success report: ipw2200

Many of the messages on this list are problem reports. I thought you'd appreciate hearing a report of complete, unqualified success.

I recently bought an IBM ThinkPad X40. I opted for the Intel Pro/Wireless 2200BG Mini PCI Adapter on advice from Dan Williams:

	Driver works well, it's open-source, and very likely will be
	in-kernel soon.  All the cool kids have em :)


I am using a stock Fedora Core 3 kernel-2.6.11-1.14_FC3, stock NetworkManager-0.3.4-1.1.0.fc3 also from Fedora Core 3, and stock drivers from the ATrpms repository ( NetworkManager works great. Nearby wireless networks are detected automatically. Signal strengths are reported. Plug in a cable and it switches to Ethernet. Unplug and it's back to wireless. WEP keys work fine. Everything works fine. It's perfect and wonderful and I'm as happy as a clam.

(Side note: those ipw2200 drivers are currently in the testing section of the ATrpms repository. I started with, the latest stable packages from <>. This worked well except for not reporting signal strength. Moving to the newer testing packages got signal strength working too. Hooray!)

Thanks, Dan.  NetworkManager rocks my world.

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