IBM R52 wifi not working with Centos 7.7

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IBM R52 wifi not working with Centos 7.7

Post by promisesfdc » 2019/12/26 18:44:28

Hi Everyone

I have an IBM Thinkpad R52 - the wireless is not working. When I use nmtui , the connection does not exist. When I run lspci --nn | grep -i net it lists the Lan connection ad the wireless connection. However , it identifies the wireless as
04.02.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2915ABG [Calexico2] Network Connection [8086:4224] (rev 05).
I am sure in previous versions of centos and debian , it used the firmware ipw2200 (They may be the same - i do not know). Can anyone help with this. I did try searching the forums for this but with no luck (to be honest , got a bit frustrated as i kept having to wait to see the next page of results)

I did install the minimum install on thsi machine (no desktop) , so maybe I have to install something else
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Re: IBM R52 wifi not working with Centos 7.7

Post by toracat » 2019/12/26 22:17:15

Yes, according to the device ID pairing, your device is supported by the ipw2200 driver. This is not in the CentOS kernel but you may want to try kernel-ml from ELRepo which has the driver enabled.

You may also want to file a request to have the driver enabled in the CentOS plus kernel at OR ask ELRepo to provide a kmod package for ipw2200 at .
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