My laptop is running Centrino with the IPW2200 as the Wi-Fi. Here, I describe the way to build a kernel to support it.
Firstly, download the kernel source, definitely. At the time of writing, I used the kernel version 188.8.131.52 for that. Afterwards, several things more to do:
- Download the IPW2200 driver from http://ipw2200.sourceforge.net. At the time of writing, it is version 0.7 and named
- Extract the kernel source, and go to
drivers/net/wireless, then extract
- Rename the directory
- Back to the root of your kernel source, and run this command:
patch -p1 < drivers/net/wireless/ipw2200/patches/ipw2200-2.6.8-patch
make menuconfigand make up your components, then build
With a new kernel supporting Wi-Fi, and with the firmware (downloaded from
http://ipw2200.sourceforge.net) placed inside
modprobe ipw2200 and a new Wi-Fi device is up.
Afterwards, I can simply use the wireless tools (e.g.
iwlist) to set
up other stuff and play.