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Switching from ipw3945 to iwl3945 driver]


If you do not own any hardware with Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG wifi 
cards, you can stop reading now.

The 2.6.24 kernel has recently hit unstable, and it contains a new 
shiny iwl3945 driver which should replace the old ipw3945 one. The 
good news is that you will no longer need to run the ipw3945d binary 
daemon, the bad news is that binary firmware is still required (but it 
is available as a package). The plan is to remove ipw3945-modules-* 
and ipw3945d packages from the archive as soon as 2.6.24 kernel hits 
testing. Because of that, everyone running unstable and using ipw3945
is encouraged to switch to using 2.6.24 and iwl3945 driver as soon as 
possible. The switching instructions are available at 


I've only tested this procedure myself, so feel free to contribute 
additional information to the wiki page, and reply to this thread if
you encounter any problems (cc me in this case, as I'm not on d-u).

Best regards,
Jurij Smakov                                           jurij@wooyd.org
Key: http://www.wooyd.org/pgpkey/                      KeyID: C99E03CC

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