Thanks for the suggestions guys, though neither seemed to make any difference.
I discovered that if I added "alias eth1 ipw2100" to
/etc/modprobe.conf that dev[0-9] is never created, and eth1 always is.
Having searched google and the blogosphere for the last few days, it
looks like there's plenty other people out there in the same
situation. Most of whom had ipw working fine in FC4, but now find it
hard to configure for FC5. I guess these kinks will be worked out
On 4/3/06, Paul Mc Auley <paul at novara.ie> wrote:
> On Sunday 02 April 2006 14:56, Chris Collins wrote:
>> | I'm at my wits end here. I'm trying to configure my laptop (Thinkpad
> | T41) to talk to my wifi router (Belkin High-Speed Mode Wireless G
> | Router) using Fedora Core 5. My laptop uses the Intel Pro Wireless
> | 2100, so I installed the ipw2100 firmware and kernel module from
> | atrpms.net.
>> | >From what I've read on the electric interweb, my setup *should* work.
>> | But I can't get the wlan to associate.
>> | dev12595 unassociated ESSID:"89wellpark" Nickname:"tautau"
> | Mode:Managed Channel=0 Access Point: Not-Associated
>> | Anybody got any ideas how to fix this?
>> Ah. Yes.
>> Not ipw2100, but possibly of use all the same.
>> I have found that this tends to happen to me roughly half the time since I
> went from FC4 to FC5, using an ipw2200.
>> Generally I do ' rmmod ipw2200 ; modprobe ipw2200 ' and dev[0-9]+ becomes eth1
> and all is right with the world again.
>> I don't know _why_ it happens, and thus far I have refrained from hard-wiring
> a fix to do it every time I have a wireless device called 'dev'. I would be
> interested if someone has an explanation though.
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