Using iwl3945 instead of ipw3945 in gutsy?

Reinhard Tartler siretart at
Mon Aug 27 15:25:05 UTC 2007

Hi fellow gutsy users,

I noticed that gutsy ships the ipw3945 driver in
/lib/modules/2.6.22-10-generic/ubuntu/wireless/iwlwifi/iwl3945.ko in
addition to the ipw3945:

On boot, ipw3945 is loaded. Is there some easy way to switch from
ipw3945 to iwl3945? I mean, I can of course `modprobe -r $driver &&
modprobe $other_driver`, but is there some way to make this more

Moreover, a manual module load didn't make network manager detect my
wifi hardware with iwl. Does this work for other people?

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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