[Cialug]Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
icepuck2k at mchsi.com
Mon Jan 29 19:40:17 CST 2007
From: cialug-bounces at cialug.org [mailto:cialug-bounces at cialug.org] On Behalf
Of David Champion
Sent: Monday, January 29, 2007 5:23 PM
To: Central Iowa Linux Users Group
Subject: Re: [Cialug]Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
David Champion wrote:
> Dan Hockey wrote:
>> Has anyone had any luck with getting Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
>> working in
>> mandriva 2k7? I'm trying to dual boot my Toshiba satellite a105. I've
>> ubuntu and susue 10(fedora or sarge may be next) before this with the
>> results. Any ideas on what I could be missing and/or doing wrong?
> I think that's the same chip that's in my Dell D620, here's what the
> invoice said:
> NC293 CARD (CIRCUIT), NETWORK, MINICARD, 3945ULD
> It works just fine under Mandriva 2007 (running the PowerPack edition,
> but I don't think that driver is exclusive to PowerPack).
> I can look when I get home and see what module it's using.
> Did you check to see that the WiFi radio is turned on? You may have to
> change a setting in the BIOS, or some laptops (like the D620) have a
> switch on the side as well.
Confirmation - My Mandriva 2007 is using the ipw3945 module as well.
There are 2 modules with ipw3945 in the name, if you don't have those
installed, try "urpmi ipw3945", or type 3945 in the search box in the
- Make sure the radio is enabled.
- If you're using Mandriva, use drakxconf -> network -> wireless card,
specify the wireless network settings, and it should work.
I tried it and it gave the following error
Some packages (ipw3945d) are required but aren't available.These packages
can be found in Mandriva Club or in Mandriva commercial releases.
due to missing /usr/sbin/ipw3945d
The required files can also be installed from this URL:
Does this mean intel wireless isn't supported in the free version?
There are other tools in Mandriva (drakroam) but I haven't had a lot of
luck getting them to work. If you manually copy the files it creates
from /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/wireless.d/ into
network-scripts/ifcfg-ethX then try to start the interface, it complains
about some parameters being wrong, so there must be a bug in a script
somewhere. Haven't taken the time to track that down yet.
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