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    Robert Smits NNTP User

    Default Lenovo T61 Wireless WiFi 4965AGN not working with RC1

    I just bought a new Lenovo T61. It comes with the Intel 4965 wifi nic.

    Unfortunately, the supplied driver for this card does not work with kernels
    above 2.6.24, and RC1 comes with 2.6.25.

    There is a specific posting at Intel's site:'Intel® Wireless WiFi Link
    4965AGN'(http://www.intellinuxwireless.org/?p=iwlwifi) that says that the
    supplied driver does NOT work with Linux kernels 2.6.24 and above. Trying
    the instructions to download and make a new driver don't work for me, I get
    errors when I try to do it.

    Does anyone know if there will be an updated driver in the general release?
    I really like what I've seen so far of 11.0 - very fast, especially with
    Yast, and would hate to have to back-level to 10.3.

    Bob Smits, Ladysmith, BC

    "What a wonder is USENET; such wholesale production of conjecture from such
    a trifling investment in fact." -- Carl S. Gutekunst

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    Default Re: Lenovo T61 Wireless WiFi 4965AGN not working with RC1

    Grab the ipw driver - i think it's in GNOME stable or something. That wasn't included by default, but once I installed it, wireless worked fine on my end.

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    Robert Smits NNTP User

    Default Re: Lenovo T61 Wireless WiFi 4965AGN not working with RC1

    toharris wrote:

    >
    > Grab the ipw driver - i think it's in GNOME stable or something. That
    > wasn't included by default, but once I installed it, wireless worked
    > fine on my end.
    >
    >


    Well, I added Gnome stable, and there it was, but adding it made no
    difference to having a working wireless connection. Are you also using a
    Lenovo T61?

    --
    Bob Smits, Ladysmith, BC

    "What a wonder is USENET; such wholesale production of conjecture from such
    a trifling investment in fact." -- Carl S. Gutekunst

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    Default Re: Lenovo T61 Wireless WiFi 4965AGN not working with RC1

    Hello

    I am on a Dell XPS 1330 with Intel 4965AGN Wireless.

    My RC1 install has kernel - 2.6.25.4-8-pae

    Wireless for me has been flawless out of the box.

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    Default Re: Lenovo T61 Wireless WiFi 4965AGN not working with RC1

    I have the same wireless card in my laptop. Its working outof box on rc1. Only thing you need to make it work is install following firmware which should come with rc1.

    #lsmod | grep iwl4965
    iwl4965 116448 0
    firmware_class 13696 3 microcode,iwl4965,pcmcia
    mac80211 178196 1 iwl4965

    I have not tested with WPA2, but its definitly working with WEP.

    Good luck.

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    Default Re: Lenovo T61 Wireless WiFi 4965AGN not working with RC1

    Quote Originally Posted by chinese_ys View Post
    I have the same wireless card in my laptop. Its working outof box on rc1. Only thing you need to make it work is install following firmware which should come with rc1.

    #lsmod | grep iwl4965
    iwl4965 116448 0
    firmware_class 13696 3 microcode,iwl4965,pcmcia
    mac80211 178196 1 iwl4965

    I have not tested with WPA2, but its definitly working with WEP.

    Good luck.
    Im using WPA2

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    Robert Smits NNTP User

    Default Re: Lenovo T61 Wireless WiFi 4965AGN not working with RC1

    chinese ys wrote:

    >
    > I have the same wireless card in my laptop. Its working outof box on
    > rc1. Only thing you need to make it work is install following firmware
    > which should come with rc1.
    >
    > #lsmod | grep iwl4965
    > iwl4965 116448 0
    > firmware_class 13696 3 microcode,iwl4965,pcmcia
    > mac80211 178196 1 iwl4965
    >
    > I have not tested with WPA2, but its definitly working with WEP.
    >
    > Good luck.
    >
    >

    Well, this is what I have installed......

    linux-27h2:/home/rsmits # lsmod | grep iwl4965
    iwl4965 129248 0
    firmware_class 25984 3 microcode,pcmcia,iwl4965
    mac80211 190484 1 iwl4965

    On my Computer, it definitely is not working. I am using WPA. WEP is too
    easy to crack.


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    Bob Smits, Ladysmith, BC

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    a trifling investment in fact." -- Carl S. Gutekunst

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    Default Re: Lenovo T61 Wireless WiFi 4965AGN not working with RC1

    Quote Originally Posted by sideshow View Post
    Im using WPA2
    Then I can not offer too much help here. I do not have an environment to test.

    Good luck.

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    Default Re: Lenovo T61 Wireless WiFi 4965AGN not working with RC1

    Quote Originally Posted by chinese_ys View Post
    Then I can not offer too much help here. I do not have an environment to test.

    Good luck.
    Sorry for confusion... I am replying I have WPA2 working on this NIC. I was not original poster.

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    Robert Smits NNTP User

    Default Re: Lenovo T61 Wireless WiFi 4965AGN not working with RC1

    toharris wrote:

    >
    > Grab the ipw driver - i think it's in GNOME stable or something. That
    > wasn't included by default, but once I installed it, wireless worked
    > fine on my end.
    >
    >

    That did it, my friend.

    I had a little detour when somehow my encryption was changed from WPA to WEP
    but after correcting that, it works now!!!!!!

    Thanks Again!!!!
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    Bob Smits, Ladysmith, BC

    "What a wonder is USENET; such wholesale production of conjecture from such
    a trifling investment in fact." -- Carl S. Gutekunst

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