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Old 12-16-2007, 05:50 PM   #1
linfreak
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Thumbs up Fedora 7 iwl4965 Wireless connectivity T61 - Solved


Hi all,

Been facing an issue with the intel driver for 4965 wireless card that came with my Thinkpad T61 laptop. Found a solution on googling, though would post here and spread the word for fellow linuxers.

Problem:
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* I installed intel driver from http://intellinuxwireless.org/ for the 4965 wireless card that came with my thinkpad T61 laptop. Installation successful and driver work like a charm

* But sometimes I get issues when I try to grab IP from my wireless router, The encryption key gets set, the password is set, but when I try to run dhclient wlan0 , it keeps attempting to get the IP from router and takes a long time to do so. Sometimes it never gets an IP or when it get the IP , I may have to rerun essid setting and the key setting using iwconfig .

Solution:
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* looks like this is an issue and there does seem to be a work around for this, The key, essid and Dhclient need to be run in a particular order for the driver to get the IP from the router

The following is the order

1) ifconfig wlan0 up
2) iwconfig wlan0 key ***
3) iwconfig wlan0 mode Managed
4) iwconfig wland0 essid ***
5) dhclient wlan0

I got the above info from the following link (the above order is from this link, just in case the resource gets removed)

http://jmatrix.net/dao/case/case.jsp...wsysnotes=true

Hope this helps ppl with Thinkpad T61 and having wireless card Intel 4965 A/B/G/N .

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