LinuxQuestions.org
LinuxAnswers - the LQ Linux tutorial section.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Password
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 02-02-2007, 11:56 AM   #1
ismailkimyacioglu
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2007
Posts: 17

Rep: Reputation: 0
Exclamation Intel PRO Wireless 3945 Driver Installation - Urgent Help Please!....


Dear Friends,

I am very new to Linux, however, I am very enthusiastic about learning and using it. I think of switching to Linux completely instead of Vista from XP. I have a distribution based on Redhat and Fedora.

My ethernet card automatically connects to web. However, I am in trouble to switch to wireless connection due to the driver issues. I have downloaded the following files from sourceforge.net

ipw3945-1.1.0
ieee80211-1.1.14

I have been working on it for 3 nights. However, while installing ieee80211, there is always a problem with subversion. I don't know what it is indeed. Trying to read the warnings and failures, but couldn't a way to solve it.

In one of threads here, one of our friends talked about ndiswrapper. I also downloaded it, installed it and found the XP driver from Intel.com. However, it is still off.

I have the same wireless modem in my house and office. Their WEP passwords are also same. Therefore, in XP, it automatically connects whether I am in the house or office. I would like to do the same for Linux, as well.

My wireless modem is Airties RT 205, should be a compatible model of USRobotics in Turkey. As the subversion has problems, I cannot continue to install ipw3945. It always gives warning messages and talking about out of tree and recommends to force to install the driver or make kernel_patch command. If I make kernel_patch, then it is stuck at add_radiotap.

Can anyone tell me what I should do or where I am making a mistake. I have referred to the readme and install files. However, none of them talks about what has to be done if one of the files are missing and cannot be copied.

Your helps will be highly appreciated.

Thank you very much in advance.

Ismail
 
Old 02-02-2007, 01:09 PM   #2
qdlaty
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2006
Location: Warsaw/Poland
Distribution: Source Mage
Posts: 39

Rep: Reputation: 15
I don't know about Fedora, but you usualy need 3 packages:
ipw3945 firmware (file ipw3945.ucode located in /lib/firmware)
ipw3945 daemon (usualy package is called ipw3945d)
and proper module for kernel you actualy use.
Then while you system starts ipw daemon which loads proper module with fimware.
So, please look for all three listed packages. If you need further help - you know where to ask.
 
Old 02-02-2007, 01:23 PM   #3
LDJ
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2004
Posts: 80

Rep: Reputation: 15
Have you tried upgrading the ieee80211 subsystem to a newer one?
Mine works flawlessly with ieee80211-1.1.15 but I couldn't get ieee80211-1.1.16 to work at all. Maybe trying a newer version will work?
 
Old 02-02-2007, 08:12 PM   #4
ismailkimyacioglu
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2007
Posts: 17

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thank you very much for the replies. I have tried the latest version of ieee80211, which ends with 16 instead of 15. The result is the same. However, I will try to install the newest intel driver again.

I hope this time it will work.

Thanks again.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Intel Pro/Wireless 3945 mwarbeck Suse/Novell 19 03-28-2007 08:38 PM
Intel Pro 3945 wireless + openSuse 10.1 - evil incarnate? Please help! kevingreen Linux - Wireless Networking 15 09-28-2006 01:54 AM
Intel pro wireless 3945 and WPA hcccc Linux - Wireless Networking 1 09-23-2006 12:29 PM
Problem for Intel pro wireless 3945 hcccc Linux - Laptop and Netbook 3 09-15-2006 06:30 AM
Intel PRO/Wireless 3945 Gentoo chrismiceli Linux - Wireless Networking 1 06-06-2006 07:10 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:26 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration