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[ubuntu] Intel Wireless 2200bg - Ubuntu 9.10 - ipw2200 - HELP!!

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http://ubuntuforums.org – My dear friends, I have been trying for months to get my wireless working on my acer laptop and I am now beyond despair. I'm fairly new to the linux/ubuntu world, so please bear with me as I go about things. I using an Acer Extensa 67000 and here is what is at issue: ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ lspci -nn | grep 'Wireless' 06:04.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2] Network Connection [8086:4220] (rev 05) ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ lspci -vn On this one I posted just what I thought would be relevant: 06:04.0 0280: 8086:4220 (rev 05) Subsystem: 8086:2701 Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 17 Memory at b0101000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K] Capabilities: <access denied> Kernel driver in use: ipw2200 Kernel modules: ipw2200 ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ lsusb Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 001 Device 002: ID 059f:1018 LaCie, Ltd Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ ifconfig eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:c0:9f:da:08:d5 inet addr:192.168.1.3 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 inet6 addr: fe80::2c0:9fff:feda:8d5/64 Scope:Link UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:19312 errors:1 dropped:1 overruns:1 frame:0 TX packets:18239 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:18079426 (18.0 MB) TX bytes:2808653 (2.8 MB) Interrupt:16 Base address:0x2000 eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:13:ce:5a:12:b6 UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B) Interrupt:17 Base address:0x2000 Memory:b0101000-b0101fff lo Link encap:Local Loopback inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0 inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1 RX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 RX bytes:520 (520.0 B) TX bytes:520 (520.0 B) ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ iwconfig lo no wireless extensions. eth0 no wireless extensions. eth1 unassociated ESSID:eek:ff/any Mode:Managed Channel=0 Access Point: Not-Associated Bit Rate:0 kb/s Tx-Power=20 dBm Sensitivity=8/0 Retry limit:7 RTS thr:eek:ff Fragment thr:eek:ff Power Management:eek:ff 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 ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ lsmod Module Size Used by pcmcia 36808 0 nf_conntrack 67608 7 xt_state,nf_nat_irc,nf_conntrack_irc,nf_nat_ftp,nf _nat,nf_conntrack_ipv4,nf_conntrack_ftp snd_seq 50224 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_mid i_event ipw2200 140292 0 snd_timer 22276 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq snd_seq_device 6920 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi ,snd_seq iptable_filter 3100 1 snd 59204 19 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec, snd_hwdep,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_se q_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device libipw 43148 1 ipw2200 lib80211 6432 2 ipw2200,libipw ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ dmesg | grep ipw2200 [ 8.509829] ipw2200: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200/2915 Network Driver, 1.2.2kmprq [ 8.509833] ipw2200: Copyright(c) 2003-2006 Intel Corporation [ 8.642245] ipw2200 0000:06:04.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17 [ 8.644569] ipw2200: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection [ 8.644628] ipw2200 0000:06:04.0: firmware: requesting ipw2200-bss.fw [ 9.322372] ipw2200: Detected geography ZZM (11 802.11bg channels, 0 802.11a channels) ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo lshw -C network *-network:0 description: Wireless interface product: PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2] Network Connection vendor: Intel Corporation physical id: 4 bus info: pci@0000:06:04.0 logical name: eth1 version: 05 serial: 00:13:ce:5a:12:b6 width: 32 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ipw2200 driverversion=1.2.2kmprq firmware=ABG:9.0.5.27 (Dec 12 2007) latency=32 link=no maxlatency=24 mingnt=3 multicast=yes wireless=unassociated resources: irq:17 memory:b0101000-b0101fff *-network:1 description: Ethernet interface product: RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. physical id: 8 bus info: pci@0000:06:08.0 logical name: eth0 version: 10 serial: 00:c0:9f:da:08:d5 size: 100MB/s capacity: 100MB/s width: 32 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=8139too driverversion=0.9.28 duplex=full ip=192.168.1.3 latency=32 link=yes maxlatency=64 mingnt=32 multicast=yes port=MII speed=100MB/s resources: irq:16 ioport:2000(size=256) memory:b0102000-b01020ff ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ iwlist scan lo Interface doesn't support scanning. eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning. eth1 No scan results ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ lsb_release -d Description: Ubuntu 9.10 ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ uname -mr 2.6.31-19-generic i686 ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart * Reconfiguring network interfaces... Ignoring unknown interface wlan0=wlan0. [ OK ] END OF LISTING I am grateful for all and any help I can get with this. RFkill doesn't work. I really don't know where else to go with this. I have tried reinstalling the network manager - hasn't worked. Both Wicd and network manager don't even recognise any networks. Everything worked fine under windows. Again, thanks for your help in advance. Love, Templeman (HowTos)