[driverloader] Problems getting the driver to work on a new Centrino laptop

Jesper Skov jskov at zoftcorp.dk
Fri Jul 23 12:10:35 EDT 2004


I've installed driverloader with a trial license, and through it
installed the Intel 2200BG Centrino driver. No problems that far.

However, the led which should identify that the controller is active
remains dark.

iwconfig looks OK (I think): 
eth1      IEEE 802.11-DS  ESSID:"casa"  Nickname:"boystoy.zoftcorp.dk"
          Mode:Ad-Hoc  Bit Rate=54Mb/s
          RTS thr=1600 B   Fragment thr=2304 B
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

However, ifconfig shows only transmit errors:
eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0E:35:39:66:DE
          inet addr:  Bcast: 
          inet6 addr: fe80::20e:35ff:fe39:66de/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:9 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

iwlist scan results in this interesting message:
# iwlist eth1 scan
eth1      Failed to read scan data : No data available

The only errors/warnings I see in the log are from my attempt to change
Jul 23 11:05:11 boystoy kernel: driverloader: ndisQueryInformation:
Jul 23 11:05:11 boystoy kernel: eth1: Error -5 getting configuration to
set frequency

I have another laptop with a working wifi setup (under Windows 2000),
which has the IP address Pinging it from linux (route is
set up correctly to use eth1) only results in counting up the TX error

Has anyone seen anything like this before?


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