Making the Wireless LED work on an ipw2200 Centrino Laptop with Ubuntu
Started by PaulStimpson
On the mailing list I asked
My laptop is a Centrino box (P4m-1.5/915GM chipset/Intel ProWireless 2200BG Wi-Fi card.) The wireless works fine with Ubuntu and Kubuntu (except for the wireless button not lighting up - which is a bit of a pain in the bum as I can't tell whether the wireless card is enabled, whether it's been switched off with the kill button or if it's searching/connected without using the network app.) With Mepis 6.0 (which is based on Ubuntu) the LED flashes when the card is enabled but not associated and is on constantly when the card is associated. How does Mepis do it please?
Jack Knight offered the following words of wisdom which fixed the problem
If you want the wireless LED to light up when the ipw2200 module loads edit the file:
options ipw2200 led=1
.. to the end of the file. You will then need to do:
sudo rmmod ipw2200
sudo modprobe ipw2200
to reload the module with the option. Be warned that this
any existing wireless connection you have open.