Using iwl3945 instead of ipw3945 in gutsy?

Marius Gedminas marius at
Mon Aug 27 16:30:40 UTC 2007

On Mon, Aug 27, 2007 at 05:25:05PM +0200, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> 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:
> /lib/modules/2.6.22-10-generic/ubuntu/wireless/ipw3945/ipw3945.ko

Cool, I'll have to try it.

> 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
> permanent?

You could add ipw3945 to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist, but I don't know if
that will get you iwl3945 loaded automatically.  Probably not: I do not
see the pci alias lines in modinfo iwl3945 that I see in modingo ipw3945.

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

Network manager doesn't quite work with ipw3945 either:

Marius Gedminas
Of course I use Microsoft. Setting up a stable unix network is no challenge ;p
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