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Old 04-19-2007, 02:43 AM   #1
nicehill
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Installing Intel Pro/Wireless 3945 ABG driver


Hi,

I followed exactly the procedure to install ipw3945
1) I upgraded my Kernel to 2.6.17.13
2) Install the ieee80211 subsystem
3) ipw3945 driver
4) Install the firmware ipw3945-ucode
5) Install the daemon ipw3945d
All these done successfully, but when I want to
load the module by typing
# ./load debug=0
it give me the error below

[root@WK ipw3945-1.2.0]# ./load debug=0
No modules unloaded.
WARNING: Error inserting ieee80211_crypt (/lib/modules/2.6.17-13mdv/net/ieee80211/ieee80211_crypt.ko): Invalid module format
FATAL: Error inserting ieee80211 (/lib/modules/2.6.17-13mdv/net/ieee80211/ieee80211.ko): Invalid module format
insmod: error inserting './ipw3945.ko': -1 Invalid module format
Load failed.
ipw3945d - regulatory daemon
Copyright (C) 2005-2006 Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.
version: 1.7.22
2007-04-19 15:35:39: ERROR: Could not find Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
..done.

I have no idea & don't know where to go now. Appreciate
anyone can help out. I'm using Mandriva 2007.

Thank You
WK
 
Old 04-19-2007, 10:52 AM   #2
ernie
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Did you reboot using the new kernel after installing it? It must be the running kernel or setting up the other software may not work as expected. Since many RPM packages execute scripts as part of the installation process (and I do not use this software here with my wired desktop so I do not know how it installs), I suggest you remove the packages you installed (except the new kernel), boot from the new kernel, then set up the connection using MCC (System > Configuration > Configure my computer in the menu system).

After the reboot, open MCC

Select Network & Internet in the Category list (left).

Open the Wireless Connection icon (main pane).

Select your device and follow the direction on screen from here.

HTH,
 
Old 04-19-2007, 10:56 PM   #3
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No luck, I try using MMC, it give me this message "Unable to find network interface for selected device (using ipw3945 driver).

I check under my hardware list, my wireless card is Intel Pro/Wireless 3945ABG.
 
Old 04-20-2007, 01:37 AM   #4
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Quote:
I followed exactly the procedure to install ipw3945
1) I upgraded my Kernel to 2.6.17.13
2) Install the ieee80211 subsystem
3) ipw3945 driver
4) Install the firmware ipw3945-ucode
5) Install the daemon ipw3945d
From where did you get this proceedure? I do not use a wireless connection here (I have a wired desktop system) so I am a little at a loss ...

I just took a look, and there is a set of packages for this device included in Mandriva 2007 Free (Spring). Check to see if you have a package listed in the Mandriva Software Installer named dkms-ipw3945-{version number}. If you do, install it and any additional packages the installer requests.

If this does not work, you may want to install Mandriva 2007 Free (Spring) since it includes this software (at least on the Internet Media Sources). As a side note, Mandriva 2007 (Spring) has been released and is on the mirrors. You can get image files from the /official/iso/2007.1 directory of your favorite ftp mirror.

HTH,
 
Old 05-08-2007, 03:44 PM   #5
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ipw3945 no IP address

Hi folks,

I got the ipw3945 setup almost complete: iwconfig and ifconfig see the adapter as 'eth1'. So far so good. However, I cannot obtain a dynamic IP address. Any ideas? Please see rc.wireless.conf.

00:192:B0:3C:59) ### Work
INFO="Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (rev 02)"
ESSID="ISD-MAX-WL"
# ESSID="ISD-ALL-WL"
# NWID=""
MODE="Managed"
# AUTO_CREATE="1"
# FREQ=""
#CHANNEL 0 means any
CHANNEL="0"
# SENS=""
RATE="auto"
KEY="xxx"
# RTS=""
# FRAG=""
# IWCONFIG=""
# IWSPY=""
IWPRIV=""
;;

And yes, it works find under the other OS.

Thanks

Last edited by eigernorth; 05-08-2007 at 03:46 PM.
 
Old 05-11-2007, 04:06 AM   #6
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Hi eigernorth ,
How did u install ipw3945?. I am having the same problem as "nicehill". I am using FC6.Pease adv
Brgds
pradns
 
Old 05-14-2007, 06:37 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by pradns
Hi eigernorth ,
How did u install ipw3945?. I am having the same problem as "nicehill". I am using FC6.Pease adv
Brgds
pradns
Hi,

here is what I did:


1) Prepare the kernel:

My kernel is 2.6.20.11 which includes ieee80211 version 1.1.13, so I didn't need to update the ieee subsystem.
However, I had to change the kernel configuration according to what is said in ipw3945 INSTALL:

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
#define CONFIG_NET_RADIO 1
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Device Drivers ->
Networking support ->
Network device support ->
Wireless LAN (non-hamradio) ->
Wireless LAN drivers (non-hamradio)...

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
#define CONFIG_FW_LOADER 1
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Device Drivers ->
Generic Driver Options ->
Userspace firmware loading support

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
#define CONFIG_CRYPTO
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Cryptographic options ->
ARC4 cipher algorithm
Michael MIC keyed digest algorithm
AES cipher algorithms (i586)

Library routines ->
CRC32 functions


*******************************************************************************************
PAY ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING! Should have been removed from the latest kernels though.
*******************************************************************************************

NOW MAKE SURE THAT THE FOLLOWING CAPABILITIES ARE *NOT* ENABLED!!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
#define CONFIG_IPW3945 1
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
If existing support is built into your kernel, you must disable that
capability and rebuild your kernel before upgrading the drivers.

Device Drivers ->
Network device support ->
Network device support (NETDEVICES [=y]) ->
Wireless LAN (non-hamradio) ->
Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection


2) Unpack ipw3945:
tar -xvf ipw3945-1.2.1
cd ipw3945-1.2.1


3) Install:
make
make install <--------- as root
cp ipw3945d /sbin
cp ipw3945.ucode /lib/firmware


4) Autoload module -- PAY ATTENTION TO THE "\", they are needed:

# echo install ipw3945 /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install ipw3945 ; \
sleep 0.5 ; /sbin/ipw3945d --quiet >> /etc/modules.d/ipw3945

# echo remove ipw3945 /sbin/ipw3945d --kill ; \
/sbin/modprobe -r --ignore-remove ipw3945 >> /etc/modules.d/ipw3945

### add these to your /etc/rc.d/tc.inet1.conf:
# Config information for eth1:
IFNAME[1]="eth1"
IPADDR[1]=""
NETMASK[1]=""
USE_DHCP[1]="yes"
DHCP_HOSTNAME[1]="PUT YOUR HOSTNAME HERE" <----------Put your hostname here


5) Reboot
You may need a couple of reboots before the module autoloader picks up /etc/modprobe.d/ipw3945

Last edited by eigernorth; 05-15-2007 at 03:16 AM.
 
Old 05-14-2007, 01:18 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nicehill
Hi,

I followed exactly the procedure to install ipw3945
1) I upgraded my Kernel to 2.6.17.13
2) Install the ieee80211 subsystem
3) ipw3945 driver
4) Install the firmware ipw3945-ucode
5) Install the daemon ipw3945d
All these done successfully, but when I want to
load the module by typing
# ./load debug=0
it give me the error below


I have no idea & don't know where to go now. Appreciate
anyone can help out. I'm using Mandriva 2007.

Thank You
WK
It would be quicker to upgrade to 2007.1 which detects your card without all your driver loading
 
Old 05-15-2007, 03:15 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by barrythai
It would be quicker to upgrade to 2007.1 which detects your card without all your driver loading
Have a look at your kernel, which should look like this:

Loadable module support --->
[*] Enable loadable module support
[*] Module unloading
[ ] Forced module unloading
[ ] Module versioning support <---------- THIS LINE MIGHT CAUSE YOUR TROUBLE -- say N
[ ] Source checksum for all modules
[*] Automatic kernel module loading
 
Old 05-15-2007, 10:53 PM   #10
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Hi Thanks.
I used dkms & my wireless is woking fine now

Brgds
Pradns
 
Old 05-21-2007, 02:41 AM   #11
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Yes, Mandriva 2007.1 Spring detect the ipw3945.
Thank you guys
 
Old 05-22-2007, 02:01 AM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nicehill
Yes, Mandriva 2007.1 Spring detect the ipw3945.
Thank you guys
Hi folks,

nice to see you got your problems sorted.

Did someone have an idea why I cannot obtain an IP address on my Slack 11 with the 2.6.20.11? The module autoloads, dhcpcd picks up the adapter, and ifconfig and ipwconfig see it too (Windows does connect in the same location)?

Many thanks

Last edited by eigernorth; 05-22-2007 at 02:06 AM.
 
  


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