Intel 2915ABG on x86

I use the notebook thikpad t43p for router...
I need to install the driver for wifi. (this is firmware for old wi-fi card Intel 2915ABG)

root@OpenWrt:~# uname -a
Linux OpenWrt 4.14.180 #0 SMP Sat May 16 18:32:20 2020 i686 GNU/Linux

root@OpenWrt:~# lspci | grep Wi

0b:02.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2915ABG [Calexico2] Network Connection (rev 05)

root@OpenWrt:~# iw list


I can't determine if your kernel currently has firmware loader support
by looking for the CONFIG_FW_LOADER definition on your kernel's

I installed
I run iw list but do't show the capabilities of your driver...
Can you help me, please...

Your intel 2915abg adapter need to install kmod-ipw2200 driver.

thank you,
iw list
Wiphy phy0
max # scan SSIDs: 1
max scan IEs length: 0 bytes
max # sched scan SSIDs: 0
max # match sets: 0
max # scan plans: 1
max scan plan interval: -1
max scan plan iterations: 0
Retry short limit: 7
Retry long limit: 4
Coverage class: 0 (up to 0m)
Supported Ciphers:
* WEP40 (00-0f-ac:1)
* WEP104 (00-0f-ac:5)
* TKIP (00-0f-ac:2)
* CCMP-128 (00-0f-ac:4)

root@OpenWrt:~# wifi reload

root@OpenWrt:~# vi /etc/config/wireless

config wifi-device 'radio0'
option type 'mac80211'
option channel '36'
option hwmode '11a'
option path 'pci0000:00/0000:00:1e.0/0000:0b:02.0'
option disabled '0'

config wifi-iface 'default_radio0'
option device 'radio0'
option network 'lan'
option mode 'ap'
option ssid 'OpenWrt'
option encryption 'none'

config wifi-iface
option device 'radio0'
option network 'wwan'
option mode 'sta'
option encryption 'none'
option key 'super_secret_key'
option ssid 'hotspot or AP ssid'

root@OpenWrt:~# iwinfo
eth2 ESSID: unknown
Access Point: 00:13:CE:FD:1E:BD
Mode: Client Channel: unknown (unknown)
Tx-Power: 0 dBm Link Quality: unknown/70
Signal: unknown Noise: unknown
Bit Rate: unknown
Encryption: unknown
Type: nl80211 HW Mode(s): 802.11abg
Hardware: 8086:4224 8086:1011 [Generic MAC80211]
TX power offset: unknown
Frequency offset: unknown
Supports VAPs: no PHY name: phy0

root@OpenWrt:~# ifconfig | grep eth2

Why ifconfig don't see eth2?

root@OpenWrt:~# ifconfig eth2
eth2 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:13:CE:FD:1E:BD
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

ipw2200 is not capable of AP mode.

1 Like

yes, ipw2200 is not capable of AP mode, but there is support with a special, out-of-tree driver and special firmware, see