Ipw2200 needs updating
When you detach the ethernet cable and click the Network Manager icon, do you see networks? Does it ask for WEP or WPA details and try to connect?ipw2200 is the native Linux driver, not the Windows driver.Ok, here's what I got this time: [email protected]:~$ dmesg | grep -e ipw -e eth [ 8.580618] eth0: Broadcom 44xx/47xx 10/100Base T Ethernet :3f:dd: [ 8.610976] Driver 'sd' needs updating - please use bus_type methods [ 8.614198] Driver 'sr' needs updating - please use bus_type methods [ 13.196302] ipw2200: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200/2915 Network Driver, 1.2.2kmprq [ 13.196306] ipw2200: Copyright(c) 2003-2006 Intel Corporation [ 13.236567] ipw2200: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection [ 15.519794] ipw2200: Radio Frequency Kill Switch is On: [ 15.526856] ipw2200: Detected geography ZZA (11 802.11bg channels, 13 802.11a channels) [ 54.418220] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready [ 54.418861] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth1: link is not ready [ 123.946123] b44: eth0: Link is up at 100 Mbps, full duplex.[ 123.946132] b44: eth0: Flow control is off for TX and off for RX.
Before you say "read XXX FAQ, wiki, page", etc, I've read so many and despite understanding every normal thing about ubuntu, and all the customization I have, I haven't seen a single, up-to-date guide for making sense of wifi.Let's try something else: dmesg | grep -e ipw -e eth Let's see what's going on under the hood. What you CAN do is issue the following command in a terminal (make sure you are in range of your wireless network): sudo iwlist scan and post the results.Does the wireless button and switch have no effect at all? I would suggest upgrading to newer version of Ubuntu (maybe wait for the next stable (err.. The 8.04 version uses a really old kernel (reported to the growth of the kernel's features), there have been tons of features and new drivers added since.There's something simple that I should know and whatever it is, I don't.I wish I knew what I'm doing wrong...:( And I'm waiting for Lucid to come out indeed, I won't bother with Karmic- I'm going to stick to LTS versions only.