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Old 04-01-2007, 11:48 AM   #1
James4coffee
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Question Wireless connection problems


I have a ipw3945 wireless card and network manager installed on a Debian Etch asus laptop. The problem is that it appears the card is working as it lists available networks, what it doesn't do is connect to one whether wpa or open. Any ideas? I am fairly new to wireless on linux so please be patient.
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Old 04-01-2007, 12:23 PM   #2
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I'm betting you need to install the firmware for that card (or "binary microcode" as Intel calls it). There are files and instructions on the ipw3945 project site. By the way, do NOT mess with your existing ieee80211 subsystem as the project site suggests. If you're using a reasonably modern kernel, you should be fine.
 
Old 04-02-2007, 01:33 PM   #3
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I have installed the firmware and the deamon from the etch repos before I installed nework manager. I don't think I would be able to "see" other networks if I hadn't. The prob is that it doesn't connect.
 
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I don't think I would be able to "see" other networks if I hadn't.
You're right about that, if you're able to scan, the card is at least functional. I had missed that in your first post.

At this point we're kind of lacking in information. What have you tried so far, and what have been the results? It might be helpful to post the output of iwconfig along with a description of how you've entered needed info like the SSID. I would also take a look at the iwconfig man page and try configuring by hand. Sometimes network managers mask important error messages that iwconfig lets through.
 
  


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