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borgward
December 6th, 2013, 06:25 PM
If too new, please refer me to somewhere else.

Need to know which XP driver operates Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG {Calexico2} Network Connection (rev 05)

I installed retroprecise on Dell D600. Linux driver does not work well. Will try to use Ndiswrapper to install XP driver.

I have been to Dell and Intel sites. I downloaded for Latitiude D600 Centrino w/Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG {Calexico2} Network Connection (rev 05). What I downloaded was a package including installers, drivers, and etc. The drivers from Intel are:

NETw5x32.INF
w2951.INF

Downloading from Dell, I get different drivers.

What I want to know is which driver works with the PRO/Wireless. Since both Dell and Intel supply more than 1 driver in their downloads, are both required? I don't think so, but.....

Ole Juul
December 6th, 2013, 07:00 PM
Linux driver does not work well.
What features are you missing?

In any case, if there is a problem why use the built in chip? Plug in a USB wireless one that will meet your needs.

borgward
December 6th, 2013, 07:13 PM
The Linux driver does not work well. Speeds are about 40 to over 1000 ms to my router. Wireless speeds with my other laptops are about 1.15 to 1.54ms. Wireless connection goes down after a few minutes.

I do not want to have a dongle or pcmcia card hanging outside the laptop.

Pepinno
December 7th, 2013, 04:40 AM
I have a Dell Latitude D600 running both WinXP, and Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 ("Sarge") with kernel 2.6.8.

Wifi works great on both operating systems (granted, my access point is a Linksys WAP11 which only does 802.11b wifi and WEP encryption -- so I cannot talk about 802.11g, 802.11n, WPA and WPA2 support).


http://s27.postimg.org/osjyuddbl/d600_wifi_driver.png


$ cat /etc/debian_version
3.1
$ uname -a
Linux d600.XXXXXXXXX.com 2.6.8 #1 Sun Aug 5 11:07:39 CEST 2007 i686 GNU/Linux
$ lspci
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82855PM Processor to I/O Controller (rev 03)
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82855PM Processor to AGP Controller (rev 03)
0000:00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
0000:00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
0000:00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
0000:00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB 2.0 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
0000:00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 81)
0000:00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801DBM LPC Interface Controller (rev 01)
0000:00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801DBM (ICH4) Ultra ATA Storage Controller (rev 01)
0000:00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
0000:00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 01)
0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R250 Lf [Radeon Mobility 9000 M9] (rev 02)
0000:02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5705M Gigabit Ethernet (rev 01)
0000:02:01.0 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ711EC1 SmartCardBus Controller (rev 20)
0000:02:01.1 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ711EC1 SmartCardBus Controller (rev 20)
0000:02:03.0 Network controller: Intel Corp. PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mini PCI Adapter (rev 04)
$ lsmod | egrep -e '802|ipw'
ieee80211_crypt_wep 5380 1
ipw2100 151628 0
ieee80211 40932 1 ipw2100
ieee80211_crypt 6152 3 ieee80211_crypt_wep,ipw2100,ieee80211

I seem to recall the linux kernel 2.6.8 did not have native support for the wifi in this centrino chipset, and that I had to download (and hand-compile?) the driver from the Internet... I'll have to check my notes, that was 2005 vintage, I should still have them I think.