Portable Devices


No luck with linux-backports-modules either. Firmware is required for device operation. This Software is licensed for use only in conjunction with Intel component products. If you are running an older kernel for some reason , this driver is disabled. Manage your Red Hat certifications, view exam history, and download certification-related logos and documents. The main reason for this is that wireless device manufacturers do not allow the free redistribution of the firmware that is required to make the device work.

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Intel may terminate this Agreement at any time if you violate its terms.

Join Date May Beans 3. We have listed some hardware that is supported, but would welcome more information to improve this wiki.

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I use Wicd rather than Network manager, and have also installed wicd-cli. Atheros AR ath9k For the Atheros ath9k driver that ships with CentOS 6 you don’t need any special firmware to make the device work.

Wrieless modification, amendment or waiver of any provision of this Agreement shall be effective unless in writing and signed by an officer of Intel. You will have to download, extract and provide the firmware, as explained in section 6. The only thing you need to do is load the ath9k driver on your system.


It only works if your ipw will connect but not remain connected for any great length of time. It is included in the CentOS-5 kernels 5. May 4th, 2.


By loading or using the Software, you agree to the terms of this Agreement. Join Date Oct Beans Do not use or load this firmware image the “Software” until you have carefully read the following terms and conditions.

ipw – Debian Wiki

Fatal interrupt, Scheduling firmware restart. I have done a fresh install of Ubuntu Wireless firmware Some modern laptops require firmware to make the wireless network connection work on CentOS. Use the CentOSPlus kernel instead. Note that Software containing encryption may be subject to additional restrictions.

Intel PRO/Wireless IPW2100 Firmware License Agreement

For your security, if you’re on a public computer and have finished using your Red Hat services, please be sure to log out. Configure RPMforge in yum so that you can use yum to install the madwifi package: Installation via Debian Installer Both drivers are included for use by the Debian installation program Debian Installer and are also within the installed kernel image.

You may transfer the Software only if a copy of this license accompanies the Software and the recipient agrees to be fully bound by these terms. Ubuntu Forums Code of Conduct. As the driver may already be loaded, reinsert the relevant driver module to access installed firmware: Googling finds complaints, but no solutions, as far back as although I didn’t have a problem until several months ago, and sometimes it works for weeks without a problem and then all of a sudden it wlreless connection dozens of times a day.


Upon termination, you will immediately destroy the Software or return all copies of the Software to Intel. Intel is not obligated under any other agreements unless they are in writing and signed by an authorized representative of Intel.

Intel PRO/Wireless 2100, 2200 and 2915 devices

Intel may make changes to the Software, or items referenced therein, at any time without notice, but is not obligated to support or update the Software. This is also available in the nonfree-firmware tarball which is built regularly on cdimage.

Upon termination, you will immediately destroy the Software. Because of this, newer drivers may not be available for this kernel, even though Red Hat does backport newer wireless drivers to their stable kernel.

July 19th, 6. I keep a terminal open running the command: The only thing you need to do is load the ath5k driver on your system. Claims arising under this Agreement shall be governed by the laws of California, excluding its principles of conflict of laws ipw1200 the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the Sale of Goods.