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Old 09-17-2007, 12:36 PM   #1
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Intel Pro/Wireless 3945 and Slackware.

Having problems setting up my Intel Pro/Wireless 3945 on Acer Aspire 5630 running Slackware.

I've looked searched a lot for a good set of instructions on how to set up the wireless card, but most appear to be vague, and differ on many points.

Really, I'm looking for help on how to set it up, in a way that states the obvious.
Old 09-17-2007, 01:26 PM   #2
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Hi AbbyTritonus, Welcome to lq. There is configuration info in this post.

You may want to read the entire thread as there are useful links and info throughout.

There is more info here.

Hope something there gets you going.
Good luck. ;-)
Old 09-17-2007, 01:29 PM   #3
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Did you view the official INSTALL document on the driver site ? I would think between that and the requirements section on the main page you may be able to get it working..

I checked the site and did not see anything with clear concise directions for your card either..

Man that looks like a lot of work..

iwlwifi readme
Old 09-17-2007, 04:09 PM   #4
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If you're running a recent kernel (like the one in Slackware 12) you can ignore the stuff about compiling the ieee80211 subsystem. You can just concentrate on the driver portion.
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not vague instructions

I hope this will make it somewhat more straight forward for you.

You will need three files that are on your distribution disk.

Untar these three .tgz files in a directory where you can play with them.

In the directory created when you un-tared the microcode tarball, copy the file named ipw3945.ucode to /lib/firmware.

In the directory created when you un-tared the regulatory-daemon, copy the ipw3945d to /sbin

in the directory created when you un-tared the kernel-modules, run the following. make, make install, depmod

Now, as root enter: modprobe ieee80211
Then enter: modprobe ipw3945
Then enter: /sbin/ipw3945d &
Then enter: dhcpcd eth1

You should now be connected to your neighbors WiFi
Old 09-26-2007, 03:56 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by guzzi View Post
Then enter: dhcpcd eth1
The guide I followed ( missed that bit out - I was stuck for ages wondering why the wireless signal was picked up (100%) for my network but I could not connect to the internet - this line did the trick


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