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Old 01-17-2011, 02:27 PM   #1
Netooo
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Question Problem with Intel Corporation WiFi Link 100 Series


I want to make my wireless card to work, I'm using a Lenovo SL510 laptop, and my system is Slackware 13.0

Searching around on the internet I found that kernels above 2.6.24 already have the driver for my card, my kernel is 2.6.29.6-smp.

http://www.intellinuxwireless.org/?p=iwlwifi

The name of the driver is iwlagn, but the module is not mounted at startup, so I tried to mount it myself:

Code:
modprobe iwlagn
but nothing's happening, I mean, after that I can see it in lsmod:
Code:
bash-3.1# lsmod | grep iw
iwlagn                 88384  0 
iwlcore                74908  1 iwlagn
mac80211              155588  2 iwlagn,iwlcore
cfg80211               36468  3 iwlagn,iwlcore,mac80211
led_class               3392  2 iwlcore,sdhci
But I don't see a wireless device wlan0.

I have two questions, how can I make the module mount from startup and how can I make my wireless card work for real?
 
Old 01-17-2011, 04:43 PM   #2
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Have you run
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#ifconfig wlan0 up
? It should then appear in your list of interfaces, and then hopefully you can connect to your network however you would normally do so

And to load a module at boot-time, just add a line to /etc/modules.conf with the name of the module.
 
Old 01-18-2011, 10:34 AM   #3
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Hi,

@OP

I believe your device should be there. Look at 'Configuring your network in Slackware' is Alien_Bob's excellent article on the way network cards are configured in Slackware. Loads of internal reference links for Ethernet & Wireless.
 
Old 01-18-2011, 08:03 PM   #4
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Thanks for responding guys, but I end up switching to slackware 13.1 and it worked instantly, still... I will check out the slackware network configuration for future issues, thanks for the link.
 
  


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