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Old 07-09-2006, 01:29 PM   #1
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installing and configuring wireless drivers on a acer aspire 5670 laptop


Hello
i am having trouble installing my wireless drivers on my acer aspire 5670 (5672) lap top.
I believe the drivers for Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG need to be installed. and have had problems trying to get this working and could do with some help/advice. im running suse 10.1
 
Old 07-09-2006, 01:40 PM   #2
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Please write what you're trying to do. If you follow a tutorial, post a link and tell us at which step you fail. Plase post the error messages you get.
 
Old 07-28-2007, 06:07 AM   #3
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Unhappy I have the same problem with Acer 5670 & Fedora 7

Hi,

I am new to both Linux and this forum (obviously) I am having the same problem with my new Acer Aspire 5670 laptop. the error I am getting when I try to activate the laptop is "Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :
SET failed on device wlan0 ; Invalid argument.
Error for wireless request "Set Frequency" (8B04) :
SET failed on device wlan0 ; Input/output error.
Error for wireless request "Set Bit Rate" (8B20) :
SET failed on device wlan0 ; Operation not supported."
I tried to update the software and added the ipw2200 on the programs...but no success. Please help.

please email me the answer on omar936@yahoo.com
 
Old 07-28-2007, 02:24 PM   #4
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I just had a look at that laptop at notebookreview.com, man that's an ugly laptop. For the Suse 10.1, I copied and pasted "Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG" in Google from your post and added "Suse 10.1" to it and found this. For the Fedora poster, go here and follow the wireless link on the left, you'll see another link called " Installing the Intel ipw3945 A/B/G wireless network adapter using FreshRPMS ", follow it.
 
Old 07-29-2007, 04:27 AM   #5
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Thanks, it wokred, althooough I had to do some changes manullay, like copying files and reinstalling the ieee80211. Now I can finaly see the LED on my wireless button working. But there is anew problem now, when I try to connect to the wireless access point, it hangs. This happens when I give the password and the security method on the Wireless Assistant application and also on the Knetwork Manager application. Both programs are supposed to do the same connect to the wirless LAN. ANy clues?
 
Old 07-29-2007, 08:51 AM   #6
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But there is anew problem now, when I try to connect to the wireless access point, it hangs. This happens when I give the password and the security method on the Wireless Assistant application and also on the Knetwork Manager application.
I never installed Fedora on my laptop because I have the 64bit version and my laptop is 32bit. But I'll tell you about my Debian experience. Network-manager is a Fedora project from what I understand, but the Debian folks keep as much software in Debian binaries in the repositories as they can, so they have network-manger available also, plus network-manager-gnome and network-manager-kde and another desktop front end, xfce or whatever. So far I've tried kwifimanager which allot of people rave about, but I don't have a dedicated AP, only the ones off the street and public networks. Kwifimanager seems to work great for public networks after the interface has been configured once with network-manager, once I configure the card for another AP with network-manager, kwifimanager cannot auto-connect to a prior configured AP.
I usually only install network-manager, not the KDE front end network-manager-kde which is "knetwork-manager" which is accessed via the panel, I did try it once and had the same results as you, it just hangs, as a matter of fact, if I remember correctly, it didn't even see any APs. So I pretty much only configure APs via main menu/settings/network & internet/network settings, which is how I access network-manager (or knetwork-conf, another package I have installed). I'm pretty sure you can even automate it once you configured it this way by adding "auto eth1" (assuming your card is eth1), to the entry for the card in /etc/network/interfaces. For my Debian, there is documentation and examples for network-manager in /usr/share/doc/network_manager which shows how to set it up. It is possible that once you have things properly set up in /etc/network/interfaces, knetwork manager, kwifimanager and that front end you have "Wireless Assistant" will work, just a hunch. Because every time I configure a new AP, it will be the default entry in /etc/network/interfaces with a line for the ESSID and a line with the encryption key, just not a line with the "auto eth1" which from what I can make out in the documentation, would have it auto-connect when selected.

EDIT: Something funny with IE7 in Windows Vista, it's not saving your quote properly.

Last edited by Junior Hacker; 07-29-2007 at 09:12 AM.
 
Old 07-29-2007, 08:56 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Junior Hacker

EDIT: Something funny with IE7 in Windows Vista, it's not saving your quote properly.
You need / in the closing quote tag.
 
Old 07-29-2007, 09:10 AM   #8
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Here is what the entry for an AP looks like in my /etc/network/interfaces file after configuring an AP, I added the "auto" as per the documentation example. I'll avoid using the "Code" feature since IE7 appears to have issues with this forum:

auto eth2
iface eth2 inet dhcp
wireless-essid yo-mama
wireless-key xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
 
Old 07-29-2007, 09:13 AM   #9
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You need / in the closing quote tag.
Right you are!
 
Old 07-30-2007, 03:07 AM   #10
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Thanks again Junior Hacker, I changed the /etc/networks/interfaces and added the lines you posted, after changing the right parameters for SSID & Key. This time the Knetwork manager did not hang, instead it gave an error, it could not connect to USR-9106 (my SSID). Other AP (Wireless Assistant) is still running with no reply . I think I will give up on Fedora and try installing something else.
 
Old 07-30-2007, 03:49 AM   #11
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Second "Last ditch effort"
According to the Debian documentation, if you are using a static IP rather than DHCP, network-manager cannot manage it. Are you using DHCP?. Something tells me Fedora is up and ready, it's your router that's not configured properly. I also think I'm in over my head as this is beyond the scope of my knowledge as I don't have a wireless network.
EDIT: There is also a "network-manager" link on the same page as the "setting up ipw3945bg with Freshguy" page at Fedora mobile.

Last edited by Junior Hacker; 07-30-2007 at 03:53 AM.
 
Old 07-30-2007, 06:52 AM   #12
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Second "Last ditch effort"
According to the Debian documentation, if you are using a static IP rather than DHCP, network-manager cannot manage it. Are you using DHCP?. Something tells me Fedora is up and ready, it's your router that's not configured properly. I also think I'm in over my head as this is beyond the scope of my knowledge as I don't have a wireless network.
EDIT: There is also a "network-manager" link on the same page as the "setting up ipw3945bg with Freshguy" page at Fedora mobile.
I think I am spending too much valuable time on this issue also. But, thanks for your time Junior Hacker.
 
  


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