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#1 2012-12-21 01:57:14

songyiyuan
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Registered: 2012-12-21
Posts: 1

Dell Latitude D600 Wifi Issue

Hello everyone,
This is my first time installing Arch Linux, and I like what I see so far! My only problem is getting the wifi card recognized on my Dell Latitude D600.

lspci displays this:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to I/O Controller (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to AGP Controller (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 81)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 01)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Radeon RV250 [Mobility FireGL 9000] (rev 02)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5705M Gigabit Ethernet (rev 01)
02:01.0 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ711EC1 SmartCardBus Controller (rev 20)
02:01.1 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ711EC1 SmartCardBus Controller (rev 20)
02:03.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mini PCI Adapter (rev 04)

My wifi card is the last entry.
I've installed the recommended driver (ipw2200-fw) from <https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/De … eless_2200>, but the wiki page is pretty old, and the setup requires the rc.conf file which no longer exists (as of this year).

iwconfig shows:

lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

...but not the wlan0 I need.
I've tried:

rmmod ipw2200
modprobe ipw2200

as shown on <https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Wi … nd_ipw2200> with both the ipw2100 and 2200 drivers, but with no avail.
I really don't want to trouble the community with such a simple question, but the wiki has me stumped at this point.
Any help please?

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#2 2012-12-22 18:59:03

mcloaked
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From: Yorkshire, UK
Registered: 2012-02-02
Posts: 692

Re: Dell Latitude D600 Wifi Issue

02:03.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mini PCI Adapter (rev 04)
...but not the wlan0 I need.
I've tried:
rmmod ipw2200
modprobe ipw2200

I would have thought that you should only need in your case the package ipw2100-fw installed by making sure your system is up to date with the command pacman -Syu as root - and then pacman -S ipw2100-fw

If you reboot after that then the ipw2100 module that seems to be needed at least according to the lspci output you quoted should automatically load and work.

What desktop are you running?  If you have KDE then you should be able to use the network icon to click and select a wireless network and work from there. If you are using only the console then you will need to use one of the command line wireless facilities (eg wicd) to get the wireless up and running.

Since your device is listed as 2100 loading the ipw2200 module likely won't work. Hope this helps.


Mike C

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