Using Slackware 12.0. I have the following wireless card:
0c:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (rev 02)
Following niceday's post, I found a driver at sourceforge.net/projects/ipw3945. The INSTALL directions in it were mangled by me, as some directions did not work due to missing directories, and ieee80211 seemed to be present already.
Eventually using their "load" script, I got:
No modules unloaded.
Loaded: ieee80211 ipw3945
Loading ipw3945d.ipw3945d - regulatory daemon
Copyright (C) 2005-2006 Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.
Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection found at:
Daemon launched as pid 3521. Exiting.
I seemed to have some relevant processes, according to ps:
root 3511 0.1 0.0 0 0 ? S< 10:37 0:00 [ipw3945/0]
root 3512 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 10:37 0:00 [ipw3945/1]
root 3513 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 10:37 0:00 [ipw3945/0]
root 3515 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 10:37 0:00 [ipw3945/1]
root 3521 0.0 0.0 1716 376 pts/1 S 10:37 0:00 /sbin/ipw3945d
The wifi activity light is lit, and iwconfig says:
eth1 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"sjsu_campus" Nickname:"juba"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462 GHz Access Point: 00:0C:46:CF:31:18
Bit Rate:24 Mb/s Tx-Power:14 dBm
Retry limit:15 RTS thr
ff Fragment thr
Link Quality=49/100 Signal level=-79 dBm Noise level=-80 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:2 Missed beacon:0
It seems to me I should be on the Internet, but firefox cannot find any requested server. Can anyone suggest something?