Re: Switching from ipw3945 to iwl3945 driver]
On 04 Feb 2008, Peter Jordan wrote:
> 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
I already have dhcp3-client. I tried again, and no longer get the
"unknown hardware address type 801" error, which is progress of a sort,
I suppose. According to iwconfig and syslog the card has been detected
and appears to be working but it is not connecting. And I have "wlan0:
no wireless extensions."
Googling produces plenty of people with fairly similar problems but no
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