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Old 07-21-2007, 02:19 PM   #1
sanjiv
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wireless with 2.6.22.1-27.fc7


Hi,
I just upgraded to the new kernel through yum on my T61 thinkpad. I am running Fedora 7.
The new kernel seems to have mac80211 pre-loaded. Am attaching my lsmod output below.
Could somebody help me on how to set up wireless on my machine? The lsmod output also lists a iwl4965 module. Does that mean I don't have to go through any of the steps outlined in intellinuxwireless.org? Unfortunately, I can't check whether my wireless connection is working right now as I don't have wireless connectivity at home.

Code:
Module                  Size  Used by
i915                   35521  2 
drm                   105321  3 i915
autofs4                32841  2 
hidp                   38209  2 
rfcomm                 57833  0 
l2cap                  41025  10 hidp,rfcomm
bluetooth              73541  5 hidp,rfcomm,l2cap
sunrpc                191305  1 
nf_conntrack_ftp       19489  0 
nf_conntrack_netbios_ns    11713  0 
nf_conntrack_ipv4      20817  5 
xt_state               11201  5 
nf_conntrack           77213  4 nf_conntrack_ftp,nf_conntrack_netbios_ns,nf_conntrack_ipv4,xt_state
nfnetlink              15113  2 nf_conntrack_ipv4,nf_conntrack
ipt_REJECT             13505  2 
iptable_filter         11713  1 
ip_tables              29097  1 iptable_filter
xt_tcpudp              12097  16 
ip6t_REJECT            14529  2 
ip6table_filter        11585  1 
ip6_tables             23305  1 ip6table_filter
x_tables               29001  6 xt_state,ipt_REJECT,ip_tables,xt_tcpudp,ip6t_REJECT,ip6_tables
cpufreq_ondemand       17489  1 
acpi_cpufreq           19785  1 
dm_multipath           28241  0 
video                  28113  0 
sbs                    28753  0 
button                 17633  0 
bay                    15297  0 
dock                   19752  1 bay
battery                19657  0 
ac                     14537  0 
ipv6                  341673  23 ip6t_REJECT
parport_pc             39273  0 
lp                     22801  0 
parport                48973  2 parport_pc,lp
loop                   27973  0 
arc4                   10689  2 
ecb                    12353  2 
blkcipher              15301  1 ecb
iwl4965               190629  0 
mac80211              164809  1 iwl4965
cfg80211               19025  1 mac80211
snd_hda_intel         316385  1 
snd_seq_dummy          12613  0 
snd_seq_oss            40897  0 
snd_seq_midi_event     16577  1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq                63201  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device         17109  3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
shpchp                 42845  0 
snd_pcm_oss            52673  0 
snd_mixer_oss          25537  1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm                93257  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer              32585  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd                    71785  10 snd_hda_intel,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer
rtc_cmos               17017  0 
firewire_ohci          26817  0 
i2c_i801               17757  0 
i2c_core               35777  1 i2c_i801
firewire_core          53889  1 firewire_ohci
joydev                 19905  0 
soundcore              17249  1 snd
sr_mod                 26725  0 
e1000                 133121  0 
serio_raw              16069  0 
cdrom                  44009  1 sr_mod
snd_page_alloc         19025  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
crc_itu_t              10817  1 firewire_core
sg                     45673  0 
dm_snapshot            25609  0 
dm_zero                10817  0 
dm_mirror              30785  0 
dm_mod                 68785  9 dm_multipath,dm_snapshot,dm_zero,dm_mirror
ata_piix               25413  2 
ata_generic            17221  0 
libata                137201  2 ata_piix,ata_generic
sd_mod                 37441  3 
scsi_mod              168697  4 sr_mod,sg,libata,sd_mod
ext3                  141905  2 
jbd                    73009  1 ext3
mbcache                18249  1 ext3
ehci_hcd               42957  0 
ohci_hcd               30405  0 
uhci_hcd               34401  0
Your help is appreciated.

Thanks,

S.
 
Old 07-22-2007, 06:52 AM   #2
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Why not just try enabling your card with system-config-network (add new wireless adapter) and see if it is detected. Also check iwconfig. But you should really really state which wireless adapter you have.
 
Old 07-22-2007, 11:01 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Simon Bridge
Why not just try enabling your card with system-config-network (add new wireless adapter) and see if it is detected. Also check iwconfig. But you should really really state which wireless adapter you have.
The wireless adapter is the new intel 4965 AGN that is being shipped with a lot of thinkpads.
It looks like my wireless adapter is being detected. I did a /sbin/ifconfig -a. I also checked my network manager and the device seems to be up and working. All that is needed is for me to download a vpn client and see if I am able to connect. I was at work yesterday (which is where I have wireless connectivity) and the adapter was able to detect many nearby access points. I think just updating to the new kernel solved my problem. Didn't have to go through intellinuxwireless.org at all.

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Old 07-22-2007, 07:38 PM   #4
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My wireless seems to be working. So, just updating to the new kernel (and rebooting twice) did it for me. I don't know why I had to reboot twice.

S.
 
Old 07-22-2007, 08:01 PM   #5
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Me neither... and without the logs we'll never know.

Probably, you upgraded the kernel, rebooted, then twiddled the wireless setting to see if it worked. Swore a bit when it didn't, and re-rebooted. Whatever you fiddled may have set something... maybe just having the config reworked... then running the network startup scripts (which happens at boot) was sufficient. Ping! Wireless.

I have always found fedoras gui network tools odd.
 
  


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