Friday, January 06, 2006

Debian 3.1 Dell d800 Wireless

For the Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200BG Driver for Linux (e.g. - ipw2200). Add to your /etc/apt/sources.list

deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stable main non-free contrib

Remember to run the update:
# apt-get update

Add a couple of packages. I upgraded my kernel to 2.6.8-2 through the Debian package.

# apt-get install kernel-headers-2.6.8-2-686
# apt-get install kernel-image-2.6-686
# apt-get install dhcp3-client

Set it to watch all interfaces using the keyword "auto". Set it to watch hotplug devices "all". Also in /etc/network/interfaces make sure only lo is brought up.
# apt-get install ifplugd

# apt-get install wireless-tools
# apt-get install ipw2200-source

Put your firmware in /usr/local/lib/firmware. Grab the firmware from here:
http://ipw2200.sourceforge.net/firmware.php

Extract the ipw2200 driver in /usr/src

# tar -zxvf ipw2200-source.tar.gz
# cd modules/ipw2200/driver
# make KSRC=/usr/src/kernel-headers-2.6.8-2-686 install
# depmod -a
# modprobe ipw2200

1 comment:

dorothy said...

this must be...geek language or something.