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 188.8.131.520 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 -