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Revision as of 08:55, 14 July 2005

Intel PRO/Wireless 2200/2915 Driver for WiFi

Linux driver for the 802.11bg and 802.11abg NICs - miniPCI cards - found in Centrino laptops. This driver only works on 2.6.x kernels (2.6.4 or newer).

The following adapters sold by IBM use these chips:

Project Homepage / Availability




in development, usable, WEP 128bit encryption works, WPA does also work with drivers >= 1.0.2 (beta at the moment, use wpa_supplicant for WPA-functionality), Monitor/RFMon is supported as of 1.0.4 and firmware 2.3!

Current Version: 1.0.4

Firmware Version  : 2.3

Works fine!

Currently (8/Jul/2005), select developer-patched 2.6.12 Kernels (notably, -mm) and all Kernel 2.6.13 release candidates do not work with the current version of the driver (1.0.4). Compilation breaks due to an incompatible header file. Simply copying over the header file from older kernels will make the compilation work but the driver will be seriously broken - thus this is not recommended. The ipw2200 developers are working on the problem.

Additional Comments

make sure you grab the newest version and new loadable firmware as required by the driver