does not work. It shows up in YaST. It shows up in the system tray. It just will not connect.
Since I have another hard drive and caddy with Vista loaded on it I swapped them out and the wireless card works fine.
Every now and then on boot xconsole pops up and I see the message "ipw2200 firmware error detected. Restarting."
My wireless router is utilizing WPA. There are other routers in the area that I can see that have no encryption and I can't connect to them either. (I can with Vista).
0
dw1958
Asked:
dw1958
  • 4
  • 3
1 Solution
 
rindiCommented:
Have you tried running the updates of SuSE (similar to windows updates)?
0
 
dw1958Author Commented:
Hi rindi:
   As far as I know I have run all of the available updates. At least I am not being prompted that any are available.
0
 
rindiCommented:
If your builtin utilities don't work, you could try using ndiswrapper. This will require the drivers that windows uses for that adapter.

http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/joomla/
0
 The Evil-ution of Network Security Threats

What are the hacks that forever changed the security industry? To answer that question, we created an exciting new eBook that takes you on a trip through hacking history. It explores the top hacks from the 80s to 2010s, why they mattered, and how the security industry responded.

 
dw1958Author Commented:
I haven't tried the ndiswrapper yet. I was hoping that since it did initially work that I would be able to get it to work again. I'm getting to the point that I may try it. I'll let you know. I'm at work now so it will have to wait until after 5.
0
 
dw1958Author Commented:
rindi:
    I tried using the ndiswrapper and it did work so you get the points. My boss is familier with SUSE and looked into for me as well. He changed Yast2 back to the previous version where there were a couple more settings for network connections. By configuring the card with the additional settings it worked fine natively too. Thanks for your help.
0
 
dw1958Author Commented:
rindi:
    I tried using the ndiswrapper and it did work so you get the points. My boss is familier with SUSE and looked into for me as well. He changed Yast2 back to the previous version where there were a couple more settings for network connections. By configuring the card with the additional settings it worked fine natively too. Thanks for your help.
0
 
rindiCommented:
your welcome
0

Featured Post

Hire Technology Freelancers with Gigs

Work with freelancers specializing in everything from database administration to programming, who have proven themselves as experts in their field. Hire the best, collaborate easily, pay securely, and get projects done right.

  • 4
  • 3
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now