Solution to wireless on FC5 for all
After a struggle for 3 complete days now i ahve been able to configure and install wireless card on my system. So i thought to share this with all.
My System Configuration:-
Intel Centrino CORE DUO Processor, 1 GB RAM, Nvidia 256MB geForce Go 7400, 100GB SATA HDD,Intel pro 3945abg wireless card in all its a HP dv5000 series laptop released with core duo proc recently.
This laptop supports any linux kernel ver >2.6.x, in fedora only FC5 and above are supported. I have chked it. It detects almost all h/w even wireless if its intel 2200bg and not above u have to manually install it.
Make sure u install the SMP kernel and devel versions only for duo proc.
Also please update ur kernel version to either 126.96.36.1990 or above.
install the following rpms and reboot ur system
Once done with it, install the following rpms-
now reboot ur system ....
Now, once you have installed all rpms successfully, ur done...do this
#modprobe ipw3945 <- this loads the module.
to chk if its done do ...
#dmesg | grep ipw <- this should list the driver detected.
#lsmod <- this should list the driver detected. look for ipw3945
OK now finally...
#ps -C ipw3945 <- this should list the ipw3945d deamon running ...
this means its running successfully and got loaded.
#/sbin/ipw3945d to start it ...
now #system-config-network &
select FILE>NEW>WIRELESS>FORWARD>SELECT UR DRIVER NOW LISTED> FORWARD> COMPLETE THE CONFIGURATION
i.e. add ur essid, key etc and ok
U R DONE ...
its up and running , do #ifconfig it should show it running....displays its address and other details....
u can also use iwconfig eth1 essid <xxx> -> look man pages for this i havent tried it out...
You can use this method for most of intel drivers ...
here are a few useful links -
I still have some doubts as to how automatically load the module during boot i tried to change modprobe.conf but what exactly am i supposed to write there if any one knows please let me know....
Did you not have to go through this ndiswrapper procedure? (that's just a question - I have no idea how to make this stuff work)
And - have you figured out how to make this stuff work at startup?
hi shanec, i have practically read all the posts in the forums regarding wireless, and trust me the link u send me is already read so many times by me, see the thing is thats a ndiswrapper procedure and this is not. Well there it uses ndiswrapper -m to load into modprobe.conf file the alias to load it while booting.
here, my module is ipw3945, what entry hsould i be loading in the conf file to automatically load the module.
because now, i have to everytime do the following steps to manually load the driver once it boots,
#ifconfig eth1 up
#iwconfig essid <whatever>
#iwconfig key <whatever>
then it starts working...I want this to be done automatically thats what i wanted.
SUCCESS!!!! Thank you!!!
I will keep researching this startup issue and I'll be sure to post here if I find something.
please see if u can help me with this also
Which repo do you use?
Thank for posting the tips on ipw3945. It would be even better if you tell us which yum repository you use. I use the ones from Stanton Finley's website, and they do not have the ipw3945 files in your instructions. Thanks.
FWIW, I merely googled the package names and d/l'd the same version numbers listed above. Probably came from 3 different repo's. Although I understand now using seperate repos might not be a good idea. Maybe I was lucky.
well i downloaded the files from this link http://atrpms.net/dist/fc5/ most of them, and i think it shud work out well for you...
Does it support kismet (monitor mode), aircrack and aireplay (packet injection)?
well try this version of aircrack - (Aircrack-ng 0.4.4), let me know the results, i am also trying it out
before i can do that, i must put my card in monitor mode, but i can't get it done.
I created a topic about it: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...66#post2229466
I can't find either of the kmdl files anywhere. Anyone know where to get them?
u can visit this link http://atrpms.net/dist/fc5/
and search for ipw3945 and u ll find them there ...
I tried there. Those two files aren't there.
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