Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG

Bill Davidsen davidsen at
Mon Nov 26 20:49:37 UTC 2007

gordon at wrote:
> Dear List
> Thank you for you help I have installed the  ipw2200 drivers.   When I
> issue the command iwconfig  I get :
> sit0      no wireless extensions.
> eth1      unassociated  ESSID:off/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:off   Fragment thr:off
>           Encryption key:off
>           Power Management:off
>           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
> I still can not connect to my wireless network,  Where do i configure my
> wireless key and ESSID ?

man iwconfig. You should start with "iwlist scan" to be sure your ap is 
seem, then iwconfig after that.

I was looking at this the other day, wondering if it was worth adding 
wpa software to my older installation, given that I use the wireless 
only as an untrusted connection and then set up a vpn to my firewall 
before any real data goes over the connection.

Bill Davidsen <davidsen at>
   "We have more to fear from the bungling of the incompetent than from
the machinations of the wicked."  - from Slashdot

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