I have tried most distros of linux including live. Most fail to detect the card or load the firmware onto the card. doing DMESG|GREP ipw2200 and DMESG|GREP ieee80211 shows the failure messges with error code -2 or no card detected at all. I have tried kernel 2.6.18 tried doing insmod ndiswrapper but that failed.
Whats wrong my laptop distro, or init startup scripts???