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Old 01-17-2011, 02:27 PM   #1
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Question Problem with Intel Corporation WiFi Link 100 Series

I want to make my wireless card to work, I'm using a Lenovo SL510 laptop, and my system is Slackware 13.0

Searching around on the internet I found that kernels above 2.6.24 already have the driver for my card, my kernel is

The name of the driver is iwlagn, but the module is not mounted at startup, so I tried to mount it myself:

modprobe iwlagn
but nothing's happening, I mean, after that I can see it in lsmod:
bash-3.1# lsmod | grep iw
iwlagn                 88384  0 
iwlcore                74908  1 iwlagn
mac80211              155588  2 iwlagn,iwlcore
cfg80211               36468  3 iwlagn,iwlcore,mac80211
led_class               3392  2 iwlcore,sdhci
But I don't see a wireless device wlan0.

I have two questions, how can I make the module mount from startup and how can I make my wireless card work for real?
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Have you run
#ifconfig wlan0 up
? It should then appear in your list of interfaces, and then hopefully you can connect to your network however you would normally do so

And to load a module at boot-time, just add a line to /etc/modules.conf with the name of the module.
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I believe your device should be there. Look at 'Configuring your network in Slackware' is Alien_Bob's excellent article on the way network cards are configured in Slackware. Loads of internal reference links for Ethernet & Wireless.
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Thanks for responding guys, but I end up switching to slackware 13.1 and it worked instantly, still... I will check out the slackware network configuration for future issues, thanks for the link.


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