Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG expirience?

Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG expirience?

Post by Michael He » Wed, 30 Mar 2005 01:19:08


Currently playing around with built-in wifi card in a laptop
(debian sarge kernel 2.6), according to lspci:

Network controller: Intel Corp. PRO/Wireless 2200BG (rev 05)

ipw2200: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200/2915 Network Driver, 1.0.2
ipw2200: Copyright(c) 2003-2004 Intel Corporation
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:01:0d.0[A] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
ipw2200: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
ieee80211_crypt: registered algorithm 'WEP'

Driver + Firmware downloaded:

Got things working with WEP encryption, only downside, using scp
I'm lucky to get about 2 MByte/sec transfered while 'iwlist'

Current Bit Rate=54 Mb/s

I'd be fine with that if there wouldn't be short outages with the
following message from time to time:

ipw2200: Firmware error detected. Restarting.

Anyone else seen this notice? Sure the problem is related to the
proprietary firmware crap, but the nic is built-in, so it would
be nice to get it running without these glitches.

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1. Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG - Cant connect to wireless in Dell Inspiron 1300

2. Intel Pro/Wireless 2200BG - impact advisory

CTP build 5308 appears to have the same issue as the previous build 5270
with the Intel Pro/Wireless 2200BG driver.

The default installation may have an incorrect/defective driver installed.
The corrective action is:

- use Windows update Vista Applet to download updates
- ensure the "Optional" update for the 2200BG driver is checked
- install the updates; restart
- use Device Manager to Update the driver > Browse My Computer > Let Me Pick
From A List
- There will be two identical selections for the 2200BG; we had to click the
top selection.
- restart

Until the driver is replaced, adjacent 802.11 networks and devices will be
impacted, even if the Vista computer is not configured for access to a
particular wireless network. Typical symptoms on the adjacent computers
include the network connection going up and down every two or three minutes
as the signal is dropped and re-acquired.

An alternate action is to disable the wireless adapter in Device Manager
until the correct driver may be installed.

We have only verified this on a IBM T42 notebook, and only with 802.11 "G",
although it is not inconceivable this issue is present with other computer
makes and models.

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