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Thread: which WiFi driver is active?

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    Default which WiFi driver is active?

    Checking to see if the kernel module iwlagn is installed:

    # modprobe -c | grep iwlagn
    options iwlagn 11n_disable=0
    options iwlagn 11n_disable=1
    alias iwl4965 iwlagn
    alias pci:v00008086d00000082sv*sd00001201bc*sc*i* iwlagn
    alias pci:v00008086d00000082sv*sd00001206bc*sc*i* iwlagn
    alias pci:v00008086d00000082sv*sd00001207bc*sc*i* iwlagn
    alias pci:v00008086d00000082sv*sd00001221bc*sc*i* iwlagn
    alias pci:v00008086d00000082sv*sd00001226bc*sc*i* iwlagn
    < snip >

    Looks like the last option disables this driver and then it is named as an alias for iwl4965 (is that right?) and for many PCI codes. So can I tell from this list (shortened by snipping more alias statements of the same form) which driver is functioning for Wi-Fi? It was the iwlagn driver by default for openSuse 11.4, but it no longer appears in the Yast page for wireless configuration (network/network devices).

    Back story: Not able to connect to WiFi AP in WPA2 mode. Can connect if not secured (not acceptable). Same problem in home office and at client site. So, I'm thinking I'll try an Intel-specific driver for the Centrinio Wireless-N 1000 chip in the Toshiba Satellite.

    Thanks.
    Leap/KDE and a film-based photographer

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    Default Re: which WiFi driver is active?

    That should read in Yast, Network Devices/Network Settings.
    Leap/KDE and a film-based photographer

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    Default Re: which WiFi driver is active?

    I see this message is in the wrong forum--moving to Wireless.
    Sorry.
    Leap/KDE and a film-based photographer

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