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Old 04-04-2015, 03:48 PM   #1
D_Worth
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Hello,
I am a long time Windows user. When XP got old I was like everyone else. Left with what to do. I purchased copies of Win 7 & got those working ok. I am just so tired of Microsoft products. So I took some time & I have read and researched several articles about Linux, Ubuntu, Zorin et al. Earlier this week I loaded a new Zorin OS9 from a DVD into a HP Compaq nx9420. The install worked flawlessly. Damn it is such an easy product to use. Bravo! I have an issue that has been experienced by many newbies. I found several answers to this same question. I read through several replies and went into terminal and typed in the directions. I am still stumped. I need some assistance. I hope someone has the time. I cannot connect to the internet through wireless.

The laptop has a Intel PRO Wireless 3945ABG Wireless network card.

I typed in:

Code:
dmesg | grep iwl

Here is the reply:

david@david-HP-Compaq-nx9420-RB549UT-ABA:~$ dmesg | grep iwl
[ 16.797734] iwl3945: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG/BG Network Connection driver for Linux, in-tree:s
[ 16.797738] iwl3945: Copyright(c) 2003-2011 Intel Corporation
[ 16.797791] iwl3945 0000:10:00.0: can't disable ASPM; OS doesn't have ASPM control
[ 16.852573] iwl3945 0000:10:00.0: Tunable channels: 11 802.11bg, 13 802.11a channels
[ 16.852579] iwl3945 0000:10:00.0: Detected Intel Wireless WiFi Link 3945ABG
[ 16.852653] iwl3945 0000:10:00.0: irq 46 for MSI/MSI-X
[ 16.917602] ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'iwl-3945-rs'
[ 24.006647] iwl3945 0000:10:00.0: loaded firmware version 15.32.2.9
[ 1432.894626] iwl3945 0000:10:00.0 wlan0: disabling HT/VHT due to WEP/TKIP use
[ 1509.446791] iwl3945 0000:10:00.0 wlan0: disabling HT/VHT due to WEP/TKIP use
david@david-HP-Compaq-nx9420-RB549UT-ABA:~$

I am not sure how to decipher the message. Can someone help me?

Regards,
David W

Last edited by D_Worth; 04-04-2015 at 03:48 PM. Reason: Typing error
 
Old 04-04-2015, 04:30 PM   #2
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David W,

Welcome to LQ,

Disconnect your ethernet cable.

Open the Terminal and then copy and paste each of these commands one at a time.

You will be asked for your sudo password initially. Give it and press Enter.

After each command, press Enter.

Code:
sudo rm /etc/modprobe.d/ipwraw 


sudo rm /etc/modprobe.d/iwl3945


sudo rm  /etc/modprobe.d/iwlwifi.conf


gksudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/iwl3945.conf

Next, add (via copy & paste) this single line to the above file:


Code:
options iwl3945 swcrypto=0

Click on Save and close the file.

Close Terminal.

Reboot the computer.

You should see a message such as "Wireless Networks are available".

If not, then look in the bottom toolbar and hover your mouse pointer over the various icons until you find the one for Wireless (probably a green, V shaped icon).

Click on the name of your Network (SSID).

Next make sure you select the correct Wireless Security protocol (usually WPA2-PSK).

Then type your Wifi key and click on Connect.

After a short delay, your wifi should connect.

Credit chili555 on:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2121599

Last edited by beachboy2; 04-04-2015 at 05:18 PM.
 
Old 04-04-2015, 06:49 PM   #3
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Hello Beachboy2,
Thanks so much for the reply. I did exactly as you instructed with the same result. In the top right hand corner it says, "Disconnected - you are now offline". My network icon on the right bottom is two cables apart with a red X. When I selected that and selected my network a little wheel was spinning for several minutes and then the message popped up.

It didn't like something after - gksudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/iwl3945.conf.
It replied back -Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "overlay-scrollbar"
A new window opened called EDIT. I put the command options iwl3945 swcrypto=0 in there and saved it.

Just a note. I am using another laptop to talk to you on the same wireless network. It is a Toshiba running Win 7.


Here is the printout:
david@david-HP-Compaq-nx9420-RB549UT-ABA:~$ gksudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/iwl3945.conf
Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "overlay-scrollbar"

** (gedit:11091): WARNING **: Can't load fallback CSS resource: Failed to import: The resource at '/org/gnome/adwaita/gtk-fallback.css' does not exist

(gedit:11091): Gtk-WARNING **: Calling Inhibit failed: GDBus.Errorrg.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.gnome.SessionManager was not provided by any .service files

(gedit:11091): Gtk-WARNING **: Calling Inhibit failed: GDBus.Errorrg.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.gnome.SessionManager was not provided by any .service files

(gedit:11091): Gtk-WARNING **: Calling Inhibit failed: GDBus.Errorrg.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.gnome.SessionManager was not provided by any .service files

Regards,
David W
 
Old 04-04-2015, 09:44 PM   #4
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Well I typed into terminal LSPCI -VV.

This was the reply. The network card info is at the bottom. It looks like info is correct to me. I am still not sure of my next move. I still do not have network connection. Can someone help?


lspci -vv
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Compaq nx9420 Notebook
Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort+ >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express PCI Express Root Port (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx+
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 00004000-00004fff
Memory behind bridge: f4600000-f46fffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000e0000000-00000000efffffff
Secondary status: 66MHz- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort+ <SERR- <PERR-
BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- NoISA+ VGA+ MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B-
PriDiscTmr- SecDiscTmr- DiscTmrStat- DiscTmrSERREn-
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport

00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Compaq nx9420 Notebook
Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx+
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 47
Region 0: Memory at f4700000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel

00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 1 (rev 01) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx+
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
Bus: primary=00, secondary=08, subordinate=08, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 00006000-00006fff
Memory behind bridge: f4100000-f41fffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 0000000044000000-00000000441fffff
Secondary status: 66MHz- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- <SERR- <PERR-
BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- NoISA+ VGA- MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B-
PriDiscTmr- SecDiscTmr- DiscTmrStat- DiscTmrSERREn-
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport

00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 2 (rev 01) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx+
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
Bus: primary=00, secondary=10, subordinate=10, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 00007000-00007fff
Memory behind bridge: f4000000-f40fffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 0000000044200000-00000000443fffff
Secondary status: 66MHz- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- <SERR- <PERR-
BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- NoISA+ VGA- MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B-
PriDiscTmr- SecDiscTmr- DiscTmrStat- DiscTmrSERREn-
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport

00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 4 (rev 01) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx+
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
Bus: primary=00, secondary=20, subordinate=20, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 00002000-00003fff
Memory behind bridge: f0000000-f3ffffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 0000000044400000-00000000445fffff
Secondary status: 66MHz- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- <SERR- <PERR-
BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- NoISA+ VGA- MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B-
PriDiscTmr- SecDiscTmr- DiscTmrStat- DiscTmrSERREn-
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport

00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Compaq nx9420 Notebook
Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 20
Region 4: I/O ports at 5000 [size=32]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Compaq nx9420 Notebook
Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0
Interrupt: pin B routed to IRQ 22
Region 4: I/O ports at 5020 [size=32]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Compaq nx9420 Notebook
Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0
Interrupt: pin C routed to IRQ 18
Region 4: I/O ports at 5040 [size=32]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.3 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 01) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Compaq nx9420 Notebook
Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0
Interrupt: pin D routed to IRQ 19
Region 4: I/O ports at 5060 [size=32]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Compaq nx9420 Notebook
Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 20
Region 0: Memory at f4704000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci

00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e1) (prog-if 01 [Subtractive decode])
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=06, sec-latency=32
I/O behind bridge: 00008000-00008fff
Memory behind bridge: f4200000-f45fffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 0000000040000000-0000000043ffffff
Secondary status: 66MHz- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort+ <SERR- <PERR-
BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR+ NoISA+ VGA- MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B-
PriDiscTmr- SecDiscTmr- DiscTmrStat- DiscTmrSERREn-
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Compaq nx9420 Notebook
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: lpc_ich

00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 01) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Compaq nx9420 Notebook
Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 16
Region 0: I/O ports at 01f0 [size=8]
Region 1: I/O ports at 03f4
Region 2: I/O ports at 0170 [size=8]
Region 3: I/O ports at 0374
Region 4: I/O ports at 5080 [size=16]
Kernel driver in use: ata_piix

00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7-M Family) SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 01) (prog-if 01 [AHCI 1.0])
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Compaq nx9420 Notebook
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx+
Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0
Interrupt: pin B routed to IRQ 44
Region 0: I/O ports at 13f0 [size=8]
Region 1: I/O ports at 15f4 [size=4]
Region 2: I/O ports at 1370 [size=8]
Region 3: I/O ports at 1574 [size=4]
Region 4: I/O ports at 50b0 [size=16]
Region 5: Memory at f4705000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: ahci

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RV530/M56-P [Mobility Radeon X1600] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Compaq nx9420 Notebook
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx+
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 45
Region 0: Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Region 1: I/O ports at 4000 [size=256]
Region 2: Memory at f4600000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
[virtual] Expansion ROM at f4620000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: radeon

02:06.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Cardbus Controller
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Compaq nx9420 Notebook
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 168, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 18
Region 0: Memory at f4200000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Bus: primary=02, secondary=03, subordinate=06, sec-latency=176
Memory window 0: 40000000-43ffffff (prefetchable)
Memory window 1: 48000000-4bffffff
I/O window 0: 00008000-000080ff
I/O window 1: 00008400-000084ff
BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- ISA- VGA- MAbort- >Reset+ 16bInt+ PostWrite+
16-bit legacy interface ports at 0001
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: yenta_cardbus

02:06.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments PCIxx12 OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company nx9420
Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 64 (500ns min, 1000ns max), Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
Interrupt: pin B routed to IRQ 19
Region 0: Memory at f4201000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
Region 1: Memory at f4204000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: firewire_ohci

02:06.2 Mass storage controller: Texas Instruments 5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company nx9420
Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 64 (1750ns min, 1000ns max), Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 18
Region 0: Memory at f4208000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: tifm_7xx1

02:06.3 SD Host controller: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 SDA Standard Compliant SD Host Controller
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company nx9420
Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 64 (1750ns min, 1000ns max), Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
Interrupt: pin C routed to IRQ 22
Region 0: Memory at f4209000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: sdhci-pci

02:06.4 Communication controller: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 GemCore based SmartCard controller
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Compaq nx9420 Notebook
Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
Region 0: Memory at f420a000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Region 1: Memory at f420b000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Capabilities: <access denied>

08:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5753M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (rev 21)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Compaq nx9420 Notebook
Physical Slot: 1
Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx+
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 48
Region 0: Memory at f4100000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
Expansion ROM at <ignored> [disabled]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: tg3

10:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection (rev 02)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 135b
Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx+
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 46
Region 0: Memory at f4000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: iwl3945

regards,
David W
 
Old 04-05-2015, 05:07 AM   #5
beachboy2
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David W,

I seem to have made things even worse for you, but don't despair because the 3945ABG can be made to work.

When I had this problem ages ago on a 3945ABG with an earlier version of Ubuntu, I am pretty sure I ended up creating a new /etc/modprobe.d/iwl3945.conf file with:


Code:
alias wlan0 iwl3945
options iwl3945 disable_hw_scan=1
However, there is no point in guessing at a solution.

It may be best to first backup your personal data and do a fresh install.

This time, you could try using nano instead of gedit.

Code:
sudo apt-get install nano
Info on using nano here:
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/42980...e-text-editor/


You could also see what the output of these is:

Code:
rfkill list all
sudo iwlist wlan0 scan

The output from
Code:
rfkill list all
will tell you whether any signal is being blocked (hard or soft).


It is also worth checking in your BIOS to see if there is a WLAN/LAN switcher.


This must be turned ON as per this thread:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1742492

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Old 04-05-2015, 09:49 PM   #6
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Disconnected - you are now offline

Hello,

Well I deleted all of my connections and started new. The new wireless connection worked. I turned computer off and back on. The wireless connection came up and all is good. Thanks so much for your help.

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David W
 
  


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