I was given an older IBM T42 and decided to dedicate the machine for BT5R1. I've had the worst time trying to get the wireless card to function correctly. For the past three days, I've done nothing but search forums, and try recommended solutions. So far, the only thing that has worked at all was gunrnr's suggestion (pasting the firmware files into lib/firmware). I can now see available networks via wicd, but can't connect to any of mine. My home router is WPA2, and an additional test router is WEP - can not connect to save my life..... not even manually. I get the typical "Cannot obtain IP". The driver is ipw2200, and if I try putting it into monitor via airodump-ng, I get "Error while getting interface flags: No such device".
I'm def not the most experienced Linux user, so I'm hoping there is a simple fix that I've been overlooking. I'd be very, very grateful if someone wouldn't min stepping in and educating me on what should be done to correct this. I won't be able to rest until it is, lol!
Let me know what info I can post to help in troubleshooting. The T42 has no way to connect to the internet without the wireless working (I'm posting from a Win laptop). I can, however, post the commands/responses by doing the "usb-dance" from laptop to laptop. Thanks in advance for your time!
In that situation you must update your network connection settings and also restore your system again finally if issue not solved then take Microsoft Customer Help for better solution which provide you best wireless support by expert microsoft certified engineers.
This worked for me as well. I had to reboot the system before I could bring the interface up for some reason, but I'm all set now. Thanks Gunrunr