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Thread: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG/BG Network Connection Adapter

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    unifiedfall NNTP User

    Question Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG/BG Network Connection Adapter

    I am using SUSE 11.0 and am having trouble getting my system to recognize the hardware (Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG/BG Network Connection Adapter), I have installed the driver but to no avail. I am curious to know if anybody has experienced issues with this install, because I could be just making a small mistake. Thanks. =]

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    Default Re: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG/BG Network Connection Adapter

    * unifiedfall,

    did you try and configure it with Yast?
    If so, and if you don't see any errors, try this please:

    Open a console, become root.
    touch /etc/modprobe.d/iwl3945

    Edit the file and add

    alias wlan0 iwl3945
    options iwl3945 disable_hw_scan=1

    Reboot. If it doesn't help, delete the file please.

    Uwe

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    Default Re: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG/BG Network Connection Adap

    I had the same issue with my 3945 in both 10.3 and 11. If you're using the KNetwork applet, it seems to be an easy (yet PITA) fix. Everytime I boot up, I have to switch my wireless radio off and on (I have a physical switch), and then disable/enable networking through that little applet. Then the adapter comes alive and I can see wireless networks. When I did it in 10.3, the YAST Network applet would only show the 3945 after I did the off/on sequence. In 11, it'll show it, but it just doesn't do anything until I do the off/on. As long as you have the 3945 drivers loaded (I verified this by going into the software mgr and searching for "3945" and making sure it was already checked), it should work.

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    Larry Finger NNTP User

    Default Re: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG/BG Network Connection Adapter

    jeebustrain wrote:
    > I had the same issue with my 3945 in both 10.3 and 11. If you're using
    > the KNetwork applet, it seems to be an easy (yet PITA) fix. Everytime I
    > boot up, I have to switch my wireless radio off and on (I have a
    > physical switch), and then disable/enable networking through that
    > little applet. Then the adapter comes alive and I can see wireless
    > networks. When I did it in 10.3, the YAST Network applet would only
    > show the 3945 after I did the off/on sequence. In 11, it'll show it,
    > but it just doesn't do anything until I do the off/on. As long as you
    > have the 3945 drivers loaded (I verified this by going into the
    > software mgr and searching for "3945" and making sure it was already
    > checked), it should work.


    The interaction between the Intel drivers and the RF switch is just
    now being worked out. There won't be any mainline improvements until
    2.6.27 at the earliest.

    Larry

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    corwin@visi.com NNTP User

    Default Re: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG/BG Network Connection Adapter

    Larry Finger <Larry.Finger@lwfinger.net> expounded:
    > jeebustrain wrote:
    > > I had the same issue with my 3945 in both 10.3 and 11. If you're using
    > > the KNetwork applet, it seems to be an easy (yet PITA) fix. Everytime I
    > > boot up, I have to switch my wireless radio off and on (I have a
    > > physical switch), and then disable/enable networking through that
    > > little applet. Then the adapter comes alive and I can see wireless
    > > networks. When I did it in 10.3, the YAST Network applet would only
    > > show the 3945 after I did the off/on sequence. In 11, it'll show it,
    > > but it just doesn't do anything until I do the off/on. As long as you
    > > have the 3945 drivers loaded (I verified this by going into the
    > > software mgr and searching for "3945" and making sure it was already
    > > checked), it should work.


    > The interaction between the Intel drivers and the RF switch is just
    > now being worked out. There won't be any mainline improvements until
    > 2.6.27 at the earliest.


    Ew. Thanks for the update, though!

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