I apologise for posting yet another wireless networking problem. I know they come up all the time.
I've not posted without spending considerable time trying to sort it myself but i'm stuck and need a bit of advice.
I've followed what seems like a lot of earlier posts about this but still must be doing something wrong.
I'm using slack 12.1, linux 22.214.171.124-smp.
lspci: Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
the iwl driver is installed by default with slack 12.1 i believe:
lsmod | grep 3945
iwl3945 88424 0
mac80211 122124 1 iwl3945
I've read where others have reverted back to the ipw3945 driver to overcome the issues they had, but it seems like an easier option to use the driver that's already installed?
The wireless card is being picked up, shown by:
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
wmaster0 no wireless extensions.
wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:""
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr=2346 B
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
So, i'm not sure exactly what steps i need to take in order to this up an running. eth0 (hardwired) is fine.
Would someone mind giving me some pointers so i can get this sorted?