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Old 06-10-2006, 06:30 PM   #16
hermann_e
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problems with Intel PRO 3945abg wifi and SuSe 10.1 on T60


Despite the various detailed posts about this problem I cannot get the wireless network to run on my T60 under SuSe 10.1. I have installed the two rpms ipw3945d and ipw3945-ucode as well as the ipw-firmware from the SuSe install DVD. As before this installation lsmod reports the modules appropriately (see below), but dmesg states that ipw3945 and ieee80211 are not supported (see below)

networkmanager does not show any sign of a wireless connection to my wlan; it correctly reports the status of the ethernet connection (I configured networkmanager to start both network cards on "cable connection", i.e. on available connectivity).

Can anybody point me to a solution? I read in another post that an update of the kernel may avoid linking to a possibly existing old version of ieee80211. Ignorant question: how would I do that?

thank you for any help

Hermann

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hermann@milan:~> lsmod | grep ipw
ipw3945 173600 0
ieee80211 32968 1 ipw3945
firmware_class 13952 2 pcmcia,ipw3945

hermann@milan:~> dmesg | grep ipw
ipw3945: module not supported by Novell, setting U taint flag.
ipw3945: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945 Network Connection driver for Linux, 0.0.73d
ipw3945: Copyright(c) 2003-2006 Intel Corporation
ipw3945: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
hermann@milan:~> dmesg | grep ieee
ieee80211_crypt: module not supported by Novell, setting U taint flag.
ieee80211_crypt: registered algorithm 'NULL'
ieee80211: module not supported by Novell, setting U taint flag.
ieee80211: 802.11 data/management/control stack, git-1.1.7
ieee80211: Copyright (C) 2004-2005 Intel Corporation <jketreno@linux.intel.com>

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Originally Posted by rioch
Thanks Garfield! With information from your post I was able to solve the problem and get my wireless to work, however at the moment I have to run the wireless daemon manually.
It seems that SuSE 10.1 (RC1) does come with the drivers however they are incomplete. The following instructions get it to work.

1. Install ipw3945d (I installed version ipw3945d-1.7.18-1.at.i386.rpm)
2. Install ipw3945-ucode (I installed 1.13-1.at.noarch.rpm)

Please be aware that I got this working using the NetworkManager that comes with SuSE 10.1. I assume it will still work with the normal ifup method.

If I ever get the daemon running automatically, I'll post here to close this problem completely.
 
Old 06-11-2006, 10:48 AM   #17
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Hey herman,

did you start ipw3945d? I have to do that everytime, but it gets the wireless to work.
go to the ipw3945 dir and look for ipw3945d
./ipw3945d

the card should now be rcognised.
I didn;t have to do anything wicked to have all working.... T60 on Suse10.1
 
Old 06-12-2006, 01:53 AM   #18
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Smile

Dear Hans,

thanks a lot. How stupid of me to not think of starting the daemon. After starting the daemon the wireless connection works now just fine and with the networkmanager I can choose between different networks.

best

Hermann

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Hey herman,

did you start ipw3945d? I have to do that everytime, but it gets the wireless to work.
go to the ipw3945 dir and look for ipw3945d
./ipw3945d

the card should now be rcognised.
I didn;t have to do anything wicked to have all working.... T60 on Suse10.1
 
Old 07-18-2006, 11:31 PM   #19
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I was able to see the wireless network and also connect to it. However, I can not access the internet. What's going on here?
 
Old 07-19-2006, 12:19 AM   #20
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Were you able to get an IP address? (ifconfig)
 
Old 07-19-2006, 02:10 AM   #21
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I'm not sure what happened or what I did but all of the sudden it started working. Thanks for the help anyway.
 
Old 08-02-2006, 12:34 AM   #22
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ok so heres the deal, ive casualy ben using linux since mandrake 7.0, i recently switched to suse 10.1 and i like it sofar. anyways my dad he just got a new dell inspiron e1505 with the same intel wireless chipset. i couldnt get knetwork to set it up and with good reason i see. i installed the intel driver off the add on package(hes got the all in 1 dvd for his system) it recognises the network but doesnt browse the internet. it does have an ip assigned its not the same ip it gets when in windows but it should still be valid as no other comptuer on the network is using it. showing as 192.168.1.2 in network tools under devices eth1. any ideas?
 
Old 08-02-2006, 12:44 AM   #23
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ok brief update i just connected it using the 10/100 port using a standard net cable. it was assigned the address 192.168.1.5 and is surfing the internet. however i still havnt resolved the wireless issue.
 
Old 10-16-2006, 08:37 AM   #24
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Wireless problems with intel3945 cards on suse10.1

Hi, everybody.
I see lots of people having problems with intel 3945 wireless cards on Suse 10.1 distribution.
The easiest way i've found for the resolution of this problem was just using an Addon CD of Suse and installing (using Yast) two packages ipw3945d and ipw-firmware. When the installation ended i restarted my laptop (Dell inspiron6400) and the wireless card activated without any problems. There was no need to recompile kernel and add the additional packages manually for the wireless card like i was doing before.

Last edited by aleco; 10-24-2006 at 07:35 AM.
 
Old 10-24-2006, 08:00 PM   #25
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easiest way it to install ipw3945 firmware and deamon from the DVD or add on CD. However, if you plan on using kismet or aircrack-ng DO NOT DO THIS , since this driver is not compiled with monitor mode.
 
Old 10-25-2006, 02:51 PM   #26
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fishstick
easiest way it to install ipw3945 firmware and deamon from the DVD or add on CD. However, if you plan on using kismet or aircrack-ng DO NOT DO THIS , since this driver is not compiled with monitor mode.
So how would you do it? I would like to use kismet.
 
Old 10-26-2006, 01:14 PM   #27
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I'm new to the forum and I wanted to say thanks to everyone for this info Im new to the world of linux and hope to be learning alot for all of you. BTW I did the fix on my Toshiba Satelite I bought with Suse 10.1 and it worked beautifully.
 
  


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