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Re: Switching from ipw3945 to iwl3945 driver]

Anthony Campbell, 02/04/08 10:34:

> On 03 Feb 2008, Florian Kulzer wrote:
>> On Sun, Feb 03, 2008 at 09:03:03 +0000, Anthony Campbell wrote:
>> [...]
>> [...]
>> The ipw3945 driver requires closed-source components and has been
>> deprecated by Intel, the only party that has access to the full source
>> code and hardware specifications. The kernel developers, on the other
>> hand, generally don't care very much about breaking proprietary drivers
>> with newer versions of the kernel, especially if there is an alternative
>> available in the normal kernel tree. 
>> -- 
> Unfortunately there does not seem to be an alternative for me. I had
> another go at it last night. I set up things according to the advice on
> the above site. Everything looked correct according to "ip a" and
> "/etc/udev/rules.d/z25_persistent-net.rules", but nothing happened: the
> indicator light never flickered to show the netwerk card was trying to
> connect. This is what has always happened previously when I've tried to
> use iwl3945. And I get this message:
> 	wlan0: unknown hardware address type 801.
> I googled for this and found some people on Ubuntu getting the same
> thing but no obvious clue to what is wrong.
> Anthony

The led function will be implemented later.
Make sure, dhcp3-client is installed. That solved all my problems with


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