It has an Intel PRO/Wireless BG2200 and is using the ipw2200 driver.
I've read that I may need to update the firmware, but before I go installing something new I would like to determine what's already there.
Starting with kernels 2.6.14 the driver is included in kernel.
module parameter improves reliability for many users.
Update I found this solution to the exact problem I'm having, however it no longer works as Ubuntu has eliminated It's being voted for closing because it "belongs on serverfault.com".Under Ubuntu 8.04, firmware is tied to kernel version the same way driver modules are.For example, kernel 2.6.24-24-generic stores its kernel modules in: When I compile the 2.6.24-24-generic Ubuntu kernel according the "Alternate Build Method: The Old-Fashioned Debian Way" I get the appropriate modules directory and all my devices work except those requiring firmware such as my Intel wireless card (ipw2200 module).Since it the question is not about programming, and rather more about administration, this is in line with the mission statements of both sites. I had considered this a programming question since it was a problem encountered while trying to build a custom kernel.Network Manager requires an implementation of udev and D-Bus.