Re: Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG
From: Rich Piotrowski (abuse_at_wi.rr.com)
Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2004 09:04:52 -0500
On 2 Sep 2004 05:00:45 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org (Allan Lewis) wrote:
>I have a Centrino laptop with the above wireless card built-in. The
>Suse installation wizard said that Suse supported this type of card,
>although with out WEP and only in managed (infrastructure) mode. Where
>can I get the drivers/firmware for this (for Suse 9.1)?? Also, what is
>the "NWID"? I don't recall using this setting on either my old WinME
>PC or my laptop (XP Pro).
>Thanks in advance,
I don't remember SuSE supporting this card out of the box in any
fashion. Are you sure it wasn't referring to the 2100? I may be wrong.
In any case, start here.
I have had some success with these drivers. I see they have just
released a V0.5. They may work even better. Remember, this project is
just in it's infancy. I expect the support will improve quickly.
I believe "NWID" refers to the ID that you have given to your WAP. I
know of it as "SSID". Of course you did change it from the default and
turned off broadcast? If not, the "SSID" does not need to be specified.
It will find whatever is out there.
For more info on simple steps to secure your wireless, go here.
I did not bother with WEP. I am not sure it is working quite yet in
those drivers. I am very careful about using application level
encryption where it is warranted.
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