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Old 01-31-2007, 11:56 AM   #1
TheFnN3WGuy
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Intel 3945 Wireless NIC Issues




I appologize in advance for another one of these threads. I can't seem to get my wireless card working ( or even recognized. ) on my Dell Latitude D620. I'm running SuSE 10.2 and have added the ipw3945d and ipw-firmware packages through the YaST2 Software Manager, but for some reason...I get nothing.

Under Network Devices->Network Card all that I have listed is my wired NIC. Do I need to add the wireless card manually? I figured that if I installed the Daemon and firmware, that's all I'd really need to do. Am I missing some type of drivers? The answer is probably "yes", but I'm pretty new to Linux so I'm not exactly sure about these things...

Thanks for the help
 
Old 01-31-2007, 01:27 PM   #2
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Does SUSE include the kernel module? or do you have to build it yourself? If they don't provide it (which I doubt) then you will have to build it. I bet they provide it though, and you should be able to run ipw3945d from the command line.

Or, you could possibly reboot and have SUSE autoload it, but I don't use SUSE and couldn't tell you.

But make sure you have the kernel module and have it loaded. Without that your card will not get recognized.
 
Old 01-31-2007, 01:39 PM   #3
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Well...I'm an idiot that didn't even know his hardware...I have a Dell 1390 wireless card...so that explains a lot...thanks for your effort
 
  


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