Compat-drivers strange install error


I’m trying to get my wireless card 3945 working, and installed compat-drivers as advised.

But during installation, an error occures:“WARNING: You are running a kernel >= 2.6.23, you should enable in it CONFIG_NETDEVICES_MULTIQUEUE for 802.11[ne] support”.

After several attempts of installation, I see in my network congifuration that the wireless driver is still iwl3945 (I guess it should be ipw3945 after a successful installation).

Can anyone tell how can I fix that error?

At the moment wireless card is set as external source in firewall settings and ipv6 is disabled. Scan results give no result.

I’m dual booting with Ubuntu 7.10 and my card works flawlessly in that.

Many thanks.

(BTW, for linux systems I’ve discovered that placing the laptop too close to the router makes it harder to connect to the router or causes connection break randomly if connected. For users who are able to scan networks but cannot connect to router, I’d advise to place router away from computer or find ways to lower signal from router like lowering the antenna or even puting the router in a cartoon box! :D)

I tend to think that the reason of no answer is that I gave little info, not anyone knows the answer. So here it goes:


01:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (rev 02)

/sbin/lspci -n

01:00.0 0280: 8086:4222 (rev 02)

dmesg | less

e100: Intel(R) PRO/100 Network Driver, 3.5.23-k4-NAPI
e100: Copyright(c) 1999-2006 Intel Corporation


lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

wmaster0  no wireless extensions.

wlan0     IEEE 802.11g  ESSID:""  
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.412 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated   
          Tx-Power=27 dBm   
          Retry min limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr=2352 B   
          Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

pan0      no wireless extensions.

sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist scan

lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0      Interface doesn't support scanning.

wmaster0  Interface doesn't support scanning.

wlan0     No scan results

pan0      Interface doesn't support scanning.

Thanks, any help is appreciated…