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CF-29 Intel wifi driver gnu/linux backtrack

CF-29 Toughbook I received an old Toughbook CF-29 laptop from a friend and decided to install backtrack 5.3. An issue i was having was getting the intel driver to install. I verified the firmware was in the correct location via root@bt:~# ls /lib/firmware/ | grep ipw ipw2100-1.3.fw ipw2100-1.3-i.fw ipw2100-1.3-p.fw ipw2200-bss.fw ipw2200-ibss.fw ipw2200-sniffer.fw ipw_firmware Next i ran the following command root@bt:~# dmesg | grep ipw2200 [   26.409354] ipw2200: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200/2915 Network Driver, 1.2.2kmprq [   26.409359] ipw2200: Copyright(c) 2003-2006 Intel Corporation [   26.409494] ipw2200 0000:02:01.0: PCI INT A -> Link[LNKD] -> GSI 9 (level, low) -> IRQ 9 [   26.409520] ipw2200: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection [   26.509132] ipw2200: ipw2200-bss.fw request_firmware failed: Reason -2 [   26.509141] ipw2200: Unable to load firmware: -2 [   26.509146] ipw2200: failed to register network device [   2