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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
[   26.509193] ipw2200 0000:0…