Post by appleman1234 on Jun 24, 2008 16:55:24 GMT 7
You can download source and firmware and either compile the ipw2200 sourece in chroot on Thecus or compile using the mtwk version of gcc on your laptop following website instructions on ipw2200.sourceforge.net/ , then make a thecus module that installs ipw2200.ko and the firmware to /lib/firmware on thecus.
The default installation may have an incorrect/defective driver installed. The corrective action is:
- use Windows update Vista Applet to download updates - ensure the "Optional" update for the 2200BG driver is checked - install the updates; restart - use Device Manager to Update the driver > Browse My Computer > Let Me Pick From A List - There will be two identical selections for the 2200BG; we had to click the top selection. - restart
Until the driver is replaced, adjacent 802.11 networks and devices will be impacted, even if the Vista computer is not configured for access to a particular wireless network. Typical symptoms on the adjacent computers include the network connection going up and down every two or three minutes as the signal is dropped and re-acquired.
An alternate action is to disable the wireless adapter in Device Manager until the correct driver may be installed.
We have only verified this on a IBM T42 notebook, and only with 802.11 "G", although it is not inconceivable this issue is present with other computer makes and models.