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I have an HP Pavillion DV1000 and I cannot use the wireless with any distro. I am a new user in linux and I need a guide to follow. Do you know something?

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please provide more info –  Tachyons Apr 5 '12 at 15:48
    
Give us output of ifconfig -a lspci and lsmod –  user113378 Dec 8 '12 at 4:06
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My Asus Laptop has an 2200BG build in. I had nothing to do to make it work.

Try loading the module

sudo modprobe ipw2200

but before, look whether this has already happened:

lsmod | grep ipw2200 

dmesg is another diagnostic:

dmesg | grep 2200
[   17.054310] ipw2200: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200/2915 Network Driver, 1.2.2kmprq
[   17.054314] ipw2200: Copyright(c) 2003-2006 Intel Corporation
[   17.054403] ipw2200 0000:02:04.0: PCI INT A -> Link[LNKC] -> GSI 4 (level, low) -> IRQ 4
[   17.054480] ipw2200: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
[   17.054521] ipw2200 0000:02:04.0: firmware: requesting ipw2200-bss.fw
[   17.662676] ipw2200: Detected geography ZZM (11 802.11bg channels, 0 802.11a channels)

and lspci, get the slot info:

lspci | grep -i wireless
02:04.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2] Network Connection (rev 05)

and then, for example:

lspci -vv -s 02:04.0
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Dosnt work =((( –  user40802 Jan 18 '12 at 1:47
    
Did you at least find something out? Is the module loaded? You may put additional information in your question. With a similar chip, the ipw2100, I had issues with the IRQ being used by something else. Experimenting in the BIOS helped, and dmesg | grep eth helped finding it. –  user unknown Jan 18 '12 at 6:01
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