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Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network adapter not recognized

Hi! I'm working with Linux Live cd in a windows xp notebook. The linux os does not automatically recognize the wireless adapter. Could you please let me know your thoughts on this? The ifconfig -a command does not show the adapter. Someone told me that I would need to download a program and compile the windows driver into the linux kernel. Thanks in advance. With regards. Dami?n

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Re: Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network adapter not...


Check Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Downloads -
Select Linux from and click on go
You can download Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG version 1.2.0 or 1.1.0

Installing/updating Intel PRO/Wireless version 1.2.0 driver for Linux
- To extract the archive file, type from a console: tar xzvf ipw2200_linux_1_2_0.tgz
- To install the driver the following is needed:
1. Linux with a 2.6.8+ kernel. See README.ipw2200 for information on
specific options required to be enabled in the kernel.
2. Wireless Extensions (v16) and Tools (v27-pre23) if not included in
your distribution
3. The driver (ipw2200-1.2.0.tgz)
4. The binary firmware image (ipw2200-fw-3.0.tgz)
5. For instructions on how to build and use the driver, please see the INSTALL document in the ./intel_ipw2200_120/ directory.

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Describe your Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG 802.11g/b

SO you are not able to connect tyo the wireless network.
what is the operating system on your computer ?
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Oct 08, 2009 | Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG...

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I have a Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network card on my Toshiba Satellite M50. One fine day, it was working fine on the network at home, and then suddenly got disconnected, and soon after stopped being...

I have the same card with Tecra A4. It was working fine with a D-Link 615 wireless router then for no reason it stop working I was able to detect my wirless network but no communication session started between my card and the router. I restrat the router and change the OS fro Linux to XP but still I have the same problem.

At the end I notice that in simple words my card cannot talk at all with the router. So I went to the router wirless settings and change the protocol from:
mixed 802.11 N, mixed 802.11 G, mixed 802.11 B
to only
802.11 G and 802.11B

Then it works fine onb both Linux and XP

Jun 12, 2009 | Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG 802.11g/b

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Driver for Broadcom 802.11g Network Adapter #2

HI Gocha,

Try to get this driver from Intel website it might help you. Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network connection.


Nov 29, 2008 | Network & Wireless Adapters

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Hello there. You need to install the driver from

As a side note, Redhat AS is not really a great choice for beginners to linux, you may find Ubuntu or another new user orientated Distribution, makes a better attempt at hardware detection.

Hope this helps.

Apr 07, 2008 | Network & Wireless Adapters

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System Crash


Intel 2200BG is known to cause this and similar errors when Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) encryption is used. The problem has been around since 2004 and new OS Drivers should fix this.

I recommend you download and install latest Windows Drivers (appropriate for your Windows Version) for Intel 2200BG Adaptor.

If this cannot be done, then setting your wireless to Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) encription (though less secure) will minimise these error conditions

NB: Google "w22n51.sys" for more info.


Mar 27, 2008 | Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG 802.11g/b

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Intel Pro Wireless 2200BG problem or Linksys BEFW11S4 problem?

I had the same problem. If you are using the latest driver for your intel 2200BG ( Try to roll back to a previous version. It solved my problems with being unable to connect to a Linksys BEFW11 router running WEP64.

I am now running driver version

Oct 15, 2007 | Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG 802.11g/b

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Intel PRO 2200BG will not detect any network

This IS the solution: Set it to use 802.11b _ONLY_ Do this in Windows: Start->Settings->Control Panel->System->Hardware->Device Manager->Network adapters->Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection->Advanced->Wireless Mode = 802.11b only Driver version: 9.04.36 (04.04.2007) PROset/Wireless Software: not installed OS: Windows XP

Aug 15, 2007 | Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG 802.11g/b

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