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Old 10-23-2008, 12:59 PM   #1
pu1030
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intel wifi link 5100 cannot work on linux


my notebook is thinkpad t400,
intel wifi link 5100,
linux kernel 2.6.27,
system fedora 9 ,
I've install as many drivers as I can and the wlan0 LED can be lighted up,but cannot work properly.
I've spent a lot of time on these problems,please guide me how to solve them?

#ifup wlan0
Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :
SET failed on device wlan0 ; Invalid argument.
Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A) :
SET failed on device wlan0 ; Invalid argument.

determining wlan0 IP ...


#iwconfig wlan0
wlan0 IEEE 802.11abgn ESSID:"TP-LINK"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Tx-Power=15 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thr=2352 B
Encryption keyff
Power Managementff
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

#lshw -C network
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: 82567LM Gigabit Network Connection
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 19
bus info: pci@0000:00:19.0
logical name: eth0
version: 03
serial: 00:1c:25:96:33:6f
size: 100MB/s
capacity: 1GB/s
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=e1000e driverversion=0.3.3.3-k6 duplex=full firmware=1.8-3 ip=192.168.1.102 latency=0 link=yes module=e1000e multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100MB/s
*-network
description: Wireless interface
product: Intel Corporation
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
logical name: wmaster0
version: 00
serial: 00:21:5d:46:52:2c
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list logical ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=iwlagn latency=0 module=iwlagn multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11abgn
*-network DISABLED
description: Ethernet interface
physical id: 2
logical name: pan0
serial: 92:7c:9e:d6:8e:7d
capabilities: ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=bridge driverversion=2.3 firmware=N/A link=yes multicast=yes

#dmesg

iwlagn: Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link AGN driver for Linux, 1.3.27kds
iwlagn: Copyright(c) 2003-2008 Intel Corporation
iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
iwlagn: Detected Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5100AGN REV=0x54
iwlagn: Tunable channels: 13 802.11bg, 24 802.11a channels
iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: PCI INT A disabled
phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'iwl-agn-rs'
HDA Intel 0000:00:1b.0: PCI INT B -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
HDA Intel 0000:00:1b.0: setting latency timer to 64
................
iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: restoring config space at offset 0x1 (was 0x100102, writing 0x100106)
firmware: requesting iwlwifi-5000-1.ucode
Registered led device: iwl-phy0:radio
Registered led device: iwl-phy0:assoc
Registered led device: iwl-phy0:RX
Registered led device: iwl-phy0:TX
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready

.........................

iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: PCI INT A disabled
iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: restoring config space at offset 0x1 (was 0x100102, writing 0x100106)
iwlagn: Error sending REPLY_ADD_STA: time out after 500ms.
Registered led device: iwl-phy0:radio
Registered led device: iwl-phy0:assoc
Registered led device: iwl-phy0:RX
Registered led device: iwl-phy0:TX
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
 
Old 10-24-2008, 05:29 PM   #2
irishbitte
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Please update your profile to let us know what distro you are using!

Can you please tell us the output of
Code:
lspci
and will you please learn to use the CODE tags! Makes it easier for us all to read your post. And welcome!
 
Old 12-14-2008, 05:29 AM   #3
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Try downloading the ucode!

  1. Download "iwlwifi-5000-ucode-5.4.A.11.tar.gz" from "http://intellinuxwireless.org/?n=Downloads".
  2. Unzip it to a folder, and copy the "iwlwifi-5000-1.ucode" file to "/lib/firmware"
  3. And then reboot the machine

That sets the IWL5100AGN driver.
 
Old 12-31-2008, 10:38 PM   #4
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Thumbs up works with Sabayon Linux

hey- I'm lazy and haven't done a lot of research but I can tell you that it works right off the bat with the latest sabayon, I've still got to try the new ubuntu and knoppix distros (which aren't working with my 5100 set) but I bet it'll work with ndis wrapper or sabayon.
 
Old 04-29-2009, 11:25 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by srsanka View Post
  1. Download "iwlwifi-5000-ucode-5.4.A.11.tar.gz" from "http://intellinuxwireless.org/?n=Downloads".
  2. Unzip it to a folder, and copy the "iwlwifi-5000-1.ucode" file to "/lib/firmware"
  3. And then reboot the machine

That sets the IWL5100AGN driver.
Brilliant - worked for me, many thanks.
 
  


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